East Coast Shipping Inc offers the best solutions for shipping both small and large amounts of Household goods, personal effects & Autos to Australia. It’s important to use an experienced shipper when going to Australia as they strict guidelines in Australia and expensive port fees depending on how your goods are shipped. 


We offer rates for shipping to destinations in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Burnie, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Fremantle, Gympie, Hobart, Lauceston, Mackay, Maroochydore, Melbourne, Newcastle, Noosa Heads, Perth, Rockhampton, Surfers Paradise, Sydney, Townsville and all over Australia.


Shipping Options to Australia:

1. Less Container Load (LCL):

  • Direct weekly shipments with a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (N.V.O.C.C.) to major ports (Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth).
  • Quickest option for smaller shipments with transit times of 35-55 days.
  • Note: Port fees may be higher due to single shipment handling and NVOCC charges.

2. Shared Container:

  • Consolidated container shipping through Melbourne or Sydney with monthly shipments from our terminals in New York, Fort Lauderdale, or LA.
  • Inclusive of terminal handling charges, offering cost-effective ocean and delivery rates.
  • Longer transit times (2-5 months) as containers need to be filled.

3. Full Container Load (FCL):

  • Ideal for shipments of 550cft or more, providing safety and cost-effectiveness.
  • Service available to all major ports and destinations.
  • Customized container sizes (20ft or 40ft & 40ft HC) for larger shipments.

Additional Information:

Quarantine Procedures:

  • All shipments to Australia undergo mandatory Department of Agriculture (quarantine) inspection.
  • Quarantine inspection charges apply: AU$38.00/cubic meter (min), AU$550.00 (20ft Container), AU$875.00 (40ft Container), AU$975.00 (40ft HC Container).

Customs and Duties:

  • Customs duty tax and GST details available at customs.gov.au.
  • Customs and quarantine clearance conducted at the point of entry.

Import Permits:

Port Handling Fees (FCL and LCL):

  • FCL port handling fees range from AU$420-660 (20ft), AU$480-660 (40ft).
  • LCL shipments incurring charges of approximately AU$140.00 per cubic meter.

Port Infrastructure Surcharges:

  • Australian Port Terminal Operators apply Infrastructure and Terminal Access Surcharges directly to shippers.
  • A$320.00 per container in addition to standard rates.

For detailed information on additional costs, visit www.customs.gov.au
and dotars.gov.au.

East Coast Shipping Inc ensures a seamless shipping experience, navigating through Australia's strict guidelines and regulations. Trust us for reliable and professional shipping services tailored to your needs.


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Give us a call at:


Toll Free 888-238-0180

Local 954-736-4706

Fax 954 241 3456


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Sales Office:  


East Coast Shipping

5181 NW 109th 

Sunrise, FL, 33351


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