Travelling to Australia
Immigration and Visas
All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia.
For information regarding visas for Australia, please visit Australian Visa Services
Tourism Australia provides information and advice for Taiwanese travelling to Australia. For more information please visit www.australia.com
Australian Customs and Biosecurity Information
The Australian Border Force manages the security and integrity of Australia's borders. Please refer to its website for further information, including about duty-free concessions for visitors to Australia.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry develops and implements policies and programmes to ensure Australia’s agriculture, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. Australia’s biosecurity system protects human, animal and plant health by reducing the risk of unwanted pests and diseases arriving in Australia.
I'm travelling to Australia, what items must I declare upon arrival?
Australia values our unique environment that is essential to our high quality agriculture and tourism industries; as such, Australia has strict biosecurity regulations on items you bring into Australia.
When you arrive in Australia you will be required to fill in an incoming passenger card, which asks you to declare any specified food, plant material or animal products you might be bringing in with you. When you declare these items, a biosecurity officer will carry out an inspection. If the items do not pose a risk, they will be returned back to you. If your items are determined to be of biosecurity risk, you may be asked to dispose, export or treat your goods. The biosecurity officer will provide you with the relevant information, including associated costs and waiting time.
If you are unsure of the requirements to declare goods, tick ‘yes’ or ask a biosecurity officer on arrival.
Failing to make a declaration is an offence and serious consequences can result.
For a step-by-step guide please visit the Travelling or sending goods to Australia on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.
You can also review the Australian Government’s Biosecurity Import Conditions database to help you to determine if any relevant import conditions exists and whether an import permit is required.
For more information please see Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website: Biosecurity in Australia.
I want to mail goods to Australia, what do I need to know?
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry uses x-ray machines, detector dogs and inspectors to intercept mail articles sent to Australia containing biosecurity risk material. For a step-by-step guide please visit the Travelling or sending goods to Australia on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.
For more information please refer to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website: Bringing or mailing goods and the Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON) for a list of permitted and restricted items.
I'm moving to Australia, can I bring my pet with me?
Australia has very stringent biosecurity regulations; as such, there are strict procedures in place for people wishing to bring pets into Australia. An import permit is required to bring your pet into Australia from Taiwan. Please be advised that you will need to organise the import of your pet in advance and consider that your pet will be required undergo time in post entry quarantine. You can consult the following site for a step-by-step guide .
Additional information on bringing cats, dogs and other pets to Australia can be found on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.