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
- Pharmaceutical products
- Prison-made goods
- Reprints of Canadian or British copyrighted works
- 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
Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under International Courier.
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 and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Courier services.
If an item is subject