Personal Effects

All cargo containing personal belongings entering Australia by any means must be cleared through Australian Border Force (formerly the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service). When processed efficiently by an experienced Customs Broker, customs clearance is a straight forward operation. So whether you have a full container or a few boxes, using shipping companies with extensive customs clearance experience just makes sense

Importing your personal belongings can be a mine field of complications without the guidance of a Customs Broker who is knowledgeable in all aspects of customs clearance and quarantine compliance for inbound cargo.

Our Customs specialists know their job inside out, this depth of knowledge and experience makes us confident that we can satisfy all customs, compliance requirements and regulations.

MYCARGO - Personal Effects
MYCARGO - Personal Effects

Moving to Australia? MYCARGO can organise the movement of anything from a full container of personal effects to just a few boxes. Our trusted global network of agents can organise international shipping to Australia for all of your household items, and deliver them to all corners of the continent. There are strict regulations about what is classified as “personal effects” let us talk you through the process and find an option that is perfect for you.

Personal effects, household goods and unaccompanied baggage consignments may be imported to Australia free of Custom duties and tax, providing they have been owned and used by you for a period of at least twelve months prior to your departure to Australia.

Some household items do not fall within this exemption category. These are items which have been owned and used for less than twelve months, will be subject to duty and tax. Vehicles, goods you intend to sell and items that were bequeathed to you all attract Duty and or GST.

It makes good sense to get the best advice prior to arranging shipping. MYCARGO Import Specialists can assist you with:

  • Sea or air transportation
  • Customs clearance and compliance
  • Quarantine services and compliance
  • Fumigation
  • Pack and unpack
  • Door to door or wharf to door delivery
  • Local documentation handling

We can even store your good securely until you are settled.

Call us from outside of Australia on +61 8 9253 0121 to discuss how we can assist you with bringing your personal effects and household goods to Australia.

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