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Sierra Leone

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).

  • Currency, counterfeit or imitation
  • Distilling apparatus
  • Parasites and destroyers of noxious insects.

Suspended services

At the time of publication, International Express service remains suspended. International Registered Post services are also suspended. Air Mail and Sea Mail services for items without Extra Cover are operating.

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:

Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone authorities before posting:

  • Diamonds, rough
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Firearms
  • Flock or remnants of material
  • Plants
  • Seeds
  • Uniforms, military or government.

Postage stamps

Sierra Leone admits postage stamps only in Registered Post International.

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 an inserted certified invoice. For a shipment of several articles, senders should number each article and indicate which article contains the invoice.

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 - Letter service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Salpost website.