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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).

  • Animals and animal products
  • Absinth
  • Arms and ammunition, including toys
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Base metals
  • Batteries (lithium)
  • Coins and medals
  • Dairy produce, birds eggs, natural honey
  • Dry vine wood
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof
  • Fish
  • Imitation and pirated products
  • Inorganic and organic chemicals
  • Jewellery
  • Lac, gums, resins and other vegetable saps
  • Liquids with above 82% alcohol
  • Listening devices
  • Methyl alcohol
  • Natural or cultured pearls
  • Precious or semi-precious stones
  • Printed matter, videos & sound recordings of an offensive nature
  • Salt, sulphur, earth and stone
  • Small arms
  • Some mineral products
  • Toys, games and sports requisites
  • Wood and articles of wood
  • Video games.

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under International Courier.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent to Germany.

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
  • Beer, wine and spirits
  • Chemical or allied industries products
  • Coins and medals
  • Cosmetics
  • Fodder
  • Foods