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).
- Abortion procurement items
- Alcohol and spirits
- Chain letters
- Copyright violations
- Foodstuffs, adulterated
- Fruit and vegetables
- Lottery tickets and advertising
- Meat and meat products
- Prison-made goods
- Straw, hay or grasses used as packaging
- Trademark violations
- Trademarks, false
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:
- Cotton products, raw
- Insects, dried or preserved
- Insects, live
- Knives with spring blades
- Meat or meat products
- Plants and cuttings
- Reptiles, dried or preserved
- Serums and vaccines
- Tobacco products
Micronesia admits the following items duty-free:
- Any item, not for resale, to a value of $US10, except tobacco products and perfumes containing alcohol
- Atlases and charts
- Engravings, etchings, lithographs
- Gifts to a value of $US25
- Music in books or sheets
- Newspapers and periodicals
- Printed matter issued by literary or scientific institutions
- Woodcuts and pictorial matter produced by relief or stencil printing process more than 20 years before importation
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.
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