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Kava is a plant that is traditionally used for therapeutic and recreational purposes by certain cultures.

If you are a passenger, on a ship or aircraft, aged 18 years or over, you may import up to two kilograms of kava in either root or dried powder form in your accompanied baggage, without a permit.


Lose your goods, on the spot fine, prosecution and large financial penalties may apply


Kava root, kava powder


This exemption does not apply to kava being imported via post, courier services or unaccompanied baggage. In these cases you must provide us with an import permit issued by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Permits will only be issued for scientific and medical purposes.

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