What are my allowances as a crew member?

‚ÄčThere are claimable limits per trip for crew members.

Group 1 - general

AU$450 for both air and sea crew members including gifts (given to you or intended for others), souvenirs, cameras, electronic equipment, leather goods, perfume concentrates, jewellery, watches and sporting equipment. Alcohol and tobacco products cannot be included in this concession.


These goods can be:

- obtained overseas;

- purchased in Australia duty or tax free before departure;

- purchased from an inwards duty free shop on arrival.

Group 2 - alcohol

2.25 litres of alcoholic beverages for each person aged 18 years or over.

Group 3 - tobacco

50 cigarettes or 50 grams of cigars or tobacco products for each person aged 18 years or over.


NOTE: If you exceed any of the concession limits set out above, the Department will charge you duty and tax on the entire importation or purchase within that group of items, not just the amount in excess of your concession.


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