Shipping overseas to Australia doesn't have to be as daunting as it appears. We offer discounted courier services to all of our customers, providing them with access to our cheaper carrier rates and allow you to track your parcel from the collection until delivery.
How much will shipping cost?
Shipping costs to Australia with Parcel Monkey start at just $24.99 with the USPS e-packet service, which is part of the EMS conglomerate, so you can send your parcels in good faith, knowing it will be handled by the experts. We offer a range of other services, that are far cheaper than other discount courier companies who resell shipping services like us, such as our excellent Express International rate starting from around $30 which arrives in 3-5 business days.
To get a quote for cheap shipping services to Australia, just use our quote engine and see how much you can save today.
What is the delivery time for parcels to Australia?
We offer a range of services that can help you reduce shipping costs to Australia and the delivery time frames are advised directly by the couriers.
The Parcel Monkey Express International service is 2-5 business days for delivery, the same as the TNT Express service we offer. Our small parcel value service takes between 5-12 working days for delivery from collection, whilst the Parcel Monkey EMS service is delivered in 4-9 business days.
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 Quarantine Inspection 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 parameters and obtaining permits. A full listing of the regulations and restricted items can be found here.
The trip between the USA and Australia is a long one and your package will likely change carriers in transit, 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.