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Sending and receiving money overseas

If you mail or ship physical currency in Australian or foreign currency with a combined value of A$10,000 or more out of Australia you must declare it to an Australian Border Force officer, police officer or directly to AUSTRAC. You must do this before sending the currency out of Australia.

If you receive physical currency in Australian or foreign currency with a combined value of A$10,000 or more from outside Australia, you must submit a report to an Australian Border Force officer, police officer or directly to AUSTRAC within five business days of getting it.

Individuals don’t need to declare:

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Last updated: 2 Jul 2019
Page ID: 149

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