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Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements


The following items are prohibited from importation, meaning they won't be allowed to enter the destination country, territory or region.

To check which items are considered dangerous and prohibited for sending from Australia, download our dangerous goods guide (1.2MB).

  • Airline tickets, blank stock
  • Antiques
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Batteries
  • Beverages
  • Cash
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cereal
  • Deeds
  • Drugs, non-prescription
  • Edible fruit, nuts, seeds and vegetables
  • Fish and crustaceans
  • Fertilizers
  • Furniture, bedding, mattresses, stuffed furnishings, lamps, light fittings etc
  • Foodstuffs
  • Furs, skin and artificial fus
  • Gambling machines
  • Ivory
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Live animals, or products of animal origin, including oils, fats, skin and feathers
  • Minerals
  • Mobile phones
  • Products of the milling industry
  • Pirated editions of books
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • Toys, games and sport requisites
  • Tobacco and tobacco products.

Perfume is prohibited under International Express.


All types of batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.

Import restrictions

If an item is subject to import restrictions, it means that provisions must be met before it will be released from customs in the destination country, territory or region.

We recommend you confirm import restrictions with local authorities before posting:

  • Animal products
  • Articles of rubber
  • Anti-parasite products
  • Beverages and spirits
  • Books, brochures and newspapers; printed matter
  • Chemicals
  • Firearms
  • Medicines
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Natural or cultured pearls
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plants and plant products
  • Precious stones and metals
  • Prepared foodstuffs
  • Tobacco
  • Television receivers

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum-based products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes

Okay to send? Send responsibly.

As the sender, it's your responsibility to make sure your items don't break any laws or rules – both within Australia and in the destination country.

Restrictions and conditions can change at short notice so the information on this page should be used as a guide only. For the latest information, you should check the UPU prohibitions & restrictions (PDF 3.2MB) or contact the destination country's customs, postal trade or government authority.

It's also your responsibility to check if the destination country imposes any duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees on the item you're sending. If you're unsure, please contact the consulate office of the destination country.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

Gabon requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Most food-related items need a Phytosanitary Certificate.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

Delivery locations & exclusions data (Personal)

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver only to Libreville, Port-Gentil and Sao Tome
    International Express - parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the La Poste Gabonaise website.