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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).

  • Baby comforters
  • Bank notes
  • Balls, rubber
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras
  • Cassettes
  • Coins, counterfeit
  • Currency notes or securities payable to the bearer
  • Foodstuff, perishable
  • Firearms
  • Fruit
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Laptop computers
  • Lottery tickets
  • Meat, non-preserved
  • Mobile telephones
  • Milk, condensed
  • Postcards, pictorial, packages of
  • Printing machines and tools
  • Platinum gold or silver (whether manufactured or not)
  • Shaving brushes made in Japan
  • Soap
  • Subversive literature
  • Sweets containing alcohol
  • Tea
  • Travellers cheques
  • Trademarks, false
  • Veils, silk
  • Vine leaves and cuttings
  • Walkie-talkie transmitter-receivers

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:

The Australian Government, in response to United Nations Security Council resolutions, sanctions the export of goods and commodities to Iraq. The sanctions or exemptions may vary at any time.

  • Antiques
  • Cotton and cotton seed
  • Fats for human consumption
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Hair-dyes containing diamine
  • Medicines
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Salt, unrefined
  • Serums
  • Weapons
  • Wines, spirits, liqueurs
  • Wireless apparatus and transistor receivers

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.

Iraq has no current requirements for special documentation.

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 delivers to all destinations
    International Express - Service has been suspended until further notice.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Insurance
    Iraq does not pay compensation for articles containing liquids, substances that easily liquefy, fragile items or perishable items.
  • International Registered Post - Letters
    Prohibitions for International Registered Post - Letters includes; coins, bank notes, securities of any kind payable to the bearer, travellers’ cheques, platinum, gold or silver whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or other valuable articles.

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