I am travelling to Australia next month from the UK, and would like to take my pack of Whey Protein and tub of Creatine with me.

Am I best to take these in carry on, or checked luggage?

I have a brand new, sealed, 1kg bag of Whey powder, and a tub of already opened Creatine tablets. Both clearly labelled from MyProtein UK.

Also, will this cause hassle when going through customs, and what should be declared?


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    Just generally, to check everything you are importing, that is natural or could be considered a weapon, as well as medicines and other goods, you can use this site
    – B-K
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 2:13
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    Also make sure you keep the label, and that the label states the place of production as of this import condition Bicon. If it is manufactured in the UK it is fine.
    – B-K
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 2:16
  • If you're transiting through the US, be aware of TSA's rules concerning powders in carry-on: tsa.gov/travel/frequently-asked-questions/… Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 15:55

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Remember that Australia is extremely strict about biosecurity, and you could be fined if you don't declare something that should have been declared, even if it is allowed. Because whey is made from milk, it is a dairy product, and you should tick Yes to the appropriate question on the incoming passenger card.

  1. Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, dairy, fruit, vegetables?

After you go through the SmartGate and reclaim your baggage, show your whey and creatine at customs/biosecurity and you should have no problems.

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    thank you. Im guessing they will be fine in my checked luggage then
    – chrispaul_
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 9:24
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    When you declare it, you will be asked to move to a different queue where an official will check what you are bringing as declared on the card.This happens after you have gathered your check in baggage. This is when I landed in Darwin, probably same in all Australian airports.
    – DumbCoder
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 9:34

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