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The information in this section is for patients, travellers, carers and members of the general public.

If you require medical advice please contact your GP, pharmacist or health provider.

What you should report, how you can report it and what happens to your reports.

Whether you're leaving Australia for a holiday or coming to Australia to see the sights, it's recommended that you take your medicines or medical devices with you.

The Internet can offer consumers a convenient way to access therapeutic goods, but online purchases of medicines or medical devices should be approached with caution.

There are rules around importing medicines and medical devices currently not approved for supply in Australia.

Learn how medicines are regulated in Australia and find medicine resources.

Information about medicines and medical devices, including safety and general information.