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WHAT CAN I SEND TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN AUSTRALIA?

Posted on 27 June 2022 by DHL Admin

If you have British friends and family who live out in Australia, then they may be missing their home comforts and there’s lots of things you can send them! But before you start packaging up British goodies, it’s worth checking what you can and can’t send to avoid any problems at customs.

As the country is very reliant on agriculture, they have extremely tight rules around agricultural products coming into the country. You can’t ship any fresh meat, fish or dairy products, as well as fruit and vegetables or any other perishable items.

We also don’t recommend that you send plants, pot pourri or any items that have been in contact with foreign soil to Australia. If your parcels contain these items, they will have to be treated or fumigated which incurs a significant charge for the person receiving the parcel.

You can also send preservatives such as jam, marmalade, Marmite and sauces like ketchup and soy sauce, if they are all unopened shop-bought products.

Check if you can send your specific items to Australia on the UK Government website or visit Australian Border Force's website.

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