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currency exchange: 1 USD = 1.41AUD
Import VAT: 10.00%
Duty Free Limit: 1000 AUD
Check actual shipping rates for any weight upto 130 lbs and all available carriers to Australia by entering weight and possibly dimensions of your package into form in the left column.
Remember: dimensions are crucial for all carriers except for USPS where you just have to fit into dimensional and weight limit.
USPS conditions and limitations
Customs limitations and Duty Free Info
Australian Customs are extremely vigilant in their assessment of what are and are not samples. Samples are a very contentious issue but what follows are some general guidelines when deciding whether or not to claim samples for your import shipments:
1. the item(s) should be of a non-recurring nature (i.e. only 1 of any particular commodity)
2. they should be given a nominal value (not their regular wholesale value)
Australian Customs uses a common sense, but cautious, approach to samples. Clothing, imported as samples, will be subject to mutilation (this may be applied in the form of red ink stamps apply to them so that they can not be sold). Shoes may be drilled in the soles so that they may not be resold.
Unsolicited gift shipments valued up to 1000 AUD are acceptable duty and tax free provided the commercial invoice includes a full description and itemized values. Gift shipments must be from individual to individual and must not contain any commercial items including company awards. Alcohol and tobacco are not acceptable as gifts and therefore are dutiable.
Prohibited Christmas Items Imported Into Australia
It is prohibited to include any of the following items when sending gift hampers to Australia:
* Pine cones
* Wooden ornaments that are manufactured from plant material
* Fresh fruit
* Item of meat origin or containing meat (all types: e.g. beef jerky, etc.)
* Items containing egg or dairy
* Items of plant origin (e.g. Decorations made from vine material, wreaths, flowers, pot-pourri, etc.)
* Unpopped popcorn
The Austrialian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) will request from the recipient to provide written permission to destroy such commodities at Customs, prior to releasing the remaining consignment, thereby delaying delivery.
Please note the shipments containing alcohol will be subject to substantial taxes and may cause clearance delays.