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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).

  • Anti-parasite products
  • Animals, live
  • Bark from resinous timber
  • Colouring matter
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots
  • Gambling machines
  • Imitation and pirated products
  • Lottery material
  • Material contrary to public order
  • Melatonin
  • Metallic yarn or trimmings of gold thread
  • Metallised
  • Measuring instruments
  • Material harmful to young people
  • Natural or cultured pearls, semi-precious stones and metals
  • Pearls coated with lead salts
  • Printed books, newspaper and pictures- offensive by nature
  • Radio elements
  • Toys, games and sports requisites
  • Vitamins and other nutritional products
  • War material and the like
  • Wadding, felt and woven and non-woven fabrics
  • Wood and articles of wood

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under International Courier.

Lithium batteries

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

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:

  • Alcohol
  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products
  • Bees, honey and waxes
  • Baby’s comforters
  • Books and publications
  • Cereals
  • Contraceptives
  • Electric blankets
  • Fertilizers
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Fruit
  • Gemstones
  • Helmets,