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).
- Bullion and currency
- Coins, banknotes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer
- Travellers’ cheques
- Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
- Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
- Eggs, raw
- Electronic and high-frequency machines
- Honey and honeycomb
- Insured items containing money or other securities such as coins, bank notes, currency notes, cheques
- Jewellery, precious metals and stones
- Medical samples
- Medical/dental supplies and equipment
- Valuables, insured
Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.
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:
- Animal products
- Alcoholic beverages
- Artwork inc. drawings, proofs and layouts
- Chemicals, non hazardous
- Dairy products
- Fish products
- Plants and plant products
- Weapons and parts
- Weapons, hunting.
EDN’s and export permits are required for:
- Kangaroo skins
- Crocodile skins
- Emu oil
- Fish oil
- Bunker oil
- Petroleum bases 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 7.2MB) 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.
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. Inherited goods require a certificate, endorsed by a consul, which confirms the right of inheritance.
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.
- International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels & letter deliveries to Postcodes only below:
All items addressed to state institutions such as Ministries/Universities must have a contact person and phone/extension number.
- International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
- International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
- Delivery confirmation
The Armenian postal authorities do not deliver to addressees in person.
For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Haypost website.