Posting Large Order to Australia

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by NickOlsen, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. NickOlsen

    NickOlsen Rookie

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    Hi,

    I am wondering if you know anything about Australian Customs and what the right size to order etc to minimize the expense.

    If someone can contact me via email, I am looking to spend approx $1,000 AUD ($800 odd USD)

    Thanks

    Nick.

    nolsen@zenithgroup.com.au
     
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  2. OrangeOne

    OrangeOne Legend

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    Nick,

    I have just gone through this. Google something like "australian customs import internet" or similar, and you'll find a really informative page at the customs / gov site on importing goods into australia, there's one page written and clearly targeted at OS internet purchases, like TW or E-Bay.

    I'm in Sydney, and I wondered what the rules were. Turns out your order is right around the magic number. The rules I found on the above page stated that anything <$1000 Aussie, INCLUDING postage, was customs and GST free. If you trip OVER that amount, then some kind of duty / GST / Both apply to the WHOLE amount.

    Hope that helps, you can email me via my profile if you need more guidance.

    OO
     
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  3. woodie55

    woodie55 New User

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    And make sure that whatever you do, do not use Federal Express or you will pay customs no matter how much your order is - they act as an agent for Aust. Customs.
     
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  4. Mad iX

    Mad iX Semi-Pro

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    I've gone over AU$1k before and it was a real pain. Had to get an agent to retrieve the goods from customs and he wansn't cheap, especially on top of the GST.
     
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  5. baseliner87

    baseliner87 Rookie

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    why not make two orders, would that work?
     
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