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Bringing food into Australia.

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Bringing food into Australia.

Understand that egg and dairy products are not allowed in. Does that mean that even cakes, pastry and cookies are not allowed too? I was thinking of bringing in some pineapple tarts for my cousin and I am not too sure whether it is allowed in. Anybody can help clear my confusion? Thanks a million.

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1. Re: Bringing food into Australia.

I would recommend a very thorough read of the Quarantine site

daff.gov.au/aqis/…cant-take

And then irrespective of what you do decide to bring - ensure you complete the declaration card on board the plane honestly and clearly.

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2. Re: Bringing food into Australia.

Pineapple tarts should be OK as long as they don't have custard in them. But do declare them if you are asked.

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3. Re: Bringing food into Australia.

Hi, not to hijack the thread, but we were planning on bringing in some dried fruit snacks, pre-packaged lunches (includes crackers, packaged meat) and granola bars for hiking. Will we be able to bring these into the country?

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4. Re: Bringing food into Australia.

Minerball,

Most of the products you have listed - if not all - are available here in Australia. So is it particularly necessary to carry the items halfway around the world, with a risk they could be removed from your possession? If its for a specific dietary requirement, it maybe a consideration, but a little research of availability could save you a lot of effort.

As stated above, best to check details with the Australian Quarantine site, and if you're still unsure, declare everything on arrival. You won't lose any extra time by doing so, and remove any chance of complications - and a potential cameo on Border Security.

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5. Re: Bringing food into Australia.

You have to declare it, and you may have some problem with some of those items.

However, you can get all of those things readily in Sydney, so why bother?

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6. Re: Bringing food into Australia.

here is a copy of the passenger arrival card u gave to fill out.

so it's pretty clear what u have to declare.

and dont think u can 'sneak' things thru. if the sniffer dogs dont get u the bio xray will.

and the fines are pretty stiff.

immi.gov.au/managing-australias-borders/bord…

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7. Re: Bringing food into Australia.

I don't think I'd want to be bringing sandwiches with meat in them from the US, it's a recipe for food poisoning...

Edited: 6:27 pm, April 28, 2013
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8. Re: Bringing food into Australia.

Dried meat is a definite NO-NO ... and why would anyone eat dried meat? The link by perfectlypete is really specific and easy to comprehend, follow the rules and there will be no problems.

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9. Re: Bringing food into Australia.

Perfectly Pete ? When did my gender change?

Yes by all means hijack a thread with the identical question to the OP but sheesh at least read the reply and click on the provided link first where you would have found your question answered !

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10. Re: Bringing food into Australia.

Sorry, new glasses and focus in the morning not so good.

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