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Purchasing from Australia - Import tax and duties guide

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Australia is one of our top ten markets for our colorless H&A gems, and thus we wanted to provide a quick overview for customers to be aware of typical taxes levied during the import process for your order.


Australia assesses import duty on any items imported regardless of it being a commercial entity or private individual.  
This is calculated by the actual cost of the item(s), not including the cost of shipping & insurance.  Imports may also be subject to other taxes or fees, such as sales tax or Customs Service Fees.

Shipping to Australia is a flat $44 fee. 

Sales Tax due - there is a GST (sales tax) of 10%.  
This is calculated against the total sum of the customs value of the item(s), any duty amount required, and the cost of shipping & insurance.  

The duty amount for items imported into Australia varies from 0% up to 10%, and although some items are not subject to duty, an average rate is 4.6%.

Imports with a total value of under AUD$1,000 are exempt from the GST, duty, and Customs Service Fees.
For shipments with a value of over AUD$1,000 there is a AUD$55.20 Customs Service Fee.

An example, for an order total of USD$1,500, there would be an estimated total cost of AUD$305 in fees. 


Please note that while we present the information above based on our best efforts, government regulations can and do change...thus, we encourage you to check directly as needed with Australia customs as well, via their website:

Australia Official Customs website