Prohibited and restricted imports
The Australian Government controls the import of certain goods into Australia. The controls either take the form of:
- an absolute prohibition, which means that you are not allowed to import the goods in any circumstances, or
- a restriction, where you need to have written permission in order to import the goods.
The following information broadly outlines what goods are prohibited or restricted, where you can obtain more information about the control and, in the case of restricted goods, the mailing address or e-mail address to use to apply for permission to import.
The Customs Information and Support Centre (CISC) can provide general information about Customs procedures in relation to prohibited and restricted goods. You can contact the CISC by telephone on 1300 363 263 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information about prohibited and restricted goods provided on this website is a guide only. Customs recommends that you exercise care with its use. Customs further recommends that you seek more detailed information to ensure that you will comply with legislative requirements before attempting to import restricted goods.