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We have lots of courier services to Australia available to buy online. This includes options where you drop-off your parcel at a local shop or Post Office, and others that are collected by the courier directly from your home or work.
Simply use the 'Instant Quote' box to the right to get a price for sending your parcel.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to Australia. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
|Courier Service||Price from|
|DPD Pickup Classic
Delivery in 4-7 days.
|DPD Pickup Express
Delivery in 3-5 days.
Delivery in 4-7 days.
|DPD Air Express
Delivery in 3-5 days.
Delivery in 3-8 days.
With a long connection with the United Kingdom, shipping from the UK to Australia is quite favourable. It is still important to understand those specifics, however, when moving goods between the two nations.
You can choose from a variety of courier services to send a parcel to Australia on the Parcel Monkey quote engine such as ParcelForce, DPD, DHL, Parcel Monkey Air Express and Asendia. With these options you can send heavy items or light weight parcels, and choose to have them collected from or work.
Our cheapest service to Australia is currently DPD PickUp, which allows you to send goods from the UK to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to name a few for less than £17.
The quickest way to ship a parcel from the UK to Australia is with DHL Air Express who delivery in 3-4 working days.
Main Country Facts
The island nation of Australia was mainly comprised of indigenous tribes until it became a British penal settlement in 1778. In early 1901, the country was formally founded as a liberal democracy and constitutional monarchy. By 1942, formal ties with Britain were severed, making Australia a largely-independent nation. The British monarch still serves as the official head of state, though her official title within the country is the Queen of Australia. Today, 22 million citizens live in the country, with a full three-fourths of the population residing on the east coast of the main island. This creates a distinct separation between urban and rural areas.
Australia has a strong economy; ranking thirteenth is the world despite its small size and remote location. The quality of life categories, including life expectancy, health care and economic freedom are favourable to trade with Britain. Its proximity to Asian nations, however, leads the country to work more closely with these countries than many European partners. Australia operates a free-market economy, sharing its currency with several surrounding island nations and territories. The Australian Securities Exchange is the ranked ninth worldwide. Also, it has a higher GDP per capita than either the UK or the US. The citizens of Australia, however, carry significant levels of personal debt. The country's main export is commodities, but Australia also has a strong agricultural base.
Australia has some of the more cautious rules and regulations surrounding imports. Because of its reliance on agriculture, many things that are allowed are subject to close inspection and quarantine. The Australian Import Service keeps an especially close eye on all agricultural products. Despite disease outbreaks in animal populations worldwide, Australia's plants and animals have remained largely unaffected. To maintain the country's clean standards, you will be unable to ship many meat and dairy products, as well as plants or soil. This even translates into the close inspection of all vehicles that enter the country; many are not cleared until they are thoroughly cleaned of foreign soil. The same treatment may apply to other items that come into contact with soil, such as used gardening equipment, outdoor furniture and bicycles.
Only a few categories are prohibited entirely from import to Australia. This includes things like cloned embryos and tools designed to assist in suicide. Most other categories are merely restricted. This includes:
As a rule, never attempt to ship restricted items without first fully understanding the allowable parameters and obtaining permits. A full listing of the regulations and restricted items can be found here.
The trip between the United Kingdom and Australia is a long one, and your package will likely change carriers more than once, so secure packaging is important. The country is also very strict about valuation and customs declarations, so never ship anything without carefully and correctly filling out all applicable paperwork; neglecting to do this can delay delivery significantly. Your shipment may also be subject to the Goods and Service Tax.
Good quick service, which always finds great prices
The collection and delivery - all excellent service, on time, no damage to parcel. The ordering was a bit complicated (couldnt use my long email address), couldnt sort out a drop-off at local point so had to change delivery company. I packed and weighed parcel to get quote but needed to know contents prior to packing (could be difficult to remember).
Easy to use website. Local drop off points. Great rates.
So quick and easy The only thing was I forgot to put a couple of things on the items list, went back to add them and had to do it all again! Would be cool if you could save the list and go back it - maybe you can and Im a dummy and couldnt see it Will always use Parcel Monkey when shipping things around
Whilst Parcel Monkey is easy to use and offers a selection of delivery time frames and costs from various suppliers, on this occasion the items delivered by DPD did not arrive in the time frame expected. I chose their service as it clearly stated delivery would be made within 3 to 5 days. Delivery actually took 11 days which meant the parcel did not arrive in time for Christmas. I would expect the timeframes offered to reflect the busy holiday period.
Uk to Australia in a few days ! :-)
On time delivery with no issues. Performed exactly as described.
Right on time excellent service thanks!!!