Luggage Shipping To Australia
Travelling to or from Australia? Uni Baggage offers super fast, convenient and affordable luggage shipping services, allowing you to travel luggage free.
Uni Baggage delivers luggage to over 200 countries worldwide, making it the perfect luggage shipping solution if you’re studying abroad, travelling on business, holidaying, or even relocating to Australia. Anyone can avail of our great prices and excellent services!
Uni Baggage offers convenient door to door services, as well as full online luggage tracking. Find out more information about shipping your excess baggage to Australia.
Australia – or perhaps more commonly referred to as OZ, or the Land Down Under, just so happens to be one of the most popular holiday and emigration destinations in the world. Each and every year, thousands of people travel to and from Australia for numerous reasons; whether it’s to relocate, work, study abroad, or to simply enjoy a relaxing holiday.
5 most popular destinations in Australia:
- Gold Coast
Without a doubt, Australia is by far the place to go if you’re seeking a different, adventure kind of holiday. As well, it’s the perfect location to start a new life for you and your family. With a number of great universities, it’s also a fantastic place to further your academic horizons. With favourable temperatures throughout the year, vast and varied landscapes, unique wildlife and white-sand beaches; Australia is a one-of-a-kind destination.
Check out our ultimate guide on relocating to Australia!
There is an abundance of things to see and do in Australia, from visiting famous landmarks to snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef. It’s the perfect destination if you crave the adrenaline rush of extreme sports; or if you simply crave relaxing, quality-time at the beach. The beaches in Australia range from epic, to downright heavenly. The Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia is undeniably one of the most spectacular stretches of coast to be found anywhere on earth. Or you could try the white-sand and palm-studded islands of Queensland. Even the big city beaches are great – and how many places can say that?
Why Ship To Australia?
Reasons Uni Baggage customers ship to Australia:
- To send personal belongings to study abroad.
- To send personal belongings to relocate with family.
- To send personal belongings to relocate for business.
- To send a care-package to a loved one in Australia.
- To send luggage ahead of enjoying a relaxing holiday.
The journey to the Land Down Under is long-haul and, unsurprisingly, there are those who wish to avoid the nightmare of hauling their suitcase or heavy bags on such a long, tedious journey; from their home and through train stations, taxis and airports. Uni Baggage’s convenient services make for the perfect alternative to airline baggage.
Not to mention, when you book a bag on your flight, you need to keep in mind your airline’s restrictive, less-than-generous baggage weight allowances when packing up all of your things. It means you may have to make the sacrifice that no one wants to make; leaving many of your beloved personal belongings behind. Even then, you might still get a nasty surprise at the check-in desk, meaning you’ll have to cough up extortionate excess baggage fees. When travelling long-haul, for any period of time, it’s just not ideal.
Thankfully, Uni Baggage allows you to ship a massive 30kg/66lbs per suitcase at fantastic low rates. You also have the option to pay extra for even heavier bags, if you need to. That means you’ll never have to leave any of your beloved possessions behind again.
If you’re a student travelling to Australia to study abroad, or perhaps if you are emigrating with your family; our generous baggage weight allowance and your ability to send as many items as you like with us can come in particularly useful. It allows you to bring more possessions with you than if you were simply relying on a few checked pieces of luggage.
Shipping your excess baggage to Australia with Uni Baggage also makes that dreaded, tedious wait for the appearance of your suitcase at the luggage carousel in the airport a thing of the past. (Not to mention the possibility of your suitcase not appearing at all, which is every traveller’s worst nightmare!) Uni Baggage ships your luggage quickly and safely.
Shipping To Australia
With Uni Baggage, you can ship goods to Australia quickly, conveniently and at a low cost. Although we specialise in luggage shipping, we can help you to transport all kinds of goods.
Send A Parcel To Australia
Perhaps you have a loved one living in Australia, or perhaps you are living in Australia with family residing overseas; why not send a care-package with Uni Baggage? At Uni Baggage, we don’t just ship personal effects and suitcases across the water – we can send parcels and gifts, too. Before you place your booking, be sure to do some research into Australian customs and quarantine; particularly when it comes to sending gifts. Make sure you invest in a new sturdy, double-walled (or even triple-walled) cardboard box and cushion items with plenty of internal packaging so as to avoid any damage in transit.
Shipping Oversized Items To Australia
Transporting oversized items such as bicycles and golf clubs internationally to a destination such as Australia can a head-scratch. On the surface, it can seem like a difficult process; not to mention an expensive one. Thankfully, Uni Baggage can help.
