Individuals and Travellers

Biosecurity Requirements

Please refer to the Department of Agriculture on 1800 020 504 or (national office switchboard +61 2 6272 3933) for the most up-to-date information.

For information about importing specific food, plant material or animal products, visit the Biosecurity in Australia web page.

If you are bringing in goods made from or including animal products (eg items made from rawhide, such as drums, shields, artefacts and any treated skins, hides, furs, hairs or feathers) you will need to declare them on arrival.

Some of these items might be prohibited under international wildlife legislation and might require import permits. All permits must be obtained before you enter Australia. Without the correct permits, your products may be seized.

Do not rely on the assurances of traders, shopkeepers or other non-government bodies that permits are not required.

The Department of Agriculture has information about importing domestic cats and dogs.