Australian Customs

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No, I don’t mean it in the sense of “common Australian activities”, like peeing on the lemon tree.

I mean rules and regulations pertaining to the importation of goods into this country.

A very good Myspace friend of mine, Elizabeth from California has won a trip to Melbourne (yeah! – I think she only entered because she wanted to visit me) and I was advising her that Australian customs regulations are very strict and somewhat arcane.

So I looked up the rules on the government web site and I found these two examples of prohibited items next to each other in the alphabetical list:

  • Embryo clones – viable materials
  • Erasers – novelty

So, even if you *think* you can make a fair guess at the kind of things to leave behind, check the websites before you travel, OK?

What can’t I take into Australia?

Prohibited And Restricted Imports

Australian Customs

Happy traveling! ~ DC

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