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Hong Kong

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, live
  • Advertising relating to gambling or games of chance
  • Agriculture poisons
  • Counterfeit currency
  • Imitation markings of the Government Services
  • Imitation postage stamps
  • Lottery tickets and circulars
  • Meat and edible meat offal
  • Paper and paperboard
  • Printed books, newspapers and other products of the printing industry- offensive by nature
  • Trademarks, false or imitated.

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:

  • Agricultural and domestic pesticides
  • Animals and animal products
  • Asbestos
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Antibiotics
  • Bees
  • Beverages and alcoholic fluids
  • Coffee
  • Cereals
  • Flies
  • Firearms
  • Hydrocarbon oil
  • Leeches
  • Mineral products
  • Medicines
  • Narcotics
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Parasites and insect killers
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Paint, varnish and enamels
  • Precious metals
  • Rice
  • Rubber
  • Sand
  • Silkworms
  • Sugar
  • Textiles and textile articles
  • Waste

In general imports into Hong Kong