Make sure it's safe to send

At Australia Post, safety is our priority. It’s important you’re aware some substances can't be posted for delivery within Australia or overseas. Many common items contain prohibited substances that may be explosive, flammable, radioactive or otherwise dangerous. Examples include:

  • Flammable liquids like nail polish, paint or perfume
  • Flammable solids like safety matches or self-heating items such as instant meals, with packaging that contains a solid flammable substance that can self-combust
  • Aerosols such as butane cigarette lighters
  • Explosives like flares, fireworks or ammunition
  • Corrosives such as batteries 

Not sure about your item?

Download our comprehensive guide for a full list of dangerous and prohibited goods and packaging requirements, or check our prohibited and restricted items list to learn about:

  • items we won’t accept for delivery
  • items we can accept only if certain conditions and requirements are met
  • items that must meet our packaging requirements