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Philippines

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).

  • Abortion-procurement items
  • Coffee
  • Copyright infringements
  • Currency, counterfeit
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Foodstuffs, adulterated
  • Fragile articles
  • Games of chance of any type
  • Liqueurs and spirits
  • Liquids or liquefiable elements
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Medicines, adulterated
  • Replicas of weapons
  • Seditious materials
  • Toys and toys resembling weapons

Other prohibitions

The postal administration of the Philippines reserves the right not to accept any kind of letter post (ordinary, registered or insured) containing coins, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to the bearer, travellers cheques, platinum, gold or silver, whether manufactures or not, precious stones or other valuable articles.

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under International Courier.

Lithium batteries

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

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:

Philippines 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 before posting contraceptives, plants (or parts of plants), or silkworms and eggs.

Please note the following restrictions for Inte