apart8

Importing food items

    Recommended Posts

    Hi there,

     

    Can anyone help with immigration rules.........we are wanting to bring over some chocolate, biscuits etc on a trip soon. Is this ok? Where should we pack etc. We have emailed immigration but no reply as yet....

     

    Thanks

     

    Allison

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest Adelaide_bound

    yeah in your suitcase or hand luggage, doesn't matter, as above, just remember to declare it on the form given out on the plane, or you will get a $220 fine!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest loopylisa

    Hi

     

    This site makes it really clear http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/travel/entering-australia/cant-take

     

    It also outlines what foodstuffs you can take and the ones you've mention should be fine. Many other foodstuffs are prohibited or restricted subject to import permits.

     

    Also it is a customs/quarantine not an immigration issue so its not really their department

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    my handluggage coming back last time was like a small shop, just as well it wasn't weighed :biglaugh: I came through Sydney and when they saw I had ticked the food box they asked me why. When i listed what I had they didn't even want to look at it and waved me through. I had chocolate, biscuits, sweets, tea etc etc. However I entered Aus through Sydney at 6am a busy time in Sydney with many international flights landing. In Adelaide they always seem to want to have a look but not always.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    We brought in sweets, chocolates and some crisps - declared on the forum and told the customs officers at Adelaide that's what we had (used the word "lollies" rather than sweets to show we were locals!) and they just let their lovely beagle have a little sniff all round our cases, but didn't ask us to open them. Dunno how they train a dog to sniff for drugs and meat and not get excited at the smell of chocolate - I don't think our border collie would pass the entrance exams!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    My mum send stuff over from the UK and had no hassles although the last package was opened by customs and a little note left inside sayi ng that nothing had been removed.

     

    This is the first time anything has been opened I think it was because it was the 4th or 5th package....

     

    HG

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Okay with shop bought and packaged stuff, it's the home made cookies, jams etc that usually get confiscated. As has been stated, just declare and you'll be fine.

     

    Jim

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    We brought in sweets, chocolates and some crisps - declared on the forum and told the customs officers at Adelaide that's what we had (used the word "lollies" rather than sweets to show we were locals!) and they just let their lovely beagle have a little sniff all round our cases, but didn't ask us to open them. Dunno how they train a dog to sniff for drugs and meat and not get excited at the smell of chocolate - I don't think our border collie would pass the entrance exams!

     

    LOL Whoops I meant of course, declared on the form - don't think saying "but officer, I told everyone on PIA what I was bringing" would stand up in court!!!

     

    As you were..... :wink:

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now