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An update on our pre-departure customs clearance process

From 1 March 2023, there is an additional change to pre-departure customs clearance process due to European Union Import Control System (EU ICS2).


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).

  • Arms and ammunition
  • Animals and animal products
  • Aluminium in leaves or foil
  • Coins
  • Edible vegetables
  • Lottery tickets and related items
  • Lac, gums and resins
  • Live trees and other plants
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Natural or cultured pearls
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Printed books, and other products of the printing industry- offensive by nature
  • Playing cards
  • Publications of a seditious nature
  • Some mineral products
  • Saccharine
  • Salt
  • Snuff
  • Tobacco or tobacco products in letters
  • Toys, games
  • Weapons.

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
  • Cigarette (or equally fine) paper
  • Chemical matches
  • Firearms
  • Guns, sporting
  • Meat, skin and wool etc
  • Milk, condensed
  • Narcotics
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Silk cocoons
  • Television receivers
  • Tobacco leaf
  • War material
  • Weapons and parts of weapons

All items, including gifts, are subject to customs duty.

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.

Used Clothing

Used clothing, dress materials, footwear, old papers and packing materials require a Certificate of Disinfection.

Commercial goods

Many commercial goods require the addressee to hold an import licence. Senders must attach a commercial invoice to customs documentation. Greece grants duty-exemption for items when their value does not exceed 35 EUR.

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 deliver to a Post Office Box and Poste Restante.
  • Valuables
    Greece admits public securities and securities payable to bearer only with the authorisation of the Ministry of Finance and Economy.

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