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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
  • Batteries
  • 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
  • Mobile phones
  • 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.


All types of 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 authorities before posting:

  • Alcohol and spirits
  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Coal and firewood
  • Drugs; prescription and non-prescription
  • Foodstuffs
  • Grain Samples
  • Industrial equipment
  • Mineral oil
  • Measuring apparatus
  • Medical/dental supplies and equipment
  • Machines for games -toys
  • Narcotics
  • Personal effects
  • Peals, precious stones and metals
  • Printed matter; books, newspapers
  • Plants and plant products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Rubber articles
  • Seeds
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Toys
  • Tobacco
  • War materials
  • Works of Art.

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 3.2MB) 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 goods require an invoice showing the value of the goods in Australian dollars. Commercial goods require a Certificate of Origin.

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.

Delivery locations & exclusions data (Personal)

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver only to the places shown
    • Beau Bassin
    • Ebene
    • Curepipe
    • Port Louis
    • Quatre Bornes
    • Rodrigues Island

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

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Mauritius Post website.