Australian Embassy


On 1 July 2015, the functions of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service were integrated into a new Department. The Australian Border Force (ABF) was established as the new front-line operational agency within the Department reflecting a greater focus on the border as a strategic national asset.


The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for immigration and customs border policy. More information about who we are is available on our new website at -

This website also contains comprehensive information on:

Arriving into Australia
Duty free concessions
Importing by post or mail
Clearing goods through the border
Prohibited and restricted imports
Sending your belongings as unaccompanied goods
Importing a motor vehicle
Temporary importations

For further information about importing medications, please contact the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

For information about importing specific food, plant material or animal products please visit the "Biosecurity" page of this website.

Australia is a member of the World Customs Organization (WCO) that promotes international co-operation in customs matters.
For information on any DIBP matters, visit the website  or Contact us at - .

You might also want to consult the “Visas and migration”  and “Travelling to Australia” sections on this website.