Customs & Airports

Because Australia is an island, it is free of many agricultural and live stock diseases. To keep it that way, strict quarantine applies to importing any plant matter or plants, animals or animal products and some foods.
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“Sniffer” dogs at Australian airports detect these products (as well as drugs). Some items may be held for treatment and returned to you; others may be confiscated; some products can be kept for you to take with you when you leave the country.  However no matter what it is if it comes under ANY of the categories mentioned above it must be declared.

When entering Australia if you are carrying cash (including traveller’s cheques) under a value of $10,000 AU then it does not need to be declared. If however it is over this amount it must be declared.

Duty Free in Australia also has limits. The maximum amount of duty free products is $900 AU, or for anyone under 18 years of age the maximum is $450 AU. In regards to cigarettes any one over the age of 18 can bring EITHER 250 cigarettes, 250 grams of cigars or other tobacco products nothing more. Alcohol is limited to 2.25 litres per person.

Australian Airports

If you are unsure below is a list of all the Australian Airports in which you can contact them direct to find out more:

Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport, 1 James Schofield Drive,
Adelaide Airport, South Australia 5950, Australia
Telephone: +61 8 8308 9211
Fax: +61 8 8308 9311
Email: airport@aal.com.au
Airport Code: AAL
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 9:30 Mackay Airport
Boundary Road, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4955 8155
Alt Telephone: +61 7 4957 0201
Airport Code: MKY
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10

Ballina Airport

Ballina Airport, PO Box 906, Ballina, NSW, 2478, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6686 8385
Fax: +61 2 6686 9737
Email: admin@ncas.com.au
Airport Code: BNK
Terminals: 1
Time Zone: GMT + 9 Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport, Airport Drive, Melbourne Airport, Victoria, 3045, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9297 1600
Fax: +61 3 9297 1886
Airport Code: MEL
Terminals: 2
Time code: GMT + 10

Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport, 1 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport, Queensland 4007, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3406 3000
Fax: +61 7 3406 3111
Email: info@bne.com.au
Airport Code: BNE
Terminals: 2
Time code: GMT + 10 Newcastle Airport
Newcastle Airport, Williamtown Drive, Williamtown, NSW, 2318, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 4965 1925
Email: info@newcastleairport.com.au
Airport Code: NTL
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10

Broome Airport

PO Box 68, Broome, WA, 6725, Australia
Telephone: +61 8 9193 5455
Fax: +61 8 9193 5455
Email: admin@broomeair.com.au
Airport Code: BME
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 9 Perth Airport
Perth Airport, PO Box 6, Cloverdale, WA, 6985, Australia
Telephone: +61 8 9478 8888
Fax: +61 8 9277 7537
Email: perthairport@wac.com.au
Airport Code: PER
Terminals: 3
Time code: GMT + 9

Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport, Cairns Port Authority, Airport Operations Centre, Airport Avenue, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4052 3888
Email: enquiries@cairnsport.com.au
Airport Code: CNS
Terminals: 2
Time code: GMT + 10 Rockhampton Airport
PO Box 243, Rockhampton, 4700, QLD, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4936 8314
Fax: +61 7 4927 7523
Email: enquiries@rcc.qld.gov.au
Airport Code: ROK
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10

Canberra Airport

Canberra Airport, 1/2 Brindabella Circuit, ACT, 2609, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6275 2222
Fax: +61 2 6275 2244
Email: info@canberraairport.com.au
Airport Code: CBR
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10 Sunshine Coast Airport
Friendship Avenue, Marcoola, 4564, QLD, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 5453 1500
Fax: +61 7 5453 1511
Email: airport@maroochy.qld.gov.au
Airport Code: TSV
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10

Darwin Airport

Darwin Airport, Airport Management Centre, 1 Fenton Court, Marrara, Northern Territory, Australia
Telephone: +61 8 8920 1811
Fax: +61 8 8920 1800
Airport Code: DIA
Terminals: 2
Time Zone: GMT + 9:30 Sydney Airport
Sydney Airport, Sydney Airports Corporation Limited, PO Box 63, Mascot, NSW 1460, Australia
Telephone: +617 5589 1100
Fax: +617 5536 2838
Airport Code: SYD
Terminals: 2
Time code: GMT + 10

Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport, Level 1 Airport Central, 1 Eastern Avenue, Bilinga QLD 4225
Telephone: +617 5589 1100
Fax: +617 5536 2838
Email: info@gcal.com.au
Airport Code: OOL
Terminals: 2
Time code: GMT + 10 Townsville Airport
Cnr Halifax St & Stinson Ave, Garbutt, QLD, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4727 3211
Fax: +61 7 4779 1843
Email: info@tsvairport.com.au
Airport Code: TSV
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10

Hobart Airport

Box 1, Strachan Street, Hobart International Airport, Cambridge, TAS, 7170, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 6216 1600
Fax: +61 3 6248 5540
Email: info@hobartairpt.com.au
Airport Code: HBA
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10 Whitsunday Airport
Whitsunday Airport, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4946 9180
Fax: +61 7 4946 9185
Email: info@whitsundayairport.com.au
Airport Code: PPP
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10

Launceston Airport

PO Box 1220, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 6391 6200
Fax: +61 3 6391 8580
Email: information@lst.com.au
Airport Code: LST
Terminals: 1
Time code: GMT + 10