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Maintenance meds to bring to Australia

ava26ava26 Quezon CityPosts: 6Member
Hi! I deeply apologize if a similar discussion already exists. I just couldn't find it that's why I posted this new discussion.

I would just like to ask if I can bring to Australia a 1-year supply of maintenance meds for my heart condition? If yes, what reminders should I take note of? I'll be leaving for Australia in February under the Subclass 476 visa--recognized graduate.

Really hoping for your responses! Thank you so much!

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  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,788Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    edited December 2018
    For prescription medicines, bring the prescription with you or have a letter from your doctor that outlines what you are taking and how much you are bringing with you.
    Keep the original packaging for your medicines and medical devices intact so they can be easily identified.
    Do not bring more than a 3 month supply with you.
    Don’t forget to declare it on the passenger card.

    *Taken from DHA website.*

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  • ava26ava26 Quezon City
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    Joined: Apr 06, 2018
    @Cassey hi thank you for this! I’ve also read that, but was thinking if there are any chances to bring more than 3-month supply of maintenance meds. Was hoping anyone has tried it in the past. Thank you.
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,788Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    edited December 2018
    @ava26 Just follow the guidelines in the DHA’s websiteand the TGA. They wouldn’t put that up for nothing. The post that you’ve asked me about was a year ago so I can’t comment on it.

    https://www.abf.gov.au/entering-and-leaving-australia/can-you-bring-it-in/categories/medicines-and-substances
    https://www.tga.gov.au/entering-australia

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • ava26ava26 Quezon City
    Posts: 6Member
    Joined: Apr 06, 2018
    @Cassey I’m not sure po kasi what to do once I arrive there if I have 3-month supply only instead of 1 year.
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,788Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @ava26 Once you’ve run out of your medications, you can go to a GP and let the GP know what medications you are currently taking. Or you can get a letter from the Ph doctor and just show it to the GP here in Au.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • ava26ava26 Quezon City
    Posts: 6Member
    Joined: Apr 06, 2018
    Thank you, Miss Cassey! Sorry for the late reply. Happy new year!
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