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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).

  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Spirits.


At the time of publication, International Express and all Air Mail services remain suspended, including International Registered Post. Sea Mail is 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:

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

  • Bees
  • Clothing and materials, used
  • Firearms
  • Insect killers
  • Leeches
  • Medicines and drugs
  • Milk, condensed
  • Radio apparatus
  • Saccharine
  • Salt
  • Silkworms
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Weapons and part thereof.

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.

Private packages should be endorsed private- no commercial purpose, or personal effects, or gift only, as appropriate. Commercial goods must be endorsed commercial.

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 Mogadishu, Berbera (via Djibouti) and Hargeysa (via Djibouti)

    International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante. Somalia does not accept International Express - Parcels merchandise. It only accepts Intenational Express documents or business papers.

    International Express and all Air Mail services to Somalia remain suspended, including International Registered Post. Sea mail parcel service is still available.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Technology website.