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Canada

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).

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals and animal products
  • Albuminoidal substances
  • Bee-keeping apparatus, used
  • Contraceptive devices and literature
  • Essential oils
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Intoxicating liquors
  • Inorganic and organic chemicals
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Margarine or butter substitutes
  • Mineral fuels and oils
  • Metallic labels
  • Periodicals
  • Plumages
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Prison-made goods
  • Reprints of Canadian or British copyrighted works
  • Seeds
  • Soil, salts, minerals and waxes
  • Toys, games and sports requisites - simulating explosive devices or munitions
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts
  • Wood, articles of wood, wood charcoal
  • Weapons.

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under International Courier.

Alcoholic Beverages

The Importation of alcoholic beverages (including wine) to Canada is strictly prohibited unless being mailed to a Provincial Liquor Board or Commission, or to a manufacturer or distributor of such beverages in Canada. Samples must be sent by freight methods; they cannot be sent by Australia Post. Licensed distillers and authorised agents cannot import alcohol into Ontario by Australia Post.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Courier services.

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: