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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).

  • Arms, ammunition, explosives and parts thereof
  • Addictive narcotics
  • Animals
  • Articles which involve State secrets
  • Bicycles
  • Cameras
  • Chinese securities
  • Clothing or bed linen, used
  • Coins banknotes, currency notes
  • Deadly poisons of all kinds
  • Endangered/rare animals and plants (including specimens thereof) and their seeds or reproducing materials
  • Food, unclean or from regions affected by epidemic diseases
  • Films, cinematographic, photographs, loaded recording tapes and videotapes, compact discs (video and audio)
  • Fans, electric
  • Fresh pork and all by-products
  • Jewels or other valuable articles
  • Manuscripts
  • Medicines
  • Personal mail only to foreign students or tourists or non-Chinese passport holders
  • Plants or plant products with microbes or insects
  • Platinum, gold and silver
  • Publications that are politically, economically, culturally or morally detrimental to the People’s Republic of China
  • Precious stones, whether manufactured or not
  • Printed matter
  • Radio-telegraphic receivers and transmitters and parts for such apparatus
  • Records
  • Securities of any kind payable to bearer
  • Storage medium for the computer
  • Sewing machines
  • Tape recorders
  • Televisions
  • Travellers cheques counterfeit
  • Valuable cultural relics and other relics prohibited as exports
  • Weapons
  • Watches

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under International Courier.


China prohibits items in opaque, sealed containers.

Lithium batteries

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

Import restrictions