The latest ruling from Customs re Duty Free Alcohol into Australia is:
Please note that families can combine their Australian personal goods allowance. For example, two adults can pool their personal goods allowance to purchase goods worth AUD1800. Alcohol and Tobacco Allowances can not be shared between travellers."
- Up to 2,250ml of alcohol (total)
- One carton of 250 cigarettes or 250g of loose tobacco, plus one opened packet (up to 25 sticks)
- Up to AUD900 worth of personal goods (AUD450 for minors).
I will be travelling with a colleague and would naturally like to use every last millilitre of the combined 4.5L total. However, I am not sure what is meant by the term "Alcohol and Tobacco Allowances can not be shared between travellers".
So for example, could we purchase 4 x 1L bottles and a 500 ml bottle and a single person make payment in company of the second? Or would the stash need to be broken up into 2.25L quantities? That is, each would have to take 2 x 1L bottles with perhaps a little 200ml bottle (or 2 x 1.125L botles)??
These are the big issues in my life... :P