Does Amazon Ship To Australia?

You are here because you are probably searching for “Amazon Australia” or an amazon.com store in Australia. You are an Australian, right? And you may be looking for it because you want to shop from said website. I will be straightforward to you.There’s no amazon.com.au or an amazon.com store for Australians yet although some news indicate that Amazon might be investing in Australia very soon (see related article here). Don’t be sad though ‘coz you can still shop from Amazon even if you are in Australia.

Amazon.com is also for Australians. You can purchase select items from Amazon USA even if you are in Australia.

Yes, Amazon USA also serves international online shoppers like Australians. It processes orders from and delivers select items to, Australia. Amazon takes care of everything from ordering until the next-to-your-doorstep delivery. This service is called the Amazon Global. Amazon Global sorts out all products that are available for international delivery.

Some products are:

Amazon Australia

  1. Kindle Touch
  2. Some models of DSLR Cameras
  3. Some electronics such as mobile phones, SD cards and portable hard disks
  4. Apparel (clothes, shoes and accessories)
  5. Books (almost all books are available for international delivery)
  6. Kindle ebooks and other digital products
  7. Movie and TV series DVDs, and many more.

For a complete list of products available for delivery in Australia, click here.

 

Amazon Delivery to Australia

How much does delivery cost?

Amazon does overseas delivery at a very affordable cost. Of course, the delivery fee depends upon the products itself, its weight, its price and other factors. For example, a Kindle Keyboard which is sold at $189.00 can be purchased from Amazon.com and you have two delivery options:

A. Expedited International Shipping – $11.98

Amazon Expedited Shipping

B. Amazon Global Priority Shipping – $20.98

Amazon Global Priority Shipping

Expedited International Shipping would take 8-16 business days while AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping averages from 2-5 business days. In my personal experience, Amazon partners with DHL which handles the product’s clearance in customs office and local delivery.

 

Here is the complete schedule of shipping rates to Australia :

Standard Shipping Rates (18-32 business days)

Amazon Shipping to Australia

Following the above rates, if you ordered 4 books at Amazon, you’ll pay $24.95 for the shipping fee. That’s $4.99 (per shipment rate) and $4.99 multiplied by 4 books.

Expedited Shipping Rates (5 to 12 business days)

Amazon Expedited Shipping Rates to Australia

So if you want to buy 2 Kindle Hardware, say, a Kindle Keyboard and a the basic Kindle, you’ll pay $14.97 for the shipping fee. That’s $8.99 (per shipment fee) and $2.99 for each Kindle. And expect them to be delivered after 5 to 12 days.

Priority Courier Shipping Rates to Australia (3 to 5 business days)

Priority Courier Shipping Rates to Australia

If you prefer priority shipping, you will pay $53.95 for shipping 4 books or $26.97 for shipping 2 Kindle Hardware to Australia.

In certain cases, Amazon combines items from multiple orders into a single package. Additional shipping and handling charges also apply to books, CDs, DVDs, VHS videotapes, music cassettes and vinyl of unusual size or weight. So, if the item is to bulky the following surcharge may be applied when you finalize your order with Amazon:

Shipping Surcharge

 

What about customs fee? Does Amazon clear the items from customs?

Yes. Amazon, through its agents, provides no hassle shopping by taking care of everything including customs duties. When you check out an item from Amazon store, Amazon give you an estimate for customs duties and handling fee. The courier clears the items from customs upon entry in Australia and thereafter, delivers them to purchasers. Luckily for Australians, you don’t need to pay customs duties for items below AUD1,000. (See article on Australia customs for online shoppers)

 

Why is it better to shop at amazon.com than some local stores in Australia?

One of the advantages of amazon.com shopping is that you take advantage of the strong Australian Dollar as compared to US Dollar. With that, you can actually purchase items at a lower price than those offered by local retailers. Here is an illustration.

Amazon Australia Savings

Importing items from USA to Australia

What if Amazon does not ship the item I want internationally? Do I have any other option? Of course, there is. In that case you need the services of Freight Forwarders like Shipito.com. This freight forwarders serve as intermediaries. They will provide you with a USA street address where you orders will be shipped. Then, they will forward your order to your address in Australia. This is how it works:

    1. Sign up with a virtual USA street address provider. They are also known as freight forwarders. One of the best in this industry is Shipito.com. In case of Shipito, they will provide you with a virtual address in California. It will look like this:
       
      Your name
      (address will be specified during registration)
      Suite # (box number)
      Torrance, CA 90503
       

      Shipito will provide you with the address after your application has been processed. You’ll be notified through email

    2. Shop in any USA online store. You can now place orders on any USA online store, including Amazon.com if the item you want is not available for international shipping. When ordering, use the USA address as your “Shipping Address”.
    3. The provider will then receive the package and you’ll be notified through email.
    4. The postage (the cost for shipping your order from the USA address to Australia) will be calculated and you will also be asked to accomplish a form for purposes of Customs Clearance and Declaration.
    5. Then, you select the shipping option you want and the courier you prefer.
    6. You’ll be asked to pay the fees and finally, you have to mail out the package. At Shipito, they charge $8.50 for each mail out. You will not be required to pay any monthly fee for their basic membership fee.
    7. Just wait for your product to arrive. You may also track you package with the tracking number that will be provided to you.
 

