How to Ship to Australia from China?

A huge amount of trade takes place between China and Australia. China is Australia's largest trading partner. As a result, a sizeable portion of outbound shipments from China every year are shipments going from China to Australia. What are your shipping options for shipping from China to Australia?


There are a variety ways to ship from China to Australia. Which shipping mode suits your needs best depends on the size of the shipment, the type of goods being shipped, which part of Australia you will be shipping to and how urgently you need the shipment.


Small Shipments from China to Australia


For small shipments from China to Australia, the best way to ship is generally by air. This is particularly so if the shipment is urgent. There are minimum costs involved with sea freight shipment that make it only worthwhile for much larger shipments. Besides, with air shipments, you can receive your shipment anywhere between 4-10 days, depending on the mode of air shipment used.


The fastest way to ship from China to Australia is by air courier - mainly DHL, TNT, FedEx or UPS. Generally speaking, DHL is the fastest of all the air courier options - in many cases shipments can arrive in as quickly as 3-4 days. However, DHL shipping tends to cost more than the other couriers as it considered to be a premium option. Shipments will be delivered all the way to your address in Australia.


A more economical ways to ship by air from China to Australia would be by air freight. CNXtrans has access to air freight shipping routes that can handle both small and large shipments (normally air freight shipping routes to many countries can only handle large shipments, but this is not the case when you use CNXtrans to ship from China to Australia) from China to Australia. Air freight shipments generally cost less than air courier shipments but can take a little longer - rough estimate would be about 7-9 days. Shipments will be delivered all the way to your address in Australia.


Large Shipments from China to Australia


For large shipments from China to Australia, the best way to ship would be by sea freight. The larger the shipment, the larger the difference in shipping costs between shipping by air and shipping by sea freight. Furthermore, another benefit of shipping by sea freight from China to Australia is that due to the shorter distance between China and Australia compared to shipping from China to North America or Europe, shipping times to Australia are generally lower. In some cases shipments can reach Australia in as quickly as 20 days.


Therefore when shipping from China to Australia, for the cost savings you enjoy with large shipments by shipping by sea instead of air, you will not actually have to sacrifice that much in terms of a longer waiting time, compared to if you were shipping to North America or Europe. Sea freight shipping is therefore the most popular mode of shipping for Australian businesses looking to buy from China and ship internationally to Australia.


Shipping by sea freight from China to Australia on a door to door basis


When shipping by sea freight from China to Australia, CNXtrans can handle the entire shipment for you on a door to door basis, including customs clearance and delivery all the way to your address in Australia. This saves you the hassle of having to obtain an import license or hire a customs broker in Australia. The entire shipment from China to Australia will be handled for you on a door to door basis. Whether you live in Western or Eastern Australia, your shipment will be delivered all the way to your doorstep in Australia.


Shipping by sea freight from China to any major port in Australia


Alternatively, instead of shipping to Australia on a door to door basis, some customers actually choose to ship from China to any major port in Australia. They prefer to handle customs clearance themselves and pick the goods up from the port. This shipping option is only recommended for experienced importers in Australia who have experience with importing from China to Australia and handling the customs clearance either directly themselves or via a customs broker in Australia. Major ports we can ship to in Australia include:


Port of Melbourne

Port of Brisbane

Port of Sydney

Port of Freemantle (Perth)

Port of Wellington

Port of Hedland

Port of Darwin

Port of Dempier


However, shipping from China to any port in Australia instead of all the way to door only makes economic sense in certain circumstances where for example the shipment is extremely large and bulky in which the local delivery agents charge more to deliver to door. Generally speaking most Australia-based customers prefer to ship from China to Australia on a door to door basis For clarification on the best way to ship from China to Australia, do contact us by emailing us at contact@cnxtrans.com and we'll advice you on the best way to ship.


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How to Ship to Australia from China?
How to Ship to Australia from China?