Find out how much it costs to send boxes to Australia from the UK including the best way to ship your belongings.

Our team of professional box shippers have many years of experience of shipping boxes to Australia. It’s our aim to provide an outstanding service at an unbeatable price.

For over 39 years we have been sending boxes to Australia from the UK whether it is a small shipment for an individual or a container load for a whole family. Sending boxes to Australia is easy with PSS. You can send anything from 1 box via air freight to a whole house shipment in multiple containers that requires a sea freight service – the choice is yours.

We will ship boxes and baggage to all major Australian cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast and many more.

Shipping your boxes and luggage to Australia is easy with PSS


STEP 1
Get a quote online

Choose the size and quantity of cartons required & get an online quote in 60 seconds.

STEP 2
We deliver cartons and packing materials

We deliver export-strength cartons & packing materials to your home.

STEP 3
We collect packed boxes/bags from your home


When you’re ready, we collect your packed boxes or bags and any unused cartons.


STEP 4
We ship and deliver to your new home, handling all customs clearance


Our door-to-door service takes care of everything for you.

Get a quote in 60 seconds

Door to Door Shipping Boxes to Australia

We like to make overseas shipping to Australia as simple as possible, helping make your move to Australia run smoothly. Therefore, when you put our reliable staff in charge of shipping boxes from the United Kingdom to Australia, we take care of everything from door to door.

We provide packaging materials, cartons and can send your belongings in secure tea cartons to Australia, ensuring safe delivery. When you select PSS to ship boxes to Australia, we will handle custom clearance agreements and we will personally deliver your removals to the required delivery address.

Why Choose PSS for Shipping Boxes from UK to Australia?

We’re honoured to be members of the FIDI Global Alliance for shipping boxes to Australia and accredited by the FAIM quality standard for sending a box overseas, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands.

We thrive off providing a professional yet friendly service and always work hard to meet your needs. This is echoed in our reputation as the UK’s first choice for shipping boxes to Australia, and we would love to help you too!

We will always make taking care of your goods and the safe delivery of your shipment of boxes to Australia our main priority.

Shipping costs to Australia

The cost of moving boxes internationally solely depends on how much you send when using our box shipping to Australia service. At PSS we offer an unmatched price. We’re also backed by the BAR Advanced Payment Guarantee Scheme.

If you’re considering shipping a box to Australia, get your instant quote today or call us on 0800 988 3711. If you just want more information on sending a tea chest to Australia from the UK you can read our Shipping Boxes to Australia FAQs or refer to the shipping documentation.

How can we help? Call 0800 988 3711

Our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions.

“Why choose PSS International in 2021?”

  • Free home survey
  • Family run business for over 39 years
  • We only handle Overseas Removals
  • Members of BAR Overseas Group
  • BAR Advance Payment Guarantee Scheme
  • FIDI Global Alliance (Worldwide Moving Association)
  • FAIM Accredited (Removal Quality Assurance Standard)

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Box Shipping to Australia cost calculator

Want to know how it will cost to send boxes to Australia? Our free online Cost Calculator will help you estimate the cost.

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How much are you shipping?

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How to ship boxes to Australia from the UK – our FAQ Guide

What is the best way to send boxes to Australia?

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No matter whether you are taking one box, a few boxes or even multiple boxes to Australia then our box shipping service is the best way for you to ship your boxes.

We provide boxes and packaging materials and deliver them to your address in the UK.

You then pack all your personal possessions or household items and call us when you are ready for them to be collected.

There are three shipping options for your boxes. The method you choose depends on costs and urgency.

  1. Sea Freight: your boxes are sent in a shared shipping container with other peoples boxes and belongings moving to Australia. This is the cheapest, but the slowest method.
  2. Air Freight: If you need your belongings to arrive sooner then air freight can be a good option.
  3. Express Air Freight: If your shipment is needed very urgently then express air freight is the best option, however, this will be more expensive.

Your dedicated Move Manager will help you with all the required paperwork and answer any questions you have.

You can then take time to enjoy a stop-over on your journey home to Australia whilst we take care of transporting your boxes.

Our partner company in Australia will notify you when your ship arrives, take care of customs clearance and deliver your boxes at a time that’s convenient to you.

They can also arrange storage for you if you are not yet ready to take delivery.

The whole process is very easy!

How much does it cost to ship boxes to Australia from the UK?

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The cost will depend on the volume of boxes you are shipping and whether you are using sea or air freight.

To get an initial price we recommend using our free online cost calculator available on this page. Our Move Managers will also be able to tailor your quote to meet your personal requirements.

But you can be assured that PSS is widely regarded as the cheapest and best company for shipping your items to Australia. We are confident that we can give you a very good quote without compromising on service.

Please note that sea freight costs are based on volume whereas air freight rates are calculated by volumetric weight – a combination of weight and volume.

What is the Cheapest way to ship boxes to Australia?

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The cheapest way to send your items is by sea freight using our personal shipping service.

Your boxes are shipped in a container together with other customers belongings bound for Australia so that everyone saves money.

As PSS are one of the leading UK shipping companies for Australia, we can get the best sea freight rates and so are able to offer cheap prices to our customers.

We also offer faster options to fly your boxes. Although more expensive, this is still much cheaper than using courier companies or airline excess baggage.

Are there any additional charges e.g. customs fees?

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Our quote is for a full door to door collection and delivery service to your address in Australia.

There may, however, be additional customs charges e.g. customs duty, GST, inspection and quarantine fees.

These will need to be paid when your shipment arrives in Australia.

NB: Customs Duty and GST are not usually charged for returning Australian citizens and migrants with permanent resident visas who have been away for over 12 months.

How long does it take to ship boxes from the UK to Australia?

