Do You Want To Ship To Australia From The US?

In this guide, you will find all the information needed for the shipping package from the USA to Australia.

If you are interested in specific sections only (VAT, delivery time, etc.), use our navigation below.

Australia guide

Country abbreviation: AU
Currency: Australian Dollar/AUD
Capital: Canberra
Language: English

Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Australia

Prices for the shipping from the US to Australia are very affordable. For smaller packages, the price starts on dozens of dollars. The estimated postage and delivery time can be calculated using our postage calculator.

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The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and delivery method you choose. To lower the price to a minimum, choose slower delivery methods.

We send the packages to Australia using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx, Aramex or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 6 days with express methods and 10 to 30 days with cheaper, economy methods.

Duty & TAX

A standard TAX rate (GST) is 10% in Australia. This means that you have to pay 10% of the value of the package. This value includes the value of the product, postage costs, and insurance.

As in other countries in Australia, there is an obligation to pay Duty & TAX. But if your package value is below the so-called de minimis threshold (1000 AUD*), you don’t have to pay import duties. If the exporting business meets certain criteria, goods and services tax (GST) is payable on imported goods regardless of value.

*Excl. alcohol and tobacco.

The standard GST is 10% in Australia.

For more information, consult an Australian taxation lawyer or check the Australian Taxation Office website.

Important information is that the customs declaration is the responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how to do this, read our guide How to fill out the customs declaration.

Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To Australia

There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you cant ship from the USA to Australia? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:

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The most important information for you is that we can not ship the following items from the USA to Australia:

Animals and plants that fall under
the Convention on International Trade
in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna
Maps depicting incorrect Indian boundariesRice
Baby gender testing kitsNatural abrasives (emery, natural)Used electronics require a No Objection Certificate
Guns, ammunition, toy guns, and replica gunsNight vision gogglesWild animal meat
Items made in IranPassports 
Jewelry that has precious metals or stonesPig fat, fat of bovine animals, sheep or goat 

If you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to your goods, please visit the Department of Home Affairs, review the above terms of each carrier or contact us at [email protected]

Why Choose Planet Express?

✔️ We offer the best prices on the market.
✔️ We provide excellent English speaking customer support.
✔️ We have great customer reviews.

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Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To Australia

Read our blog, where we regularly publish tips for different kinds of goods. Also, make sure you visit our following page where you can tutorials on how to order from the most popular US stores.

We deliver to all parts of Australia – from Perth to Brisbane, from Darwin to Melbourne and Sydney, of course. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.

Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services

Planet Express is not just about forwarding packages. We also offer our customers additional services such as consolidationfulfillment or Shop For Me service.


Calculate the Postage Price in Advance

You can easily calculate the postage price in advance. Take advantage of our postage calculator. Just fill in some details and you will get an estimate of the price and delivery time.

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Let Us Shop For You

Don’t you have time to shop, or does the business not accept your preferred payment methodTell us what and where you want to buy and we will do the work for you.

Use Shop For Me


Save Up To 80% With Consolidation

f you order more pieces of goods from different stores and you want to save on postage, we recommend using the consolidation serviceYou can save up to 80%.

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Do You Have Any Other Wish?

Do you need to scan documents, remove invoices from the package, check the status of the goods, fill customs declaration or something else? Just make a special request.

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Our fulfillment center services are used by those who want to save on storage costs. We offer the opportunity to rent storage space in the California warehouse. In addition, we will handle logistics for you, your only concern being the marketing of your business and the administration. For individual calculation, please contact us at [email protected]

How Does Package Forwarding Work?

Package forwarding from the US to Australia may sound complicated. But it is easy to understand! Especially with our video below.

Planet Express Package Forwarding Explained