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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
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Baby feeders or accessories with glass tubes
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Gardenia seeds or seedlings
  • Hessian bags, used
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Lottery tickets
  • Military equipment
  • Powder of any kind
  • Seditious articles
  • Telegraphic apparatus
  • Weapons
  • Whistles, as used by police.

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
  • Animal products and skins
  • Bees
  • Chain letters
  • Cinefilms
  • Chemicals non-hazardous
  • Coffee and coffee samples
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Communications equipment
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton seeds
  • Drugs prescription
  • Films:8mm, 16mm and 35mm
  • Fabrics and fabric samples
  • Foodstuffs
  • Honeycombs
  • Medicines
  • Perishables
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Radio equipment
  • Samples, textile
  • Stone, mineral samples for analysis
  • Subs. Cont’g sodium/calc. cyclamate
  • Seeds
  • Silkworms
  • Tea