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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
  • Asbestos
  • Articles of stone, plaster and cement
  • Base metals
  • Bullion and currency
  • Calendars
  • Cotton
  • Ceramic products
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. materials
  • Footwear
  • Ivory
  • Man made fibres
  • Pulp of wood and paper articles
  • Printed articles; books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Pornography
  • Pearls, jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Printed books and brochures
  • Sugar and sugar confectionary
  • Stationery
  • Used clothing
  • Various textile articles
  • Wool and animal hair

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.

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 and animal products
  • Chemicals
  • Cereals
  • Contraceptives
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Gaming machines, toys
  • Jewellery, costume
  • Military equipment
  • Mineral oils
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Rubber articles
  • Raw hide and leather
  • Seeds
  • Textile and textile articles
  • Tapes: audio, computer and v