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Myanmar (Burma)

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Prohibitions

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
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Antiques
  • Cutlery and implements
  • Coins exceeding $A11 in value
  • Firearms, imitation
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Medicines
  • Organic and Inorganic chemicals
  • Printed matter; books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Plants and seeds
  • Quinine, rose-coloured
  • Shaving brushes, Japanese
  • Some minerals
  • Tanning or dying extracts, colouring matter
  • Vegetable products

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:

Myanmar 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 Myanmar authorities before posting any item other than letters.

Myanmar reserves the right not to accept insured items containing valuable articles such as currency notes, cheques, securities payable to the bearer, items representing monetary value and generally speaking negotiable instruments.

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.

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 in duplicate and a Certificate of Origin.

Address format

The postal administration of Myanmar has advised postal administrations worldwide that it will not accept mail unless addressed to "MYANMAR". It will return mail not so addressed to the country of origin.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

  • International Express - Parcels does NOT deliver to the following destinations
    • Kyauktada Township
    • Pabedan Township
    • Latha Township
    • Lanmadaw Township
    • Botathaung Township
    • Pazundaung Township
    • Mingalartaungnyunt Township
    • Dagon Township
    • Seikkan Township

International Express - Parcels do not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.

  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Extra Cover for parcels
    Extra Cover to a value of $5000 is available only for parcels addressed to Rangoon. The article must not contain valuables.

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

Make sure it's safe to send

Some items are considered dangerous and unsuitable for sending from Australia, even if they’re not prohibited by the destination country.

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