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An update on our pre-departure customs clearance process

From 1 March 2023, there is an additional change to pre-departure customs clearance process due to European Union Import Control System (EU ICS2).


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).

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals, live
  • Organic chemicals
  • Printed books, newspapers and pictures- offensive by nature
  • Payment instruments
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Seeds
  • Securities of any kind payable to bearer, etc
  • Wood and articles of wood
  • Vegetables

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:

Sweden 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 Swedish authorities before posting:

  • Alcohol and spirits
  • Animal and animal products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Plastic and rubber products
  • Strong beer
  • Weapons
  • Wood and wood products


For duties and taxes information, including exemptions and threshold, please check the customs website of Sweden.

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.

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) deliver to all cities and towns
    International Express - Parcels has delayed delivery to rural destinations, which might be by local Registered or Express services. 
    International Express - Parcels are unable to be delivered to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante. The sender and receiver phone number are mandatory for these items using International Express service.
  • Valuables payable to bearer
    Sweden admits valuables payable to bearer only if addressed to a bank acting as intermediary for Riksbank.

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