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Kuwait

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Prohibitions

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).

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Asbestos
  • Antiques
  • Animals
  • Articles of iron and steel
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cereals
  • Cheques, blanks
  • Cigarette advertising and materials with cigarette companies’ branding
  • Clothes resembling military uniforms
  • Contraceptives
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. materials
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Grain samples
  • Invoices, blank
  • Ivory
  • Imitation firearms/paraphernalia
  • Items used for black magic, voodoo etc
  • Jewellery
  • Oil products
  • Precious stones and metals
  • Perishables
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Pornography
  • Playing cards
  • Publications containing pro-Israelite, anti-Arab or anti-Islamic propaganda
  • Rubber and articles thereof
  • Religious publications/figures
  • Remote control vehicles
  • Tobacco
  • Toys, games and sports requisites
  • Weapons, and parts of

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:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products
  • Brushes
  • Colour cameras
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Communications equipment
  • Compact discs
  • Computer accessories/software
  • Cosmetics
  • Drugs: Prescription and non-prescription
  • Electrical machinery
  • Films
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Gaming machines, toys
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Medical/dental supplies, supplies and equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Printed books, newspapers and the like
  • Phones and modems
  • Plants and plant products
  • Radar equipment
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Televisions
  • Telephones, radio and fax machines
  • Vegetables
  • Weapons and parts of weapons

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

Commercial jewellery

Senders must obtain the approval of the Kuwait Ministry of Commerce and Industry before sending, for resale or commercial purposes, jewels, precious stones or metals and associated equipment.

Okay to send? Send responsibly.

As the sender, it's your responsibility to make sure your items don't break any laws or rules – both within Australia and in the destination country.

Restrictions and conditions can change at short notice so the information on this page should be used as a guide only. For the latest information, you should check the UPU prohibitions & restrictions (PDF 7.2MB) or contact the destination country's customs, postal trade or government authority.

It's also your responsibility to check if the destination country imposes any duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees on the item you're sending. If you're unsure, please contact the consulate office of the destination country.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable. The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.

Medicines

Medicines must include a prescription or a document indicating their composition.

Invoices

All goods exceeding 50 Kuwaiti Dinars must include an invoice and a Certificate of Origin. All correspondence should be in the official language of the union (French) or in English.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver to all desinations
    International Express - Parcel items do not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Kuwaiti Ministry of Communications website.

Make sure it's safe to send

Some items are considered dangerous and unsuitable for sending from Australia, even if they’re not prohibited by the destination country.