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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
  • Absinthe and the like
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Baby comforters not made of pure rubber
  • Bullion and currency
  • Contraceptives
  • Dangerous good, haz or comb materials
  • Furs
  • Ivory
  • Khaki green clothing
  • Military equipment
  • Organic and inorganic chemicals
  • Preserves not bearing marks of origin
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Products from the printing industry- offensive by nature
  • Rubber and articles thereof
  • Ships, boats and floating structures
  • Toys and games
  • Textile items
  • Vanilla products.

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
  • Books and printed articles
  • Fabrics and fabric samples
  • Firearms
  • Gaming machines, toys
  • Liquids, non hazardous
  • Mineral oils
  • Measuring instruments
  • Narcotics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plants and plant products
  • Pearls, precious stones and metal
  • Stamps
  • Textile articles
  • Tobacco
  • War material
  • Wine.

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