Do you have something to ship to Australia, perhaps to a family member,
a friend, or a client? Did you order something from the Internet and you
need it shipped to Australia? Here are some simple things to remember
so you would not encounter problems with the shipping process::
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Australia Shipping Services offered:
- Shipping “Boxes Only” Service
- Part Load (Not a full shipping container)
- Dedicated Shipping Container (20ft or 40ft)
- UK Packing Service
- Part Pack – (Just fragile items)
- Export Wrap
- Crate Building (Artwork, Fragile Items)
- Shipping Cars, Motorbikes, Boats
Things to remember
• Get the recipient’s address right. The complete address, with the correct
postal code at the end, will facilitate easier delivery of the package.
If you are uncertain of the postal code, there are many ways of looking
it up—either online or through a chart displayed at your local post office.
• Make sure the address labels are legible. Writing address labels by
hand is acceptable if you write in neat block letters using dark ink (preferably
black ink on white paper). However, if you think few people will understand
your handwriting, use machine-printed labels with clear and readable fonts.
Avoid stylizing, underlining, or italicizing the address so everyone can
• Check the restrictions imposed by the Australia Post if you are not
using a private shipping company. There are items that the Australia Post
(not to mention Customs) will not allow to enter their country. Items
with corrosive, combustible, volatile, and highly toxic components are
on the top of the list, as well as bank notes and coins. Not sure about
the item you are sending or will be receiving? Do some preliminary research
(especially if you are buying it online—the seller might not give you
a refund) about the item or contact your post office—most countries have,
more or less, the same restrictions on what can and cannot be sent (or
received from) overseas.
• Choose a shipping service that lets you track your shipment. You may
not be shipping a very expensive item, but the fact that you had it shipped
internationally means that it is still worth something—either to you or
the recipient—and therefore must reach its destination safely and on time.
Many shipping services, as well as local
postal systems, offer tracking for free or a minimal cost.
• Package the parcel properly. While it is common sense to package glass
or ceramic items with cushioning (such as bubble wrap or Styrofoam balls),
many people forget that some forms of plastic (or even metal) are brittle
and may be damaged when in transit. Avoiding the use of flimsy cardboard
boxes and sealing items with liquid components tightly are ways to assure
that your items will arrive in Australia
safe and undamaged.
• Be honest about the shipment’s nature. In light of smuggling and incidents
related to terrorism, it is wise to be very honest about the contents
of the package, even if you are using first-class shipment services. This
will ensure that your package will arrive on time and without intervention
by the authorities.
• Pay the tax imposed on the item. Some ‘imports’ may require you to pay
taxes to claim from the shipping company or post office.
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// International Shipping to Australia
// Things to remember