How long does it take to ship to Australia?

Below are average shipping timelines for shipments originating from Singapore bound for main cities in Australia, (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide) and their surrounding suburbs.

Shipping ModeUplift / Sailing FrequencyUplift / Sailing DurationQuarantine InspectionEstimated Total Door to Door Time
FCL (Full Container Load)Weekly14 – 16 Days7 – 21 Days28 – 37 Days
LCL (Less than Container Load)Weekly14 – 16 Days10 – 24 Days28 – 40 Days
Groupage Shipping4 – 8 Weeks14 – 16 Days7 – 21 Days55 – 93 Days
Air FreightDaily1 Day5 – 7 Days7 – 10 Days

Moving to Australia during peak periods

Important points to note:

The summer vacation period and school holidays run from December through January.  It is also the peak period of moving activity as the Australian Government Agencies (Police, Nurses, Teachers etc) transfer their staff within Australia.  International Expat Contract Relocation also occurs heavily at this time of the year. Many of our private clients also seek to get their move settled just before Christmas so they can have a breather before the start of the New Year.

Public Holidays:

December: Christmas Day, Boxing Day

January: New Year’s Day and Australia Day (26th Jan)

* Where these days fall on weekends the Public Holidays flow over into the following week.

Therefore, please factor in an additional 10 days to your shipment schedule if you are looking to receive your shipment during the December / January period.