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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).

  • Coal-tar derivatives useable in dyes
  • Parasites and destroyers of harmful insects
  • Shaving brushes of Asian origin
  • Trademarks, British, false or imitated.

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:

Senders should determine import restrictions from Kiribati authorities before posting parasites and destroyers of harmful insects.

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.

Commercial goods require an invoice.

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 main cities and towns
    International Express - Parcels deliver to Post Office Box and Poste Restante. 
    International Express - Parcels delivers to other towns and rural destinations by local Registered or Express services, or contacts the addressee to arrange a delivery point.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Limited flights available to Kiribati

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