Cost of importing goods


Generally, all goods imported into Australia are liable for duties and taxes unless an exemption or concession applies. There are exclusions and restrictions to the use of the concessions.

Use these pages to find out more about the cost of importing goods and how it is calculated.

Under certain circumstances you might be entitled to a refund of some, or all, of the customs duty that you have paid on imported goods.

Exchange rates

The customs value of imported goods must be expressed in Australian currency.

Find out how exchange rates are calculated for imported goods and how to access them

GST and other taxes

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is payable on imported goods unless the goods are covered by an exemption.

Find out about other taxes including the Luxury Car Tax and the Wine Equalisation Tax and any exemptions which might apply.

Refunds and concession schemes

Find out if you may be able to claim a refund of Customs duties paid on imported goods.

If you are an Australian manufacturer, you may be eligible for a number of concession schemes.