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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
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Antiques
  • Airline tickets, blank stock
  • Abestos
  • Baby feeders and comforters not made of pure rubber
  • Carpets
  • Chain letters
  • Clothing, used
  • Cocoa
  • Contraceptives
  • Cosmetics
  • Credit Cards, blank
  • Currency and Bullion
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Passports
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Salt, table
  • Trademarks, false.

Lithium batteries

Lithium 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
  • Bees and leeches
  • Book-trade products and items
  • Building materials
  • Cologne and Perfume
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Food
  • Fruit, grain and seeds
  • Honey
  • Instruments, measuring
  • Leather
  • Machinery
  • Meat and animal products
  • Medicines
  • Medical Samples
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Radio equipment
  • Saccharine
  • Stationery
  • Tapes: Video cass