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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
  • Airline tickets, clank stock
  • Asbestos
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Batteries
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cash
  • Cash letters
  • Cheques, blank
  • Coal and firewood
  • Credit card blanks
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Mobile phones
  • Military equipment
  • Money orders
  • Perishables
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Publications prejudicial to public order.

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:

  • Communications equipment
  • Computer components and parts
  • Creditcards
  • Firearms
  • Phones/modems
  • Pharmaceutical products.
  • Telecommunications equipment

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases 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.

Commercial goods require an invoice. Customs declarations must show the value, gross and net mass of the goods and the transport and Extra Cover costs. The value and costs should be in both Australian and US dollars.

Australian Customs require an EDN (export declaration number) for International Express / ECI articles items going to Liberia. In addition to this, please ensure that all receiver details are completed correctly.

Please contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78 for more information.

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 Monrovia
    International Express - Parcels does not deliver to Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Air Mail and Sea Mail destinations for parcels
    The Air Mail and Sea Mail services for parcels is available to all destinations, but only the following post offices deliver:
    • Buchanan
    • Greenville
    • Harper
    • Monrovia
    • Roberts Int’l Airport
    • Robertsport

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the ETSSTAR website.