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.
Recently we shipped a huge rug for a family here in Perth who wanted to send their beloved rug over to family in Australia.
It was so heavy we could hardly lift it!
DHL came up trumps for us and it was safely delivered door to door in 3 working days, the family was so delighted, not only could we deliver to them so quickly but at a great price with the assurance of transit cover and full tracking all the way from door to door.
Nice to think a bit of their childhood memories are still part of the memories they are creating with their family on the other side of the world.
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!).
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.
For full information click here to the customs webpage for Australia: www.agriculture.gov.au
Public holidays can delay your parcel delivery so you should check this list if your consignment is time sensitive. Holidays do vary between states, below are the public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory 2017
|2017 Date||Public Holiday||2017 Date||Public Holiday|
|Sunday 1 January 2017||New Year's Day||Monday 2 January 2017||Additional holiday for Sunday 1 January|
|Thursday 26 January 2017||Australia Day||Monday 13 March 2017||Canberra Day|
|Friday 14 April 2017||Good Friday||Saturday 15 April 2017||Easter Saturday|
|Sunday 16 April 2017||Easter Sunday||Monday 17 April 2017||Easter Monday|
|Tuesday 25 April 2017||ANZAC Day||Monday 12 June 2017||Queen's Birthday|
|Monday 25 September 2017||Family and Community Day||Monday 2 October 2017||Labour Day|
|Monday 25 December 2017||Christmas Day||Tuesday 26 December 2017||Boxing Day|
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