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Find the best way to send a parcel to Australia

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.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR SENDING PARCELS TO AUSTRALIA

Australia is nearly 9,500 miles away from the UK, and yet the country has strong links with us Brits, from the large British expat population living in Australia, to backpackers, students and holidaymakers. Then there’s also all the Australian expats who have decided to make the UK their home!

My Parcel Delivery have 5 different delivery services to Australia and we know our stuff when it comes to sending abroad. If you’re sending your first parcel to Australia, here’s our top tips to help you get it there in the fast or cheap!

1CHECK THE ITEMS IN YOUR PARCEL ARE OK TO SEND TO AUSTRALIA

Just like in the UK, Australia has a list of prohibited and restricted items which cannot be sent to the country via courier. The items in your parcel might seem like ordinary items which are regularly posted within the UK, but it’s worth checking the list because your items, and even your packaging, could contain materials which aren’t allowed into Australia by courier. 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)

A full list of prohibited and restricted items for Australia can be found on the AusPost.com website and on the Australian Border Force website.

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2CHECK THE VALUE OF THE ITEMS FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE INTO AUSTRALIA

When sending a parcel to Australia (or to any other non-EU country), you need to complete a pro-forma invoice and attach 5 copies of this to the outside of your parcel. This document asks for information on the contents of your parcel and the value of individual items. The pro-forma invoice will be checked by the customs agents in Australia to avoid them having to open your parcel to check the contents.

So, once you’ve checked the item is safe to send to Australia, the next step is to work out the value of your parcel and include this on the pro-forma invoice. If your parcel is worth less than 1,000 Australian dollars (approximately £482) then there are no extra duties or taxes to pay.

If you’re sending something worth over 1,000 Australian dollars then you will need to fill out some additional paperwork and there could be additional charges. The customs fees will be calculated based on what the item is and its value. The customs fees will usually need to be paid by the recipient before the item can be delivered.

For more info on customs clearance and how to work out your parcel's fees, check out Australian Government Border Protection.

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3MAKE SURE YOUR PACKAGING IS STRONG ENOUGH FOR THE JOURNEY

We always advise using new and strong packaging, but this is even more important when you send a parcel abroad to somewhere as far away as Australia. Your parcel could be travelling via road, sea or air and could be scanned and sorted at different depots along the way, so you can understand why the packaging needs to be strong and durable.

Check out My Parcel Delivery’s packaging guidelines for advice.

prohibited items sending to Australia

4FIND THE CHEAPEST PARCEL DELIVERY SERVICE TO AUSTRALIA

You’ll be surprised at the lowest prices for sending a parcel to Australia. At My Parcel Delivery have 4 different international courier services available, with our cheapest delivery service to Australia starting from just £22.40 for parcels under 1KG, using the DPD Air Classic courier.

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5FASTEST DELIVERY SERVICE TO AUSTRALIA

MPD International Drop-off or MPD International Collection are also popular choices for speedy delivery to Australia, with same day collections if you book before 11am, and delivery in just 3 to 5 working days.

Get a quote using the form above to see the best services for your parcel.

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Cheaper than Royal Mail for sending parcels to Australia

See just how much money you could save when you book a parcel delivery to Australia with My Parcel Delivery, instead of queuing up at the Post Office.

Parcel SizeServiceRoyal MailMy Parcel DeliveryWhat You Save
5 KG Tracking and Signature £110.10 £36.60 £73.50 67%
15 KG Tracking and Signature £179.10 £71.76 £107.34 60%
25 KG Tracking and Signature £245.10 £115.02 £130.08 53%

*Prices include VAT and are fully tracked. Prices correct as of 24/08/17

So, whether you have a friend in Adelaide or a new customer in New South Wales, there’s nothing to stop you sending that parcel today.  

Get an international quote to Australia from My Parcel Delivery.

Don't just take our word for it

Here at My Parcel Delivery, we never rest on our laurels when delivering your parcels around the world, and we're exceptionally proud of our reputation for delivering great service to every customer. Don't just take our word for it – let our reviews, likes and stats speak for themselves! We have parcels sent across the world (including Australia) every single day.

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Our last piece of advice from us. If you’re not sure about anything to do with your delivery to Australia…simply ask the experts. Our friendly customer service are happy to help so get in touch by online chat or send us a message.