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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 and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Animal and vegetable fats and oils
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cereals
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers
  • Prepared foodstuffs
  • Raw hides and skins
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Vegetable products
  • Wood and articles of wood
  • Weapons

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:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Narcotics
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Printed articles; books and brochures
  • Plants and plant products
  • Tobacco
  • Television receivers
  • War material
  • Weapons and parts of weapons

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 invoice. Some goods require a Certificate of Origin. Senders should post documents separately to the addressee.

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 Port Vila and Santo
    International Express - Parcels does deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Air Mail and Seal Mail destinations for Parcels
    Air Mail and Sea Mail services for Parcels are available only to Port Vila, Santo, Tanna, Norsup and Lolowai.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Vanuatu Post website