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Lebanon

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).

  • 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-hazardous
  • Medical samples and supplies
  • Military equipment
  • Mineral dyes
  • Oil products
  • Paper and cloth
  • Plants and plant products
  • Phones and modems
  • Radio sets
  • Radar equipment, transmitters/receivers
  • Subs, cont’g sodium/calc.cyclamatel
  • Steel wool
  • Textile samples
  • Tobacco.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

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.

Commercial shipments valued at £50 Lebanese or more require three copies of a combined Certificate of Origin and commercial invoice. An Australian Chamber of Commerce must have certified the document and a Lebanese consul must have endorsed it.

Australian Customs require an EDN (export declaration number) for International Express / ECI articles items going to Lebanon. In addition to this, please ensure that all receiver details are completed correctly.

Please contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78 for more information.

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.

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 the places shown:
    • Aley
    • Baalbeck
    • Beirut
    • Jbeil
    • Jounieh
    • Nabatieh
    • Saida
    • Tripoli
    • Tyre
    • Zahle

      International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Service levels

    The availability and extent of all services to Lebanon are subject to change at short notice. Call 13 13 18 for up-to-date information. Prohibitions for International Registered Post - Letters include; coins, bank notes, securities of any kind payable to the bearer, travellers’ cheques, platinum, gold or silver whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or other valuable articles.
  • International Registered Post - Letters

    Lebanon pays compensation only in case of total loss, total theft or destruction of the article.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Liban Post 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.