Importing Valuables into Australia

Permanent resident

Migrating to Australia as a permanent resident? You may want to bring personal items of value with you. It’s worth noting that you can bring valuables with you if you have owned them for over 12 months tax free. When it comes to sentimental valuables just because your moving to Australia it doesn’t mean you’ll want to be without them.

What can you bring to Australia?

You may want to ship your goods to Australia, but may be unsure of what you can and can’t bring into the country. The items you want to bring may not all have receipts as they may be family heirlooms, but it’s worth saving and filing receipts for any items of substantial worth if you are planning on bringing them with you to Australia.

Here’s a handy checklist of allowable valuables to tick off below before you make the move to Australia:

Eight tips

  1. Antiques and family heirlooms
  2. Jewellery (wedding rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets
  3. Wristwatches
  4. Artwork (paintings and sculptures – check what they are made of to make sure its compliant with Aussie rules)
  5. Apply for a permit to import works of art or archaeological items and heritage listed pieces – all information can be found on the Australian Customs and Border Protection Website.
  6. Cash
  7. When it comes to foreign currency there is no limit on what you can bring into Australia – however if it amounts to over $10,000 Australian Dollars then you must declare it.
  8. Valuables should be assessed by a professional valuer in your country of origin.

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