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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).

  • Arms and ammunition
  • Animals and animal products
  • Animal or vegetable fats
  • Clothing bearing the name of Allah or verses from the Koran
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Greeting cards with musical chimes
  • Machinery
  • Military or similar clothing
  • Meat or fish
  • Photographic or cinematographic products
  • Political printed matter of subversive nature
  • Perishable foodstuffs that may exude a foul odour, liquids and oils during shipment
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Printed articles; books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pork and its derivatives
  • Residues and wastes from food industries
  • Selective textiles articles
  • Toys and games
  • Weapons.

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:

  • Alcohol and spirits
  • Animals and animal products
  • Measuring instruments
  • Plants and plant products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Tobacco
  • Transmitter and receivers.

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.

Qatar has no current requirements for special documentation.

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 however does deliver to Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

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