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Ukraine

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).

  • Agricultural products
  • Animals and animal products
  • Animal or vegetable fats
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Cereals
  • Foodstuffs
  • Fruit
  • Foreign Currency
  • Grains, seeds and fruit
  • Inorganic and organic chemicals
  • Narcotics
  • Plants and plant products
  • Photographic or cinematographic products
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Printed articles; books and brochures- offensive by nature
  • Prepared foodstuffs
  • Radio receiving articles
  • Rubber articles and articles thereof
  • Salt
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco
  • Vegetable products
  • Weapons
  • War material
  • Weapons, hunting
  • Weapons and parts of weapons

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:

  • Anti-parasite products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Agricultural products
  • Animals or animal products
  • Foodstuffs
  • Foreign currency
  • Fruit
  • Narcotics
  • Plants and plant products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Radio receiving apparatus
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco
  • War material
  • Weapons, hunting.
  • Weapons and parts of weapons

Personal use items

Ukraine admits items for the exclusive personal use of the addressee, subject to the payment of customs duty and subject to certain items not exceeding the quantities shown.

Item
Item Quantity
Clothing - coats, jackets, etc

Quantity

3 of each kind

Cloth

Quantity

10 metres

Photographic and video equipment

Quantity

1 of each kind

Audio recordings

Quantity

10

Video recordings

Quantity

5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment

Quantity

1

Computer tapes and discs

Quantity

15

Wine and vodka

Quantity

1 litre

Radio and video machines

Quantity

1 of each kind

Electronic music equipment

Quantity

1 of each kind

Primary religious works - Bible Koran, Tora, etc

Quantity

2 of each kind

Crucifixes, icons, etc.

Quantity

2 of each kind

 

Items containing a radio or mobile telephone are admitted if they are addressed to natural persons and if permission has been granted by the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies and Telecommunications Supervision. The fax number of the Centre is as follows: ((+38 044) 4502765).

Items containing medicines for personal use in quantities required for a course of treatment are permitted where the addressee has obtained authorization from the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

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.

Commercial goods must include an invoice. Inherited goods require a certificate, endorsed by a consul, which confirms the right of inheritance.

All CN22 and CN23 customs declarations forms must contain a full and detailed description of the items content and be completed in English, French of Russian.

Products requiring a certificate of conformity to sanitary and phytosanitary standards are the following:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Plants and vegetable products
  • Prepared foodstuffs
  • Items containing such products sent to Ukraine without the aforementioned certificate will be returned to the sender.

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 not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • Delivery confirmation
    Ukraine does not deliver to addressees in person.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Ukrposhta 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.