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Serbia

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).

  • Animals
  • Abortion procurement items
  • Antiques
  • Bullion and currency
  • Banknotes and securities
  • Cheques, cashier
  • Cigarette paper
  • Cosmetics
  • Essences for artificial wines and brandies
  • Foodstuffs
  • Furs
  • Firearms and parts
  • Foreign products bearing Montenegro trademarks or imitated trade marks
  • Gambling devices
  • Invoices, blank
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, including costume
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Military uniforms of other states
  • Personal effects
  • Playing cards
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Whistles, spoons and food containers having a lead content over 10%
  • Wines and must containing sulphuric acid
  • Yeast

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:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals and animal products
  • Artwork, including drawings, proofs and layouts
  • Books
  • Blueprints
  • Chemicals. non-hazardous
  • Coffee
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Cheques, blank
  • Drawings, technical, architect, engineering
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Diplomatic mail
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Fruit
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fabrics and fabric samples
  • Foodstuffs
  • Jewellery
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Machinery parts
  • Meat and poultry products
  • Medicines samples, supplies and equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Poisons
  • Plans, drawings; architecture, industrial, engineering
  • Plants, parts of plants and products
  • Printed publications
  • Postal envelopes
  • Printed Publications
  • Radio sets
  • Serums and vaccines
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco
  • Tea
  • Utensils.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Watches

Serbia may accept watch cases or housings (mounted or unmounted) of complete watches made of precious metals after analysis of the metal content. Serbia does not accept articles containing incomplete watch cases or parts.

Personal-use items

Postal items addressed to individuals may contain personal travel articles, articles for personal and family use (medicines, medical instruments, teaching and leisure material) and articles for the use of their household in quantities not intended for resale.

Legacy and contract items

Items inherited abroad and articles provided for in contracts concluded between States may be freely imported in accordance with such contracts.

Professional tools of trade

Natural persons of Serbia nationality exercising a profession may import articles for use in that profession subject to special conditions.

Import Permits

Serbia requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

Import duties

For individual senders sending Samples, Gifts and Merchandise, items not exceeding 70 EUR are exempt from customs duty. For business senders, this threshold is 50 EUR

VAT applies to all Samples, Gifts and Merchandise, there is no threshold. Please note the addressee may be liable for additional customs clearance fees. Please check with the local customs authority for more information.

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.

Senders must provide proof of the addressee’s entitlement on the customs form; otherwise, the addressee must provide the proof before delivery. Customs authorities inspect all non-letter items.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.

Gifts

Senders should mark all gifts and accompanying documents gift parcel or envoi cadeau.

Invoices

All commercial goods must include an invoice.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

There are currently no delivery exclusions to Serbia.

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.