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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, live
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. materials
  • Eggs, raw
  • Electronic and high-frequency machines
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Furs
  • Honey and honeycomb
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Military equipment
  • Narcotics
  • Poisons and toxic substances
  • Perishables
  • Photographic film (undeveloped)
  • Postage stamps (unused)
  • Pornography
  • Publications and printed matter of offensive nature
  • Precious metals, stones and jewellery
  • Rare animals and plants, and products
  • Subs, cont’g sodium/calc.clyclamate
  • Weapons and parts of weapons

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:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products and animal skins
  • Audio Recordings
  • Antiques and works of art
  • Bees
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Coffee/coffee samples
  • Cologne and perfumes
  • Communications equipment
  • Computer components and parts
  • Computer tapes and discs
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton Seed
  • Drugs: prescriptio