Shipping to Australia

There are more than a million Australian citizens who live and work overseas and every year King & Wilson helps hundreds of clients relocate back to Australia.

Our extensive international agent alliance means we can arrange for an in-home consultation anywhere in the world and manage any move back home to Australia. We have the people, processes and infrastructure to make your move cost effective, secure and stress-free.

Our door-to-door service includes full packing, wrapping and preparation of your personal effects and furniture, ocean freight and/or air freight, Australian customs clearance, quarantine inspection and delivery of your belongings to your new home.

We pride ourselves on providing you with as much assistance as you need to make your move stress free. Should you require it, we can also arrange:

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Frequently asked questions

I only want to ship a few items. Can you still help me?

Yes we can. Our excess baggage department specialises in packing and shipping small quantities of unaccompanied personal effects.

To get an excess baggage quote, please click here.

Will I have to pay at Australian customs?

The importation of used personal effects into Australia is duty and GST free provided the person importing their belongings has been living outside Australia longer than 12 months and the goods have been owned and used for longer than 12 months.

The exemptions are alcohol and tobacco which are both dutiable and will also have GST applied.

For more information on Australia's customs regulations, please download our guide.

How long will it take for my belongings to arrive?

This depends on where you are shipping your belongings from, with most international shipping taking between 6 and 12 weeks.

If you require some of your items to arrive within a shorter timeframe, we recommend utilising our air freight service. Many of our clients find this to be a more cost-effective solution than paying airline excess baggage.

Do I need insurance?

Whilst it is unusual for items to be damaged or lost in transit, for your peace of mind we recommend that you take out transit insurance. To help you get the right cover, we have put together a cost-effective policy specifically designed to protect your belongings during transit and/or storage.

Request a quote or contact us to speak to a moving consultant about the appropriate insurance for your move.

Is there anything that I can't ship?

For safety and security there are some items that cannot be shipped. Most of these items fall under the classification of prohibited belongings such as LPG gas bottles, paints, aerosols and solvents.

Download a full list of prohibited items here.

Have another question? Call us on 1300 368 893 or visit our FAQs page.