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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).

  • Baby comforters
  • Bank notes
  • Balls, rubber
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras
  • Cassettes
  • Coins, counterfeit
  • Currency notes or securities payable to the bearer
  • Foodstuff, perishable
  • Firearms
  • Fruit
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Laptop computers
  • Lottery tickets
  • Meat, non-preserved
  • Mobile telephones
  • Milk, condensed
  • Postcards, pictorial, packages of
  • Printing machines and tools
  • Platinum gold or silver (whether manufactured or not)
  • Shaving brushes made in Japan
  • Soap
  • Subversive literature
  • Sweets containing alcohol
  • Tea
  • Travellers cheques
  • Trademarks, false
  • Veils, silk
  • Vine leaves and cuttings
  • Walkie-talkie transmitter-receivers

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:

The Australian Government, in response to United Nations Security Council resolutions, sanctions the export of goods and commodities to Iraq. The sanctions or exemptions may vary at any time.

  • Antiques
  • Cotton and cotton seed
  • Fats for human consumption
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Hair-dyes containing diamine
  • Medicines
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Salt, unrefined
  • Serums
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