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Singapore

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).

  • Cigarettes
  • Chewing gum
  • Cyclamates, sodium and calcium, items containing
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Liquor
  • Lucky charms, advertising of
  • Milk, skimmed
  • Obscene articles and publications
  • Postage stamps, fictitious or used
  • Seditious and treasonable materials
  • Tobacco and chewing tobacco.

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:

Singapore requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. A Goods and Services Tax of three per cent of the total of cost, insurance, freight and customs duty applies to all goods and merchandise imported into Singapore. Senders should determine import restrictions from Singapore authorities before posting:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Grain
  • Hypodermic syringes
  • Meat or meat products
  • Medicines
  • Newspaper, books and mag