It's a really long way to travel sending your parcel to Australia; at over 9000 miles from the UK you want to make sure your parcel is in safe hands from collection to delivery. Here at Pharos Parcel we use the world's top courier companies, who deliver millions of parcels every day, to ensure your parcel is delivered safe and sound and quickly. Whether to Sydney or Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane, we will ship your parcel for you at a great price and, with our express service, pretty fast as well.

Australian Customs Paperwork

As Australia is not in the EU you will need to fill in customs paperwork and make sure if you have sold an item to someone in Australia that they understand they will be liable for duties and taxes. We will send over the commercial invoice for you fill in and print. 4 copies must be attached to the parcel securely (remember it is travelling over 9,000 miles!).

What you cannot send to Australia 

Australia has some of the strictest customs in order to try and preserve their wildlife so please do make sure you are not sending something that is prohibited. 

This includes:

  • Plants and any plant matter and soil
  • Some leather goods including saddles
  • Any cardboard boxes that have been used to carry vegetables, fruit, or meat in case they contain any harmful organisms. So not a good idea to use a recycled vegetable box for shipping your gifts to Australia!

For full information click here to the customs webpage for Australia:

Send a Parcel from Germany to the UK

We have some great options for sending a parcel from Australia to the UK, all you need to do to is give us a call or an email and we'll be able to provide you with a quote for your parcel delivery in minutes.

To send your parcel to the UK from Australia you'll be able to choose from a wide range of delivery couriers and services.


Public Holidays in Australia 2019

Public holidays can delay your parcel delivery so you should check this list if your consignment is time sensitive. Holidays do vary between states so please check.


Date Holiday Notes
4 Mar Labour Day WA only
11 Mar Adelaide Cup SA only
11 Mar Canberra Day ACT only
11 Mar Labour Day VIC, TAS only
19 Apr Good Friday National
20 Apr Easter Saturday All states except TAS & WA
22 Apr Easter Monday National
25 Apr Anzac Day National
03 June Western Australia Day WA only
10 June Queens Birthday All states except QLD, WA
24 Dec Christmas Eve South Australia from 7pm
25 Dec Christmas Day National
26 Dec Boxing Day All states except south Australia
31 Dec New Year's Eve