Australia is one of the most popular countries for UK residents to emigrate to resulting in many of us having friends and family living there. With modern technologies, it’s easier and much cheaper to keep in touch with them, however, receiving a physical item from distant loved ones can sometimes be that little more special. But how easy is it sending parcels to Australia on the other side of the globe?
The answer is in fact quite easy. There are however a few things to be aware of and take into consideration before choosing the best courier service for you. Here at Transglobal Express we are major account holders with the main carriers such as DHL, UPS and TNT where we have been able to negotiate reduced rates on their services, saving you up to 70% of the cost.
What are you sending?
The first thing to consider is what is it that you wish to send. We have a good range of services available for sending parcels to Australia and these come with varied weight and size limits. You will need to have your items packaged up ready to send so you can obtain the correct weight and dimensions required.
There are also certain items that are classed as Dangerous, Hazardous and Prohibited items. You can find a list and more information about those here.
Customs regulations apply for territories outside of the EU. It is always recommended these are checked before sending anything along with any carrier information for Australia regarding any additional fees and customs clearing processes.
How long will it take to get there?
Another thing to consider before choosing your service is the transit time of the delivery. Using an International Courier can mean your parcel will arrive in Australia in a matter of days rather than weeks. Delivery can be as quick as 3 days, and most parcels are delivered within a week depending on the service chosen.
We deliver across Australia including all the major cities so if you wanted to send a parcel to Sydney, book a courier to Melbourne or Perth then we can easily help.
We also provide services that deliver to more remote areas of the county although these will require additional transit times. You can use one of our carrier-specific transit time calculators to get a more accurate estimate using two postcodes.
Sending from Australia to the UK?
Organising a delivery to be sent from Australia to the UK is just as simple to arrange. Just pick Australia as your “Sending from” address when requesting a quote and we will sort the rest and provide any documentation you may need. Be sure to check UK customs information before booking your service.
If you need any more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Customer Services team.