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New Caledonia

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).

  • Absinthe and similar liqueurs
  • Beverages resembling wines
  • Book trade products, counterfeit
  • Flowers
  • Marks of origin, false
  • Metal resembling legal coinage
  • Saccharine
  • Spirits containing aniseed
  • Tobacco
  • Weights and measures, non-metric

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:

New Caledonia requires an import permit for all commercial goods that exceed 2000 CFP in value. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has the necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from New Caledonian authorities before posting:

  • Animal products
  • Chemical products
  • Coin-counterfeiting apparatus
  • Films
  • Plants and plant products
  • Sound recordings
  • 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.

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 endorsed by the consular service. Senders should post all documents separately to the addressee.

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 courier delivery to all destinations
    International Express - Parcels does deliver to a Post Office Box and Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the New Caledonia Office of Posts and Telecommunications (OPT) 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.