Shipping to Australia
Australia requires a B534 form (provided by Sherpr) to be completed in order for personal effects to be cleared into the country.
Shipments of used personal effects should not have a declared value over A$1000. A higher value may lead to additional customs clearance time and possible duties and taxes.
Any shipments containing restricted items such as foodstuffs, seeds/nuts or wooden products may result in the items having to be cleared via Australian quarantine, which can result in customs delays and additional charges. All items must be cleaned before you pack them as Australian customs are extremely particular about soil and mud. All items will be stopped at customs, and in some cases, you will be required to pay a quarantine fee to release the items if this is not done.
In order to demonstrate that your bags or boxes consist of personal effects, you will be required to complete a brief nongeneric packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "2 x Woollen Hat, 5 x Pairs of Shoes, 3 x Cotton Shirt" and so on rather than as "10 x Used Clothing". Each item type will be added as a separate line on the packing list.
If your bag is searched by Australian customs and brand new or commercial items are found, your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas gifts to Australia please make yourself aware of potential customs duties in Australia, follow any advice provided by customs and attach all necessary documentation.
As customs processes and allowances are different around the world, we advise all travelers to take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of Australia.