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Arriving in Australia

When coming to Australia for the first time, you need to know some important information in relation to the baggage and customs. Usually, airlines will have a baggage requirement of 23 kg luggage and 7 kg of a handbag. But some airlines allow for extra luggage if you are a student.

Australian customs and border protection are very strict in regards to what you can bring and what you can’t bring. So make sure not to bring any item that is not allowed in Australia to avoid penalties. Most of the daily needs products are easily available in Australia, so don’t push yourself to bring everything.

It is illegal to carry drugs including marijuana, cannabis, heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines in and out of Australia. Also, do not bring any fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry, pork, eggs, dairy products, live plants or seeds as they might pose a threat to local agriculture and farms.

Before your flight lands in Australia, you will need to complete an incoming passenger card which will require you to declare the items you are bringing in your baggage. If you are unsure about certain items, it is a good idea to declare them.

After landing and reaching your new home, your first few days in Australia will be interesting and sometimes overwhelming as you learn and adapt to the Australian norms and culture. So, don’t try to put much pressure on yourself, relax and enjoy your time.

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