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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
  • Asbestos
  • Antiques
  • 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
  • Furs
  • 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
  • Pornography
  • Valuables, insured
  • Weapons. 

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:

  • Animal products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Artwork inc. drawings, proofs and layouts
  • Bees
  • Chemicals, non hazardous
  • Dairy products
  • Fish products
  • Fruit
  • Foodstuffs
  • Leeches
  • Medicines
  • Plants and plant products
  • Silkworms
  • Stamps
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetables
  • Weapons and parts
  • Weapons, hunting.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil