Unsure? Just declare it
You must declare certain food, plant material (including wooden articles) and animal products on your Incoming Passenger Card. Anything you declare will be assessed by a biosecurity officer, who will determine the risk associated with the goods and whether an inspection is required.
If you are unsure, just declare it.
Depending on the risk, you may be required to:
- pay for the goods to be treated (for example, fumigation or gamma irradiation)
- pay to export the goods from Australia
- give up your goods for destruction.
You will not face a penalty if you declare all goods, even if they are not allowed into Australia.