You must not send any item addressed to a country in which the item is unlawful or prohibited. When an item is restricted you must comply with the restriction. Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary. The information below is provided in good faith, but Parcels Cheaper is not responsible for it and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal or customs authority.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: (not allowed in any circumstance)

  • Lithium batteries and equipment containing lithium batteries.
  • All live animals, except bees, leeches, silkworms, parasites and destroyers of noxious insects intended for the control of those insects & exchanged between officially recognised institutions, flies of the family Drosophilidae for biomedical research exchanged between officially recognised institutions.
  • Meat and edible meat offal.
  • Flesh of dogs, cats, foxes, badgers & monkeys.
  • Vegetable products.
  • Live trees & other plants; bulbs, roots & the like; cut flowers & ornamental foliage.
  • Live or dead plants conveyed via EMS.
  • Lac; gums, resins & other vegetable saps and extracts.
  • Cannabis resin.
  • Opium.
  • Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits & vinegar; tobacco & manufactured tobacco substitutes.
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates.
  • Preparations of any kind containing methyl alcohol.
  • Meat prepared from horses & other solipeds, except from their small intestines.
  • Absinth & similar products as well as the raw materials intended for the manufacture of such beverages (essences & extracts), liquids with an alcohol content of 82 precent & above.
  • Mineral products.
  • Salt; sulphur; earths & stone; plastering materials; lime and cement.
  • Earth from non-European countries & containing parts of plants or humus, except for peat.
  • Ores, slag and ash.
  • Uranium ores.
  • Thorium ores.
  • Products of the chemical or allied industries.
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes.
  • Gas or inflammable gaseous compounds; gases which are readily inflammable on contact with water.
  • Spontaneously inflammable materials, such as materials with a flash-point below 21°C.
  • Poisonous substances.
  • Considered to be poisonous substances are those which, under existing legislation & decrees, must be marked as such.
  • Corrosive substances.
  • Acids, bases, lachrymogenic products & metal salts & corrosives as well as slightly volatile sulphur compounds.
  • White or yellow phosphorus.
  • Radioactive substances, which under the internal anti-radiation legislation of Australia require a special transport licence. For their dispatch by air, the current IATA provisions must also be observed.
  • Organic chemicals.
  • DDT and products to which DDT has been added.
  • Liquids with an alcohol content of 82% & above.
  • Anaesthetics.
  • Pharmaceutical products.
  • Preparations of any kind containing methyl alcohol. Parts of ungulate animals not for human consumption. Anaesthetics.
  • Certain noxious viruses.
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations.
  • Photographic or cinematographic products.
  • Spontaneously inflammable materials, readily inflammable materials, such as materials with a flashpoint below 21°C, liquids with an alcohol content of 82% or above; explosive & inflammable materials & articles loaded with explosive materials.
  • Propellant powders.
  • Prepared explosives other than propellant powders.
  • Igniting devices of any kind.
  • Firework components of any kind.
  • Matches manufactured using white or yellow phosphorus.
  • Photographic plates, negatives, etc which can be used to counterfeit coins & documents & to produce printed papers & reproductions resembling bank notes.
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork & articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basket-ware & wickerwork.
  • Wood & articles of wood; wood charcoal.
  • Dry vine wood.
  • Used vine poles.
  • Used hives without bees.
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal & articles thereof; imitation jewellery.
  • Coins, medals. Coins withdrawn from circulation or which have become valueless as a means of payment or which were counterfeited or faked in 1850 or later. Medals counterfeited or faked in 1850 or later.
  • Base metals & articles of base metal
  • Aluminium & articles thereof
  • Aluminium powder or dust.
  • Zinc & articles thereof
  • Zinc powder or dust.
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
  • Magnesium powder or dust.
  • Machinery & mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders & reproducers, television image & sound recorders & reproducers & parts & accessories of such articles.
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • Plates, molds, blocks or negatives which can be used to counterfeit coins & documents & to produce printed papers & reproductions resembling bank notes.
  • Electrical machinery & equipment & parts thereof; sound recorders & reproducers; television image & sound recorders & reproducers & parts & accessories of such articles.
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
  • Firearms or similar items; small arms, automatic-loading firearms, firing devices, sharp or thrusting weapons; essential parts of firearms; warning weapons and weapons containing irritants, infra-red sighting units, flick knives, knives with retractable blades; steel rods, coshes or knuckle-dusters;
  • ammunition, projectiles containing narcotics or tear gases and irritants.
  • Toy - Fidget Spinners.
  • Toys, games & sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof.
  • Toy weapons the importation of which is excluded under arms legislation.
  • Video games.
  • Works of art, collectors' pieces & antiques
  • Money / legal tender
  • Coins, medals.
    Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans:
  • Printed papers & reproductions resembling bank notes.
  • Articles contrary to the Constitution, means of propaganda and sabotage.
  • Publications, sound or visual media, illustrations or representations which incite to wars of aggression, means of propaganda contrary to the Constitution, badges of organisations contrary to the Constitution, defamation of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, of the State & its symbols & of the constitutional bodies, propaganda intended to cause unrest in the Bundeswehr (Federal army).
  • Glorification of violence, incitement to racial hatred, endangering of young people.
  • Publications, sound or visual media, etc, which describe violence against human beings in a cruel & inhuman manner & which thereby glorify or underrate such violence or which incite to racial hatred, insofar as they are intended not only for the personal use of the addressee, or for retail or mail order sale; other publications which are obviously likely seriously to endanger the morals of children & minors or which have been placed on the list of publications which are a moral danger to young people, by retail or mail order sale.
  • Pornographic publications, sound & visual media, etc, insofar as they violate criminal provisions & are intended not only for the personal use of the addressee, or for retail or mail order sale.
  • Items bearing political or religious inscriptions on the address side.


