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We have some wooden photo frames will these need to be treated? 
Also we have canvas artwork and a wooden ornament from Cuba which we are wanting to bring over to Oz, but no one with PSS seems to be able to tell me whether it is ok to ship... any one here know the score?  
Finally... are you allowed to bring dog toys or collars/leads?
Thanks in advance
 

We had wooden items and canvas and one papyrus psinting from countries in Africa, Cuba and Far East. We declared them and stated whether they were varnished, stained, treated etc and that box didn’t even get opened
Beads were examined, we had a Masai decorative necklace.

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It depends what type of tools they are; if they're gardening tools, they have to be cleaned to within an inch of their life.  Absolutely no soil, grass, garden insects or seeds - I think I've read something in the past about steam cleaning?  I'm not sure what WD40 would do to kill any pests or eggs. 

We used Jeyes fluid....it’s a strong smell too so they can tell when it’s been used. Hubby even used it on golf stuff to clean bottom of shoes and club heads-when he returned to Australia they called him out to check his golf gear, got one whiff of it and sent him straight through.

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A 16 foot canadian Canoe?  Anyone put canoe's or kayaks in their container?  I really dont want to sell it, and exploring Sydney harbour in it promises way too much fun.


PR (100) granted 12 Nov 2018, validation Trip Feb 2019, planning to move to Perth Sep-Oct 2019!

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Should be ok. As with bikes and other sporting equipment it will need to be VERY clean. Any sign of organic matter will be an issue. They will inspect it. Same with any related equipment. If they are not happy they will charge you for specialist cleaning before they release it. They may also require fumigation of the container. 

We brought bikes and hiking gear and had no issues, they did inspect but we had cleaned them well. 


So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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With the Christmas tree (artifical) out at the moment and thinking of putting it away, are there any xmas decorations that i should not pack away now...saves having to go through the containers when its actually time to pack. I have some little pine cone decorations - are they ok? Any others i should be aware of?

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Can’t bring  pine cones, some people have said they picked up on plastic ones even!

I gave all my dried flower/fruit/pine cone decorations away rather than face extra costs for destroying or fumigation. Easy enough to replace here. 


So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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Hiya,

 

I'm moving back to Sydney (Having been back in the UK for two years - I just miss Aus so much, which surprised even me, huge phew I got the citizenship before I left, sad to be going so far away from my amazing mum, but excited to finally feel I belong somewhere again) Anyway I digress, doing a few boxes to ship, can I take (yes this is random) Starbucks Sealed Peppermint Syrup? Its a strange addiction but the stuff is just so good and also toiletries - shampoo, etc as a rescue pack of beauty stuff to add to the 'boxes have arrived' excitement?

 

Thanks in advance :)

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19 minutes ago, shoebox20 said:

can I take (yes this is random) Starbucks Sealed Peppermint Syrup? Its a strange addiction but the stuff is just so good and also toiletries - shampoo, etc as a rescue pack of beauty stuff to add to the 'boxes have arrived' excitement?

The worry would be that they could leak in transit and ruin your other stuff (boxes can get a lot of rough treatment on the way - plastic bottles can crack and glass can smash).  So I wouldn't take anything liquid that you don't absolutely, positively need.  Therefore I'd forget the toiletries - I'm sure you can find perfectly good equivalents in Sydney.   

As for the Syrup - no idea if Starbucks in Sydney stocks it or not.   

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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3 hours ago, shoebox20 said:

Hiya,

 

I'm moving back to Sydney (Having been back in the UK for two years - I just miss Aus so much, which surprised even me, huge phew I got the citizenship before I left, sad to be going so far away from my amazing mum, but excited to finally feel I belong somewhere again) Anyway I digress, doing a few boxes to ship, can I take (yes this is random) Starbucks Sealed Peppermint Syrup? Its a strange addiction but the stuff is just so good and also toiletries - shampoo, etc as a rescue pack of beauty stuff to add to the 'boxes have arrived' excitement?

 

Thanks in advance 🙂

I brought loads of toiletries, I just put them all in bubble wrap and then inside those plastic storage crates you can buy. Those then got packed in boxes. Everything was fine. 

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11 minutes ago, Nemesis said:

I brought loads of toiletries, I just put them all in bubble wrap and then inside those plastic storage crates you can buy. Those then got packed in boxes. Everything was fine. 

Likewise - bagged, bubble wrapped and then in plastic storage crates.  Perfectly fine at the other end 👍

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18 hours ago, unzippy said:

Likewise - bagged, bubble wrapped and then in plastic storage crates.  Perfectly fine at the other end 👍

fab thanks!

 

I can obviously get toiletries in Sydney, and some fab Aus brand ones too - just keen to stock a few ready of my faves while they're a decent price. And the Syrup...I may bubblewrap a bottle, my stuff is all in plastic containers too.

Thanks all!

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