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Switzerland

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).

  • Absinthe
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Beverages and spirits
  • Live trees and other plants
  • Lottery tickets
  • Offensive items and propaganda
  • Printed books and newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Spying devices, miniature
  • Vegetables

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:

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

  • Animals and animal products
  • Animal, vegetable fats and oils
  • Feathers and down
  • Hides and skins, raw
  • Metals, precious, articles made of
  • Mineral products
  • Optical and cinematographic instruments
  • Plants and plant products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Prepared foodstuffs
  • Pearls and precious stones
  • Salt
  • Serums and vaccines
  • Vegetable products
  • Weapons.

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 7.2MB) 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.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

For International Express articles going to Liechtenstein 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.

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver to all destinations
    International Express - Parcels does deliver to a Post Office Box and Poste Restante.
  • Delivery of insured letters and parcels
    Articles must be collected by the addressee from the destination post office.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Swiss Post website

Make sure it's safe to send

Some items are considered dangerous and unsuitable for sending from Australia, even if they’re not prohibited by the destination country.

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