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What Can I Send To Australia?


Sending a parcel in today’s world has become a simplified process with the rise of giants such as DHL, UPS and DPD making the process as stress free as possible. If you book your parcel to Australia with Worldwide Parcel Services, you can even benefit from prices as low as £34.60, and have your parcel delivered in as little as 2 days!

However, if you are planning to send a parcel to Australia, the added distance means that there are additional rules that must be taken into consideration. Read on to find out what you can and can't send to Australia.

Sending a Parcel to Australia

Sending a Parcel to Australia

As more and more people move abroad, the demand to keep in touch with friends down under has increased. If you are looking to send a parcel to Australia, it is crucial that you take the time to ensure that your goods can be sent, and that you take precautions to ensure your goods arrive at their destination without damage or getting held up at the border.

Before sending your parcel to Australia, you should:

  • Be aware that the recipient may have to pay customs duties/taxes depending on the type and value of the items sent
  • Some items have a restricted amount that can be sent, make sure you do your research to stop your goods being stopped by customs
  • Take care completing customs documentation to ensure it is accurate
  • Pack your parcel well using strong boxes and bubble wrap to keep your items safe during it's long journey
What Can I Send in a Parcel to Australia

What Can I Send in a Parcel to Australia

Australia is the perfect destination for backpackers during the summer months, and an attractive destination for immigration too. As a result, Australia is a popular destination for sending parcels!

Just like sending parcels in the UK, sending parcels to Australia can be done with ease, and you can send many everyday items without issue.

See below a list of items that you CAN send to Australia:

  • Animal products
  • Artwork including collectibles
  • Computers, laptops, tablets and monitors
  • Designer clothing, apparel or accessories
  • Drugs and pharmaceuticals including legal or prescribed
  • Furniture
  • Mail and personal pictures
  • Music instruments
  • Printed materials, such as leaflets, posters, packaging etc.
Australian Customs

Australian Customs

The Australian government prohibits the import and export of certain goods to and from Australia. Some of these goods can be imported or exported with a license, however many are subject to absolute prohibition and cannot be imported under any circumstances.

Sending prohibited items will hold the parcel up in customs, and risks the goods being seized and potential fines or imprisonment. It is the responsibility of the sender to ensure their parcel does not contain any prohibited items. You can find out more about Australian Border Force here.

What Can I Not Send to Australia?

The Australian government are careful over what is allowed in and out of their borders to not only protect their residents, but to help keep the natural environment free from diseases and pests that may be inadvertently sent from other countries around the world.

To enable this, there are some items that are restricted or banned entirely from entering the country. Sending some of these prohibited items can result in fines or prosecution.

Example items that you cannot send to Australia include:

  • Aerosols of any kind
  • Animals
  • Batteries
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Drones
  • E-cigarettes
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Meat products and milk
  • Ivory or other banned products
  • Pornography
  • Tobacco

Before Sending a Parcel to Australia

To conclude, many everyday items can be sent to Australia without problem, however as they are an island nation, Australian customs do take steps to keep anything potentially harmful out of their country. Before packing any parcel, make sure that what you are planning to send to Australia is not prohibited by customs. You can read the Australian customs guidance on prohibited goods here.

When you're ready to send your parcel to Australia, be sure to compare prices for renowned couriers with Worldwide Parcel Services! When you book with us, you can benefit from full international tracking all the way to the parcel's destination in Australia, and £100 free cover as standard. Our great prices mean that you can send a parcel to Australia from as little as £34.60, and in just 2 to 7 days!

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