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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.
This service is second to none. Its a cheaper option but excellent service. Very good value for money
Always use Parcel Monkey and they have never let me down. All the documentation provided online is easy to use - and the Customs people seem to like it!
Driver arrived & barcode label not downloaded or printed. He was so helpful as I had picture of label on my phone which he transferred to his . He went away to carry on his collection & returned a half hour later with our label printed, which allowed us to complete our shipment. He was a star. So out of his way to help us. Thank you.
Excellent service the cheaper alternative with a better sevice/delivery.
Very impressed with Parcel Monkey. Have used them several times now to send birthday & Christmas presents to Australia for my grandchildren and they have never let me down yet, and at very reasonable rates. Will certainly be using them again closer to Christmas.
Good price and fast delivery to Australia well pleased.
Easy to do and collection and delivery good would recommend to both friends and business customers
arrived a day earlier than expected, used DPD express (had issues with DPD before but this time things went to plan which was a nice surprise)