Personal Effects

Australian citizens or residents returning home from overseas are generally permitted by customs to bring in their personal effects free of import duty. The customs law is complex but AussieFreight will remove all the hassle for you. If your goods do not meet the Australian Customs Service definition of Personal Effects then you need to use our commercial import clearance service but will still be assured of the famous AussieFreight commitment to excellent customer service.

We recommend you make contact with us before you send the shipment to avoid costly mistakes. Overseas carriers do not know the Australian rules and you may end up with unexpected bills. Let us take the hassle for you. We will liaise with your overseas carrier and ensure that things proceed smoothly this end. For more information, see the Australian Customs Service definition of personal effects and the most common pitfalls.

If you items do not meet the Customs definitions of personal effects, you may still be able to import them. If they have a customs value of less than AUD$ 1000 then they may still be free of duty under the Self-Assessed Clearance rules otherwise see our information on commercial imports.

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Personal Effects