Australia is unlike most other countries in the world when it comes to Customs Clearance of your personal effects and you need to ensure you are using an experienced company who understands Australia’s Customs Regulations and Procedures. Having been operating for over 30 years we have a wealth of experience in importing personal effects and vehicles into Australia.
In Australia exempt goods classified as personal effects from the payment of any duty or import tax provided they meet the following criteria and are not excluded as per the Customs legislation:
“Personal Effects” are defined by Customs as goods which have been owned and used by you for a period of 12 months or more in an overseas country."
There are many exemptions to this rule and for specific details please contact our friendly Import Coordinators or refer to Customs. These exemptions include but are not limited too:
Each and every shipment that comes into Australia must be transported under a Customs Bond to an Approved Customs Facility for clearance.
That means that if your items left your origin country in their own container that container will be transported to our approved facility, unloaded into a customs bonded area for clearance formalities and a mandatory Quarantine inspection.
The container your items travelled in will then be taken back down to the shipping yard unless the container is owned by you.
When your items have been Customs and Quarantine cleared we will then arrange delivery in either one of our own containers or vehicles, depending on the size of your shipment. Obviously if you own the container we will reload the items back into your container and arrange delivery.
Our friendly Import Coordinators are always at hand to answer any questions you may have.