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jaykay89

Advice on posting a parcel (box) to Melbourne

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Hi, I am moving to Melbourne in July and as I don't have enough items to be worth looking at a container I am planning on boxing up some clothes and posting them over in a cardboard box with about 20kg worth of clothes in the box and the odd other item like maybe a couple of books or household items.

I just wondered if anybody has done this before and if so could they offer any advice or potentially recommend a courier.

Apologies if I have missed another thread on this topic.

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1 hour ago, jaykay89 said:

Hi, I am moving to Melbourne in July and as I don't have enough items to be worth looking at a container I am planning on boxing up some clothes and posting them over in a cardboard box with about 20kg worth of clothes in the box and the odd other item like maybe a couple of books or household items.

I just wondered if anybody has done this before and if so could they offer any advice or potentially recommend a courier.

Apologies if I have missed another thread on this topic.

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I shipped 3 boxes totalling 90kg in 2015 with Voovit and paid £155

They came by ship and took 3 months

Plus I had to pay a port service charge of $215 when the stuff arrived

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Thanks Cerberus1, do you send over £1000 in value? Am I correct that I will incur some import charges if the goods are over this value?

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We used Sevenseas to send three large removalist boxes.   I can't recall the cost. The thing to look out for is that most of these places charge a fee upfront, but then there are port charges to pay as well, once the shipment arrives.   And that's not just on goods over a certain amount.  Make sure you read the small print on the quote.  They can't charge the port charges upfront because it's not up to them how much they are.


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

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