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Dominican Republic

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).

  • Asbestos
  • Articles the importation of circulation of which is prohibited in the destination country
  • Live animals
  • Batteries
  • Bullion and currency
  • Communist propaganda
  • Cash
  • Credit cards blank
  • Dangerous goods; haz or comb materials
  • Drugs; Opium, Morphine, cocaine and narcotics of all kinds
  • Firearms of all kinds
  • Glass articles
  • Gambling appliances
  • Immoral or obscene material
  • Ivory
  • Items containing staples
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Pornography
  • Plants or parts of plants.


All types of 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 products
  • Animal skins
  • Coffee and coffee samples
  • Communication equipment
  • Computer component and parts
  • Computer software
  • Cotton, cotton seed
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Foodstuffs
  • Grain samples
  • Leather goods
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Medicines
  • Military equipment
  • Perishables
  • Personal effects
  • Plants and plant products
  • Radar equipment; transmitters and receivers
  • Radio equipment
  • Seeds
  • Ship spares
  • Soil samples
  • Tea
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Textile articles
  • Tobacco
  • Weapons.

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.

Okay to send? Send responsibly.

As the sender, it's your responsibility to make sure your items don't break any laws or rules – both within Australia and in the destination country.

Restrictions and conditions can change at short notice so the information on this page should be used as a guide only. For the latest information, you should check the UPU prohibitions & restrictions (PDF 3.2MB) or contact the destination country's customs, postal trade or government authority.

It's also your responsibility to check if the destination country imposes any duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees on the item you're sending. If you're unsure, please contact the consulate office of the destination country.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

Dominican Republic has no current requirements for special documentation.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

Delivery locations & exclusions data (Personal)

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver only to the places shown
    • Azua
    • Bani
    • Bavaro
    • Boca chica
    • Bonao
    • Cabarete
    • Esperanza
    • La Romana
    • La Vega
    • Mao
    • Moca
    • Puerto Plata
    • Punta Cana
    • Samana
    • San Cristobal
    • San Francisco de Macoris
    • San Jose de Ocoa
    • San Pedro de Macoris
    • Santiago
    • Santiago de Los Caballeros
    • Santo Domingo
    • Sosua
    • Uuvero Alto

      International Express - Parcels do not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante

On forwarding

Listed cities serviced by Subcontractor POD available.

Unlisted cities serviced by Subcontractor. Ship via SDQ. Consignee telephone number required, otherwise shipment held as undeliverable. Shipments are held for pickup in Santo Domingo, nearest service centre, or on forwarded by bus, if available. National coverage. POD not available. Additional delay 1 day(s).

General notes

Some zones in the Metropolitan area (Satno Domingo) are dangerous or difficult to access for the couriers to attempt deliveries, these shipments will be held as undeliverables; Los Praditos, Los Guadules, Guachupita. Unlisted Cities such as Samana, Rio San Juan,Cabarete, Bavaro and other can be served as third party, NO POD available. Cnee phone number required. Cnee will pickup shipment at bus station.

International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.

  • Air Mail and Sea Mail destinations for parcels
    Air Mail and Sea Mail services for parcels are available only to Santiago, Puerto Plata, La Romana, Samana, San Pedro, Sanchez Azua, Elias Pina, Dajabon, Jimani and Barahona.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the The Dominican Postal Institute (INPOSDOM) website.