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Rules on what you can bring into Australia

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1. Posted by TravKid (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hi all,

I'm taking a digital camera with me into Australia. I'm thinking of buying about 24 AA batteries for usage with the camera throughout a 6 week period!

I know that Australia has strict rules on what you can and can't bring in. My question is, will I be able to get through the airport with 24 batteries :)

If not, this may sound silly, but are battery types and sizes universal? As I could always simply buy them when I'm out there!

Cheers guys.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 7y

Quoting TravKid

this may sound silly, but are battery types and sizes universal?

Yes, they are. AA batteries can literally be found everywhere in the world.

I don't think batteries should be something which customs will be difficult about (I very much doubt there's any rules for them), but don't put them in your hand luggage, or you might get strange looks at the x-ray machine. (And probably better to buy them locally anyway.)

3. Posted by kevandshan (Full Member 142 posts) 7y

You can bring in all the batteries you want. No restrictions, unless it is "commercial quantity".
They clearly are visible and identifiable on xray