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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 and animal products
  • Asbestos
  • Articles of stone, plaster and cement
  • Base metals
  • Batteries
  • Bullion and currency
  • Calendars
  • Cash
  • Cotton
  • Ceramic products
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. materials
  • Footwear
  • Ivory
  • Man made fibres
  • Pulp of wood and paper articles
  • Printed articles; books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pornography
  • Pearls, jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Printed books and brochures
  • Sugar and sugar confectionary
  • Stationery
  • Used clothing
  • Various textile articles
  • Wool and animal hair

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:

  • Animal and animal products
  • Chemicals
  • Cereals
  • Contraceptives
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Gaming machines, toys
  • Jewellery, costume
  • Military equipment
  • Mineral oils
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Rubber articles
  • Raw hide and leather
  • Seeds
  • Textile and textile articles
  • Tapes: audio, computer and video
  • Tobacco
  • War materials
  • Weapons
  • Wood and wood products

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum-based 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.

Items sent via the Express service will require the receiver Tax ID to be provided to clear customs.

Commercial goods require an invoice.

Plants and seeds require a Phytosanitary Certificate.

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 delivers only to the places shown
    • Asunción
    • Asunción (San Lorenzo)
    • Caaguazu
    • Ciudad Del Este
    • Cnel. Oviedo
    • Concepcion
    • Encarnacion
    • Filadelfia
    • Hernandarias
    • Horqueta
    • Mingaguazu
    • Obligado
    • Pedro Juan Caballero
    • Pilar
    • San Ignacio
    • Santa Rita
    • Santani
    • Villarrica

International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a 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 are available only to places with a post office and to the following places with a customs service:
    • Alberdi
    • Asunción
    • Bella Vista
    • Caaguazu
    • Caapiata
    • Caazapa
    • Carmen Del Parana
    • Chaco
    • Ciudad Del Este
    • Colonia Independiente
    • Colonia Juan Manuel Frutos
    • Colonia Katuete
    • Concepcion
    • Coronel Bogado
    • Coronel Oviedo
    • Bella Vista
    • Encainacion
    • Horqueta
    • Itacurubi Del Rosario
    • Juan E. O’eary
    • Juan Leon Mallorquin
    • Pedro Juan Caballero
    • Pilar
    • Saltos Del Guaira
    • San Estanislao
    • San Juan Misiones
    • Nepomuceno
    • San Juan
    • Villarrica
    • Villetta

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Correo Paraguayo website.