Duty Free Concession

Travellers are allowed to bring into Australia the following goods duty/tax free.

Goods bought overseas or bought duty/tax free before leaving Australia are included when determining your duty free allowance.

Duty Free Concession
The following duty-free concessions are available to travellers provided that they do not exceed the specified amounts.

Group 1 - general
A$900 worth of goods (A$450 for people under 18 and both air and sea crew members ) including gifts (given to you or intended for others), souvenirs, cameras, electronic equipment, leather goods, perfume concentrates, jewellery, watches and sporting equipment.

Alcohol and tobacco products cannot be included in this concession.

These goods can be:
- Obtained overseas
- Purchased in Australia duty or tax free before departure
- Goods for which a tax refund has been approved through the Tourist Refund Scheme
- Purchased from an inwards duty free shop on arrival.

Group 2 - alcohol
2.25 litres of alcoholic beverages for each passenger aged 18 years or over.

Group 3 - tobacco
Sept 2012 - The federal government has cut the duty-free allowance to 50 cigarettes (effectively two packs) from September 1, 2012 and any brought into the country over the limit have to be declared for payment of federal duties or be surrendered . 

You can pool your duty free concessions if you are a family travelling together.

Family means husband and wife and, if any, a child who is, or children who are, under the age of 18 years.

Most personal items such as new clothing, footwear, and articles for personal hygiene and grooming (but not fur or perfume concentrates) may also be brought into Australia in accompanied baggage free from duty and/or tax.

If you have anything in excess of your duty free concession, declare the goods and provide proof of purchase to Customs for calculation of any duty and tax to be paid.

* Is it just me or didnt this used to be called an allowance?

More information, see the Customs web site or call 1300 363 263 or see the customs web site..

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