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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
  • Absinthe
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Coin-making apparatus
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. materials
  • Diamonds, rough
  • Fish in tins exceeding 1 kg
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Precious stones and metals
  • Pornography
  • Red Cross designs
  • Trademarks, French, false
  • Weights and measures, non-metric

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:

  • Alcohols
  • Cigarettes
  • Cheques, cashier
  • Communications equipment
  • Computer components and parts
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Distilling apparatus
  • Essences and extracts soluble in alcohol
  • Firearms
  • Fruit
  • Gold items
  • Medicines
  • Military appliances
  • Mineral water
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Phones/modems
  • Saccharine
  • Sugarcane
  • Telecommunications equipment

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Drugs and medicines