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Brazil

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Prohibitions

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).

  • Abortion-procurement items
  • Alcohols
  • Animals and animal products, except bees, silkworms and leeches
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Antiques
  • Electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes,e-ciggies and the like. Including accessories to these devices
  • Firearms
  • Lottery tickets and circulars
  • Organic chemicals
  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Photographic and cinematographic articles
  • Pearls, precious stones, jewellery and metal
  • Pharmaceutical product
  • Postage stamps, unless in registered letters
  • Publications of an immoral or subversive nature
  • Tobacco, tobacco products and tobacco substitute products
  • Toys
  • Weapons and parts of weapons
  • Writing material

Brazil reserves the right not to accept ordinary, registered or insured mail containing coins, bank notes in circulation or securities of any kind payable to the bearer.

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:

  • Colouring matter derived from oil
  • Consumer goods, used
  • Cotton
  • Essences of beverages
  • Medicines
  • Parasites and insect killers
  • Plants, seeds and fruits
  • Saccharine
  • Soil
  • Sugarcane
  • Brazil requires an import permit for all commercial goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit

Postage stamps

Brazil admits postage stamps only in registered letters.

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.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

It is obligatory to attach an invoice stating origin of goods to the documentation of the postal remittance in all cases, for commercial or consumption purposes

Medicines

Medicines must include a document bearing details of their composition on the outside of the packing.

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 deliver to all destinations
    International Express - Parcels does deliver to a Post Office Box and Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Correios Brazil website.

Make sure it's safe to send

Some items are considered dangerous and unsuitable for sending from Australia, even if they’re not prohibited by the destination country.

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