Send a Parcel to Australia

  • Collection and drop-off service
  • Contents cover up to £60, included as standard
  • With enhanced cover options available, for further peace of mind
  • Send up to 30kg per parcel
  • Discounts available for multiple parcels

It may seem like a difficult or daunting task for those who’ve not used international courier services before. Firstly Australia is a long way from the UK, in fact, it’s over 9,400miles from the UK. That leaves a lot of opportunities for problems to occur during transit.

Fear not, by choosing to use one of our trusted delivery partners we can not only save you money when shipping to Australia. We can also offer the peace of mind that your parcel is in safe hands. We’re so confident in our hand-selected courier's ability to deliver that we provide contents cover as standard up to the value of £60 - we really do put our money where our mouth is.

At Pharos Parcel, we’re proud of the service we provide our customers, not only do we take great care of your parcels, we’ve used our savvy negotiation skills to ensure our customers get the best possible prices for shipping parcels to Australia. We’ve been sending parcels for customers for well over 10 years, this has elevated us to a preferred status with our chosen couriers. This comes with many benefits to our customers including:

  • Enhanced customer service
  • Cheap prices for sending parcels to Australia
  • Access to priority help-desks with UPS, DPD & DHL

No matter where you need to send a parcel in Australia - be it Perth, Sydney, to Melbourne, Brisbane or to a sunny little beach hut on the Gold Coast - rest assured when you send with Pharos Parcel - you’ll get the cheapest postage possible. Get an instant quote below and book online in 3 simple steps. It really is that easy!

Here are a few common questions our customers ask us about shipping to Australia:


Is there anything I need to do with customs when shipping to Australia?

Being outside the EU means that parcel deliveries to Australia will require you to supply documentation for customs and import tax.

Once again, we’ve done all the hard work for you. When you book a parcel online, we’ve created an easy to complete form, to fill in and print with your shipping labels. That’s one less thing you’ll need to worry about.

If you’re worried, need assistance or have any questions relating to postage to Australia, don’t worry we’re here to help


How much will it cost to send a parcel to Australia from the UK?

Shipping costs to Australia start from £86 when you book online using the Pharos Parcel website. We’ve got a wide range of options to choose from whether you need express shipping or you’re looking for cheap parcel delivery - we’ve got some great options for you. Including enhanced contents cover, signed for deliveries, collection and drop-off service so that you get a service that meets your needs, not ours.


What’s the correct way to address a parcel for delivery to Australia?

Thankfully giving our close history with Australia, their address system shares many similarities to ours. So, it’s nice and easy to address your parcel.

One thing to note when addressing your package is that each state in Australia has an abbreviation, such as Queensland which uses the abbreviation QLD. This should be entered on the same line as the town, before the postcode.

See example:

Mr John Smith

Suite 10a

11 Hinkley Road

DAWES POINT NSW 2000 (Town, State Abbreviation, Postcode)


For more helpful information, a detailed guide can be found here


What items can I send to Australia?

I’m sure we’ve all heard how strict Australian customs can be. Being an island they have to ensure that their natural habit and wildlife is protected from imported diseases, invasive species and other biological threats.

Because of this, there are strict limitations on what items you can send to Australia. Prohibited items include:

  • Any forms of soil
  • All plants and plant matter, including dried and preserved flowers
  • Anything made from leather
  • Any packaging materials used previously in agriculture or the transportation of fruit,  vegetables or meat

If you’re still not sure about what you’re allowed to send, more details can be found on our resticted items page and the customs webpage for Australia:


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