EU customs changes affecting businesses
On 1 July 2021, important customs changes will apply to businesses sending goods to EU countries.
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).
- Cotton seed
- Foodstuffs containing saccharine
- Lottery tickets
- Mushrooms and microbes, cultures of
- Playing cards
- Religious relics and objects, such as rosaries
Spain prohibits weapons of whatever type or category, including firearms, and all components of weapons.
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:
Spain requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.
- Animals and animal products
- Drugs and medicines
- Jewellery and precious objects
- Pharmaceutical products
- Plants and parts of plants
For International Express articles going to Canary Islands or Equatorial Guinea EDN’s and export permits are required for:
- Kangaroo skins
- Crocodile skins
- Emu oil
- Fish oil
- Bunker oil
- Petroleum-based products
- Tobacco and tobacco products
- Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes
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 3.2MB) 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 do not normally require an invoice.
Used clothing and other materials require a Certificate of Disinfection.
Plants and plant products require a Phytosanitary Certificate.
Some goods require a Certificate of Origin.
For International Express articles going to Canary Islands or Equatorial Guinea 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.
Delivery locations & exclusions
Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.
Delivery locations & exclusions data (Personal)
- International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver to all cities and towns
International Express has delayed delivery to rural destinations, which might be by local Registered or Express services. International Express - Parcels does deliver to a Post Office Box and Poste Restante.
For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Correos website.