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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
  • Alcohol
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Chain letters
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Electrical appliances
  • Fur
  • Hosiery
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Lottery tickets
  • Live trees and other plants
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals
  • Reproductions of bank notes or designs resembling them
  • Saccharine
  • Seeds and fruit
  • Shoes
  • Toys

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
  • Coffee, tea and spices
  • Cereals
  • Cocoa and cocoa products
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Medicines
  • Fabric and fabric samples
  • Edible fruit and nuts
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Mineral products
  • Military equipment
  • Pest destroying products
  • Perishables
  • Personal effects
  • Pearls, precious stones and metals
  • Plants and plant products, seeds
  • Shoes
  • Seeds
  • Sugar and sugar confectionary
  • Textile articles
  • Tapes; computer
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetables

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Cro