When a package delivery to Darwin is the best way to say thank you

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Shipments delivered via Rapid Express Saver will not necessarily be delivered to the addressee personally. The Carrier may deliver a package to the addressee shown on the barcode label or to any other person appearing to have authority to accept delivery of the package on the addressee's behalf (such as persons at the same premises as the addressee or neighbours of the addressee). When shipping to residential address, if the drop off location is in a 'safe' area, then the courier driver will leave the parcel at your doorstep.


Personal effects consignments may be subject to import transaction fees and a charge for customs clearance processing prior to clearance. Expect clearance delays for up to 48 hours. Customer should fill out form B534 (UNACCOMPANIED PERSONAL EFFECTS STATEMENT) for personal effects older than 12 months and include with invoices to help with clearance.

New personal effects (or less than 12 months) declared on the B534 form will be held by AU Customs pending duty & GST payable. This duty/GST is separate to the $150 +10% GST personal effect Clearance Processing fee.

Before sending your parcel to Australia, please make sure that none of the items in your parcels contravene the restrictions imposed by customs at destination.

Customs website: http://www.customs.gov.au/

In addition to Customs, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) manages quarantine controls to minimise the risk of diseases entering the country.


Download a customs form by clicking the link below:

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Australia, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Australia is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Australia, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New years day
  • 26/01/2024 - Australia day
  • 28/01/2024 - Australia day obeserved
  • 04/03/2024 - Labour day (western australia)
  • 11/03/2024 - adelaide cup (south asutralia)
  • 11/03/2024 - Eight hours day (tasmania)
  • 29/03/2024 - Good friday
  • 30/03/2024 - Easter saturday
  • 31/03/2024 - Easter day
  • 01/04/2024 - Easter monday
  • 02/04/2024 - Easter tuesday (tasmania)
  • 25/04/2024 - Anzac day
  • 06/05/2024 - May day (northern territory)
  • 03/06/2024 - Western australia day
  • 10/06/2024 - Queen's birthday (all except wa)
  • 14/08/2024 - Royal national agricultural show day queensland
  • 30/09/2024 - Queen's birthday - western australia
  • 07/10/2024 - Labour day (queensland, south australia, australian capital territory, new south wales)
  • 04/11/2024 - Recreation day (tasmania)
  • 05/11/2024 - Melbourne cup day
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2024 - Boxing day


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Australia Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 5-7 business days *
£ 89.45

Sometimes, the best way of saying thank you to someone is by sending them a gift and, when that requires overseas shipping, such as sending a package delivery to Darwin, then you’ll want to use a service which promises safe delivery, a simple booking process and a price that won’t break the bank. Our courier comparison and booking website offers all this and so much more for your parcel delivery to Darwin.

In the past, holidaying in Australia was an option simply not open to very many travellers; the distance and cost put most people off. In the modern age of cut-price plane travel, however, many more people are making the journey ‘Down Under’ and experiencing the delights of cities like Darwin. Capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin is one of Australia’s most modern cities, having been completely rebuilt not once but twice, the first time following air raids during the Second World War and then again in 1974, after it was more or less completely destroyed by Cyclone Tracy. Tourists flock to the city in large numbers; in 2005/6, more than 1.3 million people visited the region.

If you’ve just returned from a holiday in Darwin, it may be that you wish to send a parcel to say thank you to somebody who helped make your holiday a success. It could be a gift for someone who put you up for a few nights, or perhaps your parcel contains something to say thank you to new friends you’ve made. Perhaps you met some long lost family members and promised you’d send them a typically British gift upon your return home, and this is what you’re shipping to Darwin. Of course, it’s possible to say thank you via an email, a Twitter update or a Facebook status, but nothing quite gets the message across like a package delivery containing a gift you know the other person is going to truly appreciate.

It's all about choice with RapidParcel.com

Once you’ve decided to say thanks by posting a package to Darwin, you’ll want the process to be as simple and convenient as possible, and that’s what RapidParcel.com offers. Our website lets you choose between leading couriers and tailor the details of your shipment to suit your needs precisely. Whether it’s rapid delivery or the somewhat slower economy deal, collection from your home or any other accessible address within the UK, booking via the website or using our new mobile-optimised website (Mobisite), all these options are open to our customers and this flexibility means you’ll be getting exactly the service you need.

Thanks to more than 25 years of working side by side with some of the world’s leading carriers, and of course the huge buying power we wield thanks to the sheer volume of parcels that we send for our customers each year, we have been able to negotiate the best rates on the market for you. Where possible we have negotiated exclusive rates for our customers only, but you don’t need to open an account to have access to them – all of our customers can benefit from our working relationships.

Whether it’s shipping you need to arrange, a delivery to Cairns or a Townsville package delivery, when you want to say thank you in the most personal way possible, let RapidParcel.com handle it for you.

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