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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
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cash
  • Clothing or sacks, used
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. material
  • Gambling machines
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory.
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Military uniforms
  • Military equipment
  • Obscene or immoral articles
  • Pharmaceutical products of unknown composition
  • Precious stones, jewels and metals
  • Poisons
  • Pornography
  • Police whistles
  • Platinum, gold and silver
  • Securities, payable to the bearer
  • Travellers cheques
  • Tobacco products, unidentified
  • Weapons

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:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products/skins
  • Coffee, coffee samples
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Communications equipment
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton, cotton seed
  • Drugs: non-prescription
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Foodstuffs
  • Grain samples
  • Medical samples
  • Perishables
  • Phone/modems
  • Plants and plant products
  • Radar equipment: transmitters/receivers
  • Radio equipment and parts
  • Seeds
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Tobacco
  • Works of Art.

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 endorsed by a nicaraguan consul. The article must be endorsed invoice enclosed.

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 - Parcels deliver to the places shown
    • Bluefields
    • Cuidad Sandino
    • Las Colinas
    • Managua and suburbs
    • Sabana Grande

International Express delivers to other towns and rural destinations by local Registered or Express services, or contacts the addressee to arrange a delivery point. International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.

  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Correos De Nicaragua website.