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South Korea

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 and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition and parts thereof
  • Beverages and spirits
  • Cereals
  • Dairy products
  • Electrical machinery
  • Foodstuffs
  • Furs and animal skins
  • Medical equipment
  • Meat products
  • Natural honey
  • Natural or cultured pearls
  • Optical, photographic and cinematographic materials
  • Oil products and seeds
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Plants and plant products
  • Precious and semi-precious stones and metals
  • Raw hides and skins
  • Some vehicles and articles thereof.

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:

  • All propaganda and goods from North Korea
  • Animals and animal products
  • Books, publications, films, video
  • Coins, banknotes and currency
  • Foodstuffs
  • Knives
  • Narcotics
  • Printed matter
  • Plant and plant products
  • Radio equipment
  • Seeds
  • Soil Samples and Soil in general
  • Swords
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • War material
  • Weapons

Please note the following restrictions for International Standard articles being ca