Under legislation, you can only send Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines when the person you’re sending the medicine to is either:
- an officer of the Commonwealth or State/Territory working overseas
- the Commonwealth or State/Territory officer’s spouse or dependent child.
Before you post medicine, you should do all of these:
- Make sure the medicine is legal in the country you’re sending it to.
- If it’s legal in the country, 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.