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Pakistan

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Prohibitions

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, live
  • Antiques
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Photographic and cinematographic products
  • Printed articles; Books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Preparations of meat, fish and crustaceans
  • Inorganic chemicals

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:

Pakistan 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 Pakistan authorities before posting:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products
  • Alcohol and beverages
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Mineral oils
  • Machines for games - toys
  • Printed articles; books and newspapers
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Rubber articles
  • Television receivers
  • Tobacco
  • War materials
  • Weapons
  • Works of art

Gifts

Pakistan admits unsolicited gifts to a value of 100 rupees per person per year (year-end 30 June). Gifts must not contain:

  • Cameras
  • Jewellery, imitation
  • Pens, fountain
  • Radio sets
  • Textiles, unless made-up or second-hand garments
  • Trophies, hunting (animals and birds)
  • Watches and watch bands.

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.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

Senders should post invoices, certificates and other documentation to the addressee separately.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver to all destinations EXCEPT the following:
  • Mangla
  • Mirpur (AK)
  • Rawalakot
  • Mingora
  • Saidu Shraif
  • Havelian
  • Haripur
  • Akora Khattak
  • Risalpur
  • Nowshera
  • Charsadda
  • Abdul Hakim
  • Banu
  • Bhakar
  • Kallur Kot
  • Layyah
  • Muzaffargarh
  • Shorkot
  • Chiniot
  • Adam Jee Paper Mills Nowshera
  • Ahmed Pur
  • Gojra
  • Jaranwala
  • Qila Sheikhupura
  • Bhalwal
  • Shahpur City
  • Cadet College Larkana
  • Cadet College Moenjodaro
  • Quaidabad
  • Kundian
  • Mianwali
  • Daud Khel
  • Iskanderabad
  • Mari Indus
  • Kala Bagh
  • Changa Manga
  • Chashma Barrage
  • Murree
  • Murreedke
  • Gujar Khan
  • Chhore
  • Chakwal
  • Dina
  • Sara i- Alamgir
  • Kharian
  • Lalamusa
  • Mandi Bahauddin
  • Malik Wal
  • Daska
  • Pasrur
  • Narowal
  • Hafizabad
  • Raiwand
  • Bhai Pheru
  • Pattoki
  • Depalpur
  • Okara
  • Chchawatni
  • Arif Wala
  • Khanewal
  • Burewala
  • Vehari
  • Bahawalnagar
  • Samma Satta
  • Ahmadpur East
  • Khanpur
  • Sadiq Abad
  • Pano Akil
  • Rohri
  • Khairpur Mirs
  • Gumbat
  • Mehrabpur
  • Padidan
  • Nawabshah
  • Shadadpur
  • Tando Adam
  • Sanghar Mirpurkhas
  • Tando Allahyar
  • Tando Jam
  • Hala
  • Tando Muhammad Khan
  • Badin
  • Thatta
  • Jamshoro
  • Dadu
  • Naudero
  • Shikarpur
  • Jacobabad
  • Kandh Kot
  • Guddu
  • Choti
  • Chunian
  • Dharki
  • Digri
  • Ellahabad
  • Fauji Fertilizer Complex Machhi Goth
  • Farooqabad
  • Ghazi
  • Ghotki
  • Pabbi
  • Pakpattan
  • Pano Akil Cantt
  • Qazi Ahmed
  • Gujranwala Cantt
  • Habibabad
  • Hakeemabad
  • Haroonabad
  • Hattar
  • Industrial Estate Gadoon
  • Jam Sahab
  • Jhudo
  • Kamoke
  • Kandiaro
  • Kashmore
  • Khadro
  • Khallabat Town Ship
  • Khankah Dogran
  • Kharian Cantt
  • Kot Abdul Malik
  • Kot Ghulam Muhammad
  • Kot Radha Kishan
  • Shahkot
  • Shahpur Saddar
  • Shahpur Chakur
  • Sharaqpur
  • Shorkot Cantt.
  • Shujabad
  • Sibi
  • Kotri
  • Kundian
  • Kunri
  • Lakki Marwat
  • Lodhran
  • Mansehra
  • Matli
  • Mian Chunnu
  • Minwah Godghani
  • Mirpur Mathelo
  • Mitari
  • Mithi
  • Mona Depot
  • Moro
  • Mustafa-Abad
  • Nankana Sahib
  • Naushero Feroz
  • New Chhor
  • New Saeedabad
  • Noukot
  • Raja Jang
  • Rajan Pur
  • Rani Pur
  • Rao Khan Wala
  • Renala Khurd
  • Sakrand
  • Samaro
  • Samundri
  • Sangla Hill
  • Tandianwala
  • Tando Jan Muhammad
  • Tarbela Dam Colony
  • Tarbela Right Bank Cana
  • Thermal Power Station Muzaffargarh
  • Topi
  • Turbat
  • Umerkot
  • Air Mail and Sea Mail destinations for Extra Cover Parcels
    The Air Mail and Sea Mail services for Extra Cover Parcels are available to all places except:
    • Bela
    • Chhellar
    • Dhandi
    • Kaloi
    • Khararodal
    • Land Kamar
    • Liara
    • Miani Beach
    • Molviabad
    • Ormara
    • Rawatsar
    • Shakardara
    • Sonmiani
    • Spinwan
    • Tenai
    • Thathi
    • Nasratti
    • Uhtal
  • International Registered Post - Letters
    Prohibitions for International Registered Post - Letters includes; coins, bank notes, securities of any kind payable to the bearer, travellers’ cheques, platinum, gold or silver whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or other valuable articles.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Pakistan Post website.