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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).

  • Animals, live
  • Coins, gold or silver
  • Printed books, newspapers
  • Pearls, precious stones, metals and jewellery
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Lottery tickets
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils
  • Vegetable products
  • Vines and part of vines

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:

  • Animal products
  • Arms and ammunition and parts thereof
  • Corrosive or toxic chemicals
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Gasses
  • Organic or inorganic chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock
  • 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