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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
  • Asbestos
  • Bees
  • Bullion and currency
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb mats
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Lead toys
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Meat and meat products
  • Pornography
  • Rags
  • Sacks or bags, used
  • Straw and hay, including when used as packaging
  • Silkworms

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:

  • Alcohol
  • Beer
  • Computer software
  • Diskettes
  • Drugs: prescription
  • Hair, bristles
  • Medicines
  • Milk
  • Plants
  • Tapes: computer
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Wines and liqueurs
  • Wool

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum-based products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes