Send parcel to Australia
Prices for sending a parcel to Australia
With europacco.com you can not only organize a shipment easily, but you can also ship packages at economic prices. We organize low cost shipments to Australia. You can find the price for a shipment to Australia in the following table. You can organize a low cost package shipment entering europacco.com.
Thanks to our extensive transport network, we are able to guarantee an optimal balance in terms of quality/price. By choosing europacco.com for a parcel shipments you will have:
- collection at home
- estimated delivery time: 4 to 8 working days
- shipment tracking
europacco.com offers a customized service, if you want to send a Parcel to Australia. We offer an economical solution for every kind of consignment. Our service includes home or business address collection by an express courier and delivery in more than 210 countries worldwide.
Send a Parcel safe, reliable and fast
Europacco.com brings your Parcel safely and quickly to its destination to Australia. Shipping is easy: fill out the online form, print the label and attach it to your shipment - it is now ready for collection. All this is possible without registration and thus makes fast and simple the package delivery.Overview of the price list
Shipping Time to Australia
How can I track my Parcel?
With our tracking option you can monitor your Parcel from the collection in Italy to the delivery to Australia. Enter the shipping number on our tracking page.
How much does it cost to send a Parcel to Australia?
Years of experience in the shipping sector and a high daily volume of consignments allow us to offer highly affordable prices. With europacco.com you can send a Parcel starting from only €74,58 to Australia. For more detailed information please consult our price list.
How long does it take to send a Parcel to Australia?
The transit times from Italy to Australia vary from 4 to 8 working days. Transit times are calculated in working days and depend on the starting location and the packet arrival area.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra: these are the best known cities in Australia. Maybe you are not aware of it, but in the oceanic country there are about 2 million of our fellow citizens. A very high figure, destined to surprise even more considering that, in the entire Australian territory, a total of 17 million people live. This explains, at least in part, why shipments from Italy to Australia by individuals and companies are quite frequent. Europacco is ready to send your packages and documents all over the world, including Australia, at an affordable price and with maximum security.
Documents required for sending goods to Australia
As it is a non-EU country, a parcel destined to Australia must be accompanied by the following documents:
- Commercial invoice or proforma
- Free Export Declaration
Customs duties and taxes are normally levied on items and goods arriving from overseas with a value of more than 1000 Australian dollars. There are, however, some exceptions. There are some goods that can only be shipped with a license, and even if they have a value of less than 1000 Australian dollars, they may be subject to GST (Goods and Services Tax). Moreover, customs authorities are required to send the recipient the "Customs and border protection", an import declaration to be filled in every part. And once the duties are actually paid, the goods will be free to be delivered to the customer.
The defense of the Australian ecosystem and the importation of goods
Of all the states in the world, Australia is one of the most admired for its attention to biodiversity, on a par with Madagascar and New Zealand. The high number of native plants and animal species has led the southern hemisphere state to adopt special measures. The government limits imports in order to protect the ecosystem, avoiding the introduction of alien species. And this special regulation ends up reflecting on customs and taxation.
Biodiversity and shipping
Since this is a transoceanic shipment, any Italian company intending to send goods or products to Australia would do better to consult the section of the IATA "Dangerous Goods Regulations" before proceeding. Equally useful, given the presence of special rules related to biodiversity, is the website of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. By connecting to it, it will be possible to read what is reported in the section dedicated to the limits set on the importation of organic goods. The department has also introduced, and made available to interested users, BICON, an online tool that allows you to check whether a package will risk being stopped at customs or not.
Determining Factors in the Admission of Goods to Australia
Normally, the evaluation of what is possible to ship to the oceanic country is related to several different elements, including: type of item to be shipped, country of origin, value of the goods, use of the product (the "end use"), etc.. Should customs agents find "prohibited" items within the shipment, they are free to take one of the following measures:
- if possible, sanitize the items
- Return the shipment to the shipper
- Seizure and destruction of the items
In all cases listed, the costs will be borne entirely by the customer.
What is prohibited to ship
Australia, like many other non-EU destinations, prohibits the importation of meat and fish products with the exception of canned meat or fish. Apart from canned goods, individuals and companies are therefore not given the opportunity to send such foods, whether fresh, frozen, cooked or smoked. Keep in mind that the ban also extends to foods and preparations that have meat or fish inside and to animal feed.
