What is not allowed on Gumtree?

The list below details what can't be posted on Gumtree:

  1. Alcoholic Beverages
  2. Blood, Bodily Fluids and Body Parts
  3. Burglary Tools
  4. Counterfeit Products, replicas or knock-off brand name goods
  5. Electronic Surveillance Equipment
  6. Embargoed Goods
  7. Endangered or protected species, or any part of any endangered or protected species
  8. Escort services that offer or indicate sexual services
  9. Fireworks, Destructive Devices and Explosives
  10. Government and Transit Badges, Uniforms, IDs, Documents and Licenses
  11. Hazardous Materials including but not limited to radioactive, toxic and explosive materials
  12. Currency that is in use (including virtual currency) or counterfeit currency, stamps or coins or photographs, drawings, designs or reproduction of currency
  13. Identity Documents, Personal Financial Records & Personal Information
  14. Illegal Drugs, controlled substances, substances and items used to manufacture controlled substances and drugs, & drug paraphernalia
  15. Illegal items and services
  16. Illegal telecommunication and electronics equipment such as access cards, password sniffers, radar scanners, traffic signal control devices or cable descrambler
  17. Items issued to any Armed Force that have not been disposed of in accordance with that country's demilitarization policies
  18. Items which encourage or facilitate illegal activity
  19. Loans: Gumtree.ie does not allow ads for loans either offered or wanted
  20. Lottery Tickets, Sweepstakes Entries and Slot Machines
  21. Train tickets in the UK, including Eurostar tickets
  22. Football tickets - It is illegal to resell any tickets to professional football matches occurring in England and Wales or involving English or Welsh teams playing outside England or Wales
  23. Material that is obscene, pornographic, adult in nature, or harmful to minors
  24. Material that infringes copyright, including but not limited to software or other digital goods which you are not authorized to sell
  25. New merchandise or services from network marketing companies, work-from-home, independent franchisees or distributors, or similar representatives
  26. Personal information or mailing lists.We do not accept the sale of bulk email, Internet Protocol (IP), Instant Messenger (IM), or mailing lists that contain names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal identifying information. Any tools or software designed predominantly to send unsolicited commercial messages (UCE or "spam") are also not permitted.
  27. Selling or offering services for supplements/medicine general or pharmaceutical
  28. Nonprescription drugs, drugs that make false or misleading treatment claims, or treatment claims that require Irish Medicine Board "HPRA" approval
  29. Offensive material
  30. Pesticides or hazardous materials
  31. Pictures or images that contain nudity
  32. Plants and insects that are restricted or regulated
  33. Prescription drugs and devices
  34. Prostitution or ads that offer sex, sexual favors or sexual actions in exchange for anything
  35. Recalled items (for items recalled in Ireland, please visit: NCA - Product Recalls
  36. Stocks and Other Securities
  37. Stolen property
  38. Tickets to any FIFA World Cup event
  39. Tobacco products
  40. We have removed/rejected your advert as the sale of turf via advertising on the internet or in other
    media is no longer permitted in the Republic of Ireland.
    Legislation which took effect on 31 October 2022 states: the holder of a right of turbary may sell or
    offer to sell turf to another provided it is not by way of the internet or other media, or from a
    premises or place used for the retail of food, fuel or other goods (including from shops, garages and petrol filling stations, fuel yards and public houses and other public places (within the meaning of section 3 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 (No. 2 of 1994))
    Further information can be found atwww.gov.ie/cleanair
    Specific queries on the new Regulations may be addressed to the Department of the Environment,
    Climate and Communications at
  41. Used cosmetics
  42. Used or rebuilt batteries or batteries containing mercury
  43. We do not accept ads selling body parts/bodily fluids, adoption or surrogacy anywhere on the site
  44. Weapons and related items (including, but not limited to firearms, firearm accessories, parts and magazines, ammunition, paintball guns, BB and pellet guns, tear gas, teasers, stun guns, switchblade knives, martial arts weapons, archery and/or bow and arrow equipment)


It is the responsibility of the advertiser before posting an ad on Gumtree that content advertised adheres to Gumtree Posting Policies as well as applicable laws. As a condition of your use of Gumtree specified under our Terms of Use, you agree that you will not violate any laws.

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