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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).

  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Aphrodisiacs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Batteries
  • Bread, biscuits, pastries or cakes
  • Brushes made in Japan
  • Calenders
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Cash
  • Cereals
  • Charms or similar objects likely to offend the bearer or other people
  • Clothing, piece goods
  • Clothing, used
  • Confectionery
  • Cowry shell
  • Diaries
  • Distilling apparatus
  • Dangerous good, haz. or comb. materials
  • Fabrics and fabric samples
  • Firearms
  • Flowers, artificial
  • Football pools and advertising
  • Footwear
  • Fruit, fresh or dried
  • Fur or fur products
  • Gambling devices
  • Glass ornaments and items made of glass
  • Horoscopes
  • Ironmongery
  • Invoiced, blank
  • Ivory
  • Lamps or torches
  • Literature likely to disturb the public order or the religious beliefs of the Nigerian people
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Metal-work
  • Mobile phones
  • Mosquito repellent coils
  • Pearls, precious stones and semi-precious stones
  • Precious metals
  • Photographic paper
  • Plastic domestic items
  • Pornography
  • Pottery bearing religious inscriptions or quotations from the Koran
  • Soil
  • Samples, textile
  • Swatches
  • Tea and tea mixed with other substances
  • Textiles or textile items
  • Travel goods
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetables.

Perfume is prohibited under International Express.

Please be advised that Nigeria is currently experiencing high incidents of illegal online problems which involve email/ online services soliciting senders to send mobile phones in exchange for money. It is being reported that no money is being provided in the sale.


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:

  • Alcohols
  • Animal products
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Cosmetics
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Electronic games
  • Foodstuffs
  • Glass products
  • Industrial equipment
  • Military Equipment
  • Newspapers
  • Perishables
  • Personal effects
  • Plastic made products
  • Plant, seeds
  • Stationary
  • Shoes
  • Toys
  • Vaccines.

Newspapers or periodicals must not contain articles or advertisements relating to the treatment of venereal diseases.

Nigerian import restrictions are strict and addressees face prosecution if senders do not comply.

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.

Nigeria requires an Import Duty Report Licence for all goods except personal effects, newspapers and vaccines. Before posting, senders should confirm that the addressee has the necessary licence.

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.

Letter of indemnity for International Express

If you're sending International Express items to Nigeria, you'll need to complete a letter of indemnity.

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 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 NiPost website.