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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).

  • Airline tickets, blank stock
  • Animals and animal products
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Bank account statements
  • Banknotes
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cash
  • Cigarette paper
  • Coffee
  • Coins
  • Cotton
  • Credit card (including blank ones)
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb. materials
  • Debit card (including blank ones)
  • Drugs and pharmaceutical products of unknown composition
  • Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), consumables, tanks or cartridges, refill consumable containers, and other accessories
  • Electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENNDS), consumables, tanks or cartridges, refill consumable containers, and other accessoriesForeign currencies
  • Firearms
  • Fruits
  • Heated tobacco products (conventional and herbal) and similar products
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, costume
  • Lottery tickets
  • Ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty
  • Precious stones and metals
  • Pearls
  • Pornographic material
  • Postage stamps
  • Saccharine
  • Salt
  • Travellers' cheques

Perfume is prohibited under International Express.

Ordinary and registered letters

Venezuela does not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty.


All types of batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.

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:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Clocks/watches
  • Cosmetics
  • Drugs: Prescription and non-prescription
  • Firearm and firearm parts
  • Foodstuffs
  • Personal effects
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco

Venezuela requires an import permit for most commercial goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum-based products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes

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.

Articles containing dutiable goods of the printing trade, such as albums, almanacs, books, brochures, music notes, and printed stationery require an attached C1 green customs form.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.

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 to all destinations
    International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
    Venezuela does not accept International Express duty-payable articles (merchandise).
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

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