Australian import tax and GST can make purchasing goods overseas an expensive task. When it comes time to renovate the kitchen and laundry or simply upgrade household appliances, many Australians recoil in fear at the thought of coughing up for a big name brand. We shouldn’t have to skimp on quality, however many of us have to go with the “cheaper option” because we feel there isn’t an alternative. Whether it’s a microwave, washer dryer or freestanding oven, Australians pay more for their appliances than their European counterparts.

Why is it so expensive?

In Australia we have a range of duties, taxes and charges that make importing goods expensive. There are duty rates that average at 4.6% (but can climb as high as 10%) as well as GST equal to 10% of the Value of the Taxable Importation. In addition there are import processing charges, exchange rates and transportation costs to consider when importing appliances to Australia.

Is there a solution?

The good news is – there is an alternative. If you’re a fan of European brands such as Miele, Smeg and Bosch there is a way to have them delivered straight to your door. There are companies in the UK such as Woodalls who sell a wide range of luxury brands at incredibly competitive prices. Shipporter can import these appliances to Australia and ensure that the process is easy, secure and cost effective. Even with the shipping costs, you will be saving money!

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How does it work?

Shipporter have a range of international warehouses that provide a domestic shipping address to companies that only dispatch goods within their region. If you would like to import an appliance to Australia, you can find it online, notify us, and the retailer will simply ship to our overseas warehouse. We then take over the international shipping and deliver straight to your door! If you’d like to learn more, we have an extensive explanation of our shipping process here.

Why choose Shipporter to import my appliances?

So whether you’re specifically looking to import Miele from the UK or are just ready to get your hands on some affordable appliances, we are here to help. Below are just some of the reasons why we are the number one choice for home appliance importation:

  1. The entire shipping process, including customs clearance and delivery, is handled by us (you therefore only have to deal with one company, from processing to payment to delivery)
  2. We provide a reliable, fixed shipping rate upfront (this includes all the complicated details like origin handling prices, shipping, insurance and customs brokerage rates, as well as port and delivery charges)
  3. All import duties and taxes are invoiced at cost; we can also provide an estimate beforehand if you require
  4. Our services include secure payment via PayPal and online tracking so that you know where your money has gone and where your goods are
  5. We provide insurance for peace of mind and this is included in the quoted price
  6. We have previous experience shipping household appliances and have previously worked with companies like Woodalls in the UK

If you’re reading this article, you’re obviously searching for a cheaper solution. So what’re you waiting for? If you’re looking at importing appliances to Australia, Shipporter is the answer.

If you’d like to learn more you can contact us,

or if you’re ready to start shopping you can get started today!