Posting medicine overseas
You can’t legally send some PBS medicines overseas.
Some PBS medicines can’t legally leave Australia unless you physically carry them.
Before you post medicine, you should:
- Make sure the medicine is legal in the country you’re sending it to. Check this with their embassy, high commission or consulate.
- If it’s legal, get a letter from your doctor to include with your parcel. Leave the medicine in the original packaging.
- Stick a customs declaration to your parcel. It must say it contains prescription medicine for your personal use. You can get this sticker from any post office.
- Make sure you don’t send more than the legal amount. Check with your doctor.
If you need more information, call the PBS taking or sending medicine overseas line.
Page last updated: 27 June 2019
This information was printed 19 January 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/pharmaceutical-benefits-scheme/how-manage-your-pbs-medicine-overseas/posting-medicine-overseas. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.