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eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland)

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Prohibitions

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).

  • Articles of stationary to be completed by the addressee
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion
  • Blotting paper
  • Bank Notes
  • Cheques, credit notes
  • Cloth
  • Calenders
  • Currency, metallic
  • Diaries
  • Films and sound recordings
  • Honey, royal jelly
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Paper money
  • Securities payable to the bearer

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:

Swaziland requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Swaziland authorities before posting:

  • Bees
  • Cheeses
  • Clothing, used
  • Drugs
  • Leeches
  • Military uniforms and equipment
  • Parasites and killers of insects
  • Plants
  • Rice
  • Seeds
  • Silkworms
  • Spirits
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Weapons
  • Yeast.

Gifts

Genuine gifts not exceeding 10 emalangeni in value and 5 kg in weight do not need an import permit.

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 7.2MB) 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.

Commercial goods require an invoice posted separately to the addressee.

Delivery locations & exclusions

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

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels delivers only to all destinations
    International Express - Parcels do not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Addressing
    ALL MAIL ARTICLES MUST INCLUDE THE WORDS SOUTHERN AFRICA IN THE ADDRESS.
  • Delivery service for Parcels
    Swaziland does not have a delivery service for parcels. The addressee collects the parcel from a post office.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the SwaziPost website.