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.
|DPD Air Classic
Delivery in 4-7 days.
|DPD Air Express
Delivery in 3-5 days.
Delivery in 3-8 days.
Australia is one of the most popular destinations for Parcel Monkey customers to send parcels to, which makes sense due to the historical connections between the two countries. The number of Brits who choose to travel or live in Australia continues to grow and so does the demand for those who need to post to Australia.
Shipping times and prices have never been better with transport links moving goods more quickly and for more affordable rates due to the ever-increasing demand so if you are sending some shoes to Sydney, a cricket bat to Canberra or posting to Perth - you can save by booking online.
Just because our international shipping rates are cheaper, it doesn't mean there is any compromise on quality. We still offer premium tracked courier services provided by global delivery experts.
DPD offer two types of delivery to Australia - Express for urgent parcels that get them delivered in 3-5 days, or Classic which takes 4-7 working days. They also let you have the option of dropping off at a local Pickup shop for a cheaper price or you can have a courier come and collect from your doorstep. Please note DPD do not allow 'personal effects' to be sent on their service.
Parcelforce delivers down under in 3-8 working days - depending on how remote the delivery address is and they too provide a collected service or you can drop into the Post Office or Parcelforce depot. We enjoy some low-cost Post Office prices, all you need to do is book online via our quote engine to make a cost saving.
When you have a parcel that needs to arrive in Australia as quickly as possible then you should book an Air Express delivery service. DHL provide this type of service and delivery in as little as 3-4 days, or for almost half the price you can use Parcel Monkey's own brand service which is collected by Parcelforce and shipped and delivered in Australia by DHL.
Expedited services are often used by businesses in the UK to post urgent items to Australia.
Not all parcels are small and light, some items are heavy or large and they do cost more to post to far away locations like Australia. Luckily we have couriers who can handle this type of delivery and you will find the heavier the box you send, the more you can save by booking a courier online with Parcel Monkey compared to at the Post Office.
DPD Air Classic would be the best option for a 15kg parcel in terms of price and will deliver in 4-7 days.
The best way to send even bigger boxes for less would be 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, perfect for those relocating to Australia or sending heavy items to those who live out there already.
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.
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.
Sending to Australia is so common that it is not very often we come across any Customs Issues. 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.
DPD has made 'personal effects' restricted items so if sending personal belongings to Australia, you should opt for a Parcelforce service.
We wanted to remind you that the Australian Government are introducing a change to Goods and Services Tax legislation on imports that will now be implemented on 1 July 2018.
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 any meats and dairy products, as well as plants or soil. This may apply to 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.
Today, 24 million citizens live in the country, with the majority 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, 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.
Easy to book and print appropriate labels and good advice on packing. Picked up on time by courier and good online tracking (to Australia). They wouldnt insure as it was a guitar (you only discover that once you are well into the ordering process) but took the risk and arrived safely withing the 4-5 days advertised. Recommended.
We use DPD, booked through Parcel Monkey, to get parcels to a family member in Australia. Collected on Thursday and delivered on Wednesday. If there have been any problems they have dealt with them very quickly and efficiently.
Parcel Monkey was easy to use and would recommend. Only issue was that the DPD website advised that the parcel, after having been despatched, would arrive later than original date by 5 days (on a 5 day transit). Although it did eventually (without warning) arrive on time.
Easy to book snd very quick uk to Australia. Impressed
Great value, easy to use
Documentation confusion which the courier failed to acknowledge was their issue - resulted in parcel being held at customs in Australia
Great service, so easy and efficient. The only certain way to get things to my Grandaughters in Australia!
Very speedy service from UK to Australia