Requirements for the Packaging and Transport of Pathology Specimens and Associated Materials 3rd Edition

Appendix E - Transporting Biological Substances, Category B, by Australia Post (Normative)

Page last updated: 22 October 2012

All Biological Substances, Category B, are prohibited in the international post. (Infectious Substances, Category A are prohibited in the international and domestic post.)

Australia Post accepts Biological Substances, Category B or non-infectious substances in the domestic post, subject to the following conditions:

  • the Australian addressee (receiver) must be a recognised laboratory
  • the sender must be a:
  • qualified medical practitioner or
  • qualified veterinary surgeon or
  • public hospital, clinic or laboratory or
  • a member of a Commonwealth, state or territory police force.

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