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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).

  • Animals
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Clothing or sacks, used
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. material
  • Gambling machines
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory.
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Military uniforms
  • Military equipment
  • Obscene or immoral articles
  • Pharmaceutical products of unknown composition
  • Precious stones, jewels and metals
  • Poisons
  • Pornography
  • Police whistles
  • Platinum, gold and silver
  • Securities, payable to the bearer
  • Travellers cheques
  • Tobacco products, unidentified
  • Weapons

Lithium batteries

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

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:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products/skins
  • Coffee, coffee samples
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Communications equipment
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton, cotton seed
  • Drugs: non-prescription
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Foodstuffs
  • Grain samples
  • Medical samples
  • Perishables
  • Phone/modems
  • Plants and plant products
  • Radar equipment: transmitters/receivers
  • Radio equipment and parts
  • Seeds
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Tobacco
  • Works of Art.

EDN’s and export pe