Sending parcels to Australia: a full guide
Delivery Time: 4-5 days by Air
Price: From £18.98
Restrictions: Weapons, explosives, diamonds, pesticides, prescription or illicit drugs, meat, & dairy products
4-5 days economy service
Up to 25kg in weight. 80x80x80cm max in size.
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Are you packing up a parcel to post Down Under? Worried about which items you can send to Australia without getting caught out at customs? We'll bring you up to speed on everything you need to know with this guide, then you can leave the speedy delivery to us.
Sending a parcel to Australia from the UK
To all cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Darwin & more
Australia may be located on the other side of the planet (9,500 miles away to be precise), but sending parcels there is extremely easy. All you need to do is quickly register with us and either choose to have your parcel collected from your home or work, or drop it off at one of our nationwide depots, then we’ll take care of the rest.
Convenient collection - From home or work
Free £50 cover – For that extra peace of mind
Online tracking – Track your parcel throughout its journey
Delivery notifications – For both you and your recipient
No queues – We collect from your door
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How long will it take?
We offer a door to door courier service to Australia from the UK to make postage as quick and convenient as possible.
Once your parcel reaches the depot, whether collected from your door or dropped off directly, it will be sorted and then transported through the night to an international hub. Here is will begin its journey to Australia, arriving and being signed for by your recipient within 4-5 days.
Do I need to deal with customs?
For any parcel heading outside of the EU, you’ll need to fill out a customs form. This tells the Customs Agents about the contents of your package so they can process it properly.
There are two different types for Australia-bound parcels – one for goods up to a value of £270 and another for goods over that amount. If you leave off any important details or use the wrong form, it could lead to delays or even seizure of your parcel by Customs.
This may sound complicated, but we’ll help automatically generate these documents for you from the information you provide on the booking form
. You’ll just need to print and sign these documents, place them in an envelope marked ‘customs documents’ and attach them securely to the outside of the package.
What items can't I send to Australia?
Australia has some of the more vigilant procedures and regulations surrounding importations. Because of its reliance on agriculture, many things that are allowed are subject to close inspection and quarantine by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service, which keep a very close eye on all imports (especially agricultural products).
You’re not allowed to ship any meat and dairy products, as well as vegetables, plants or soil. This even applies to items that have been in contact with foreign soil. Vehicles must be rigorously cleaned to ensure no foreign soil enters the country and the same can apply to gardening equipment or anything that has been outdoors, such as furniture or bikes.
Please be aware that we also have our own prohibited items list
, in addition to country specific restrictions.
How to package parcels to Australia
Australia is a long way for a parcel to travel, so you’ll need to make sure yours is packaged carefully to ensure your items reach their destination in one piece.
We’ll transport parcels up to 25kg in weight, 80x80x80cm max in size.
How safe will my parcel be?
There’s no reason to worry about your parcel when you send with us – it’s in safe hands! But if you’re concerned at all, our free, online parcel tracking system will give you complete visibility of your parcel throughout its whole journey.
We also provide £50 free insurance cover on your item to give you additional peace of mind, or you can choose to add extra cover if you wish.
Ready to get posting? Get a quote and book in your parcel today