Australia Post – Clearance Delays

  • Australia Post – Clearance Delays

    You are expecting your parcel to be delivered by Australia Post only to find that the parcels delivery process has come to an abrupt halt , your parcel is being held & your delivery status is showing, held pending customs clearance.

    The Inspection of international mail items by local and international customs authorities is a standard part of the process of sending or receiving mail from overseas and generally the item continues on its delivery journey smoothly. At times, the contents of your parcelmight need to be held for an extended period by customs or quarantine authorities.
    The most common reasons that parcels are being held by customs is they may want to inspect the item further or that you need to pay import duty.
    For goods with a value equal to or less than AUD1000 there are generally no duties, taxes or charges to pay. You will need to pay duties and taxes on some goods (like tobacco, tobacco products or alcoholic beverages) regardless of their value.
    In most cases, all that customs will require from you is confirmation that the value of your parcel is of below $1,000.00 however you may need to provide evidence of your payment receipt of your parcel purchase.

    However if your parcel has a value of more than $1,000, you will need to customs clear your parcel with a formal customs clearance declaration.

    Here’s what you need to do
    • Where your goods are declared or assessed as being valued at A$1,000 or more (excluding alcohol and tobacco), you must make an import declaration to Customs and Border Protection to clear your goods for delivery to you from Australia Post.
    • Import declarations are used by importers or licensed customs brokers acting on their behalf to clear imported goods from customs control.
    • All goods imported into Australia are liable for duties and taxes unless an exemption or concession applies. In order for goods to clear through Australia’s borders they must comply with all the relevant Customs and Quarantine regulations, duty rates, customs clearance and entry requirements.
    • Australia Post has sole responsibility for delivery of your postal article, so any enquiries about location of your postal articles or deliveries, must be directed to Australia Post telephone 131318.
    • Should you require customs clearance of your parcel , we charge a$139.00 +gst

    What we require from you for the customs clearance process

    Here’s what you need to do
    • Where your goods are declared or assessed as being valued at A$1,000 or more (excluding alcohol and tobacco), you must make an import declaration to Customs and Border Protection to clear your goods for delivery to you from Australia Post.
    • import declarations are used by importers or licensed customs brokers acting on their behalf to clear imported goods from customs control.
    • All goods imported into Australia are liable for duties and taxes unless an exemption or concession applies. In order for goods to clear through Australia’s borders they must comply with all the relevant Customs and Quarantine regulations, duty rates, customs clearance and entry requirements.
    • Australia Post has sole responsibility for delivery of your postal article, so any enquiries about location of your postal articles or deliveries, must be directed to Australia Post telephone 131318.
    • Should you require customs clearance of your parcel , we charge a$139.00 + gst

    What we require from you for the customs clearance process

    1. Parcel Post Notification Card.
      This is the notification advice sent to you by Australia Post advising that your purchase has arrived.
    2. Suppliers Invoice.
      This document is your proof of purchase and what you have paid for your consignment. For example, it can be your eBay or PayPal receipt or any other document from the supplier that which list the description and costs of all your products.
    3. We will process your import declaration, calculate your duty and tax liability and send you our invoice for payment, then once paid.
    4. We will arrange with Australia Post to send on your parcel for delivery to you