TRS Claim on Video Games

Hi guys,

Has anyone successfully claimed TRS on video games? I have purchased a Nintendo switch and some video games + controller from ebgames and travelling overseas next month. Will this all be eligible for a TRS claim?

Thanks heaps.


  • +4

    Yes but make sure
    1. the console and games are purchased 60 days before you leave Australia
    2. total amount must exceed $300 (including GST) from a SINGLE business
    3. you carry all of them as hand luggage

    Regarding #3, in the past, Melbourne Airport can verify the goods and then you can put large items in your check-in luggage.
    Recently for some reason they stopped doing it so you have to carry the goods.

  • need more info.

  • Yep, I have claimed on a Switch plus a a few games following the same conditions that zdterry mentioned.

    If you use the TRS app, during busy times there's a separate queue that is often shorter. Plus you can fill in all the details beforehand.

  • Use the app and get the QR code, it will make your life easier when you can get in the shorter queues that @RandomNinja mentions.

  • See earlier post regarding another switch + games purchaser