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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).

  • Activated Credit/Debit/ATM Card
  • Air Guns
  • Airline Tickets, Blank Stock (NI)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal fur(real)
  • Animals, fish, birds (live)
  • Antiques and work of art
  • Batteries
  • Bullion (of any precious metal)
  • Cash (current legal tender)
  • Cash Letters (NI)
  • Cashlike negotiable instruments
  • Cheques, Blank (NI)
  • Cheques, Cancelled (NI)
  • Cheques, Cashier (NI)
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Explosives and weapons
  • Firearms (complete), ammunition
  • Firearms, parts of
  • Gambling device(incl. Playing card)
  • Human remains, including ashes
  • Hunting trophies,animal part/remain
  • Illegal goods(counterfeit,narcotic)
  • Imitation explosive devices, ammuniton
  • Imitation(replica) firearms, weapons
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery
  • Lithium batteries
  • Loose (semi)precious stones
  • Medicinal Cannabis
  • Military equipment
  • Money Orders (NI)
  • Money or Postal Orders
  • Perishables(fruit/flower/vegetable)
  • Pornography
  • Precious Metals & Stones
  • Replica Ammunition
  • Traveller's Cheques


All types of 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:

  • Activated sim cards
  • Animal products
  • Animal skins
  • Biological Substance Cat B, UN3373
  • Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Cigarettes, cigars and e-cigar
  • Clothing (more than 2kg)
  • Coal & firewood (include samples)
  • Commerative coins and medals
  • Communications equipment
  • Computer components & parts
  • Computer software
  • Computer storage devices
  • Cosmetics
  • Documents
  • Drugs (in pharmacy w/o prescription)
  • Drugs: prescription
  • Electro-shockers (tasers)
  • Electronic equipment
  • Event tickets
  • Eye glasses and contact lenses
  • Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
  • Films: entertainment (dvd, vhs)
  • Films: promotional, training (dvd, vhs)
  • Financial and monetary commodities
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Gift cards
  • Industrial equipment
  • Issued Airline Tickets
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Lottery tickets
  • Medical samples
  • Medical/dental supplies & equipment
  • Microfiche & Microfilm
  • Mobile phones, accessories & component
  • Oil products
  • Photographic slides
  • Plant products
  • Plants
  • Pre-paid phone cards
  • Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
  • Radios, radio equipment or parts
  • Seeds
  • Soil samples
  • Sports equipment
  • Stone/mineral samples for analysis
  • Tax Stickers (Banderols)
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Televisions, television equipment
  • Textile articles
  • Tickets (blank stock)
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Toy guns
  • Unused stamps
  • Vouchers/tokens
  • Watches

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

Please note:

If there are regular volumes with consignments containing these items, quantity of the item & declared values are required to confirm if this item can depart AU & enter Syria.

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.

Special documentation

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

All commercial goods require a Certificate of Origin. An invoice is not required if the item has a value less than 250 Syrian Pounds, or if the item is of a non-commercial nature.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The receiver will only receive a DHL (our delivery partner in Syria) receipt of customs duties. If receiver refuses to pay the duties, shipments will be subject to destruction.

HS codes must be included on commercial or the pro-forma invoice.

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.

Letter of indemnity for International Express

If you're sending International Express items to Syria, you'll need to complete a letter of indemnity.

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 only to the places shown
    • Abo Kamal
    • Al Hasakah
    • Aleppo
    • Banias
    • Damascus
    • Der Ezzor
    • Edleb
    • Hama
    • Homs
    • Jabli
    • Lattakia
    • Mohardi
    • Qamishli
    • Salameya
    • Swida
    • Tartous

International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.

  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Syrian Arab Republic Post Office website.