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Tobacco as a prohibited import

After 1 July 2019, most tobacco products will be 'prohibited imports', (this includes cigarettes, molasses tobacco and loose leaf tobacco). This will mean that to bring any tobacco product into Australia a person will need to have a permit issued by the Department of Home Affairs. See Home Affairs notice No 2019/13 (36KB PDF).

You will still need to pay duty and other taxes on tobacco products you import or bring to Australia after 1 July 2019.

Information on how to apply for a permit and the conditions is available at List of items - Tobacco.

You do not need a permit if your tobacco will arrive in Australia before 1 July 2019.

Note: After 1 July 2019, you can’t import tobacco products by international mail (post). The ABF will seize tobacco that arrives by post.