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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).

  • Animals and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Apparel and clothing accessories- soiled
  • Coins
  • Clocks and watches
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Dairy products and birds eggs
  • Electrical machinery
  • Edible fuit and nuts
  • Fish
  • Firearms
  • Gaming equipment
  • Live trees and other plants
  • Lottery tickets
  • Natural or cultured pearls
  • Organic and inorganic chemicals
  • Photographic or cinematographic products
  • Printed books, newspapers and pictures- offensive by nature
  • Perishables
  • Rubber and articles thereof
  • Some minerals and metals
  • Spirits
  • Subversive literature
  • Toys, games and sports requisites
  • Tanning of dying extracts
  • Tobacco

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:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products for agricultural use
  • Beverages, alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Cereal
  • Carbon paper
  • Cocoa plants and seed
  • Cotton seed, dairy products
  • Films
  • Fish products
  • Gaming machines and toys
  • Medicines
  • Narcotics
  • Postage stamps and uniforms
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Printed products
  • Some precious stones and metals
  • Television receivers
  • Tobacco
  • War materials

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.

Senders should separately post invoices, Certificate of Origin and any other required certificates to addressees for presentation on delivery. Invoices values must be in pounds sterling.

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 to all destinations
    International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box but does deliver to Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Ghana prohibits coins in any mail article

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Ghana Post website.