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Items that vPost does not ship from Australia

This list may be updated from time to time. Last updated 09/12/2021.

Items that are considered dangerous, prohibited, or restricted cannot be imported into Singapore using vPost.

Customs Authorities in both countries employ strict measures to monitor each 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, we will contact you to discuss and agree on an appropriate action to take; use reasonable efforts to return the item to merchant at your cost; or dispose the item in any manner we deem fit without being liable to you, if a re-direction is required, additional charges are applicable for such re-direction.

The list below serves as a guide on products that vPost does not ship.

This list is not exhaustive and may be updated by vPost regularly according to the latest import and export regulations from various countries and any other transport or freight restrictions that we receive and only includes some of the most common items.

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

  • Bringing in more than 3 months’ supply of all supplements are subject to Customs/HSA/SFA Regulations & Clearance. Please visit for more information here
  • For any Fragile or breakable items (Refer to our T&C here (Under Clause 15) for the liability for such items)

Exportation of goods during COVID-19 human biosecurity period Items such as

  • Disposable face masks

    Disposable face masks
  • Gloves

    Gloves
  • Gowns

    Gowns
  • Goggles

    Goggles
  • Alcohol wipes and hand sanitizers

    Alcohol wipes and hand sanitizers

Consumer products Items such as

  • Ceramic ware

    Ceramic ware
  • Cigarette lighters

    Cigarette lighters
  • Credit cards

    Credit cards
  • Pornography

    Pornography
  • Laser pointers

    Laser pointers
  • All Alcohol-based/flammable products (e.g. perfumes, cologne, toners, sanitizers, nail polish, essential oils, diffuser oils, fragrance oils, etc)

    All Alcohol-based
  • Animals, seeds/live plants and their parts (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)

    Animals, seeds/live plants and their parts
  • Meat or animal extracts, beef extract (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)

    Meat or animal extracts
  • Perishable foods (e.g. cheese, yoghurt, eggs) (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)

    Perishable foods
  • Processed foods more than 5kg and above SGD100 (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)

    Processed foods

Animals and plants Items such as

  • Fur products

    Fur products
  • Dangerous dog breeds

    Dangerous dog breeds
  • Endangered species

    Endangered species
  • Tobacco leaf

    Tobacco leaf
  • Toothfish

    Toothfish
Find out more items
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Remark: For update information, please go on the website (https://www.abf.gov.au/importing-exporting-and-manufacturing/prohibited-goods/categories)


We reserved the rights to advise you that the products are not accepted for import while the list did not specifically indicate the limitations.

For more information concerning dangerous and prohibited goods, you may go to Singapore Post website.

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