Narcotics, psychotropic substances, drug precursor chemicals and various other substances are controlled under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 and the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958. A number of these require permission to import or export.
There are also strict rules concerning certain medicines and medical devices being brought into Australia, with some medicines requiring permission from the relevant Australian Government agency prior to entering the country.
Whether leaving Australia for a holiday or entering the country as a visitor, there are restrictions on what substances an individual can carry.
There are a number of substances that require a licence and/or permit to import or export.
Import of certain narcotic or psychotropic substances is prohibited unless the individual holds a valid permit and licence.
Export of certain narcotic or psychotropic substances is prohibited unless the individual holds a valid permit and licence.
Application forms for licences and permits to import and export.
Sporting Teams - Military Exercises - Medical Aid Missions
Travelling to and from Australia with controlled drugs (i.e. first aid kits) may require import and/or export permission.