Shipping and Removals in Adelaide

As an expat considering shipping items to Adelaide one will first need to think about what is going to stay and what will go. Shipping can quickly become expensive, and Adelaide has plenty of resources to purchase items upon arrival.

Shipping smaller items to Adelaide

Expats moving to Adelaide should also remember that if they have less than 20 boxes it is not worthwhile shipping through a commercial shipper. It is better to try courier services like UPS, DHL or FedEx.

The private companies are more expensive than local post offices, so it’s vital to consider all the options and conduct the proper research beforehand. 

Expats should consider air mail when they need items delivered quickly, or if they don’t mind higher costs.

Customs in Adelaide 

Expats are allowed to import their used household goods (if owned for more than 12 months) for free, but are required to pay duties and taxes on all new imported goods, irrespective of the transport means.

Importing a car to Adelaide

To import a car to Adelaide, one needs a Vehicle Import Approval (VIA) document from the Vehicle Safety Standards Branch of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government (Infrastructure). 

One has to pay a customs duty, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and luxury car tax (LCT) where applicable, and obtain customs clearance at the port of entry.

Shipping pets to Adelaide

Shipping pets to Australia can be a complex process. The relevant bio-security regulations relating to one's country of origin must be met, and a microchip implanted on the animal for identification purposes. Owners will also need to pay for quarantine, an import permit, and air transport.

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