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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).

  • 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: