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Sending Food to Australia

If you're sending food to family or friends overseas, keep in mind that some items are not allowed into Australia. The bad news is that there are lots of foods that can't be sent to Australia, but the good news, however, is that it's not absolutely all food items that can't be shipped down under. Here are some tips on how to avoid trouble while shipping foods to Australia.

Requirements for Sending Food to Australia

Requirements for Sending Food to Australia

When determining whether or not you can send your chosen food product to Australia, consider the following points to make sure that your food will not breach Australia's guidelines:

  • Food must be store bought and in the manufacturer's original unopened packaging
  • Food labels must list all ingredients in the product
  • Expiry date must be at least six months after the date of shipping
  • Food cannot contain alcohol, dairy, meat, poultry, fish or seafood ingredients
  • Food cannot be home made
What Food Can I Send to Australia?

What Food Can I Send to Australia?

Common food products that meet Australia's customs requirements include:

  • Chocolate and sweets
  • Biscuits (as long as they are shop bought and packaged)
  • Tinned goods
  • Spreads and preservatives (such as jam, marmalade and Marmite)
Can I Send Chocolate to Australia?

Can I Send Chocolate to Australia?

A common query is always whether you can send chocolate to Australia. Most brands might be sold worldwide, but that doesn't mean they are the same everywhere you go.

The good news for your friends down under is that indeed you can!

As long as your chocolate ticks off the following points, you can send it to Australia:

  • Is the food store bought and in the unopened, original packaging?
  • Does the label list all the product's ingredients?
  • Is the expiry date longer than 6 months from the date of shipping?
  • Is there no alcohol, dairy, meat, poultry, fish or seafood ingredients?
Top Tips

Top Tips

If you are planning to send food to Australia and want your goods to have the smoothest journey through border control, follow these top tips:

  • Clearly list all food items and the quantities they come in
  • Give a detailed description of your food, include brand names where possible
  • Avoid using any local "nicknames" that customs officials may not understand
  • Make sure that you have clearly and securely attached the invoice to the parcel
  • Include another copy inside in case anything happens to the external copy
  • Provide an approximate value for the food goods

What Food Can't I Send to Australia?

Australia are very careful about what they allow in and out of their borders, and as such, there are a variety of food products that will not be accepted by customs. The Department of Agriculture maintains a list of disallowed goods, which includes meat products, fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Food with labels or adhesives must also meet import conditions. These include:

  • Perishables
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Eggs and egg-based products
  • Dairy products
  • Meat, chicken or fish
  • Baby formula (milk powder)

Before Sending Food to Australia

Many food items can be sent to Australia, however customs are careful to keep out anything that may be potentially harmful to their residents, wildlife or environment. Before packaging your food parcel to send to Australia, make sure that the goods that you are planning to send are not prohibited. You can read the Australian customs guidance on prohibited goods here.

When you're ready to send a parcel to Australia, 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 for as little as £40.91, and have it arrive in just 2 to 5 days!

FAQs

Can I send alcohol to Australia?

If you are planning to send alcohol to Australia, it is recommended that you consult customs to determine what you can and cannot send. However, you definitely cannot send liquids with a volume of more than 1 litre, or alcohol with more than 24% ABV (such as vodka, rum or whisky).

Can I send teabags to Australia?

Plain black or green tea bags are allowed into Australia as long as the tea is clean and in new unopened packaging. The tea must be free from live insects or any contamination.

Herbal tea bags can be sent to Australia as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • Commercially prepared, packaged and labelled
  • Only made with ingredients of a plant origin
  • Ingredients in the tea are thoroughly dried
  • The weight of each product (per blend) is no more than 1 kilogram

Loose herbal teas are allowed as long as they only contain finely chopped ingredients of plant origin and weigh no more than 1 kilogram.

Can I send Christmas cake or Christmas pudding to Australia?

Christmas cakes and puddings are allowed into Australia as long as:

  • They are for personal consumption
  • They are fully cooked and shelf stable
  • They do not require refrigeration
  • They contain no meat products
  • Any fillings and toppings are cooked with the cake

Can I send coffee to Australia?

Coffee is permitted into Australia in the following forms:

  • Roasted, ground or instant coffee up to 10 kilograms in weight
  • Roasted coffee beans up to 10 kilograms in weight
  • Green coffee beans up to 5 kilograms in weight

All coffee must be in clean, new packaging that is free from live insects or any other form of contamination.

Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee (whole beans or ground) is allowed into Australia if:

  • The beans or beans from which the product is made have been roasted
  • The product is commercially prepared and packaged
  • The product weighs no more than 1 kilogram
  • The product is for the personal consumption of the person wishing to import the product

Can I send fudge to Australia?

Yes! Fudge that is commercially prepared and packaged can be sent to Australia as long as it is for personal use and as long as it does not contain any meat.

Can I send maple syrup to Australia?

Yes! Maple syrup can be sent to Australia.

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