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Shipping Information for Australia

SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA – Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns etc.  

We Specialise in
Airfreight to Australia                         
Baggage Shipping to Australia
Less than a container load/Groupage/part load service &Full Container Loads (FCL) to Australia

We are a National Company with local offices.Our knowledgeable and friendly team are here to help you.
Scotland Office 01224 744147
Australian Office: +61 8 6260 1461
or Online Get Quotation

Importing Personal and Household effects into Australia.
Removal goods that consist of used household effects which have been in the owners use and possession abroad for at least a year prior to importation into Australia will be allowed Duty Free entry.

Household goods shipments can be customs cleared in advance of the owner’s arrival in Australia.  

 Documemts Required:

Copy of Visa Page
Copy of Passport (Photograph Page)
Australian Customs Form B534
Full name and residential address of owner must be provided to obtain clearance
Inventory / Packing list of goods
Australia Quarantine Inspection Service (AQUIS)

All household and personal effects entering Australia are subject to examination by AQIS. This examination can cause delays of up to14 days. The quarantine examination also means that full containers cannot be delivered direct to the importers residence.

Items of interest to AQIS include all items that may have come into contact with soil such as gardening equipment, bicycles, scooters, sports and camping equipment, golf clubs, buggies, brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners. Etc. These items should be thoroughly cleaned prior to shipment. 

AQIS may order further treatment such as fumigation or steam cleaning, if in their opinion the items being imported present a quarantine risk.  

Prohibited Goods:

Inflammable goods and substances
Firearms and ammunition
Plants, seeds and plant material
All foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
Alcohol, narcotics and dangerous goods
Feathers, furs, skins, tusks from endangered species, other items are subject to treatment

Transit Times

Groupage– share a container service to 10-14 weeks door to door

Sole use containers 6 - 9 weeks port to port. There is a weekly service for FCL’s.

Transit times do vary depending on customs or immigration delays, weather conditions, time of year and the volumes being shipped. For up to date information please call your local Simply Ship Office  

Customs Clearance 

Customs clearance will take between 5 to15 days, and will depend upon the volumes at customs, 


01224 744147
+61(0)8 6260 1461

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Packer making bulkhead with approved treated wood. This is to secure the items already loaded

Now a car is being loaded and strapped down ready for shipping

The doors of the container are closed, a seal applied and any hazardous goopds labels applied


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