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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).

  • Airline tickets, blank stock
  • Antiques
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Beverages
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cereal
  • Deeds
  • Drugs, non-prescription
  • Edible fruit, nuts, seeds and vegetables
  • Fish and crustaceans
  • Fertilizers
  • Furniture, bedding, mattresses, stuffed furnishings, lamps, light fittings etc
  • Foodstuffs
  • Furs, skin and artificial fus
  • Gambling machines
  • Ivory
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Live animals, or products of animal origin, including oils, fats, skin and feathers
  • Minerals
  • Products of the milling industry
  • Pirated editions of books
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • Toys, games and sport requisites
  • Tobacco and tobacco products.

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 products
  • Articles of rubber
  • Anti-parasite products
  • Beverages and spirits
  • Books, brochures and newspapers; printed matter
  • Chemicals
  • Firearms
  • Medicines
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Natural or cultured pearls</