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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).

  • All items prohibited by France
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Animals, living or dead
  • Batteries
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cash
  • Eggs for hatching
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Hides and skins
  • Ivory
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Sugarcane plants or parts.

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:

Refer to France. In addition to these restrictions:

  • Clocks and watches
  • Communications equipment
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Electronic games
  • Fabric and fabric samples
  • Films: promotional, training, 8mm, 16mm and 35mm
  • Measuring apparatus
  • Negatives including x-rays, films
  • Sports equipment
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Televisions and equipment
  • Textile articles
  • Toys

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.

Refer to France.

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 the places shown
    • Bellepierre
    • Bras Panon
    • Cilaos
    • Dzaoudzi, Mayotte
    • Entre Deux
    • Gillot
    • L’Etang Sale
    • La Bretagne
    • La Montagne
    • La Possession
    • La Saline
    • Le Butor
    • Le Chaudron
    • Le Port
    • Le Tampon
    • Les Avirons
    • Mamoudzou, Mayotte
    • Mayotte, Comoros
    • Moufia
    • Petite lle
    • Plaine Des Cafres
    • Riviere De Pluies
    • Salazie
    • St Andre
    • St Benoit
    • St Denis
    • St Francois
    • St Gilles
    • St Joseph
    • St Leu
    • St Louis
    • St Paul
    • St Philippe
    • St Pierre
    • Ste Anne
    • Ste Clotilde
    • Ste Marie
    • Ste Rose
    • Ste Suzanne
    • Trois Bassins

International Express - Parcels has delayed delivery to rural 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 Chronopost website.