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).
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:
Senders should determine import restrictions from Ascension and St Helena authorities before posting drugs, medicines or potatoes.
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.
In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.
Commercial goods must include an invoice and a Certificate of Origin.
Delivery locations & exclusions
Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.
Routing of air services
In the International Express, Air Mail and International Registered Post services, Australia Post despatches mail by air to the United Kingdom. From there, the United Kingdom postal administration transfers it to Sea Mail for delivery to Ascension and St Helena.
For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Saint Helena Post & Customer Services Centre website.