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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).

  • Animals
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. materials
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Narcotics
  • Pornography
  • Publications that infringe authors’ rights
  • Weapons.

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:

  • Animal skins
  • Blank forms
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Coins and similar pieces of copper, bronze or nickel
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Foodstuffs
  • Isopropanol
  • Medicines
  • Perishables
  • Ship spared
  • Sub. Cont’g sodium/calcium cyclamate
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Weapons and firearms

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.