There you have it. While at the present, there isn’t an Amazon Australia, you nevertheless have several options on how to do shopping at Amazon.com even if you are in Australia. Share your own Amazon to Australia shopping experience by hitting the comment box.

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106 Responses to Does Amazon Ship To Australia?

  1. corrie says:

    Hi I would like to buy a laube dog clipper mini micro cordpack kit 723
    could you please tell me how much the postal would be I can,t find it any where thank you

    • admin says:

      Hi corrie,

      The product you’re looking for is actually available in Australia. Please see petsuppliesonlineaustralia.com.au
      Shipping fee is $7.50-$9.90

      If you found a cheaper kit in a USA store, use Shipito’s shipping calculator to estimate postage. You can see that on the left sidebar of Shipito’s page.

      Hope that helps.

  2. jennifer says:

    hi i want to get a dvd series called castle season 4 but its not available in Australia until 2013. i would like to know how much the postal will be and how do i purchase it.

    • admin says:

      Hello Jennifer,

      It’s available at Amazon and also available for International delivery. See this link. You can sign up an account at Amazon. And buy it there directly. The article above will give you more information. Shipping cost to Australia is about $12. Hope that helps.

  3. Eli says:

    Hi,
    I really want a Black dry erase board (magnetic) and i cant find them anywhere in australia. I want it 18inches x 24inch. Any chance I can purchase this on amazon? Thanks :)

    • admin says:

      Hello Eli,

      In the article above, we provided a link to Amazon Global where you can search products available for shipping to Australia. Go to the link and try searching for the product you want. Look at the product description if it says “Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.” If you see that, it can be shipped to Australia. The shipping fee will be seen during check out. If it’s too costly shipping it to Australia, you may not continue placing order. Hope that helps. :)

  4. diego says:

    hello. wanted to know what the final price of the product delivered in sydney. says: This item is also available for shipping to select Countries outside the U.S.

    • admin says:

      Hello Diego,

      Here is the price for the Rokinon Fisheye Lens.
      It’s U$329 + U$8.48 for Expedited Shipping (8-16 business days)
      U$329 + U$32.39 for Priority Shipping (3-5 business days)
      The item is originally U$399. The price might have changed as of this writing. Click here for the updated price
      You will not pay import duties for the item since its price is below A$1000.

      Hope that helps.

  5. Jade says:

    Hi I would really like to buy private practice season 5 and grey’s anatomy season 8 on DVD but was wondering if you could tell me if they were region 4 format

  6. Tony says:

    Hi id like to know if and when Amazon are going to let customers pay by paypal. as there are a number of things id like to buy but unable to as i cant find paypal on your ordering system.

    • admin says:

      Hi Tony,
      I don’t see any indication that Amazon will support Paypal payment anytime soon. They, however, accept several payment methods which I have listed here.

  7. Peter Dalton says:

    Do you ship chainsaws to Australia ? Cheers Peter.

    • admin says:

      Hi Peter,

      No, We are not an online store. We do not sell anything. We only provide info to Aussie shoppers.

  8. Antonio says:

    Hi i would like to purchase Ralph Lauren Polo Big Pony Women #4 100ml for my girlfriend, would you be able to tell me what the shipping costs will be if shipped to Australia and what product category does perfume go under for shipping?

    • admin says:

      Hi Antonio,

      I found some stores in Australia that sell that perfume. Here is the list. Importing perfumes is not really recommended because some couriers prohibit shipping perfumes or require special packaging and additional fees.

  9. LAETITIA VEARING says:

    I want to buy a kindle paperwhite 3G + wifi, if I buy it through amazon and get it shipped to australia, will the kindle be fine for working in Australia or are there specific ones for this country?

    • admin says:

      The Kindle Paperwhite will work in Australia just like any other previous generation kindle. The 3G capability of the device works globally. You can see the full specifications of the Paperwhite here.

  10. David Hopkins says:

    I have been using Shipito for about 3 years for shipping guitars from the USA to Australia and I have never had a problem with them. Great, reliable & cost-effective service.

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