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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
  • Asbestos
  • Baby feeders and comforters not made of pure rubber
  • Batteries
  • 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
  • Mobile phones
  • Passports
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Salt, table
  • Trademarks, false.


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
  • 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 cassettes
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Textiles
  • Tobacco products
  • Transferable securities and instruments of payment
  • Travel items
  • Vinegar
  • Wood and wood derivatives.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

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

Clocks and watches

Insurance is necessary for all articles containing clocks, including alarm clocks, travelling clocks and watches. Insurance is not necessary for separate parts of clocks and watches.

Import permits

Algeria requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. An import permit is not necessary for items that are:

  • non-commercial (excluding used clothing) sent from a private person to a private person
  • of less than 60 Algerian dinars, and no more than 240 dinars in 12-months to the same person.

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 must include an invoice.

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 delivers only to the places shown:
    • Algiers
    • Annaba
    • Arzew
    • Bejaia
    • Constantine
    • Hassi Messaoud
    • Oran
    • Skikda
    • Tlemcen
    • Tizi Ouzou
  • International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
    International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis.
  • Valuables
    Algeria admits coins or securities payable to bearer of any kind only if addressed to the Central Bank of Algeria or an approved intermediary bank.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Algerié Poste website.