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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 serves 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.

  • All kinds of Alcohol-based / Flammable products (e.g. perfumes, cologne, toners, sanitisers etc)
  • Any external battery/power bank for smartphones or tablets devices
  • Fertilizer
  • Intoxicating liquors
  • Tobacco products
  • Motor vehicles
  • Petroleum products
  • Any type of standalone batteries
  • Any additional battery/batteries that are packed in the same package but separated from the device
  • Super Capacitors or Capacitors
    Example: UN3508, with an energy storage capacity greater than 0.3Wh unable to ship via Air Freight
  • Alcohol products and beverages
  • Processed foods (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Diamonds
  • All used electronics with batteries are not permissible for Airfreight under the regulation
  • Smartphones (All makes and models)
  • Engine oils
  • Essential oils, diffuser oils, fragrance oil and perfume oil
  • Items that are not labelled in English (Dietary supplements/ Cosmetics/ Food)
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical.
  • Fuels, gasoline and gas torches
  • Flammable and toxic content products (e.g. products with Minoxidil, zinc oxide, Rosemary Oil and etc.)
  • Firearms (or parts thereof)
  • Imitation tobacco products (e.g. electronic cigarettes, etc)
  • Infectious substances
  • Items containing lithium-ion batteries Laser apparatus such as laser pointers that are found to have emission powers
  • Lighters with or without fuel/fluids
  • Magnets
  • Munitions of war
  • Meat or animal extracts
  • Seeds / live plant
  • Squalane (not 100% plant-based)
  • Nail polish and nail polish removers
  • Narcotic drugs
  • Pornographic materials
  • Perishable foods (e.g., cheese, yoghurt, eggs)
  • Processed foods (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)
  • Precious metals and Gemstones
  • Paper currency, coins, credit cards, cheques and stamps (Item(s) would be discarded at Origin)
  • Perfumes, colognes, eau de toilette and fragrance sprays
  • Radioactive materials
  • Sprays, aerosol cans and compressed gas cylinders
  • Turpentine and paint thinner
  • Weapons (swords / knives / guns, etc)
  • Wireless earbuds – Wireless earbuds case contains Li Batt and acts like a portable charger. This is prohibited from air transportation.

Please contact us if you require any further assistance.

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

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