Also, in order to prevent the spread of external pathogens, customs prohibits the importation of fresh fruits and vegetables, or those with seeds or peel, and any other type of food that does not have a long shelf life.
Likewise, the importation of asbestos, firearms (and their ammunition), antiques, dangerous items, ivory, pornographic material, precious metals and stones is not allowed.
How to send gifts to Australia
Until a few years ago, in Australia, goods sent as gifts were allowed regardless of their value or type of items. Today, however, it is no longer so. In fact, this concession has been repealed and any product given as a gift, donated, but also lent, or a supply that is not followed by the payment of a fee, is subject to careful evaluation by Customs. If the value exceeds 1000 Australian dollars, or if the gift involves a prohibited item or one that cannot be sent as a gift, you will be required to pay tax and duty. For individuals, it is more complicated, as it is not always easy to provide proof of the value of the goods sent. This leads customs to make their own assessment using specific methods that cannot be disclosed.
Shipment of medicines
Australia allows the shipment of medicines even without the approval of the TGA "Therapeutic Goods Administration" thanks to the "Personal Importation Scheme". This document, together with the local or Italian medical prescription in the name of the consignee of the shipment, allows the Australian citizen or resident to send medicines from abroad for therapeutic purposes. The sender can be the family, a friend or any other private person or a company. However, what is received must be used directly by the recipient. From what has just been written, it is clear that it is forbidden to sell or transfer to others. Do not forget that the packaging of medicines must be intact and perfectly sealed.
Sending goods to Australia
The shipment of goods within the Australian borders involves the preparation of customs documents and various licenses that change according to the route, the type of goods, as well as the mode of shipment. It is possible to make a general list of the documents most frequently required by Australian Customs, including:
- Waybill or shipping label (with its barcode, essential for tracking)
- Commercial invoice or proforma
- Material Safety Data Sheet, if required
- Packing list, etc.
Australia - Further Information
Australia in general
Send parcel to Australia
Whether you send a package to Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth or Sidney, service and costs do not vary. We offer a secure service, if you have to send company documents, patterns and products. You can also send souvenirs, excess baggage and suitcases to Australia. In case you want to send wine to Australia or other delicate objects, please contact our customer service by e-mail and you will promptly receive a quote.
General information about Australia
Very popular as activities among young people of the world, is working and traveling in Australia. After completion of the study or teaching, many take a break and spend a so-called Gap-Year in Down Under. With work and travel visa, they can travel and work up to a year in Australia. Working, you can earn money with small jobs, especially in agriculture or tourism. Young people gain valuable experience for life. The main reasons are exploring a distant land, explore nature, learn about a new culture and different people. Do you also want to send a parcel in Australia for your children or grandchildren? We have a bespoke service for you!
Did you know that...
In Australia there are more kangaroos than people. With more than 35 million kangaroos, in Australia to each inhabitant would belong in theory two kangaroos. Even the camels are very numerous in Australia. Australia exports camels in Saudi Arabia since 2002. The coasts are more than 10,000 beaches, the Great Barrier Reef being this way the largest living thing in the world. In addition, in Australia lives the most poisonous plant in the world as well as the species of the most poisonous spiders on earth. The Australian national tree is the eucalyptus with more than 400 species.
What cannot enter Australia, not even in a pack
Australia, well known also as the immigrant's country adopts a very strict import practice. This is of course also valid for goods; certainly not all of them can travel on the island or be shipped in a parcel.
Even in Australia there is still the distinction between two commodity groups: strictly prohibited products in all circumstances and goods that can be introduced with restrictions or accompanied by a certain license.
