Shipment Under $1000

Importing goods with a value at or below A$1,000.

Goods, other than alcohol and tobacco products, valued at or below A$1,000 may be imported free of customs duty and taxes.

If your goods (not including tobacco and alcohol products) are brought into Australia through Australia Post, no paperwork for Customs and Border Protection will be required, except for the parcel declaration or if a permit is required. Australia Post will deliver the goods straight to you.

If the goods are being delivered via air freight or sea freight, there will be no payment of customs duty or tax for goods valued at or below A$1,000 (not including alcohol or tobacco products). Goods (excluding tobacco and alcohol products) below the entry threshold (A$1,000) that you import do not require an import declaration. These goods must be reported to Customs and Border Protection on a Self-Assessed Clearance (SAC) declaration.  SAC declarations are usually made on your behalf by the freight forwarder handling your consignment but sometimes you may be required to make a SAC declaration for yourself.

SAC declarations can only be made electronically to Customs and Border Protection by way of the Integrated Cargo System (ICS).   You may use the services of a licensed customs broker to make SAC declarations on your behalf or have a SAC service provider make SAC declarations for you.  While there are no Customs fees or charges for making a SAC declaration service providers and brokers do charge for the service.

Services Labels Silver silver-star Gold gold-star Platinum platinum-star
Guaranteed Customs Clearance 48 Hours 24 Hours 3 Hours
Second day consignment dispatch * * Excludes any Customs/AQIS delays or holds * Excludes any Customs/AQIS delays or holds * Excludes any Customs/AQIS delays or holds
First 3 product classification FREE ** ** Additional classification lines $5.50 each ** Additional classification lines $5.50 each ** Additional classification lines $5.50 each
Fast and secure online document lodgement Silver Check Gold Check Platinum Check
Instant “goods released” email notification Silver Check Gold Check Platinum Check
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