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Shipping and Postage

What company do you use for shipping

All our orders are posted using Australia Post.

Can my order be delivered express

Postage options are determined by your location. Please refer to the appropriate section below.

Domestic Orders

Yes. We use the Express shipping method provided by Australia Post to offer this service to you. In the case of an express order being received, we will also prioritize the handling time to make sure it is out the door as soon as possible after payment has cleared in our account.

Please be aware that if you choose to pay using Internet bank transfer into our bank account, this will delay express shipping because that payment method can take up to 3 days to clear in our account. Paypal or Credit Card payments are preferred, because they will clear instantly.

International Orders

International orders (we ship internationally to New Zealand only) can be sent via the Australia Post Express service.

How much is domestic shipping within Australia

Shipping is charged using a flat date of $12.95 for regular shipping, and $16.95 for express shipping regardless of the weight of your order.

What is the standard handling time

We will make every effort to get your order out to you as soon as we can. If possible we will do our best to get your order shipped the same day it was placed, or the next business day. Due to circumstances beyond our control there may sometimes be additional delays handling your order before it is shipped, however this should be considered the exception not the norm.

Express orders will always be picked and packed before standard orders, so that they can be dispatched fastest.

How will my order be packaged

We pack all orders carefully with bubble wrap and/or tissue paper where required. The majority of our orders are shipped in firm cardboard boxes, where we consider this is required to ensure your order arrives safely and intact, without any damage.

How do I claim my free shipping offer if I spend more than $100

Simply add items to your shopping cart, and if the value of the cart at time of checkout equals or exceeds $100 your default shipping option will be “Free Regular Shipping”. There are no catches. You don’t have to enter any codes or coupons. Free shipping will automatically be applied to your order once you have made the required minimum purchase.

At our checkout page, if you select “Free Regular Shipping” you will not be charged for shipping, and your items will be posted using Australia Post Regular Postage service.

As some of you would prefer to have your item sent using Australia Post Express Post, we have added the option to pay a small additional fee to have your free postage service upgraded from Regular to Express.  Since the Express Post charges rise quite steeply with an increase in weight or cubic volume, we have based our charges to upgrade to Express Post as follows:

Parcel Weight (including packaging) Additional charge to upgrade from Free Regular Post to Express Post
Up to 1kg $4.00
1kg to 2kg $7.00
2kg to 5kg $13.00
Over 5kg Express Shipping Not Available.

The Express Post upgrade charge will be automatically displayed at checkout, based on the weight of the items in your shopping cart. We highly recommend utilizing the Express Post service to get the best experience shopping with us, especially due to the additional burden that the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on the postal system at this time.

The free shipping offer is only available to customers with a shipping address within Australia.

Do you post outside of Australia

Yes, although international shipping is limited to customers in New Zealand only.

Please be aware that some of our items cannot be shipped internationally due to them being classed as either restricted exports or hazardous goods.

How much does it cost for International shipping

We charge the exact amount that we are charged by Australia post, with a small added margin of A$3.00 to account for the cost of packaging materials.  Shipping costs are based on the total weight of your cart, including packaging materials.  

International orders to New Zealand do not qualify for free shipping, regardless of order value.

**For all orders shipped to New Zealand, the purchaser will be responsible for all import duties, fees and taxes.**

Will I be informed that my delivery is on its way

Yes. We will update your order with a note of the tracking number of the parcel, and the postage service we have used. We will send you this notification on the same day your parcel is dispatched to the post office for delivery.

How is COVID-19 affecting delivery times

As you are no doubt aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a much higher demand for online services.  Many consumers now prefer online shopping instead of visiting brick and mortar stores, which is putting higher demands on our postal system.  In addition, Australia Post regularly have contractors off sick with COVID-19 which is causing deliveries to be delayed, and will likely impact your delivery time and experience.

Please understand that this is outside of our control.  We will always strive to get your parcel to Australia Post within one business day of your order, if possible.