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
- 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.
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
- Foodstuffs, prepared
- Grass or straw articles or packaging
- 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.
- Firearms, including gun barrels and breeches, crossbows
- bladed weapons with blades or more than 12cm, switch-blade knives, push daggers
- thrusting and stabbing weapons, including knuckledusters, truncheons and clubs, and other similar items
Norway admits gifts duty-free to a value of 1000 kroner. Gifts of spirits, wines, liqueurs and tobacco are not duty-free.
VAT for low value goods
1st January 2020
Exemptions for VAT and other indirect taxes for items labelled as foodstuffs, such as protein powder and food supplements, will be abolished.
1st April 2020
Low value goods exempted from VAT will be abolished. Sellers and online marketplaces will be liable for VAT on cross boarder sales of low value goods (under NOK 3,000).
Customs duty threshold to be raised to NOK 3,000.
Additional information can be viewed on the Posten website.
1st January 2024
The temporary customs declaration exemption for importing goods valued below 305 Norwegian krone (NOK) by private persons will be revoked.
For low-value goods sent to Norway, the minimum value threshold for VAT will be replaced by new requirements under the VOEC (VAT on eCommerce) registration scheme.
VOEC will apply to goods sold from foreign sellers to consumers (B2C) in Norway that are valued below 3,000 NOK.
Goods with a value above 3,000 NOK, foodstuffs, restricted goods, and goods subject to excise duties will be outside the scope of the VOEC scheme.
More information on the VOEC scheme is available at: www.skatteetaten.no/en/business-and-organisation/vat-and-duties/vat/foreign/e-commerce-voec/
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 3.2MB) 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.
Commercial goods require an invoice.
Delivery locations & exclusions
Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.
Delivery locations & exclusions data (Personal)
- International Express - Parcels deliver to all cities and towns
International Express - Parcels has delayed delivery to rural destinations, which might be by registered post.
International Express - Parcels are unable to be delivered to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante. The sender and receiver phone number are mandatory for these items using International Express service.
For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Posten website.