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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 and animal products
  • Cereals
  • Chemical products, phamaceutical
  • Inorganic chemicala
  • Mineral products, eg salt
  • Ores, slag and ash
  • Pharmaceutical products of any kind (including synthetic extraction or naturopathic preparations)
  • Products made of or containing wild oats
  • Products from the milling industry
  • Seeds and fruit.

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
  • Animals and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Chemical products
  • Cigarette paper
  • Cosmetics
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Footwear
  • Grass or straw articles or packaging
  • Machinery
  • Narcotics
  • Plants and plant products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Printed books, newspapers, brochures
  • Photographic and cinematrographic goods
  • Radio and telecommunication equipment
  • Textiles and textile articles
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Toys, games or sports incorporating radio equipment
  • Wood and wooden articles
  • Wool and woollen articles.
  • Weapons
    • Firearms, including gun barrels and breeches, crossbows
    • bladed weapons with blades or more than 12cm, switch-blade knives, push daggers
    • thrusting and stabbing weapon