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
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
- Organic or inorganic chemicals
- Pharmaceutical products
- Plants and parts of plants
- Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock
- Vegetable products
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.
In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.
Commercial goods require an inserted invoice with a duplicate copy posted separately to the addressee. Used clothing requires a Certificate of Disinfection.
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.
- International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
Uruguay permits padded bags as the outer wrapping of articles only if securely sealed in the same way as for an Extra Cover article.
For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Correo Uruguayo website