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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 and animal products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Aphrodisiacs and literature relating thereto
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz and comv materials
  • Furs
  • Flick knives and lock blade knives
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Prison-made goods
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Printed articles; books and brochures etc- offensive by nature
  • Spirits, commercial

Lithium batteries

Lithium 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:

  • Anti-parasite products, agriculture
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals, animal products and skins
  • Cereals
  • Coffee, tea
  • Drugs; prescription and non-prescription
  • Electronic equipment
  • Foodstuffs
  • Industrial equipment
  • Laser disc
  • Leather goods
  • Mineral oil
  • Machine games - toys
  • Measuring instruments
  • Parasites and insect killers
  • Personal effects
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Samples, textile
  • Seeds
  • Shoes
  • Sports equipment
  • Tobacco
  • Televisions, television receivers
  • Venereal diseases, advertisements for treatment of
  • War material

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.<