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Australia – arriving, visa, customs

Sydney Airport International Terminal
Sydney Airport International Terminal

Immigration and Customs

Immigration Information on applying for a visa, including:

  • Choosing the right visa
  • Application requirements
  • Your obligations while in Australia
  • Why you must comply with your visa conditions

can be found by visiting the official Australian government websites — see a little further below.
Commonly of interest among any traveler, no matter if you are planning a vacation or you are looking to work & travel in Australia, is what items you may bring into the country:
-> all sorts of CUSTOMS questions.

For all information the best option is to visit the official Australian government websites to find authoritative answers to your questions.

The official Department of Immigration & Border Protection website is: www.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Quick Link: travelling to Australia

A wealth of information like:

  • Coming to Australia
  • Guide for travellers
  • Emergency numbers
  • Going through the border
  • Bringing items into Australia
  • Duty-free concessions
  • Prohibited and restricted items
  • Tourist Refund Scheme
  • Aviation and maritime crew
  • Domestic travellers on international flights

can be found here: Visitor Information (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/entering-and-leaving-australia/entering-australia)

Quick Link: Visa Finder

Visa Finder (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder)

Arriving in Australia

Information for travellers arriving in Australia, including:

  • Using a SmartGate with an electronic passport (epassport) when arriving Visa and immigration requirements
  • Baggage examination and questioning
  • Air travel
  • Documents required for clearance
  • Sea travellers
  • Items you must declare on arrival (including cash/currency)
  • Declaring restricted items

Arriving into Australia (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/entering-and-leaving-australia/entering-australia)

Bringing items to Australia

Bringing items to Australia (www.abf.gov.au/entering-and-leaving-australia/can-you-bring-it-in)

Duty Free

Duty Free Allowances (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/entering-and-leaving-australia/entering-australia/duty-free)

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