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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

In the past, the task of organising a parcel delivery to Townsville would have been long and complicated, involving the sourcing of various couriers, haggling over prices, comparing the various deals offered and so on. If you run a business that needs to arrange Townsville shipping on a regular basis or for many items at a time, this process would be even more difficult and time consuming, eating into your working day and with it, the profits you’re hoping to make.

At RapidParcel.com we take as much of this as possible out of your hands. When you want to arrange a delivery to Townsville you can consult our website and our list of couriers safe in the knowledge that we’ve selected only the very best to choose from. That’s one task your business won’t have to perform when organising a Townsville parcel delivery, and it’s only the first of many.

There are innumerable reasons why businesses might want to make a Townsville delivery. The city is looked on as the unofficial capital of North Queensland, being home to many major business and government offices. Tourist attractions include a tropical beach known as The Strand, access to the Great Barrier Reef, and Magnetic Island, a neighbouring island that consists mostly of a vast national park. The economy of Townsville is widely seen as being the most diverse city economy in Australia, taking in the likes of shipping, tourism, engineering, sales and hospitality, as well as being home to refineries handling zinc, copper and nickel. This last feature marks out Townsville as being unique, in that no other city in the world has the facilities to process all three elements.

Simplifying your shipping

Whatever it is that leads your business to need Townsville shipping, you’ll want the process of booking it to be as simple and speedy as possible, and at RapidParcel.com we understand that need and cater for it. That’s why we offer a bulk upload facility for your Townsville parcel delivery. Using this feature, you can organise multiple deliveries to multiple addresses at the same time, using the same simple steps, thus saving the time and paperwork you might usually expect to put up with when organising a package delivery to Townsville. No matter how complicated your delivery needs are, our bulk upload facility will ensure that the time the booking takes is kept to a minimum, freeing you or your staff to do the many other things that a busy day in the office consists of.

Once your package delivery to Townsville is on its way, you’ll be able to track its progress every step of its long journey via our website, thus getting the reassurance that it’s going to arrive precisely where and when it’s meant to.

The same convenience is available for a Geelong parcel delivery, a package delivery to Hobart or shipping to anywhere in Australia. It’s just another example of RapidParcel.com doing the hard work so you don’t have to.

Also, with ‘Mobisite’, our mobile optimised website, you can now search for, select and book one of our carriers from anywhere. You could be on the train, in front of the TV or rushing to a client meeting. Our carriers are available to you whenever you need them right from your smartphone so you can organise your shipments while you are on the move.

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