For Customs Services and Control of Imported Goods, is responsible the Australian Border Force (abbreviated ABF), a Department under the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The ABF publishes a batch online with all prohibited goods, which are only marginally importable, and updates it continuously. On this list there are classic products, which are generally forbidden for packet shipment, but also for certain Australian features. There are few things prohibited in Australia. However, many other categories of goods, which are marked as restricted, are subject to equally severe standards:
For this reason, the following categories of goods are not advisable to ship in a package in Australia:
- Illegal narcotics
- Asbestos (or products containing asbestos)
- Products that contain cat or dog hair
- Ceramics (products sometimes contain a high percentage of heavy metal or lead and therefore can only be imported through a special license)
- Chewing tobacco or snus
- Lighters (maximum number for immigrants in Australia: 5)
- Means for self-defense such as pepper spray or other
- Cultural Heritage of Historic Value (especially from Papua New Giunea)
- Threads for strangulation or ropes for dogs
- Distillates, which look or smell like food
- Electric shocks over the 6 volt
In Australia without exception, it is strictly forbidden to import dangerous breeds of dogs (such as Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasilero, Japanese Tosa, Perro de Presa Canario but also the American Pit Bull Terrier) or even the entry of equipment created for make a subsidy. A special case is the goods, which contain the word ANZAC. This abbreviation is for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, which was a military body of the British Armed Forces in the First World War, formed by Australians and New Zealand. Still on April 25, Australia and New Zealand celebrate the ANZAC day in commemoration of the military casualty victims, a very controversial event.
As you can see, Australia has placed a number of very special items on the list of prohibited or limited import goods, which would not immediately remind the immigrant or the sender of an expedition. For this reason it is more than advisable to inquire before importing certain types of products in a given country. Australia has come up with a very interesting gadget: the country supports the "Can I bring it back?" App, a fast guide for travelers who want to know about the arrangements in place.
Precise information on prohibited or subject to restrictions when importing to Australia, as well as contact details to obtain any licenses, can be consulted on the official ABF website under: www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
Customs regulations in Australia
For private consignments you have to fill out two documents: the export customs clearance form and an invoice or pro-forma invoice. europacco.com will send these forms to you by e-mail.
For commercial shipments please contact the customer service at [email protected].
Customs shipments to Australia
Also, Australia is subject to customs regulations. Generally, customs clearance for export and import is needed, for shipments from and to extra UE countries or for European states that are subject to customs controls. While customs clearance in the export phase is handled between the custom of the country of departing and the sender, for the clearance in import, the receiver must collaborate with the customs concerned.
The quotations seen on europacco.com are therefore always free of duties and custom duties in import, bureaucratic and administrative fees or broker fees where needed. The customs taxes cannot therefore be anticipated and in the calculation of them the total value of the goods indicated on the accompanying proforma/commercial naturally affects also.
The "Gift" type shipment is allowed only for some destinations.
A particular role belongs to the document shipments, ad this one does not involve customs clearance unlike shipments containing goods inside. Often, some documents should reach the customs authorities in original format and, many times, are not shipped together with the sent goods. Also, in this case, the document shipments of europacco.com is the ideal solution. Go to Compiling the customs documents to read in detail how to fill in correctly the customs documents, so to avoid problems during the transport.
Before each shipment, we always recommend consulting the customs regulations of the country of destination and remember the sovereign nature and the decision-making power of each customs regarding the clearance of each shipment.
Our Custom Service is gladly at your complete disposal for letting you have accurate information on the feasibility of the shipment according to the type of the goods to be sent, as well as for the filling in of the customs documentation.
Customs - general information
Restrictions and prohibitions may affect countries, people (including intermediaries/brokers) and goods:
- Countries: embargo
- People: most often in relation to counter-terrorism activities or foreign and security policy situations
- Goods: biodiversity, cultural goods, dual-use goods, rough diamonds, weapons & ammunition, ...
If you want to bring souvenirs from the holidays (pay attention to the quantitative limits) or move for work, study or personal reasons, the current regulations should be carefully studied.
Finally, for some goods an excise duty may be required, such as for example on coffee, alcohol, tobacco, fuel or electricity
How import customs costs are calculated?
Generally, customs duties and fees may include the following positions:
- customs duties: the effective customs costs
- VAT in import phase: the value added tax in the country of destination
- excise duty: indirect tax on the manufacture and sale of certain consumer goods
- administrative costs: for example, those for goods on stock
Finally, these positions can affects the final amount of the customs duties which further vary from case to case and from country to country. Also, each state issues different directives in terms of value and quantity limits, which are certainly to be respected.
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