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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.

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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. 

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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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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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Any one know if there would be a problem with an ostrich leather bag? it's years old and has sentimental value.

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14 minutes ago, Melbpom said:

Any one know if there would be a problem with an ostrich leather bag? it's years old and has sentimental value.

I can't see why.  Ostriches are farmed, they're not an endangered species, and there's no problem with any kind of leather AFAIK

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Hi ...

We are importing our crazy Labrador who has medicated and well controlled Epilepsy. Quarantine have told us that we should only send enough meds to cover his 10 day stay as they will destroy any left over meds and release him with nothing!

We have bought his meds in bulk so we have a bit of a stockpile! Will we be able to ship any of these? even a few months worth? or do we have to find a new vet in Aus real quick?

bit of an odd one I know, Thanks for any info

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I brought a stockpile of personal medication,i just carried a script with it. See if the vet will do you a letter stating it is your dogs medication, just incase they stop you and ask.

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23 minutes ago, Jellica said:

Hi ...

We are importing our crazy Labrador who has medicated and well controlled Epilepsy. Quarantine have told us that we should only send enough meds to cover his 10 day stay as they will destroy any left over meds and release him with nothing!

We have bought his meds in bulk so we have a bit of a stockpile! Will we be able to ship any of these? even a few months worth? or do we have to find a new vet in Aus real quick?

bit of an odd one I know, Thanks for any info
 

If you do ship them, what will arrive first?  Lab or your container?

Might be worth sticking a small supply in your checked in luggage (along with the script) so that you are covered if the container is delayed?

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3 minutes ago, unzippy said:

If you do ship them, what will arrive first?  Lab or your container?

Might be worth sticking a small supply in your checked in luggage (along with the script) so that you are covered if the container is delayed?

I would check with your vet if the medications will be effected by being in the container.  The container will not be a static temperature (can get very hot) and sometimes medications need to be stored in temperatures not in excess of a certain degree. (not usually a problem at home).

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If you can’t get a definitive answer I would take in your luggage and declare them. Do though get a letter from your vet to state what they are and why you have so many. Also have evidence from the shippers and quarantine re the meds. As long as you declare them the worst that can happen at customs is they will take them from you. Since the other option is not to take them worth the risk. 

Be aware if you do not declare them and they are not allowed, they  will not only take them from you but also fine you.  If in doubt ALWAYS declare things to Aus customs. 

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

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Thanks for the replies, sounds like a plan, was hoping to split them between container and luggage but I'll see what the vet says - hes doing quite well out of us migrating!

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Hi all,

Hoping somebody here can shed a bit of light on the following items I want to take with me. A humidor full of cigars and around 30 bottles of single malt whiskey. I have been collecting over the years and some bottles I have had over 10 years ( all collectible so don't want to drink them ) and some cigars older than 5 years maturing in the humidor. Don't really want to leave them behind so any info would be much appreciated. 

thx heaps 

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17 minutes ago, JohnDoug said:

Hi all,

Hoping somebody here can shed a bit of light on the following items I want to take with me. A humidor full of cigars and around 30 bottles of single malt whiskey. I have been collecting over the years and some bottles I have had over 10 years ( all collectible so don't want to drink them ) and some cigars older than 5 years maturing in the humidor. Don't really want to leave them behind so any info would be much appreciated. 

thx heaps 

Of course you can take them, as long as you are happy to pay the import duty 

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2 minutes ago, AJ said:

Of course you can take them, as long as you are happy to pay the import duty 

Thank you for the reply, was hoping as it was personal items there would not be import duties.  

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Can we ship wooden furniture? We have some old Victorian stripped pine chest of drawers etc


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