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Travelling into Western Australia
Whether you are visiting, moving or returning home to Western Australia, any quarantine risk items you are carrying must be placed in amnesty bins or declared for inspection as you enter the State, for the reasons explained on Quarantine WA’s Home page. It is important that you cooperate, to avoid being fined.
Remember, Quarantine WA is concerned with travellers from interstate only. You should consult the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) if you are entering Western Australia from overseas.
Road checkpoints at Eucla and Kununurra operate 24 hours a day, while desert roads are subject to random mobile inspections. Amnesty bins are located 20 km east of Laverton and on the Tanami Road and Duncan Highway near Halls Creek.
- For a concise list of prohibited items consult the Interstate Travellers’ Guide. The Guide also summarises general regulations concerning animals, but for more details consult State barrier animal inspections
- For information on specific food items click on:
- If you want to bring specific plants into Western Australia – including by mail order – consult the Permitted and Quarantine Species List.
- If you have a query about bringing a particular commodity from interstate Contact Us or run an on-line search in the Import Requirements Manual.
- If you are moving to Western Australia, please complete Quarantine WA’s form Unaccompanied Personal Effects Declaration.
- If you are posting a package to Western Australia or you are a Western Australian resident who receives packages from interstate, consult the Parcels Centre information.
The quarantine information is also summarised in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish (with other languages soon to be added) in our Multilingual Brochure
Travelling within Western Australia
Due to the presence of some localised pests and diseases, quarantine precautions also prohibit the transport of certain items from one part of Western Australia to another. If you are travelling to the Kimberley in particular, check:
Travelling out of Western Australia
All other Australian States and Territories prohibit certain items, which may vary depending on where they originate. Check before you travel by consulting Quarantine Domestic’s lists or by ringing the following numbers:
- Freecall 1800 084 881 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1800 084 881 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting;
- Australian Capital Territory – Environmental Protection, ACT, Tel: 02 6207 2581 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 02 6207 2581 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting;
- New South Wales – NSW Department of Primary Industries, Tel: 0428 696 487 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0428 696 487 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting;
- Northern Territory -Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines, Tel: 08 8999 2138 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 08 8999 2138 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting;
- Victoria – Department of Primary Industries, Tel: 03 8371 3500 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 03 8371 3500 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Tel: 03 9210 9390 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 03 9210 9390 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting;
- Queensland – Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Tel: 07 3404 6999 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 07 3404 6999 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting;
- South Australia – Department of Primary Industries and Resources, South Australia, Tel: 1300 666 010 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1300 666 010 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting;
- Tasmania – Department of Primary Industries and Water, Tel: 03 6233 4967 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 03 6233 4967 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Before leaving Western Australia carrying plants or plant material, consult Thinking of taking plants east?
For general advice consult Exporting Quarantine Risk Material from Western Australia.
Frequently asked questionsThe list of enquiries made to Quarantine WA by members of the travelling public reveals that some topics are perennial favourites. Click on FAQ in case your query is already answered there.