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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, live
  • Organic chemicals
  • Photographic and cinematographic products

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:

Senegal requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Senegal authorities before posting:

  • Anti-parasite products
  • Alcohols and spirits
  • Animals and animal products
  • Clothes, second hand
  • Films, pre-recorded cassettes or records
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Gold, items made of
  • Mineral products
  • Narcotics
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Raw hide and skins
  • Second hand clothes
  • Textile and textile articles
  • Vehicles
  • Weapons
  • Wood and wood products.

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 a certified invoice attached to the customs declaration. The sender should provide a Certificate of Origin, if required.

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 a Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • International Registered Post
    Senegal pays compensation only in cases of total loss, total theft or destruction of the article.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the La Poste Senegal website.