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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).

  • Absinthe
  • Asbestos
  • Alcohol
  • Animals and animal products
  • Animal skins
  • Antiques
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cash letters
  • Ceramic products
  • Cheques, blanks, cancelled, cashier
  • Circuits and circuit boards
  • Clocks/watches
  • Coal and firewood
  • Contraceptives
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fotolithos
  • Fruit and vegetable preserves
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, costume
  • Marble products
  • Military equipment
  • Money Orders
  • Oil products
  • Pornography
  • Paper patterns for wearing apparel
  • Perishables
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Propaganda
  • Radar equipment - transmitters and receivers
  • Saccharine
  • Soil Samples
  • Subs.cont’g sodium/calc.cyclamate
  • Swatches.

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:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Medical, pharmaceutical or sanitary items
  • Plants
  • Tobacco and its products
  • Weapons
  • Weights and measures.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins</