Australian Embassy


On 20 December 2017, 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 Home Affairs Portfolio, including the Department of Home Affairs was formally established.

The establishment of the Portfolio brings together Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural and immigrations and border-related functions and agencies, working together to keep Australia safe.


The Department of Home Affairs 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 Department of Home Affairs 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.