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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
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Butter, artificial
  • Bullion and currency
  • Cigarette paper
  • Coins, banknotes, bearer bonds of any kind
  • Contraceptives and relating literature
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Furs
  • Fats, foreign
  • Fragile articles
  • Gambling articles
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Liquids or liquefiable elements
  • Living insects and their eggs
  • Paper coloured with toxic substances
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Pornography
  • Postal envelopes
  • Powdered milk
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Platinum, gold or silver
  • Publications or items embarrassing to public order
  • Travellers cheques
  • Tobacco manufacturing apparatus
  • Trademarks, false.

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 and spirits
  • Animal products
  • Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
  • Coal and firewood
  • Communications equipment
  • Compact disc, diskettes
  • Cosmetics, cologne and perfume
  • Computer software
  • Chemical or pharmaceutical products
  • Coffee
  • Foodstuffs
  • Films: 8mm, 16mm, 35mm
  • Gambling devices
  • Liquids, non-haz