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 products
- Arms and ammunition
- Inorganic and organic chemicals
- Lottery tickets, unauthorised
- Minerals fuels and oils
- Massage appliances
- Obscene or immoral material
- Photographic and cinematographic products
- Pharmaceutical products
- Printed articles; books, newspapers- offensive by nature
- Pearls, precious stones and metals
- Toys, games
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
- Anti-parasite products
- Animal products
- Ceramic products
- Chemical and pharmaceutical products
- Foodstuffs, prepared
- Health certificate
- Lottery tickets
- Measuring instruments
- Mineral oils
- Pharmaceutical products
- Paper products
- Plastic and rubber articles
- Textiles and textile articles
- Television receivers
- Tobacco and tobacco products
- Vegetable products
- War materials
- Wood products
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.
In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.
Articles with a value of more than $US300 require an invoice. Senders should separately post a duplicate invoice to the addressee. Articles with a value of more than $US1000 require a Certificate of Origin.
Mexico accepts articles for collection at a post office counter only if addressed: Addressee name, occurre, post office name, postcode, city name, Mexico.
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 all destinations:
International Express - Parcels delivers to other destinations by local Registered or Express services.
International Express - Parcels does deliver to a Post Office Box however does not deliver to a Poste Restante.
- International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Correos de México website.