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Duty free tobacco allowance

Page last updated: 10 May 2018

As part of Health initiatives announced in the 2016-17 Federal Budget, the Australian Government is reducing the allowable amount of duty free tobacco for travellers arriving in Australia.

From 1 July 2017, travellers aged 18 years and over entering Australia can only bring 25 grams of duty free tobacco, plus one open packet. The tobacco can be in any form (cigarette, loose leaf and so on) and is equivalent to approximately 25 cigarettes.

If you have more than this amount, you will be required to pay duty on all tobacco in your possession, unless you agree to dispose of the excess.

Please ensure you are familiar with duty free limits when travelling to Australia.

For more information on duty free limits, as well as what you can and cannot bring to Australia visit the Duty free concession page on the Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection website.