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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).

  • Animal products
  • Animals, their products and skins
  • Abortion-inducing items
  • Airline tickets, blank
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Contraceptives
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Knives, spring or switch-blade
  • Military equipment
  • Obscene material
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones.

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:

Malta requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Maltese authorities before posting:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Computer software
  • Cloth and clothing, used
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Firearms
  • Foodstuffs
  • Medicines
  • Plants and cuttings.
  • Tapes: Computer and video

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.