It’s now even easier to check what you can and can’t bring into the country thanks to a new website from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, targeting first-time international flyers and road warriors alike.
Answering the simple question of ‘can I bring it back?’, travellers can begin by browsing a list of the 20 most-confiscated items at the Australian border…
… or can search by destination, item name or category for easy reference.
Among the items most frequently brought into Australia and detected by Customs: laser pointers, throwing stars/blades, steroids and pirated DVDs.
“Some travellers assume that items such as blow pipes, martial arts weapons, and BB guns are relatively harmless and make interesting, cheap souvenirs. However, they can cause serious injury and should not be brought back,” said Tim Fitzgerald, ACBPS Regional Commander NSW.
“Some items that are legal in other countries can’t be brought back into Australia. It is important to check Can I bring it back? before buying these items, so you know Australia’s rules and regulations.”
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