We can now help customers ship parcels from the USA worldwide using market leading rates via our new platform, ParcelMonkey.com. We offer a variety of cost effective courier services to save you money.
Visit our new site: https://www.parcelmonkey.com/.
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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.
|International Post Office Dropoff
Delivery in 3-8 days.
Australia is one of the most popular destinations Parcel Monkey customers send parcels to, partly due to the historical connections between the two countries and with the number of Brits who choose to travel or live across the country. Shipping times and prices are now better than ever with great transport links available and a wide range of international shipping companies available to choose from.
No matter if you have a gift to send to Sydney, or personal belongings to Melbourne enjoy great value parcel prices.
Cheap parcel delivery services can be booked online once you have taken just a few minutes to compare the courier companies we offer who deliver to Australia. However just because our international shipping rates are low cost, it doesn't compromise their quality.
You can send a parcel from the UK to Australia as quickly as 3-4 days via DHL Express whilst our cheaper DPD Air Express services also have a quick transit time of 3-5 days. DPD Air Express can be booked as a collection from your home or work address, or you can book it as a Drop Off service and take to any of the DPD Pickup stores across the UK.
Parcelforce and Parcel Monkey AIr Express also provide a quick delivery service at affordable prices.
Heavy or large parcel delivery services can also be found using our shipping calculator. International courier delivery for big boxes can be booked in for less with our own brand Parcel Monkey Air Express service. You can send a box weighing 30kg for under £130 using our service which is a premium and reliable service that is collected by Parcelforce and then delivered by DHL.
The service is almost half the cost of DHL and only takes one or two days longer so something for our customers to consider if you have big and bulky items to send to Australia, maybe if you are shipping popular items such as bulk loads of clothing or used car parts.
Sending to Australia is so common that it is not very often that you would come across any Customs Issues for the delivery of your items. You can check the Parcel Monkey Customs guidance and as long as your item is declared properly and you do not try and send any prohibited items the process should be smooth enough.
As with all international shipping, batteries and liquids are prohibited so remove these before you ship to reduce the chance of delayed or returned parcels.
Australia does have some of the more cautious rules and regulations surrounding imports. Due to its reliance on agriculture, many things that are allowed into the country 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 meats 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 clear 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.
It is always wise to ensure the delivery address is perfect before you send a parcel to Australia, so why not check the delivery postcode using the handy Australia Post tool. Verify the address with the recipient if possible and also check on Google Maps.
Remember to always provide a contact number of the recipient so that they can be contacted to resolve any issue involving customs duty or any address issues. With DPD there is the very useful app where the recipient can amend delivery dates or the location of where the item can be sent to, so share the tracking details with the recipient and they can utilise all the useful features.
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.
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.
Daughter lives in Australia and been posting with Royal MAIL for 9 years.Came to Parcel Monkey and found you very efficient.Cost wise excellent.Delivery time very quick.Pick up at my home and gets to Australia in less than a week.Great service would recommend to anyone.Another parcel to Oz next week. Thank you D Capes
Simple straightforward. Did everything you would expect, perfectly
Excellent service. Parcel collected Friday in Cambridge UK and was delivered to me in Sydney Australia on the Wednesday! All for a price that was less than half I had been quoted elsewhere. Will definitely be using again.
Not bad website easy to book and the only gripe was the surcharge for additional weight, I declared the correct weight at 5kg but they weigh on a volumetric basis and charged me for 15kg so might as well have filled the big box up!
Pickup on time and delivered to Australia ahead of schedule for a very reasonable price!!
Would use again
Allowed me to cancel pick up on the day and reschedule at last minute.
Good service, 5 days and delivered in Oz :-)