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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 and animal skins
  • Asbestos
  • Antiques
  • Bullion and currency
  • Coffee/tea
  • Cereals
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. materials
  • Dairy produce and birds eggs
  • Electrical machinery
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fruit and nuts
  • Furs
  • Confectionery in the form of cigarettes
  • Gambling devices
  • Items contrary to the social or moral order of the State
  • Ivory and tortoise shells
  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Printed products; newspapers, books- offensive by nature
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Pornography
  • Photographic, cinematographic products
  • Pearls, precious metals and stones
  • Rubber articles
  • Ships, boats and floating structures
  • Sugar
  • Some mineral products
  • Second hand motor vehicles parts
  • Sugarcane plants.

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:

Mauritius 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 Mauritius