I have sent 1kg of dried fruits as a gift to a friend from New Zealand to Australia. I DECLARED them in customs form when sending parcel through New Zealand post. But now some one now tells me that dried fruits are prohibited items to be sent to Australia.

I am worried that what will happen to that gift? Will they confiscate it? or Am I liable for a fine?

closed as off-topic by JonathanReez, CGCampbell, Henning Makholm, Willeke, Gayot Fow May 27 '16 at 16:43

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about travel. – JonathanReez May 27 '16 at 12:47
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    @JonathanReez I see it as sort of travel related as it deals with quarantine laws when crossing borders. In answering the OPs question the same replies would be given if the OP had tried to deliver the food in person via flying NZ->Aus. And Aus has very strict quarantine rules that people are apparently not aware of. – Peter M May 27 '16 at 13:16
  • @PeterM Postal rules are often very different from border crossing rules, hence this is off-topic. – JonathanReez May 27 '16 at 13:29
  • @JonathanReez Australia has very strict biosecurity laws that apply to both situations. A food substance will be banned or permitted regardless of the method of import. – Peter M May 27 '16 at 13:36
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    @JonathanReez - lots of travelers ship their purchases home, so imho information like this is applicable to travel. – user13044 May 27 '16 at 13:53