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Shipping to Australia

There is one thing that can be said about the country of Australia that pretty much sums it up perfectly: it is a natural wonder that is also as fragile as glass at times. This is exactly why there are so many Customs laws in place as to what can and cannot be brought into the country when shipping to Australia is something that you will need to be concerned with. One of the first things that you will need to be aware of is that the Australian government, and all national governments for that matter, is very strict about what they will and will not allow inside Australia's borders.

The main reason that the Australian officials are so strict is that they have to protect the citizens of Australia and the natural environment that is unique to Australia (such as Uluru/formerly called Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef) from contamination by foreign matter that may be brought in by visitors ad immigrants to Australia. There is quite a bit that you will need to remember when it comes to the process of shipping to Australia.

You are going to need to have a list handy by of the things and items that are considered to be a contamination risk by the Australian officials. When you keep that list with you as you are packing your belongings you will be able to pack everything that could possibly be quarantined in the same container for easier inspection once the process of shipping to Australia is completed. You are going to have to be present when those items are inspected so that you can take immediate action and/or allow action to be taken as the officials see fit.

Another part of the process of shipping to Australia that you will need to be aware of is that you will have to allow the Customs officials to hold any suspicious items I Quarantine for a period of time while suitable action is taken. There are no exceptions to any of the rules and laws that you will need to abide by in order to get your possessions through Customs when you are shipping to Australia from any other country. These laws do include both Tasmania and New Zealand by the way even though they are both very close neighbors of Australia. It is not going to be fun or pleasant if you end up having to destroy something precious to you because it is not allowed.