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From 1 July 2015, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will integrate with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Border Force will be established within the Department. To support the integration, a new website will be launched at – www.border.gov.au. From 1 July 2015, internet searches for www.customs.gov.au or www.immi.gov.au will redirect to www.border.gov.au.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for immigration and customs border policy. More information about who we are is available on our new website at - http://www.border.gov.au/about/corporate/who-we-are
This website also contains comprehensive information on:
• Entering or leaving Australia, on what to expect at the border and what you can bring into the country.
• Importing or buying from overseas, on how to buy over the internet or import goods by post, prohibited and restricted imports and clearing goods.
For further information about importing medications, please contact the Therapeutic Goods Administration
Australia is a member of the World Customs Organization (WCO) that promotes international co-operation in customs matters.
You can also contact us at the Embassy on:
• Phone: + 32 2 286 05 84 (from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm)
• or send us an e-mail
For information about importing specific food, plant material or animal products please visit the "Quarantine" page of this website. You might also want to consult our “Visas and migration” and “Travelling to Australia” sections too.