Shipping from China to Australia

by sea, air or express

Are you in need of transportation and logistics services for shipping goods from China to Australia?

Our comprehensive range of services is customized to suit your specific requirements. Whether you require air freight services or prefer the reliability of ocean shipping containers, our team is committed to providing you with optimal and cost-effective transportation solutions for your shipments from China to Australia.

Our dedicated Australia country guide is designed to provide you with essential information concerning your shipment from China to Australia. This includes details on transit times, pricing, shipping processes, as well as duties and taxes applicable to your imports.

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International express shipping from China to Australia

Shipping from China to the AU via international express services like DHL, FedEx, or UPS,TNT, etc is a popular and efficient way to send packages quickly and securely. These international courier services offer expedited shipping options with door-to-door delivery, tracking capabilities, and reliable transit times. By using international express services, we can ensure that your shipment from China to the AU arrives promptly and safely, making it a convenient choice for both businesses and individuals looking for fast and reliable shipping solutions.

Why Choose International Express Shipping

International express shipping offers several advantages over traditional shipping methods. It provides faster delivery times, often ranging from a few days to a week, compared to standard shipping methods that can take several weeks. This speed is crucial for businesses that need to meet tight deadlines and for customers who expect their purchases to arrive quickly.

Additionally, express shipping services typically offer real-time tracking capabilities, allowing both the sender and recipient to monitor the progress of the shipment every step of the way. This visibility provides peace of mind and helps to prevent delays or issues during transit.

Transit time: 2-7 days

When shipping internationally from China to the UK using an express service, the consignee will typically need the following documents for custom clearance.

Customs clearance documents include commercial invoice. (The Chinese supplier will make it for you) Packing list. (Chinese suppliers can provide), import license (if applicable).

Air freight from China to Australia

In today’s interconnected global economy, efficient logistics solutions are essential for businesses looking to expand their reach and deliver goods across borders swiftly and reliably. When it comes to shipping goods from China to the AU, air freight emerges as a better choice for businesses seeking speed and efficiency in their supply chain.

At HYI Freight, we understand the importance of seamless air freight services in facilitating international trade between China and the AU. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we offer tailored air freight solutions that cater to the unique needs of our clients.

Our range of air transportation services includes airport-to-airport, door-to-door, airport-to-door and door-to-airport options.

Through our services, we carefully handle every stage of the journey to ensure your cargo reaches its destination exactly when you need it.

Typically air shipping time from China to AU is 3 to 15 days. Please note that this time frame may vary due to seasonal demand and market conditions. Our extensive experience gives us the expertise to effectively meet your logistics needs.

Our charter services provide tailor-made solutions to give you peace of mind and transport a wide range of cargo, including:

– consumer goods

– High value items

– Sensitive goods such as dangerous goods, fresh goods or perishable goods

– Time-critical transportation

– Medical supplies and humanitarian aid

– Heavy and oversized equipment

– Spare parts for cars, planes and ships

 What are the FCL shipping rate from China to Australia?

Air freight shipping rate, airport to airport shipping rate, updated in Feb.,2024

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Departure City Range Destination Airport Price Per KG ($USD) Estimated Transit Time (work days)
Shanghai Rate for 100KGS-299KGS Sydney (SYD) 3.2 4-5
Shanghai Rate for 100KGS-299KGS Melbourne (MEL) 3.2 4-5
Shanghai Rate for 300KGS-1000KGS Sydney (SYD) 3 4-5
Shanghai Rate for 300KGS-1000KGS Melbourne (MEL) 3.2 4-5
Shanghai Rate for 1000KGS+ Sydney (SYD) 3.1 4-5
Shanghai Rate for 1000KGS+ Melbourne (MEL) 3.1 4-5
Guangzhou Rate for 100KGS-299KGS Sydney (SYD) 5.5 4-5
Guangzhou Rate for 100KGS-299KGS Melbourne (MEL) 5.5 4-5

Ocean freight from China to AU

Sea freight is the universally preferred method and an important method of importing goods from China to the AU. Under the following conditions, sea shipping becomes the best choice:

– Suppliers are close to major Chinese ports

– The volume exceeds 2 cubic meters

– No urgent delivery requirements

In China, we ensure your goods are exported from major ports such as Shanghai, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dalian, Tianjin, Xiamen, Macau and Hong Kong,etc.

Cargo entering China is received at prominent AU ports including Hedland, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Paranaguá, Darwin, Sydney… From there, we’re able to bring your goods to cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and many others.

Our service scope covers door-to-door, door-to-port to port-to-port comprehensive logistics solutions.

Choosing a door-to-door service ensures your goods are delivered seamlessly from the originating factory or retailer in China to your designated address in the AU.

Full Container Load (FCL) Service: 

– With FCL service, you have the entire container exclusively for your goods.

– You pay for the full container, regardless of whether it’s fully loaded or not.

– FCL is ideal for large shipments that can fill a container or require the security and convenience of exclusive use.

