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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).

  • Asbestos
  • Animals
  • Bullion and currency
  • Bees
  • Drugs
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Pornography
  • Silkworms

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:

Suriname requires an import permit for many commercial goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Suriname authorities before posting:

  • Bags or sacks, empty, made of primary textile materials
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut
  • Coffee
  • Cotton plants
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Sugarcane plants

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

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