International travellers

People coming and going

Every year more Australians travel overseas and more international visitors arrive.

You can help protect Australia from the spread of pests, diseases and weeds.

When you arrive it’s important to declare certain food, plant material (including wooden articles) and animal products.

Also make sure your recreational equipment and clothing is thoroughly cleaned and dried of any soil and plant material. You must declare these items to a biosecurity officer for inspection.

If you’re not sure, just declare it.

Don’t be sorry. Just declare it

More information

International travel (Department of Agriculture)

Can you bring it in? (Australian Border Force)

Detector dogs (Department of Agriculture)

Detector dogs in action

Did you know?

  • Visitor arrivals

    9.3 million short-term visitors arrived in Australia in 201819, the highest number on record

  • Short term resident arrivals

    11.2 million short term residents arrived in 201819, the highest number on record