Can I bring or post it to New Zealand?

This tool will help you learn what you can and can't bring to New Zealand. It has information on the items we're most frequently asked about – food, drinks, sports and outdoor equipment, and animal and plant products.

Start by selecting an item from this list


About this tool

We've developed this tool to help you get some quick answers to what you can bring to New Zealand. Remember, all risk items brought into New Zealand need to be declared on your Passenger Arrival Card or postal declaration documents for mail.

Note, this tool is only a general guide. On arrival, your risk item will be inspected by a quarantine officer. The officer makes the final decision about whether your item is allowed into New Zealand. If you're in any doubt, our advice is to leave risk items at home or not post them.

Legal stuff

Information in this tool is no guarantee your goods will be given clearance. That's because:

  • import requirements and restrictions can change, sometimes quickly
  • most risk items have to be inspected on arrival.

Biosecurity New Zealand disclaims all responsibility for any error or other issues with this information. We are not liable if you choose to rely on the information in the tool, which is only a guide.

Who to contact

We're testing this tool and welcome your feedback. If you have questions or comments about the tool or about bringing items to New Zealand:

Related information

Items to declare – find out about types of risk items and why we have restrictions

Bringing food for personal use – general information about bringing food and why you must declare it

Household goods and personal effects sent by sea or air – what you'll need to do to get biosecurity clearance

Mail – what you need to know about biosecurity clearance of letters and parcels you post to New Zealand

A list of our border clearance offices

This Is Us

Last reviewed:
Has this been useful? Give us your feedback