Travelling overseas with Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicine

20 December 2017

There are strict rules about when it’s legal to take PBS medicines out of Australia.

If you’re taking an overseas holiday and you plan to take PBS medicine with you, you need to make sure it’s legal.

You can only take medicine with you if it’s your own, or for someone you’re travelling with, such as your child.

Just because PBS medicine is legal in Australia, it doesn’t mean it’s legal in all countries.

Tips for travelling with PBS medicine.

  1. Make sure it’s legal to take out of Australia.
  2. Make sure it’s legal in the country you’re visiting.
  3. Get a letter from your doctor with the details of your medicine. If you can’t do this, fill in our Medicine Export Declaration form.
  4. Leave your medicine in its original packaging.

Keep to the legal limit of how much you can take overseas.

Next steps

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Page last updated: 20 December 2017