For example, there are a number of great golf courses to enjoy in Australia, such as Alice Springs, Macquarie Links and Sanctuary Lakes. Rather than having to rent your gear when you get there, Uni Baggage allows you to transport oversized items such as golf clubs all the way to Australia so that you can use and enjoy your very own equipment.
Shipping your oversized item to Australia with Uni Baggage is the easiest way to avoid extortionate oversized/overweight baggage fees from your airline. We help you to avoid having to haul your bicycle or similarly oversized item from home and through train stations, taxis and airports. Sending oversized items with Uni Baggage is an efficient and cost-effective way of getting your items to their overseas destination quickly and safely.
Most common oversized items sent to Australia:
- Golf clubs
- Sporting equipment
- Musical instruments
Note: if you are shipping your bicycle to Australia with Uni Baggage, it will need to be dismantled and packaged up in a box so that we can transport it easily and safely. Your local bicycle shop should be more than happy to do this for you for a small fee.
Student Shipping To Australia
Whether you’re off to Australia to study abroad for the duration of your degree course, for an academic year, or even just a term; you can send everything you need straight to your new home on campus with Uni Baggage. Perhaps you’re off to study at the University of Melbourne, or the University of Sydney. Wherever it may be, Uni Baggage can help you get all of your personal belongings there quickly and safely; and for a price you can afford.
5 most popular Australian universities for international students:
- Australian National University
- University of Melbourne
- University of Sydney
- University of Queensland
- University of New South Wales
Uni Baggage prices are student-budget friendly. And we’re not just affordable – our student shipping service offers value for money. You can send as many items as you like with us, and we offer a huge 30kg/66lbs weight allowance per box or suitcase.
Our online booking system and door to door collection and delivery makes our service incredibly easy and convenient for busy students. And with Uni Baggage, you don’t need to worry about waiting weeks for your important study materials to arrive. We offer super fast transit times; with Express services available to and from all universities in Australia.
The Uni Baggage team is made up of former students and recent graduates, so we understand how stressful the prospect of moving to university can be – not to mention moving to university overseas! Therefore, it is our top priority to make your experience as stress-free and as easy as possible. Our convenient student shipping services to Australia allows you to relax and enjoy what should be one of the most exciting times of your life. Want to know what other students think about Uni Baggage? You can read our reviews.
5 Tips For Shipping To Australia:
- Find a reputable international removals/shipping service.
- Don’t stop there, either – obtain more than one quote and compare.
- Choose a service with transit times that best suit your needs.
- Do your research on Australian quarantine and customs.
- Package all items securely with plenty of internal cushioning.
Other Ways Of Shipping To Australia
Of course, shipping your luggage via Uni Baggage isn’t the only way to get all of your personal belongings to Australia. If you need to transport your things to Australia, you should make yourself aware of the numerous options available; after all, some options will suit your personal needs better than others. Here are just a few alternative options:
If you and your family are emigrating to Australia to begin and new life, and perhaps have a lot of possessions to bring; such as furniture, as well as an abundance of personal belongings – you might consider transporting everything with an international removals company. This means you can transport all of your worldly belongings in one go.
Perhaps you don’t have an entire household of belongings to ship to Australia; but you do have a number of exceptionally large items you wish to transport, such as a sofa, a fridge, or even a car, for example. Your items will be shipped via cargo shops in large shipping containers. Therefore, it’s important to note that shipping your belongings by sea freight can be an exceptionally slow voyage, meaning you will be without your belongings for quite some time. Depending on the service, you could be waiting for up to two months.
Sea freight is generally much cheaper than its alternative, air freight. However, as well as the transit times, you need to consider the transportation of your items to and from the ports, both departing and upon arrival in Australia. Therefore, costs can mount up.
Similar to sea freight, shipping your items to air freight allows you to send exceptionally large, bulky items that may be otherwise difficult to transport to a destination such as Australia. Although much faster than sea freight; as air freight is typically charged by weight and volume, it tends to be a much more expensive option of shipping. Similar to sea freight, you also need to consider the transportation of your items to and from airports.
Australian Customs Information
When shipping items to Australia, you are legally required to complete and send a customs invoice with your shipment. Whether you’re sending personal effects or a care-package as a gift; if your shipment does not have a customs invoice attached, it will not make it past your local country border, and you may have to pay return charges to get it back. Uni Baggage will automatically provide you with the appropriate customs documents for you to complete, print and sign when you send your luggage to Australia with us.
