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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).

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Absinthe
  • Animals and animal products
  • Asbestos
  • Antiques
  • Advertising containing reproductions of currency
  • Baby feeders with tubes
  • Copper
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. Mats
  • Erasers
  • Firearms
  • Fruit, seeds and grains
  • Gaming items
  • Immoral or obscene material
  • Ivory
  • Inorganic chemicals or organic compounds of precious metals
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Mineral fuels, oils and products of their distillation
  • Ordinary mail items containing pension cheques or credit cards issued by banks
  • Pornography
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry- offensive by nature
  • Pearls, natural or cultures
  • Perishable substances or foodstuffs
  • Pharmaceutical and medical products of unknown composition
  • Plants
  • Postage stamps
  • Straw hats
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetables
  • Works of art, collectors pieces and antiques
  • Wadding, felt and non-woven’s

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:

  • Alcohols
  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products for agricultural use
  • Bees
  • Cigarette papers
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