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Air Freight Customs Clearance

Air freight customs clearance made simple.


How it Works

Step One
  • Received notification that your goods have landed in Australia?
  • Complete the online form and submit with your supporting documentation (Air Waybill, suppliers invoice/receipt).
Step Two
  • Your goods are assessed, and an Australian Customs Clearance customs agent will apply duty minimisation strategies so your import duty and GST are kept as low as legally possible. Your declaration is lodged electronically with Customs for the quickest possible turnaround.
Step Three
  • Your goods are ready! You will receive an email with Customs clearance and release documents, as well as full pick-up and collection instructions.

What You Need for Air Freight Customs Clearance

Your Air Waybill
Your supplier commercial Invoice
or Purchase receipt.

If you do not have a Receipt or Commercial invoice,
please download this document to make your Personal Declaration.


What it Costs

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Customs & Government Fees

Goods ‹ $1,000 = Nil (Conditions apply)
Goods > $1,000 = 5% Duty, 10% GST + $83 Gov Fee
Goods > $10,000 = 5% Duty, 10% GST + $152 Gov Fee

We Guarantee Duty Minimisation for 4 years.

Duty and/or GST exemptions may apply.
Over 82% of Import trade into Australia, can potentially gain duty free entry.

As a guide, if duty were to apply, allow 5% Customs Duty + 10% GST (excluding excisable goods such as alcohol and tobacco products, which attract higher fees based on weight / litres).

Duty Is calculated on the price paid for your goods, plus any costs to get your items to the airport in country of origin. Convert these charges to Australian dollars with the exchange rate for the day your goods left the Country of Origin, as this is the amount you pay your duty % on. GST is charged @ 10% on the Cost of Goods + Freight + Insurance + Duty.

At times, additional charges for clearance services may apply.


Get your Goods Faster

Australian Customs Clearance are the experts in Air Freight Customs Clearance and are based at all major international airports across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne Tullamarine.

Minimise Duty

Our Air Freight Customs Clearance agents will clear your air cargo quickly and efficiently, saving you time and money. When you submit your Air Waybill and supplier's invoice online, our customs brokers streamline the process AND minimise any duty or GST payable. Once your air freight has been lodged with Customs, you'll receive an email notification with collection instructions. It's that easy!

Reduce Red Tape

While shipping goods by air might seem relatively straight forward, the air freight customs clearance process once they have arrived in Australia is more complex. The advantage of using Australian Customs Clearance, is that we take care of the red tape for you. Our Customs agents can provide expert advice upon request; alternatively, you can fill in the online form as the first step towards getting your air freight released from Customs. Once you've provided all the information about the imported goods, as well as personal details and consignment information, a customs agent will assess your cargo and minimise any duties/GST and charges payable. At Australian Customs Clearance, we provide fast, professional service that makes Customs Clearance easy.