This article applies to selling in: Australia

Hazardous and dangerous items

Remember: All listings and products must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Examples of permitted listings

If listing a permitted but hazardous item, sellers must ensure that they are shipping the item in compliance with all regulatory requirements and applicable laws.

  • Batteries that do not contain mercury
  • Rechargeable batteries

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Products containing bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Items containing Carbon Tetrachloride, such as:
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Refrigerants
    • Cleaning agents
  • Any chemical substance or compound that is intended for commercial, industrial or professional use only and is not available for general consumer purchase
  • Explosives, such as:
    • Black powder
    • Caps for toy guns
    • Explosive fuses
    • Exploding rifle targets
    • Fireworks, such as:
      • Firecrackers
      • Firework kits
      • Aerial bombs
      • Bottle rockets
      • Party poppers
      • Roman candles
      • Smoke bombs
      • Snap caps
      • Sparklers
    • Flares, such as projectile and road flares
    • Flash paper
    • Petrol
  • Bacteria cultures or other products containing E coli or Escherichia coli
  • Batteries containing mercury
  • Hydrofluoric acid
  • Inflatable neck floats for children
  • Information on how to make explosive devices, such as bombs
  • Kite strings that are intended for kite fighting
  • Military-style gas masks and their filters
  • Nitric acid
  • Products containing red phosphorous
  • Products containing thermite
  • Used oil, such as cooking oil or engine oil
  • Water walking balls
  • Products contaminated by radiation
  • Products containing mercury, such as:
    • Light bulbs
    • Thermometers
  • Products containing cyanide
  • Small high-powered magnets with a magnetic flux of 50 or more. This includes products that include large quantities of magnetic balls or cubes, such as:
    • Buckyballs
    • Buckycubes
    • Dynocube
    • Magnet balls
    • Magnicube
    • Neocubes
    • Neocubix
    • Nanodots
  • Refrigerants in household appliances, such as freon
  • Vehicle airbags and airbag covers
  • Toy crossbows that have the capability of shooting small, sharp projectiles (e.g. toothpicks, pins)

Related Amazon help pages

Dangerous Goods Identification Guide

Examples of products that might be regulated as dangerous goods (Hazmat)

Additional useful information

Dangerous and Prohibited Items - Australia Post

National Transport Commission - Australian Dangerous Goods Code

ACCC Mandatory Standards - Products List

ACCC Product Safety Ban - Small High Powered Magnets

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