Pre-departure

Before leaving home there are some important things you should remember. Take the time now to check what you should do.

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  • What to pack

    Think carefully about what to pack because airline weight allowance will restrict what you can take on your journey. You can buy most things you need in Adelaide.

    You might consider bringing the following items to Adelaide:

    • An electronic bilingual dictionary
    • Your laptop and USB
    • Spare glasses
    • Camera and iPod
    • Sunglasses and hat
    • Jeans/slacks, shirts/blouses, t-shirts and shorts
    • Pyjamas, comfortable clothes to wear at home
    • Sportswear, jumper, thick socks (it can get cold in winter)
    • Clothes for a more formal occasion (such as graduation)
    • Shoes, sandals and casual footwear
    • Alarm clock

    For electrical goods the standard voltage is 240 volts. Adaptors are easily available.

  • Your hand luggage

    This should contain your passport with your visa, air ticket, valuable items such as drivers licence, school reports and any necessary medicines you need.

    There are security regulations about carrying liquids, aerosols or gels in your hand luggage. Please read the information on TravelSECURE.

  • Australian Customs and Border Protection

    Information for incoming travellers can be found on the Customs and Border Protection website. Please check this site carefully to ensure you will not get into trouble bringing prohibited foods or medicines into Australia. Regulations are very strict and customs officials will take any undeclared items away from you.

  • Quarantine laws

     

    This is very important information to know before coming to Australia. To help keep Australia free from pests and diseases, quarantine laws are very strict at all Australian international airports and mail centres. Please take the time to read about what you can't bring into Australia.

  • Your arrival

    Before your plane lands in Australia you will receive an Incoming Passenger Card. This is a legal document and must be answered correctly. If you are carrying any food, wooden materials, animal or plant products you must answer YES. (If you are unsure always declare the items).

    All luggage is screened by customs officers, x-rays and detector dogs. If you make a false declaration or fail to declare any items you could be charged an on the spot fine, prosecuted or imprisoned.

    It is important to tell your family and friends which items cannot be sent to you while you are in Australia. Many of your favourite foods are available in all of Australia’s major cities, including Adelaide.

    To find out what you can or cannot bring or mail to Australia.

    We wish you a safe and enjoyable journey and look forward to meeting you on your arrival.