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Old 12-12-2012, 09:17 AM
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Bringing milk to Australia

Hello, i have heard a lot about how the immigration and costumes officers in Australian airports are really stricked when it comes to stuff such as wood, food, spices, etc..

I have a 1 year old son, and as we are going to Australia this month i would like to know if it is OK to take baby's milk (as powder) AFTER removing it from its original container and putting it in plastic bags (to save weight of the heavy cans), so is this OK or they only allow milk powder to be in its original cans??

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Old 12-12-2012, 09:22 AM
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Hi Fadin,

I don't have a child and cannot say I have been in your situation BUT I would highly advice against removing the milk powder from its original container and putting it in a plastic bag. That would look so suspicious.......having white powdered substance in a plastic bag, ring any bells?

Maybe some parents in this forum have some advice for you regarding baby milk.

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Anything NOT in its original packaging will be removed by customs and refused entry. Better buy small can of powdered milk and DON'T open it. Declare and you should be fine.

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Old 12-12-2012, 12:43 PM
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Anything NOT in its original packaging will be removed by customs and refused entry. Better buy small can of powdered milk and DON'T open it. Declare and you should be fine.
I think what fadin meant is during the flight. Due to long hours of flying, baby needs milk. So how do they declare when they already open the packet.

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Fadin, can you buy the milk formula as individual sachets where you are? Here in the USA, we buya brand called "enfamil single serve packets" that come in a box with 14 packets. we use this for flights which is easier than carrying tins of formula. Each packet makes a 4oz baby bottles. You just buy bottled water at the airport and mix what you need.


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