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Parcel delivery and courier service to Australia


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, so you can leave the speedy delivery to us.

To all cities including; Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Darwin and 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 register with us – it’s quick to do - 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.

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Your parcel will travel over 9,500 miles, be delivered in 4-5 days and will cost as little as £22.08* (ex VAT)



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How much will it cost?


We’re proud of our budget-friendly prices for postage to Australia. Take a look here for our latest prices.

Parcel Weight

Price

1kg Parcel Delivery to Australia

From £24.86* (ex VAT)

5kg Parcel Delivery to Australia

From £40.49* (ex VAT)

10kg Parcel Delivery to Australia

From £57.66* (ex VAT)

25kg Parcel Delivery to Australia

From £108.66* (ex VAT)

How long will it take to deliver?


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 you or dropped off directly), it will be sorted and transported through the night to an international hub. Here it will begin its journey to Australia, arriving and being signed for by your recipient within 4-5 days.

Please note – national and state holidays in 2018 which may affect delivery times to Australia: Jan 1, 26/ Feb 12 / Mar 5, 12, 30, 31 / Apr 2, 3, 25 / May 7 / Jun 4, 11 / Aug 6, 15 / Sep 24 / Oct 1 / Nov 5, 6 / Dec 25, 26

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Your parcel is in safe hands when you send it with ipostparcels so there’s no need to worry. We offer a free, online parcel tracking system to give you full visibility of the parcel on its journey. And if that’s not enough to ease your mind, we provide £50 free extended cover on your item – you can choose to add extra cover if you wish.

Do I need to deal with Australian 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.

You may be thinking about sending a friend or loved one some of their things, or personal effects, from the UK to make them feel more at home. Should you wish to send Unaccompanied Personal Effects (UPE) to Australia, you must take special care in declaring the contents accurately and fully. Personal effects shipments must be declared to the Australian Border Force on a B534 Form, which can be completed at origin. An invoice, packing list and photocopy of the owner’s passport photo page are also required. All UPE shipments require examination by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service and will attract additional fees in the region of around $165 AUD, plus any additional admin fees and GST (tax) which could be up to around $150 AUD. Please expect clearance delays of approx. 4-5 days.

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.

HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for Australia.

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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 Australian officials, who keep a very close eye on all imports (especially agricultural products).

You’re not allowed to ship any meat or dairy products, nor can you send 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.

Australian Quarantine has recently tightened regulations required to import baby formula (milk powder) into Australia. All quantities of baby formula MUST have an Import Permit and Health Certificate to satisfy AU Quarantine requirements. Please visit the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website for import permit application.

For a full and up to date list of restricted items, see the Australian Government website, but some examples of items you can’t post to Australia include:

Restricted and Prohibited Goods

Food

Illegal and dangerous

 

Other

Perishables

Flammable fuels and liquids Antiques

Fruit and vegetables

Corrosive products Furs

Dairy products

Gasses Ivory

Meat, chicken or fish products

Firarms Pornography

Baby formula (milk powder)

Drugs (prescription or illicit) Precious metals and stones

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. A strong outer box clearly addressed and with the correct forms adhered to the outside is vital; and filling any inner space with lightweight materials such as bubble wrap or packaging chips to limit movement, will also help protect your items in transit.

Need advice on packaging? See our handy international packaging guide for more packaging hints and tips.

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How safe will my parcel be?


From the time of collection (should you not be in, you can opt to leave your parcel in a safe place and our driver will collect it from there) to delivery, where it will be signed for by the recipient, we take good care of the items you send with us.

We also offer free online tracking to keep you fully updated on your parcel’s location, and provide £50 extended cover on your item as standard – you can choose to add extra cover for more valuable items if you wish.

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