Items that are considered dangerous, prohibited or restricted cannot be imported into Australia using vPost. Customs Authorities in both countries employ strict measures to monitor each and every item processed. The list below is not a comprehensive list but a list of common items that you cannot send using vPost.

We reserved the rights to advise you that the products are not accepted for import while the list did not specifically indicate the limitations.
Where appropriate, contact you to discuss and agree on an appropriate action to take; (b) use reasonable efforts to return the item to merchant at your cost; or (c) dispose the item in any manner we deem fit without being liable to you.

The list below serve as a guide on products that vPost does not ship. Please note it is not exhaustive and only includes some of the most common items.



These restrictions are in addition to the list of dangerous and prohibited goods, please click here.


These Goods Must Not Be Shipped
  • Dangerous Goods
  • DG Class 1: Explosives
    Ammunition, fireworks, flares, and caps for toy firearms etc.
  • DG Class 2: Compressed Gas
    (flammable & non flammable) - Aerosol Spray, cylinder of compressed gas, gas canisters and fire extinguishers etc.
  • DG Class 3: Flammable liquids
    Alcohol, perfume, nail polish/removers, paints, adhesive, cigarette lighter and flammable solvents etc.
  • DG Class 4: Flammable solids
    Matches of all kinds, charcoal, mothball, solid fuel, substances which become dangerous when wet etc.
  • DG Class 5: Oxidising Materials
    Substances which yield oxygen readily, hair / textile dyes, bleaches, fiber glass repair kits etc.
  • DG Class 6: Toxic & Infectious Substances
    Pesticides, nicotine, poisons – arsenic, cyanide, live virus/bacterial blood, patient specimen etc. # Except for items assigned to UN3373
  • DG Class 7: Radioactive Materials
    Medical or research samples containing radioactive substances etc.
  • DG Class 8: Corrosives
    Wet battery, sealed lead acid battery, corrosive liquids, mercury, knives, swords, sticks, arrows, standalone lithium battery, all electronics with/built-in battery etc
  • DG Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
    Magnetized materials – instruments containing magnets, dry ice etc.

Prohibited Goods
  • Live Goods
    (Living animals and plants) - E.g. bees, leeches, silkworms, orchids and roses
  • Perishable Goods
  • Processed foods (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)
  • Narcotics and psychotropic substances
  • Obscene or immoral articles/materials
  • All Liquids
  • Coins, bank notes and other valuables
  • Articles/Packages which are or are deemed to be illegal to import in the destination country
  • Vaporises and shisha molasses

These restrictions are in addition to the list of dangerous and prohibited goods, please click here.

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