Shipping From The USA To Australia (GUIDE) ✅ • Planet Express

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.

We are going to explain to you, how does it work, how much does it cost, how to declare the goods, what are the prohibitions & restrictions and much more.

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

Shipping Price And Delivery Time From The USA To Australia

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

The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and the delivery method you choose. To lower the price to a minimum, choose slower delivery methods. In the following table, you can see the estimated prices of shipping from the USA to Sydney, Australia.

Shipping Methods0.45 kg, 25.4×17.8×10.16 cm4.5 kg, 50.8×25.4×17.8 cm18 kg, 91×61×51 cm
Planet Mail: Express$9.9n/an/a
Postal Service: Fully Tracked$18.57n/an/a
USPS: Priority$30.8$82.21n/a
USPS: Expressn/a$94.5n/a
Aramex: Priority Parcel$29.92$78.33$663.54
*FedEx: International Economy$35.44$50.95$203.77
*FedEx: International Priority$39.45$52.99$304.74
*DHL: Express Worldwide$52.28$101.63$619.09
The prices were estimated on the 23rd of June, 2020.
*Insurance included

The delivery from the USA to Australia usually takes around 5 business days with express methods and 10 to 30 business days with cheaper, ‘economy’ methods. The cheapest shipping from the USA to Australia we offer is the Planet Mail: Express method.

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The more expensive methods like DHL Worldwide Express, FedEx Priority, and FedEx Economy, are suitable for those that want to enjoy the content of the package as soon as possible.


How Does The Shipping To Australia Work?

Generally, there are 2 most used ways how to ship goods and personal items from the US to Australia. The first is you find some carrier like FedEx, contact them, schedule the pickup and they deliver the package to your delivery address. It works, but it is ridiculously expensive.

The second way is to take advantage of a package forwarding company like Planet Express. You can benefit from several advantages when using the package forwarder. The following table shows the pros and cons of traditional shipping and package forwarding (Planet Express).

Traditional ShippingPlanet Express
Costs of the shippingVery expensiveMuch cheaper
Delivery timeDepending on the delivery methodDepending on the delivery method
Additional servicesVery limitedWide selection*
Delivery methodsLimited, depending on the carrierWide selection (more carriers)
Customer supportVery slowVery responsive and helpful
Package consolidationn/aAvailable

*Read below how you can benefit from our additional services.

Shipping From The USA To Australia With Planet Express

Whether you wanna shop from the US stores that don’t offer delivery to Australia, or you just want to send some personal items, Planet Express is here to help you with that. The shipping process can be described in 3 simple steps.

1. Getting a Free USA Address

At Planet Express we can provide you with a free US address in Gardena, California, and also with a premium sales-tax-free address in Portland, Oregon. You can use these addresses for orders from the US stores, or even for packages containing your personal items, eventually gifts from your friends that live in the US.

2. Using Your USA Address

When you have the Planet Express address, feel free to use it for receiving the orders from the US online stores. Once we receive packages addressed to you, we link them with your account and send you the notification email. Then you can take advantage of one of our additional services. Once you decide to send the package to your home address in Australia, proceed to step 3.

3. Choosing The Delivery Method From The USA To Australia

Before we can send the package to you, you have to complete the customs declaration. It is an online form where you describe the contents of the package. It is closely tied up with customs and it allows customs officers when checking the imported package.

Once you finish the declaration, you can choose the delivery method that suits your needs. We offer quick delivery methods and even cheap, slower ones. Read more about the methods in the following section.


Duty & TAX

A standard TAX rate (GST) is 10% in Australia. The packages sent from the USA to Australia with Planet Express are sent as Delivery Duty Unpaid (DDU). This means that you have to pay 10% of the value of the package if this value is above the de minimis threshold. 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 complete the declaration, read our guide How to fill out the customs declaration, or contact us.


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:

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

Animals and plantsDefence and Strategic GoodsIntellectual property and cultural items
AsbestosDrugs, Medicines, and Therapeutic SubstancesMiscellaneous
Consumer productsFirearmsTobacco
COVID exportsHazardous goodsWeapons

Source: abf.gov.au

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]


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.

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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

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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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Why Choose Planet Express?

✅ We offer one of the best prices on the market.
✅ We provide excellent English speaking customer support.
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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 find 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.


Shipping From The USA To Australia FAQ

💸 How much does it cost to ship from the USA to Australia?

The price of the shipping varies depending on the delivery method you choose, the dimensions and the weight of the package. Cheaper methods costs between $10 to $30. The more expensive ones are usually above $50 for the smaller package.

✅ How can I send a package from the USA to Australia?

The process of the shipping packages from the USA to Australia can be described in 3 simple steps:
#1 STEP: You sign up with Planet Express and get a free US address. Thanks to it you can receive goods from the US stores.
#2 STEP: Once Planet Express receives your package, you will get a notification email.
#3 STEP: After that, you fill in the customs declaration and you can select the delivery method to Australia.
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⏱ How long does it take to ship from the US to Australia?

Getting a package from the USA to Australia takes around 5-10 business days with fast delivery methods, about 10-20 business days with slower delivery methods, and about 20-30 business days with the slowest and cheapest delivery methods.

💵 Is shipping to Australia expensive?

It depends on what do you wanna ship and how. If you use traditional shipping (ie. you use carrier directly), you will pay much more then using a package forwarding company.

✈️ Does USPS ship to Australia?

Yes, USPS delivers to Australia. They offer several methods including Postal Service Fully Tracked, USPS Priority, USPS Express.
With Planet Express, you will get discounted rates on these methods so you can save a lot of money.

✈️ Does FedEx ship to Australia?

Yes, FedEx delivers to Australia. People especially like FedEx Economy and FedEx Priority delivery methods.
Planet Express offers discounted rates for these methods for its customers.

✈️ Does DHL ship to Australia?

Yes, DHL delivers to Australia. The most popular method is DHL Worldwide express which takes around 4 business days to deliver.


Fulfillment

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]