Parcel Delivery to Australia
- A printer is required for some services
- Up to £30 free compensation cover included
- A drop-off service is available
- Max parcel length and weight – 250cm & 30kg
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Australia is home to over a million British expats and Brit backpackers spend months travelling through the vast and varied cities and landscapes. So whether you’re sending parcels to a loved one or shipping something you’ve sold on eBay, we can help you pick out the best courier services to Australia from the UK.
We’ve also got all the info you need to know for sending a parcel to Australia, from the cost of sending a parcel to Australia, how long it takes to ship from the UK to AUS, plus what you can and can’t send in your parcel.
Here are some of the most popular courier services to Australia from the UK, with prices starting from £16.99 for 1kg parcels, to £134.37 to send a 30kg parcel to Australia.
DPD Air Classic
Up to 1KG
With plenty of added features, you can trust DPD to collect and deliver your parcel to Australia in 3 – 7 working days
Up to 1KG
This service is ideal for smaller parcels to Australia, and perfect if you can’t wait home for a collection
Up to 10KG
One of the nation’s favourites…you can have it delivered all the way across the globe to Australia
What is the cost to send a parcel to Australia?
The cost to send a parcel to Australia from the UK ranges from £16.99 to £134.37, depending on how big or heavy your parcel is.
The cheapest courier service to Australia is the DPD Air service, at £16.99 to send a parcel up to 1kg in weight. To send a 5kg parcel with DPD Air, it will cost £36.60.
To send a 10kg parcel to Australia, the cost will be £54.23 using the MPD international service, a 20kg parcel from the UK to Australia will cost £98.51 and to send a 30kg parcel to Australia prices start from £144.25.
What can you send to Australia?
In addition to the standard list of restricted and prohibited items that you can’t send by courier (in the UK or to any other country) Australia has some further restrictions.
Many of the restrictions on what you’re allowed to send to Australia have been set up to protect the agriculture, wildlife and natural habitats of the country. This means items like plants, seeds, soil, vegetables, fruit and food are not allowed.
There are also restrictions on leather products and anything else made from animal skins, ceramic products and you should make sure you don’t use any packaging which has contained food (for example, re-using egg cartons)
There’s a full list of restrictions and prohibited items over on the Australian Government Border Protection website.
How long does it take to send a parcel to Australia?
Our fastest courier service can get your parcel delivered to Australia in as little as 4 working days after collection, and our cheapest courier service to Australia can have it there in 4-7 working days.
It’s worth being aware that with your parcel traveling so far, there could potentially be delays based on a number of different factors including: where in Australia your parcel is going to, the contents of your parcel and whether there are any customs fees which need to be paid first.
What are the customs charges when sending a parcel to Australia?
When you send a parcel to Australia, you need to complete a pro-forma invoice which contains information for the customs agents in Australia to inspect before they can allow your parcel to enter the country.
If the items in your parcel are worth under $1000 Australian Dollars (approximately £488), you usually don’t have to pay any customs charges.
For items worth over $1000 Australian Dollars, the customs fees will be calculated based on what the item is and the value. The customs fees will usually need to be paid by the recipient before the item can be delivered. For more information on customs clearance and how to work out what the customs fees for your parcel will be, Australian Government Border Protection can advise you.
My Parcel Delivery provide the pro-forma invoice for you to complete when you book a courier with us to ship to Australia. Be sure to complete this fully and to list all the items in your parcel. Then print 5 copies and place these in an envelope on the outside of your parcel.
|Parcel Size||Service||Royal Mail||My Parcel Delivery||What You Save|
|5 KG||Tracking and Signature||£110.10||£36.36||£73.74||67%|
|15 KG||Tracking and Signature||£179.10||£71.76||£107.34||60%|
|25 KG||Tracking and Signature||£245.10||£116.39||£128.71||53%|
*Prices include VAT and are fully tracked. Prices correct as of 14/04/16
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