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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).

  • Abortion procurement items
  • Alcohol and spirits
  • Chain letters
  • Contraceptives
  • Copyright violations
  • Firearms
  • Fish
  • Foodstuffs, adulterated
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Meat and meat products
  • Pornography
  • Prison-made goods
  • Straw, hay or grasses used as packaging
  • Trademark violations
  • Trademarks, false

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:

  • Bees
  • Cotton products, raw
  • Feathers
  • Firearms
  • Insects, dried or preserved
  • Insects, live
  • Knives with spring blades
  • Meat or meat products
  • Plants and cuttings
  • Reptiles, dried or preserved
  • Seeds
  • Serums and vaccines
  • Tobacco products

Customs duty

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
  • Books
  • Engravings, etchings, lithographs
  • Gifts to a value of $US25
  • Maps
  • Music in books or sheets
  • Newspapers and periodicals
  • Photographs
  • 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 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.

Consular invoice

Articles that exceed a value of $US or ECI require a consular invoice endorsed by a united states of america consul. The article must bear the words invoice enclosed.

Country of origin

A conspicuous and indelible stamp or brand of the country of origin (in English) must appear on all commercial items (except books addressed to a library), their containers and packaging.

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 - Letter service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Air mail, International Express parcels
    Due to heightened border protection and increased aviation security measures introduced by the US Government applying to inbound freight, there is likely to be delays of around 48 hours to parcels being sent to the US. These new security measures have increased cost implications associated with screening and transport, and as a result a $9 surcharge will be imposed on all parcels over 500g (16 ounces) destined for the US.
    This surcharge has been introduced solely to cover the costs of the revised security arrangements required by the United States, and Australia Post does not profit from the surcharge.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Federated States of Micronesia Postal Service website.