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Papua New Guinea

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).

  • 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.