This is a postal service and is delivered by Australia Post
 therefore if you do not select the signed for delivery option you can only claim compensation for the cost of the service paid.

If the letter, large letter or parcel has not been delivered you will be able to claim back the cost of the sale price for the goods only up to the value of insurance you purchased. Documents can only be claimed for the amount paid for the service in case of non delivery.

By using this postal service you can save a significant amount of money by not using standard courier services, there is no need to worry about remote surcharges as it costs the same price to send to any town or city as it does for any destination in Australia!



Unable to deliver:
If the recipient is not available when Australia Post try to deliver, the recipient must follow the instructions on the card posted through the letterbox to either collect their parcel from the local Australia Post delivery office or arrange for a re-delivery, if no response is received it will be returned to the U.K. sender from Australia.



Do I need to deal with customs when sending to Australia from the UK?Customs regulations are in force when sending a parcel from the U.K. to Australia.
A CN22 form must be filled in for each parcel you are sending.
Click the link below to print off your custom forms.

Please ensure you do not send prohibited items to less obvious examples include:
1. Lithium batteries.
2. Plants and live trees, cut flowers and ornimental foilage.
3. Opium.
4. Alcohol over 82% alcohol by volume.
5. Toy weapons and video games.

For more information contact HM Revenue and Customs and refer to the prohibited items page.




Send parcels to Australia cheaper than the Post Office

Our prices are between 10% and 62% cheaper than the Post office when sending to Australia.
With Australia Post
 you can save a significant amount of money by not using a courier service.


Compare our prices for sending a 800 gram parcel to Australia. We are always cheaper than the Post Office and no hassle queuing.

Prices to Australia have increased a lot in the last few years, even more reason to make savings sending your parcels with us. 

By using a postal service to Australia you can send to any location in Australia for the same price, there is no need to worry about remote surcharges as it costs the same price to send to any town or city in Australia.


Airmail parcel delivery to Australia tracked/signed for/standard Post (untracked)

Delivered by Australia Post

Australia Post offers a fast, reliable delivery service by Airmail.

*Send a parcel from the UK to anywhere in Australia for the same low price.

Fast Delivery times:
Delivery aim 3-4 working days from the date it leaves our depot.

Australia Post size and weight guide:


Letters: up to 100 grams, maximum length 240 mm x width 165 mm x 5 mm thick.
Large Letters/Thin parcels: up to 750 grams, maximum length 353 mm x width 250 mm x 25 mm thick.
Parcels: up to 2000 grams (2 kgs) Printed Papers up to 5000 grams (5 kgs) Maximum length is 60 cms and the length + width + height must be 90 cms or less.

Tubes/rolls: Maximum length 90 cms, length + width + height must be 104 cms or less.
Note that the width and height are the same size as it is a tube shape.

Printed Papers in a sack to a single addressee: up to 11000 grams (11 kgs).
Printed papers is any paper that has print on it. (Books, magazines, documents, leaflets etc) 

We put your printed papers in a sack free of charge once received.
Parcels received above sizes stated will incur a delay and a charge made for using a different suitable service.

Signed for services only receive a signature if the person is there to sign for the parcel.
Tracked services fully tracked with online proof of delivery. Can be posted through the letterbox as a signature is not required, this may be more convenient.

NOTE: It is the senders responsibility to comply with government regulations or laws applicable in Australia. Not all commodities can be sent to each country.

Compare prices to Australia up to 47.7% cheaper than the Post Office.

The largest volume can be achieved by sending a parcel sized 30 cms x 30 cms x 30 cms, which is 27 litres.


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