Australia draws visitors with jaw-dropping landscapes, superb beaches and a relaxed, outdoorsy lifestyle. Let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to Australia so you can make the most of your trip down under.
Customs: Australia has strict border controls, and it is forbidden to bring almost all fruit, vegetables and meat products into the country. Check the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £112.99!
Shipping times: 5 working days
Flights: Flights to Australia always include at least one stop, and range from just under 22 hours to over 24 hours. Major gateways include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Currency: Australian dollar ($, AUD)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports are eligible for the free eVisitor visa, valid for stays of up to three months. If you intend to stay for longer or work in Australia, you will need an alternative visa. Use the official Visa Finder to find out which visa you require.
Time difference: Australia has several time zones, ranging from GMT+8 on the west coast to GMT+11 in the south-east.
Packing for Australia
If you’re travelling to Australia for the summer, pack for intense heat. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are essentials, and it’s also worth having some long-sleeved shirts to keep those arms covered. Remember your swimming gear if you’re beach-bound, and check whether your accommodation provides beach towels – you may need to bring your own. Be prepared for rainfall in some regions too, particularly the humid north, south and south-east coasts.
Last but not least, you might want to bring some sports gear to enjoy the outdoorsy Aussie lifestyle. If you’re a keen surfer, shipping luggage to Australia will help you ride the country’s world-famous waves on your own board.
Ship your bike to Australia
Some of Australia’s best mountain biking is in Victoria, including the celebrated trails at Forrest, Pax Hill, Wombat State Forest and Mount Buller. Luggage Mule can ship your bike to Victoria at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to ride these superb trails on your own wheels. If you’re keen to try multiple trails in the region, ship your bike to Melbourne and hire a car to get around – many trails are within 1 – 2 hours’ drive of the city. Alternatively, ship your bike to the Sydney region and explore the trails in the stunning Blue Mountains National Park.
Ship your golf clubs to Australia
With superb weather, stunning landscapes and close to 2,000 courses, Australia is a fabulous place to play golf. There are golf clubs here that date back to the 19th century, including Sydney’s historic Australian Golf Club – but for the country’s very best golfing you should head to the ‘Sand Belt’ area around Melbourne, whose highlights include the Royal Melbourne, Barnbougle Dunes and Ellerston courses. Wherever you’re staying, Luggage Mule’s Australia golf shipping service will send your golf gear straight to your destination, so it’ll be waiting for you when you arrive.
What to ship home from Australia
Australia produces some of the best New World wines, and some of its 60-plus wine regions are household names. If you’re touring wine regions or visiting vineyards, don’t settle for bringing single bottles home – with a generous 30kg allowance, our luggage shipping service allows you to buy your favourite Australian wine by the case and have it delivered to your door.
Other popular souvenirs to ship home from Australia include cultural items such as aboriginal art and traditional boomerangs. Fashion fans will want to get their fill of shopping in Melbourne and Sydney, picking up designer brands and Aussie originals such as the famous UGG boots.