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Papua New Guinea

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).

  • Animal teeth, bones or imitations of
  • Birds nests
  • Chain letters and related materials
  • Eggs and products containing eggs
  • Fish, imitation
  • Gambling instruments
  • Lard
  • Manures and organic fertilisers
  • Money, counterfeit
  • Noodles
  • Plants or parts of plants
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Preparations purporting to remedy alcohol or drug habits (tobacco excepted)
  • Prison-made goods
  • Shells, imitation
  • Spring knives
  • Tea, exhausted or adulterated
  • Warranties or guarantees, false suggestions of

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:

  • Animal products
  • Bags and sacks, used
  • Bees
  • Bird products
  • Blankets and rugs, used
  • Butter substitutes
  • Feathers and plumage
  • Firearms
  • Fruit
  • Hair dyes
  • Cinematograph films, video tapes and advertisements thereto
  • Insects
  • Invoice forms, blank
  • Mineral oil
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Skins
  • Spirits
  • Tobacco and tobacco products

Used clothing

Papua New Guinea admits used clothing from Australia only if it is for use as apparel. This excludes used clothing for use as flock or rags.

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.

Papua New Guinea has no current requirements for special documentation.

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
    International Express - Parcels delivers to rural destinations by local Registered or Express services, or contacts the addressee to arrange a delivery point. International Express - Parcels does deliver to a Post Office Box and Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Delivery service for parcels
    Papua New Guinea does not have a delivery service for parcels. It accepts parcels only if addressed either to a Post Office Box or for collection from a post office.

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

Make sure it's safe to send

Some items are considered dangerous and unsuitable for sending from Australia, even if they’re not prohibited by the destination country.

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