Australia may be on the other side of the planet, but Fastlane makes sending to Australia fast, easy and affordable. We help you find the fastest, cheapest shipping options to get your parcel to Australia, while offering savings of up to 60% on shipping directly. And because Fastlane only works with the best courier networks, you know that your parcel is in the best possible hands.
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Our online price calculator makes it easy to compare our prices and delivery times, making it easy to find the cheapest way to send a parcel to Australia. In fact, our rates are so low that you can even make savings against the cost of postage to Australia.
Whether you're sending a gift to Australia, a small package, or a large bulky item, Fastlane offers a range of price options to suit your budget. Our huge buying power enables us to offer amazing value without any compromise on service. And unlike with postage to Australia, with Fastlane you get real-time tracking, signed for delivery, and fast delivery times.
We also offer great rates to other parts of Asia:
Whether you're sending a parcel to Melbourne or Sydney, or need to ship from Australia to London, Fastlane offers a range of export and import shipping options, with fast express delivery, or cheap economy delivery if price is your main concern.
Express – 3/4 Day Delivery
Economy – 5/7 Day Delivery
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Economy – 4/6 Day Delivery
Fast 3 – 4 Day Delivery.
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Economical 5 to 7 day delivery
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When shipping to Australia, your parcel will pass through customs clearance. Although packages worth less than 1,000 AU$ will not be subject to duties and taxes, all packages – except documents – require a customs invoice to clear customs. Fastlane automatically provides you with all the paperwork you need to get your package where it needs to get to in Australia. Duties and Taxes, when they are applied, are applied by Australian customs – not Fastlane.
Whether you're sending from the UK to Australia, or shipping from Australia to the UK, we can collect same day from most locations.
However, if your parcel is over 50kg, or larger than 180cm long, you will have to book a day in advance. For these larger or heavier goods, you will need to provide your pick-up courier with assistance loading or unloading the delivery.
If you're sending a pallet or an item requiring a tail lift or pallet truck, please contact our customer care team prior to collection.
With the exception of our timed delivery services, we deliver between 9am and 7pm on normal working days. Most couriers make 3 delivery attempts as standard, however if your sending to more remote areas of Australia such as the Gibson Desert or Bremer Bay, only one delivery attempt will be made.
Some of our partner couriers, such as UPS, may leave a parcel in a safe place without requiring a signature. If you need proof of delivery, please use the upgrade option 'Signature required' on our 'select service page'.
When you book with Fastlane, we also offer free door-to-door tracking. This means that you will be able to keep up with every step of your parcel's journey to Australia, from the moment that you hand it to a courier until it arrives at its destination. If there is a problem, your package status will change to 'exception' and a scan will notify you of the delay. That way, no matter what happens, you're in the loop. Simply enter your parcel tracking number into our tracking page to get started.
Just to make sure you know exactly what is going on, if any delays occur along the way, we will email you to notify you of the issue and advise you on what steps are required to resolve the delay.Learn more about tracking your parcel
There are no duty and tax exemptions for sending gifts to Australia from the UK, which means that all gifts will go through customs as a normal shipment. They will also be subject to duties and taxes but, like any other parcel, this is not the case if they are worth less than 1,000 AU$.
Do bear in mind when sending gifts to Australia, that customs do reserve the right to open and inspect parcels, and if they do so any gift-wrapping you had may be damaged or removed.
When sending luggage or personal goods to Australia by courier, they are considered unaccompanied personal effects. Unless you meet certain conditions, these are still subject to the same import duties and taxes as a normal parcel. However, if you do meet the conditions then you won't have to pay any import duty or tax when importing personal goods.
Bear in mind that you can only send goods like clothing, footwear and books as personal goods, and sending items as personal goods may add extra time to clear customs. You can help smooth the process by attaching this form to your shipment.
With Fastlane you can send even large parcels and heavy items to Australia, just be sure to book at least one day in advance. We can deliver items up to 270cm in length and pallets up to 1,000kg in weight, as long as they are safely packaged. Just keep in mind that if your package is heavier than 50 kg, even if it doesn't require a forklift, you will need to book at least 24 hours in advance and may be required to assist in loading or unloading the shipment.
There are plenty of Australian delicacies that are looked at curiously from around the world, but for those who aren't native to the land down under, there is nothing like the taste of home. So whether you yearn for baked beans, or Vegemite just doesn't cut it and Marmite's your thing, with Fastlane shipping food to Australia is easy, as long as you stick to a few simple rules.
Sending parcels to Australia means a lengthy journey, and, by the time it arrives, your package will have been handled multiple times. In order to ensure that the contents of your parcel arrive in one piece, it's important to properly package them before they are shipped.
There are three key points to consider when packaging your goods, and by following them you can help ensure that your goods arrive undamaged:
Get a new box if you can, as used ones can often have weaknesses you can't see. We recommend double lined boxes for anything over 10kg. Also make sure the box is big enough for the contents, stuffing the box with too many items can put strain on the box.
Make sure all individual items are wrapped separately and suspended in a packing material, such as bubble wrap or parcel peanuts. Completely pack the box with packaging material so the items cannot move around.
Use strong packing tape and create a Union Jack flag pattern around your box, going three times around in each direction. Make sure there are no old labels stuck to the outside and that your new shipping labels are securely attached, with all information clearly visible.
Yes. You can ship food to Australia with Fastlane, but it's important to remember that it must be store bought and non-perishable. Anything homemade will not be allowed.
When duties and customs are applied to a shipment, this is done by the customs agency in Australia. It is not charged by Fastlane.
There are a variety of items that are not allowed. You can see what Fastlane will not carry on our prohibited items list, or what Australia doesn't allow into the country. Some are general – like perfume, which cannot be carried by courier – while there are several items that are specific to Australia – for example, you cannot send wood unless you prove that it is properly treated.
So long as you complete the B534 form and attach it to your shipment, and are an Australian resident or moving to Australia, then you should not have to pay customs charges when shipping luggage to Australia.
There's no gift exemptions for shipments to Australia, but as long as the value of the shipment is below 1,000 AU$ no duties or taxes will be applied to your gift.
When you send with Fastlane, you'll always get the best possible service. We offer door to door tracking and a signature proof of delivery, all for more than 60% cheaper than booking directly.
Yes. We offer air freight delivery and can ship pallets up to 1,000 kg in weight. If your goods are not on a pallet, we can ship packages as big as 270cm long and weighing as much as 70 kg.
Please note that wooden pallets must be fumigated prior to export from the UK in order to be imported into Australia. Alternatively, you could use a plastic pallet instead.
Yes, Fastlane offers £50 free cover on every shipment, and optional cover up to £50,000.
Australia is a huge country, with lots of remote areas. Whether you're sending to Cradle Mountain, Wolfe Creeke or the Queensland town of Cooladdi, sending to a remote area of Australia takes on average 2 – 3 days longer to deliver, and may incur additional surcharges, which we will confirm whenever you obtain a quote from us.