Send a parcel to Australia with Parcel Monkey and reduce your postage costs with our discounted courier services.
Get an instant quote through our simple courier comparison tool and compare prices and transit times from multiple couriers all in one place. Whether you're sending to friends or family in Brisbane or a customer in Perth, Parcel Monkey can help you book cheap shipping to Austalia for parcels large and small.
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.
Australia is one of the most popular destinations for Parcel Monkey customers to send parcels to. 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 increasing demand. So, if you are sending some shoes to Sydney, a cricket bat to Canberra or posting to Perth - you can find the cheapest way to send a parcel to Australia by booking online.
Because we want to make shipping to Australia as simple as possible for you, we've put together some useful information to get you started.
If you’re looking for the cheapest way to send a parcel to Australia from the UK, Parcel Monkey can help you find and book discounted services with established international couriers like DHL, DPD and Parcelforce.
The cost of shipping to Australia depends on the size of your parcel and how quickly you want it to arrive, so the best thing to do is get a quote using our courier quote form. Simply enter the weight and dimensions of your parcel and within seconds you’ll see quotes from multiple couriers, all at a discounted rate. Select the best price and service for you and book online – it’s that simple!
To make even bigger savings, look out for our great value parcel drop-off services with DPD and Parcelforce.
If you prefer to use the postal system and you’re looking for the cheapest postage to Australia from the UK, you can book Parcelforce services at a discounted rate with Parcel Monkey.
Parcelforce Global Priority is ideal for sending parcels to Australia that weigh up to 20kg. This service includes online parcel tracking and can be booked as a parcel drop-off or a courier collection.
When you buy Parcelforce services through Parcel Monkey, you’ll get exactly the same service as you do when you send a parcel to Australia with Royal Mail, you’ll just pay less than you would at the Post Office.
Parcel delivery times to Australia vary depending on the service you book. Express delivery to Australia could take as little as 3-4 working days, where a cheaper service may take 3-8 working days.
Here are a few examples of our courier services to Australia and the estimated delivery times*:
*Delivery times are estimates provided to us by our courier partners and are based on delivery to major destinations only. For more remote locations, transit times could be a day or two longer.
You will need to complete a customs declaration form when shipping to Australia, but this is very straightforward, and we’ll guide you through it during the booking process. All we’ll need is a detailed account of each item in your package and the value.
Depending on what you're sending, customs charges may also apply, and these will need to be paid by the recipient before Australian Customs will release your parcel. Please ensure the recipient is aware of any charges due and make sure you enclose up to date contact information for them so they can be easily contacted by customs when the parcel arrives.
Check out our customs advice for further guidance
Australia has some cautious rules and regulations surrounding imports, which apply to parcels sent to the country, both by courier and post. 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 not be able to ship any meats, dairy products, plants or soil. This may also apply to items that come into contact with soil, including used outdoor sports clothing/equipment, used gardening equipment or outdoor furniture.
The Australian Border Force provides a very comprehensive guide on what items can be imported to Australia, but please also check the Parcel Monkey restricted and prohibited items list, as there could be additional restrictions which have been imposed by our courier partners.
Good service and easy to follow instructions and parcel sent to Australia easy
Not the greatest. My parcel is missing in transit somewhere……..however I’m told that this is still because of covid & the weather! 3-8 days was advertised delivery time, the parcel I sent did not complete its journey in this time & who knows when it will.
I’ve used Parcel Monkey on and off for about 7 years, first time I used them they managed to stop an international sale scam we’d somehow got involved in. I’ve been loyal to them ever since. Always good.
It would be much more helpful if you could give a collection time slot on the day rather than have customers waiting for hours on collection day. Otherwise an excellent service which got my package from the UK to Australia very quickly.
Very efficient website. Labels are easy to print with clear packaging advice. Parcel was collected by a friendly driver and the recipient was notified that a parcel would be arriving. The parcel is destined for Australia and will take approximately a week. Hopefully it will arrive within the week.
Brilliant as usual, parcel arrived in Australia in time for a birthday and in perfect condition.
Collected on time and delivered on time i would recommend