Duty Free Allowance Information

Whether you're visiting as a tourist or returning home, certain allowances apply to some of the goods you can buy and bring into the country at any one time.

Overview of Australian duty free allowances:

Australia - Allowances per adult:

  • 2.25 L of alcohol (total)
  • 25 cigarettes or 25g of tobacco products, plus one open packet
  • AUD$900 worth of general personal goods or AUD$450 worth of general personal goods if an individual is under 18 years of age

Families can combine their Australian personal goods allowance. This includes fragrance, beauty, travel, electronics and personal use products. For example, two adults may pool their personal goods allowance to purchase goods worth AUD $1800. Alcohol allowances cannot be shared between travellers.

Any goods over the above quantities will be subject to a Customs Duty and Good and Services Tax (GST). This includes individual bottles of liquid of greater volume than 2.25L (AU) and1.125L (NZ).

Check the travel allowances for each of your travel destinations

Please note that all duty free allowances for Australia are for personal consumption only, and it is every person’s responsibility to check custom allowances for each destination. If you are unsure about your duty free allowances, call Aelia on +64-09-927 5460 if calling from overseas.

Liquid, aerosols and gels security regulations

Yes! It’s absolutely fine to take liquids, aerosols and gels, including those purchased duty free, on board your flight. Please make sure you read the security regulations regarding carry-on luggage before passing customs and security, particularly if you’re stopping over on your trip.