Is your international delivery being sent to or from Australia taking longer than expected? It’s possible an event or disruption overseas may be impacting delivery times. It’s also possible that an international sending restriction applies to your item, which has prevented delivery.

Tobacco importation regulation changes

1 July 2019

From 1 July 2019, tobacco import into Australia is prohibited without a permit. Tobacco products – including cigarettes and loose leaf tobacco – cannot be posted to Australia at all. Chewing tobacco, oral snuff in amounts up to 1.5kg and cigars may still be conditionally imported through the Post. Articles sent to Australia that contain tobacco may be seized and destroyed, even if the article also contains non-tobacco product. For more information, please see

Last dates for sea mail for Christmas 2019

1 July 2019

For sea mail to reach its destination before Christmas 2019, please refer to this guide for the latest posting dates. If you are posting sea mail from outside the Sydney metropolitan area, it will be necessary to post earlier.