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Australia Import Restrictions

In order to enter Australia, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Australia government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Australia, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Australia.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Australian authorities before posting:

Special documentation

Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, is deemed part of Western Australia (postcode 6798) Norfolk Island is deemed part of New South Wales (postcode 2899) for the purposes of postal services and assessment of postage. However, senders must complete standard customs documentation for all articles containing goods and merchandise.


Senders should determine import prohibitions under Australian law from relevant Australian authorities before sending. Items prohibited include:

Registered Post International

Australia does not accept registered items for delivery within Australia, or items in transit (a decouvert), containing valuables such as jewellery, precious metals, precious or semi-precious stones, securities, coins or any other form of negotiable financial instrument.
Australia declines all liability for items posted which are not in compliance with this reservation.