Individuals can legally import most therapeutic goods for personal use under the Personal Importation Scheme.
Personal importation occurs when:
an individual arranges from within Australia for a therapeutic good to be sent to them from an overseas supplier or family/friend; and
the goods are to be used by that individual or a member of his/her immediate family and are not sold or supplied to any other person.
It is important to note that such therapeutic goods may not be approved for supply in Australia; this means there are no guarantees about their safety or quality. (editor's note: However, we sell only original factory made parts and machines as well as quality replacements).
Because safety and quality cannot be guaranteed do not order medicines, including dietary supplements and herbal preparations, over the Internet unless:
You know exactly what is in the preparation; and
You have checked the legal requirements for importation and use in Australia
Under the Personal Importation Scheme you may import a 3 month supply at the one time (at the maximum dose recommended by the manufacturer) of unapproved therapeutic goods into Australia without any approval required by the TGA provided that:
the goods are for your own treatment or the treatment of your immediate family; and
you do not supply (sell or give) the medicine to any other person; and
where possible, you keep the medicines or medical devices in their original packaging with any dispensing labels intact; and
the goods are not restricted under Australian Customs controls or quarantine rules and the goods do not contain a controlled substance; and
the goods are not injections that contain material of human or animal origin (except insulin); and
the total quantity of the goods imported within a 12 month period does not exceed 15 months supply of the goods (for medicines, at the maximum dose recommended by the manufacturer); and
if the goods are medicines in Schedule 4 or 8 of the Poisons Standard a prescription from an Australian-registered medical practitioner is held for the medicines.
You cannot import more than a 3 month supply at the one time under the personal importation scheme. If you wish to bring more than 3 months supply at the one time into Australia, an Australian-registered doctor will first need to apply to the TGA for Special Access Scheme approval.