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New Zealand

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
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Coins or currency, counterfeit or otherwise
  • Live trees and other plants
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Hair or bristle articles
  • Helmets, motorcycle
  • Inorganic and organic chemicals
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles
  • Live trees and other plants
  • Ores, slag and ash
  • Offensive weapons (flick knives, knuckle dusters)
  • PCB rubber teats, soothers, pacifiers
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Printed articles; books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Publications or recordings, indecent
  • Soil, sand, clay, earth and sawdust
  • Tobacco, including chewing
  • Unprocessed fruit and plant products
  • Wood and articles of wood /unprocessed timber
  • Woolpacks.

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
  • Brandy
  • Beverages and spirits
  • Chemicals
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations
  • Firearms and weapons
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and pl