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.

  • Animals and plants
    Items such as
    ○ Fur products
    ○ Dangerous dog breeds
    ○ Endangered species
    ○ Tobacco leaf
    ○ Toothfish
  • Asbestos
    Work Health and Safety (WHS) and environment laws in all states and territories prohibit the unauthorised supply, transport, use (including manufacturing), or handling of asbestos.
  • Consumer products
    Items such as
    ○ Ceramic ware
    ○ Cigarette lighters
    ○ Credit cards
    ○ Pornography
    ○ Laser pointers
    ○ All kinds of liquids / Alcohol-based / flammable products (e.g. perfumes, cologne, toners, sanitizers, nail polish, essential oils, diffuser oils, fragrance oil, etc)
  • Defence and Strategic goods
    Items such as
    ○ Biological agents
    ○ Nuclear material
    ○ Radioactive substances and Security Sensitive Ammonium Nitrate (SSAN)
    ○ Radio transceivers and secure communication devices
  • Drugs, Medicines and Therapeutic Substances
    Items such as
    ○ Antibiotics
    ○ Narcotics
    ○ Growth hormones and prescription medicines
  • Exportation of goods during COVID-19 human biosecurity period
    Items such as
    ○ Disposable face masks
    ○ Gloves
    ○ Gowns
    ○ Goggles
    ○ Alcohol wipes and hand sanitizers
  • Fertiliser
    Items such as
    ○ Chemical fertiliser
    ○ Mined fertiliser
    ○ Organic fertiliser
  • Firearms
    Items such as
    ○ Ammunition
    ○ Firearms
    ○ Paintball markers
    ○ Soft air (BB) firearms
    ○ Firearms parts and any type of weapon shape (knife, scissors, cutter, etc)
  • Hazardous goods
    Items such as
    ○ Plastic explosives
    ○ Hazardous waste
    ○ Ozone depleting substances
    ○ Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls.
  • Intellectual property and cultural items
    Items such as
    ○ ANZAC
    ○ Goods bearing images of flags or coat of arms
    ○ Antiquities
    ○ Art
    ○ Fossils and historical documents.
  • Miscellaneous
    Items such as
    ○ Rough diamonds
    ○ Human blood and tissue
    ○ Ice pipes
    ○ Kava
    ○ Wine
    ○ Pepper spray
    ○ Pornography
    ○ Sanctioned countries
    ○ Signal jammers
    ○ Suicide devices
    ○ Tablet presses
    ○ Stem cells and woolpacks
    ○ Any type of batteries (standalone or contain in equipment, for e.g. new/used mobile phone/iPhone, normal watch with button battery, wireless earbuds case contains Li Batt and acts like a portable charger)
    ○ Super Capacitors or Capacitors
    Example: UN3508, with energy storage capacity greater than 0.3Wh unable to ship via Air Freight
  • Tobacco
    Information on the import of tobacco products into Australia.
  • Weapons
    Information on weapons import tests, deactivating warfare items, permits, penalties, exporting and contacts.

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