Travel Tips

  • Do make yourself aware of Customs, quarantine, wildlife, currency and duty/ tax free regulations. Passengers are not premitted to carry individual liquids, aerosols and gels items in excess of 100 ml through the security screening point. That includes duty free liquids, aerosols and gels such as alcohol, perfume or cosmetics. Place your liquids, aerosols and gels that are 100 ml or less in a one litre clear plastic zip- lock bag. Place liquids, aerosols and gels over 100 ml in your check- in luggage.
  • If you are aged 18 years or over you can bring 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of cigars or tobacco products duty- free into Australia with you. All tobacco products in accompanied baggage are included in this category, regardless of how or where they were purchased.
  • Ask a Custom officer if you are in doubt about any articles over your duty/ tax free Allowances on the Incoming Passenger Card, which will be given to you just before arriving in Australia.
  • Be aware that penalties for possession of drugs can result in heavy fines, imprisonment or even death penalty in some countries.
  • Make sure to arrange for sufficient medicines to meet your personal medical needs. Check with the embassy of the country you are visiting to ensure your medicine is legal there. Obtain doctor's letter stating who the medicines are for, what they are, the dosage, and always leave medicines in their original packaging. For more information call PBS medicine inquiry line on 1800 500 147, or alternatively visit http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au
  • Don't take prescription medicines subsidised under Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme PBS overseas, unless they are for your own use or the use of a person travelling with you. A fine of $5000 and/ or a two year jail sentence is the penalty for dealing with PBS medicine in a way other than which it was meant.
  • Don't carry/ or look after goods for other people. If you do and the goods are prohibited or restricted, you will be held responsible.
  • Don't break the law in other country. The power of Australian Government is limited and you are subject to the laws of that country.
  • Always pack your own bags and never leave them unattended or under supervision of a stranger.
  • 1 piece of luggage means 23kg unless specified otherwise on your ticket. If the limit is 30kg you can have more than one bag. Carry on luggage is between 7 and 8 kg per person. For all information regarding oversized luggage, sport equipment, prams etc please check particular airline regulations on their website or call the airline directly
  • Do make yourself aware of Customs, quarantine, wildlife, currency and duty/ tax free regulations. Passengers are not premitted to carry individual liquids, aerosols and gels items in excess of 100 ml through the security screening point. That includes duty free liquids, aerosols and gels such as alcohol, perfume or cosmetics. Place your liquids, aerosols and gels that are 100 ml or less in a one litre clear plastic zip- lock bag. Place liquids, aerosols and gels over 100 ml in your check- in luggage.
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For more information and travel advice contact:

Smart Traveller on +1300 555 135 or +61 26261 3305
                              http://smarttraveller.gov.au

Australian Customson +1300 363 263 or +61 2 9313 3010 (outside of Australia)
                              http://www.customs.gov.au

Trip Adviser on      http://www.tripadvisor.com.au