If you are aged 18 years or older, you can bring in duty-free:
- Up to 25 cigarettes; or
- 25 grams of tobacco products or cigars
Travellers with more than this amount will be required to pay duty on all tobacco in their possession, unless they agree to dispose of the excess.
If you are bringing in more than your duty-free allowance for tobacco and cigarettes, you must declare it on the incoming passenger card and pay the duty. If you do not declare the excess cigarettes or tobacco products on the incoming passenger card, you may also be penalised and required to pay a heavy fine. In some instances, you may also face visa cancellation or be refused entry into Australia.
For further information please see the advice to arriving international travellers on the Department’s website.