GST Taxation

According to the Australian Taxation Office, a Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be charged on most of the goods and services in Australia, including the overseas imported goods. From 1 July, 2018, GST also applies to the low-value imported goods (AU$1,000 or less). 10% of the value of goods or services will be charged as the GST.

Most of the goods are required to pay the GST, but there are some exceptions. However, many of the GST-free goods are on the list of the prohibited items of our warehouses.

For the low-value imported goods (AU$1,000 or less)

We will charge 10% GST on

  • Total Product Value
  • Buyandship Delivery Fee

Total GST will be included in the Total Delivery Fee and collected by Buyandship for the Australian Government.

Total Product Value NOT EXCEEDING AU$1000

Product’s price x 10% GST

Buyandship Delivery Fee
(10% GST is included)

Delivery Fee is based on actual weight of each parcel, AU$22 / First 2 Lbs, AU$ 9 Every Additional Lbs

Total GST will be included in the Total Delivery Fee

We will round down GST to the nearest dollar when collected, e.g. if the GST is AU$40.99, it will be rounded down to AU$40.


For the value of imported goods over AU$1,000

We will charge 10% GST on

  • Buyandship Delivery Fee ONLY

You need to pay the GST of products directly to the Customs

Total Product Value OVER AU$1000

GST of the goods will be collected by the Australian Border Force

Buyandship Delivery Fee (10% GST is included)

Delivery Fee is based on actual weight of each parcel, AU$22 / First 2 Lbs, AU$ 9 Every Additional Lbs

Any other special notes for the imported goods valued over AU$1000?

For the goods over AU$1,000, the clearance agency will charge AU$92 for the high value brokerage fee of each consignment.
There may be other custom duty or relevant taxes which will be collected by the Australian Border Force, subject to the local laws and regulations, when the parcel reaches Australia.


Additional Information

Q: How is the value of the goods counted when it is a consignment?

A: The value of “the goods” is counted based on the total value of a consignment, instead of a single item.
For example, if you ship two goods with a total value of over AU$1,000 and each of them costs less than AU$1,000, the consignment will be regarded as the goods over AU$1,000.

Q: What If I purchased the Enhanced Insurance Plan for my shipment?

A: The insurance fee and its GST will be included in the total delivery fee.

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