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Netherlands

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 and vegetable fats, oils
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Imitation and pirated products
  • Knives
  • Lottery tickets and advertising, unauthorised
  • Mineral products
  • Products of chemicals or allied substances
  • Photographic or cinematographic products
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Printed articles; books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetable products
  • Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under International Courier.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Courier services.

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:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Hemp
  • Hides and skins, raw
  • Narcotics
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Precious metal products
  • Seeds
  • Vegetables and plant products
  • Weapons

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.