Send to Australia

Country Spotlight: How to send a parcel to Australia

23rd May 2023, 8:08am in Shipping Advice by Amy Newham

Australia is the world’s largest island and is one of our most popular shipping destinations. It is also a famous tourist destination home to iconic sites like the Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock (and Interparcel Australia!).

Oz may be over 9,000 miles away, but that doesn’t stop parcel deliveries from arriving at record speed. Some deliveries to Australia can be as quick as two working days on an Express service!

So, from Adelaide to Brisbane or Canberra to Sydney, you’ll find a low-cost courier service with Interparcel.

Why send a parcel to Australia?

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As well as being known for its global trade links, Australia has witnessed a significant increase in the number of tourists since the reopening of its borders after the pandemic. Such factors have led to the rise in demand for global shipping services to Australia.

Therefore, sending a parcel to the Land Down Under is easy when you’re in the know. Whether you opt for an Economy or Express service, you can find a suitable service using our online quote tool.

What is the cheapest way to ship to Australia?

Shipping from the UK to Australia is cheaper than you think. We work with leading global delivery companies, including ECMS, FedEx and UPS, to offer discounted rates. Postage costs will vary depending on the size and weight of the parcel, but you know you’re getting a good deal with Interparcel.

Delivery to Australia starts from £12.30. Service blocks above display the lowest price available for the service, not specifically for shipments to Australia.

What do I need to know about shipping to Australia?

Shipping to Australia from the UK is straightforward, provided you follow the guidelines. Here are some key things to remember:

Check if your goods are prohibited or restricted

Australia has stringent rules on what you can and can’t send via courier. For example, you are prohibited from sending soil, mud or clay. The Australian Border Force has a comprehensive set of rules available online, but each courier has their own rules too. Please check with Australian Customs Authority and our Prohibited & Restricted Items list before booking.

Exporting to Australia requires a customs invoice

Plane travelling to Australia

Like all international deliveries, you’re required to complete a customs declaration. To simplify, we incorporate the customs form details in the booking process for you to print and attach to your parcel before collection.

Addressing your parcel for delivery to Australia

Australia’s address format is very similar to ours in the UK. The exception is that you must add the state abbreviation between the town and the postcode. When you place your booking through Interparcel, we format the address correctly, so there’s one less thing to worry about.

Packaging your item for international delivery

Parcels travelling thousands of miles from the UK to Australia require robust packaging. Since packages move between depots on various modes of transport and through different weather conditions, you need to choose a strong cardboard box. Inside, all items should be well packaged in cushioning material with minimal space for movement. Lastly, the lids and edges should be well-taped, and all relevant shipping labels should be securely attached to the outside of the box and visible to the courier.

Why choose Interparcel to ship to Australia?

We work with a range of couriers to offer you the best choice of domestic and international discounted services. Our long-standing partnership with these carriers means we can pass on these services to you.

Alongside significant savings, opening an Interparcel Account gives you access to free shipping tools. Our tools help eCommerce sellers expand their customer base, simplify sending large volumes, and grow their brand. Features include:

Read our benefits and features roundup for more information.

Ready to send a parcel to Australia?

Pop in your consignment details online and browse our range of delivery options using the world’s best couriers.

If you have a question about your Interparcel booking, speak to our friendly team via telephone, live chat or email.

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