Freight Forwarding Australia to UK | Imports & Exports

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International Freight Forwarding – Australia to UK

As one of the UKs leading international freight forwarders, we have developed our Australia to UK import and export solutions to include ocean freight, airfreight, rail and road freight forwarding.

Whether its ocean or air freight or a combination, we are well placed to advise and quote on the most suitable method(s) to export and import your goods from Australia to the UK.

Australia is over 9,400 miles away from the UK, therefore when it comes to working with a freight forwarder you’ll want a trustworthy, reliable and experienced company which understands the country.

Commercial flights run daily, sailings are weekly, and at DG International we act quickly and efficiently to secure the best options for your business.

Get flexible, competitive rates and fast delivery times on FCL and LCL (ocean freight) options when shipping to Australia, while we manage customs clearance to ensure the smooth transit of goods.

After that your consignment arrives in Australia via any of the major ports, our Australian partners will work to ensure the transition from customs clearance to final delivery, is a smooth one.

Services to Australia Include

Ocean freight options
• Air freight options including direct flight (24hr option)
• Road freight
• Rail freight
• 48-hour economy services at competitive rates
• FCL & LCL solutions
• Daily full and part load trailers
• In-house customs clearance (AEO accreditation)
• Arrange any associated documentation including marine insurance
• Final mile delivery for imports
• End-to-end management possible (also known as door-to-door)

Customs Information in Australia

We handle international customs facilities and relationships to make managing the process as simple and as fast as possible. If you require customs information we recommend you contact us to see how we can help

Pay Any Duty Taxes

The majority of goods and items imported from Australia into the United Kingdom will be subject to full customs charge. Customs duty, is also known as import duty, customs tariff, import tax, or import tariff and is a charge commonly levied by Australia’s customs authority on select exports.

Anti-dumping procedures may apply to some specific Australian-made items, and are therefore the subject of extra tariffs from authorities, so make sure to double-check. We would recommend, if you are unsure about the duties and taxes required for payment that you contact us.

Shipping Insurance

We handle international marine insurance policies and relationships to make sure the shipping process is seamless.

Please enquire for more information about how we can help.

Major ports in Australia

Australia is an important country for importing and exporting international relations and shipping goods thanks to its South Pacific location, which makes it very accessible and attractive to a large number of Asian countries including China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines. Australia is well known for its strict maritime security and adherence to environmental standards.

Below is a list of the largest ports in Australia.

Port of Brisbane
Port of Sydney
Port of Fremantle
Port of Melbourne
Port of Hedland
Port of Dampier
Port of Wellington
Port of Darwin
Port of Adelaide
Port of Newcastle


To support our Australian freight options, we offer complete visibility of cargo, a VAT goods calculator and sales support through our Horizon platform.

Australia Shipping Rates 2021 – Quotes

We offer bespoke pricing and contract rates depending on your consignment’s volume, regularity and business needs.

Our experienced team will work with you to understand your specific needs and offer you a service personalised to your business.

For a personalised import or export quotation for delivery to Australia, please get in touch.

Call us today: 0800 3277 535 or email:

Special Requirements

Finally, if your goods have special requirements, e.g. pharmaceuticals, temperature-controlled goods or perishables, hazardous, please contact our experienced team, or contact us.

Australian Border Force

Learn about requirements and labelling when importing goods to Australia.

Find out more about types of imports and the declarations that need to be made to clear imported goods from customs control here.

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