Before listing your items for sale you must make sure it is allowed on Swapmeet and find out if there are any specific rules and conditions on how your item should be listed.
Sellers must also make sure that the sale of their item complies with all laws.
Swapmeet reserves the right to remove any prohibited and restricted items including those not on this list if they are considered inappropriate, illegal or are in breach of our Terms & Conditions agreement.
You may also be subject to other actions, including restrictions of your selling privileges and suspension of your account.
Any fees (if applicable) are non-refundable.
You are responsible for making sure that you are legally allowed to buy or sell an item.
Please see the list of prohibited and restricted items below before listing your item.
The list below is a guide and not intended to be an exhaustive statement of prohibited and restricted items.
Adult Related Items
Any images or content which is adult or sexually related in nature or inappropriate for people under 18 is not allowed to be listed on Swapmeet.
Agricultural & Veterinary Chemical Products
Unregistered agricultural and veterinary chemical products must not be listed on Swapmeet. All agricultural and veterinary chemical products offered for supply on Swapmeet must have an APVMA/NRA registration number. Swapmeet prohibits sellers from advertising any unregistered product that fits the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority definition of an Agricultural Chemical product or Veterinary Chemical product. More Information can be found on the http://apvma.gov.au website.
You may only list alcohol or wine on Swapmeet if you have a valid licence to do so and are acting within the bounds of that licence.
Your Listing must also comply with the ABAC advertising code which can be found at http://www.abac.org.au
Swapmeet can, but is under no obligation to verify the validity of your licence to sell alcohol. If requested to do so by Swapmeet you must cooperate with a request to supply any further evidence in relation to your licence or right to list alcohol for sale. If for any reason Swapmeet is not satisfied that you are entitled to list alcohol or wine for sale, Swapmeet may remove any current listings for alcohol or wine placed by you without notice.
Animals, Animal Products, Organs or Body Parts
You must not list any illegal animal/wildlife products or internal organs including human parts & remains. You must not list any animals deemed to be restricted breeds under the Commonwealth Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956. Pets can be listed in the Pets category. Note: Most pets MUST be at least 8 weeks old before they can be released. Ensure you follow state laws relating to vaccination, micro chipping and de sexing.
Animal Traps - Steel Jaw Traps, Foot Hold Traps
Users must not list any working Steel Jaw or Foot Hold animal traps on Swapmeet. Steel Jaw or Foot Hold animal traps can only be listed in our collectables category when fully disabled and no longer operable for its intended purpose. It must be clearly outlined in the description of the listing that the trap has been rendered inoperable. It is illegal in various states of Australia to set Steel Jaw or Foot Hold animal traps for the purpose of trapping animals.
Artefacts and Heritage Items
Counterfeit, Copyright-infringing and Replica Items
Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia
(1) the handling of food intended for sale; or
Whether the business, enterprise or activity concerned is of a commercial, charitable or community nature or whether it involves the handling or sale of food on one occasion only, when listing food on Swapmeet, the following Australian standards must be adhered to:
the packaging material used, must be fit for its intended purpose;
the material used must be deemed to be unlikely to cause food contamination; and
any threats of contamination must be eliminated during the packaging process
when transporting food, all food must be protected from the likelihood of contamination;
All potentially hazardous food must be transported under the required temperature control; and all potentially hazardous food which is intended to be transported frozen, must remain frozen during the duration of the transportation.
All food listed on Swapmeet, must comply with the Food Safety Standards Australia.
More information here: http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/thecode/foodsafetystandardsaustraliaonly/
Lock Picking Devices
Police and Emergency Services Related Items
Under section 471.5 of the Criminal Code Act (1995) (Commonwealth) it is provided that:
“A person is guilty of an offence if the person dishonestly uses for postal services a postage stamp that has been previously used for postal services, or that has been obliterated, or that has been defaced.”
The maximum penalty for a breach of this section is set at 'Imprisonment for 12 months"
Radio Communications Devices
Tickets over Face Value (scalping)
Weapons, Knives and Firearms
Sellers must not list any items that are deemed to be prohibited weapons.
Firearms, including collectable/antique/replica firearms must not be listed on Swapmeet (even if the holder of the firearm is licensed and has rendered the item permanently inoperable). Replica firearm includes any reasonable facsimile or copy of a weapon, such as a toy or polyurethane resin gun. Firearm parts, including but not limited to a: pistol slide, barrel, frame, breech, receiver, cylinder, trigger mechanism, operating mechanism or magazine designed as, or reasonably capable of forming part of a firearm, also must not be listed on Swapmeet.
All Ammunition, Bullets and Projectiles whether live or inert are prohibited from being listed on Swapmeet along with any specific individual component used to create a live round of ammunition; including, but not limited to propellant, shells and primers.