What are you allowed to bring or post to New Zealand?

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

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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 or not your item is allowed into New Zealand. If you're in any doubt, our advice is to leave risk items at home or don't 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 any and all responsibility for any inaccuracy, error, or any other deficiency in this information. We also fully exclude any and all liability to the maximum extent permitted by law of any kind to any person or entity that chooses to rely upon the information in the tool.

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

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