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).
- Bullion and currency
- Cheques, cashier
- Dangerous good, haz or comb materials
- Jewellery, precious metals and stones
- Precious metals and stones
Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.
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:
North Macedonia requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from North Macedonian authorities before posting:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Animals, animal products including skins/leather
- Anti-parasite products
- Coffee, coffee samples
- Cologne and perfume
- Cotton seed
- Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
- Fruit and vegetable products
- Food stuffs
- Leather goods
- Liquids, non-hazardous
- Measuring instruments
- Medical samples, supplies and equipment
- Musical instruments
- Pharmaceutical products
- Plants or plant products
- Printed publications
North Macedonia may accept watch cases or housings (mounted or unmounted) of complete watches made of precious metals after analysis of the metal content. It does not accept articles containing incomplete watchcases or parts.
Postal items addressed to individuals not exceeding $US100 are exempt from customs duty.
Items inherited abroad and articles provided for in contracts concluded between States may be freely imported in accordance with such contracts.
Natural persons of North Macedonian nationality exercising a profession may import articles for use in that profession subject to special conditions.
EDN’s and export permits are required for:
- Kangaroo skins
- Crocodile skins
- Emu oil
- Fish oil
- Bunker oil
- Petroleum bases products
- Tobacco and tobacco products
- Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.
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.
In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.
Senders must provide proof of the addressee’s entitlement on the customs form; otherwise, the addressee must provide the proof before delivery. Customs authorities inspect all Parcels.
Senders should mark all gifts and accompanying documents gift parcel or envoi cadeau.
All commercial goods must include an invoice.
The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.
The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.
Delivery locations & exclusions
Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.
- International Express - Parcels delivers only to the places shown
- Demir Kapija
- Kriva Palanka
- Titov Veles
- International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante
- International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Makedonska Pošta website.