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Average shipping times to Australia from the UK

Method Sea Freight Air Freight
Shipping Time 8-12 weeks 7-14 days

 

The table above gives you an estimate of how long it will take to ship your boxes to Australia. Delivery times will vary depending on where in Australia you are moving to.

Please note: These times are for arrival in your destination port – you will need to allow additional time for customs clearance.

How to send your boxes via Air Freight or by our Express Service

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The fastest way to send your boxes to Australia is by air freight or our express courier service.

This is more expensive than our sea freight service, but still much cheaper than airline excess baggage rates.

Air freight prices are calculated by volumetric weight – a combination of volume and weight in kilograms.

Many customers choose to send the bulk of their goods by sea and then ask us to fly the possessions they need more urgently.

This cost effective baggage service is the perfect alternative to paying expensive airline excess baggage fees.

We offer two options to fly your boxes to Australia – Standard Air Freight and Express Air Freight which is a fastrack courier service.

What size and type of box do you need for shipping to Australia?

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We provide a variety of different cartons, including small and large boxes, as part of your quote. All our cartons are of high quality and designed specifically for international box shipping.

Economy Carton

Size:       46 x 46 x 46cm

Description: Standard size box that is suitable for most items.

Tea Carton (Tea Chest)

Size:       46 x 46 x 51cm

Description: Large box that is suitable for bigger and bulkier items such as clothes and bedding. This is about the size and volume of traditional tea chests.

Book Carton

Size:       46 x 46 x 26cm

Description: Smaller box that is suitable for books, paperwork and heavier items.

Bike Carton

Size:       147 x 22 x 96cm

Description: Specialist box specifically designed for transporting cycles/bicycles.

Custom Packages

You can also enter the dimensions and weight of customs packages on our cost calculator to get a price estimate.

 

How do I pack my boxes and what packaging materials should I use?

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In addition to providing you with cardboard boxes and cartons, we also supply the packaging materials you need for shipping to Australia.

As standard this includes bubble wrap and tape.

We can also provide blanket wrap for additional items or we can supply a custom built wood case at an additional cost.

All items should be well wrapped with plenty of padding and the boxes secured with packing tape.

Can I use my own boxes or bags?

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Whilst in theory you can use your own boxes or bags to send your personal effects, we highly recommend you use the export-strength boxes and cartons we provide as they are purposely designed for international shipping.

Our cartons are double-walled for extra strength and durability to give your items greater protection on their journey. Cheap boxes are more likely to squash or split.

This is why we provide a variety of different box and carton sizes for you to choose from.

For items such as TVs and computers, it is recommended, if possible, to use their original packaging.

How heavy a box can I send to Australia?

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Generally, for health and safety reasons, boxes should not weigh not more than 30kg for sea freight or air freight.

There may be some exception such as for bike cartons or heavy tool boxes.

What items can I send to Australia?

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Our box/baggage shipping service is suitable for sending all manner of household items and personal effects to Australia.

This can include clothing, shoes, books, souvenirs, toys, small items of furniture

In fact, any of your personal possessions and goods can be boxed and shipped to Australia as long as they meet customs requirements.

Our shipping company is used by thousands of migrants, families, expats, students and also Australians returning home from the UK to ship all their boxes of goods.

Popular items that can be shipped via our box/baggage shipping service include:

  • Suitcases and luggage
  • Guitars (use a hard case)
  • TVs
  • Computers & monitors
  • Golf clubs and bags
  • Skis
  • Surfboards
  • Snowboards
  • Other sports gear and equipment
  • Tool boxes
  • Pictures/mirrors
  • Vinyl Records / LPs

For larger items and furniture you will likely need to use our removals to Australia service.

Do you have bike cartons / boxes for shipping bicycles to Australia?

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Yes! Whilst you can buy a specialist bike box, we can provide you with a strong cardboard bike carton for shipping your bicycle to Australia.

You will need to dismantle some parts of your cycle such as pedals and ensure it is thoroughly cleaned for Australian customs, but taking your bike with you is very easy.

How to ship toolboxes to Australia?

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Our service is perfect for sending your work tools and toolboxes to Australia. You will need to ensure they are thoroughly cleaned before transportation and well wrapped to protect them.

If you need your tools quickly, we recommend you use our air freight service. Otherwise, your tool box can be sent via sea freight.

Please speak to your Move Manager if your toolbox is very heavy – we have a special service for overweight items.

Please note: Some items such as batteries and gas canisters can be restricted or prohibited. Call us for more details.

Do I self-pack or do you provide a professional packing service?

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For this box shipping service customers usually pack by themselves (owner packed).

However, we do also have a professional packing service which is especially useful if you have a large number of boxes, delicate items or are moving to Australia with the full contents of your house.

Where in Australia do you ship boxes to?

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We ship from anywhere in the UK (including London, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) to all destinations in Australia including:

Australian Capital Territory

  • Canberra

New South Wales

  • Sydney

Victoria

  • Melbourne

South Australia

  • Adelaide

Queensland

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast

Western Australia

  • Perth
  • Fremantle

Northern Territories

  • Darwin

Tasmania

  • Hobart

Do I need marine insurance or shipment protection cover for my belongings?

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At PSS we do our very best to take great care of your belongings, so whilst we are confident that your goods are in safe hands, unfortunately, accidents do happen that are beyond our control.

So, in the same way, you have car insurance, travel insurance and home contents insurance to protect you as well as your belongings in the unlikely event that you should need to claim, we recommend for peace of mind, that you take out shipment protection cover.

Your Move Manager will be able to give you more details.

How much does marine insurance or shipment protection cost?

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We offer a flexible and independent shipment protection cover through Basil Fry & Company – the UK’s leading insurance broker for international removals and shipping.

The most popular comprehensive cover (Standard Liability including damage) is calculated at 5% of the total value you declare.