What are the FCL shipping rate from China to Australia?

FCL(Full container load) shipping rate, port to port shipping rate, updated in Feb.,2024

Departure PortDestination PortContainer 20’ (USD)Container 40’ (USD)Estimated Transit Time (days)

Less than Container Load (LCL) Service:

– LCL involves sharing a container with other shippers’ goods.

– You only pay for the space your goods occupy within the shared container.

– LCL is suitable for smaller shipments that don’t fill an entire container or for those looking to save costs on smaller volumes.

LCL(Less than container load) shipping rate, port to port shipping rate, updated in Feb.,2024

Departure PortDestination PortUSD/CBM (1-3 CBM)USD/CBM (3-9 CBM)Estimated Transit Time (days)

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Documents Required for Ocean Freight: Port to port service.

– Bill of Lading: A document issued by the carrier acknowledging receipt of goods for shipment.

– Commercial Invoice: Details the goods being shipped, including value, quantity, and description.

– Packing List: Provides a detailed list of the contents of the shipment.

– Certificate of Origin: Certifies the country in which the goods were produced.

When opting for ocean freight from China to the AU, consider factors like transit time, cost, and the volume of your shipment to choose between FCL and LCL services. Working with a reliable freight forwarder can help ensure a smooth and efficient shipping process for your goods.

Door to door from China to AU by sea, air or air, with or without taxes

In today’s globalized economy, efficient logistics solutions are crucial for businesses looking to expand their reach and cater to international markets. When it comes to shipping goods from China to Australia, the process can be complex and time-consuming. This is where HYI FREIGHT steps in to offer seamless door-to-door shipping services that make international trade easier than ever.

Door-to-Door Service: From pickup at your supplier’s location in China to delivery at your doorstep in Australia, HYI Freight take care of the entire shipping process, allowing you to focus on your core business activities. 

When discussing DDP shipping, there are two primary options available: DDP air freight and DDP sea shipping.

Upon your approval, we are able to collect the goods from your factory for transportation to the designated sea port or airport. Alternatively, if preferred, the goods intended for shipping will be delivered to our warehouse in Shenzhen/Guangzhou/Yiwu,etc.

Our door-to-door quotations are include:

– Customs clearance fees: Additional charges may apply if customs necessitate further inspection of your cargo.

– Trucking fees

– Cargo insurance: Essential for safeguarding your products during transit. We strongly advise against shipping goods without insurance coverage.

-Taxes(If ship by door to door service with taxes)

DDP Air Freight:

– Shipping Type: LCL Shipping

– Shipping Time: 10-15 days

– Destination: Delivery options include your business address, private address, and Amazon FBA warehouses.


DDP Sea Shipping:

– Shipping Type: LCL Shipping (Full Container Load availability to be confirmed)

– Shipping Time: 30-35 days

– Destination: Delivery options encompass your business address, private address, and Amazon FBA warehouses.

How to save shipping cost from China to Au?

Minimizing transportation costs is crucial for optimizing import business profitability. To find the most cost-effective shipping solution from China to the Au, consider these guidelines:


1. Negotiate with multiple suppliers and carriers for competitive prices.

2. Opt for off-season shipping to benefit from lower costs.

3. Consolidate shipments from various suppliers to cut expenses.

4. Choose the appropriate shipping method based on cargo size, weight, and delivery time.


By following these steps and evaluating shipping options carefully, you can determine the most economical way to transport goods, enhancing the cost-effectiveness of your import business.

How to find a reliable forwarder, why HYI Freight?

Choosing a reliable China freight forwarding company is crucial for safe and timely transportation of goods. Here are reasons to choose HYI FREIGHT:

1. Professional experience: They have rich international freight experience and can offer efficient logistics solutions.

2. Global network: With an extensive logistics network, HYI Freight provide comprehensive services from China to AU.

3. Customer service: Focused on personalized solutions, our team ensures prompt responses and proper handling of shipments.

4. Reliability and transparency: HYI FREIGHT values integrity and transparency, providing clear status updates throughout the transportation process.

Selecting HYI FREIGHT ensures high-quality logistics services, smooth cargo transportation, and business progress. For inquiries about importing from China to Au, please reach out to us.

Frequently ask questions--Ship from China to AU

1. What are the typical shipping methods available for shipping from China to Australia?

Sea, air and express

2. How long does it usually take for a shipment to reach Australia from China?

For sea shipment to port takes around 19-25 days, depend on which shipment you chose.

3. Can I track my shipment while it is en route from China to Australia?

Yes, ship with HYI Freight, it is able to track the whole shipment.

3. Are there any additional fees or charges that I should be aware of when importing goods from China to Australia?

If there is delay for custom clearance, there maybe extra fee.

4. What are the options for delivery once the shipment arrives in Australia?

By truck mostly.

5. How can I ensure that my goods are properly insured during transit from China to Australia?

The insurance will be needed, ship by HYI Freight, it is able to track the whole transportation.

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