What is duty free?

Duty free concept

Duty free is a concept of shopping, offering shoppers goods on which import duties is not charged. It is an excellent opportunity for international travelers to save money on a whole variety of products: from perfume and cosmetics, to tobacco and hard liquor.

The beginnings of "duty free" go back to 1960s and Shannon airport in Ireland, the whole idea is based on the fact that airport terminals represent territories not belonging to any specific country, therefore taxations laws may not be applicable.

Free of duty & taxes

Duty is a tax fee placed by governments, applicable to various types of imported goods. Not only you save money on duty, but in case of Europe, on the VAT – this can potentially mean even more savings compared to downtown markets.

Duty free allowances

There are certain limitations on duty free shopping however, they are set individually by governments of each country or economical region. Note, that in case of exceeding these limits you may be asked to pay duty and tax difference on them. Find out what are the allowances on this page.

WARNING - Under the Liquor Control Act 1988 it is an offence to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on Licenced or regulated premises; and for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on Licenced or regulated premises.

Licence No: 6090094136, Class of Licence: Special Facility-Tourism Package, Liquor Licensee: The Nuance Group (Australia) Pty Ltd 

Address: Level 1, 2 George Wiencke Drive Perth Airport, WA 6105

Licence No. 609211121518, Class of Licence: Special Facility, Liquor Licensee: The Nuance Group (Australia) Pty Ltd

Address: Unit H/D1.C.27, Perth Airport, Terminal 3, PERTH AIRPORT WA AUSTRALIA

The transfer (ownership) of goods will only take place upon collection of the goods by the relevant traveller on arrival in Australia