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BUYING AUSTRALIAN VS OVERSEAS

Australia
Overseas

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No international transaction fee

No Import duty or customs Fees

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ON A $10,000 BEFORE GST PURCHASE

Australia

$10,000 GST EXC

No import duty

+

$1,000 GST

No customs fee


Total $11,000

Overseas

$10,000 GST EXC

+

$500 (5%Import duty)

+

$1,063 (GST on arrival)

+

$ 185 (set customs fee)


Total $11,748

ON A $5,000 BEFORE GST PURCHASE

Australia

$5,000 GST EXC

No import duty

+

$500 GST

No customs fee


Total $5,500

Overseas

$5,000 GST EXC

+

$250 (5%Import duty)

+

$513 (GST on arrival)

+

$83 (set customs fee)


Total $5,846

Beware of the companies that appear to be Australian but are based overseas.

This can be very costly as you can see from the 2 examples above. Those companies go to great lengths to misinform their customers. For example, they advertise Australian telephone numbers, use the Australian flag and/or they show prices in Australian dollars. However, the reality is that they are not located in Australia so they will be shipping the products from overseas. When you receive your order you will be hit with a large bill from the freight company.

Overseas shopping check list

Make sure to ask if they are an Australian company

Their advertised price DOES NOT have GST, import duty or customs fees

Most banks charge 4% international transaction fee on all overseas purchases

Any parcel worth over $1,000 AUD triggers GST, import duty and customs fees

Lowering the declared value is illegal and leaves you with a lower insurance value

Extra 5% import duty is always charged to all jewellery arriving in Australia

GST is calculated not just on the declared value, but also on the 5% import duty, shipping and insurance cost.

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