Generally, Uni Baggage shipments clear customs in a timely manner, free from duties and taxes, as most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance for personal effects. However, as customs processes and allowances are different around the world, and because Uni Baggage has no association with any customs authority; we do advise doing your own personal research into Australian customs regulations and quarantine before booking your shipment to Australia. Please make yourself aware of potential customs duties in Australia and be sure to follow any and all advice provided by customs directly.
It is important to be aware that any shipments containing any restricted items such as foodstuffs, seeds/nuts or wooden products may result in the shipment having to be cleared by Australian quarantine, which can result in customs delays and charges.
Shipping Gifts To Australia
Thinking of sending a gift to a loved one in Australia? Gifts worth up to the value of $1000 are permitted to enter Australia free from duty and tax. Do note that all shipments, regardless of gift status, are subject to inspection by Australian Customs & Agriculture.
Shipping To Australia – Prohibited and Non-Compensation Items
Uni Baggage gives you the freedom to ship your personal belongings anywhere in the world, meaning you can send almost everything you would typically find in a holiday suitcase. However, for security and customs reasons, there are certain items which are prohibited; as is standard with most, if not all, shipping companies across the world.
As a general rule, you can be sure that the following items are prohibited:
- Perishable Foods
- Animal Products
- Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards
- Dangerous Goods
- Hazardous Goods
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation
As well as this, there are also a number of items that can be carried on the service, however, they are sent at your own risk as they are not covered under our compensation cover. If you choose to send any non-compensation items, please ensure they are packaged appropriately, with plenty of internal packaging for any delicate items.
Find out more about Uni Baggage’s prohibited and non-compensation items.
As import allowances, security and customs processes differ around the world; we recommend that you do your own personal research into what may be prohibited in your destination country. Australia, for example, goes to great lengths to protect its stunning natural environment and habitats from harmful diseases and pests; this means that many products, goods and even some packaging materials are prohibited to use.
To avoid any major issues, avoid the following packaging materials:
- Egg cartons
- Wooden boxes
- Cardboard boxes that have been used to hold fruit, vegetables or meat
- Straw material
- Dried plant material
What type of packaging can be used?
When shipping your belongings to Australia with Uni Baggage, we recommend using either suitcases or strong cardboard boxes. Or, of course, you can use a mixture of both!
We advise against using fragile or expensive suitcases, as they are not covered by our compensation cover. We also recommend that you tape over any handles, etc to protect them. With regards to boxes, it’s always best to invest in a new, sturdy, double-walled (or even triple-walled) cardboard box as they are most durable and suitable for transit.
If you are sending any fragile or delicate items, we recommend using internal packaging to protect them during transit. You can use materials such as bubble wrap or newspapers.
You can read through our complete packaging guide to find out more.
How to Ship Luggage To Australia With Uni Baggage
Booking your luggage shipment to Australia with Uni Baggage is easy. Our easy to use online booking system is available 24/7 and takes just a few short moments to complete. Simply start by getting a quick quote straight from our homepage. You can ship a suitcase or box from the UK to Australia for as little as £117 – and we have dozens more routes!
Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you some shipping labels to print and attach to your items. After that, you can sit back and relax. We’ll take care of everything else for you.
When you send luggage with us, we make sure that you’re always kept in the know. You will be given access to full online luggage tracking information, which will allow you to monitor the progress of your shipment every single step of the way. You’ll even be notified when your item is out for delivery, so you’ll know exactly when to expect it. What’s more, during our booking process you’ll be given the option to opt-in for SMS and email notifications, which means you can easily stay up to date, even whilst on the go.
If you happen to have any questions or concerns along the way, our dedicated customer support team will be more than happy to help. We pride ourselves on our unrivalled customer support; thanks to many years of experience, our team are experts in shipping luggage all over the world. Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, email and live chat.
Reasons to use Uni Baggage:
- Cheap luggage shipping services to and from Australia.
- Door to door collection and delivery of your shipment.
- Full online tracking with text and email notifications.
- Fast shipping times – express services available on many routes.
- International luggage shipping to 200+ countries worldwide.
- Dedicated customer support via phone, email and live chat.
Are You A Business Or Personal User?
Uni Baggage offers affordable and convenient luggage delivery services for everyone; whether you’re a business user, a holiday-maker, an expat or simply moving house. No matter your reason, absolutely anyone can take advantage of our competitive prices and excellent services. In fact, many savvy business users regularly avail of our low cost and convenient shipping services in order to relocate their employees all over the world.
So, what are you waiting for? Get a quote now!