22 Feb 2010 1:26 AM
|Are household items such as feather pillows and duvets and also straw/feather hats allowed to ship in a container to OZ? Also what about items that have been in contact with soil: garden furniture and tools, BBQ, bikes, shoes? Is it sufficient to thoroughly clean them? If they are not allowed what happens in practice if the customs finds them? |
28 Feb 2010 3:07 AM
|I've been checking to see if you have had any replies here as I'm interested myself on what you can and cannot take. If I was you I would re-post this thread but under General. If you are in Perth pick that as your City as there are always people on there and they will answer your query.
28 Feb 2010 10:30 AM
|Outdoor furniture, garden tools, shoes, camping gear, bikes etc have to be cleaned and disinfected with something like Jeyes Fluid. Wicker and untreated wood are not permitted. The moving company can provide you with a list. Whether your conatiner gets inspected is luck of the draw, it will get fumigated anyway. |
28 Feb 2010 1:44 PM
|And there can be a cost if it is something that you want to keep but it needs to be fumigated!|
01 Mar 2010 8:34 PM
there is information on here to help with knowing what can go and not go to Oz.
If you look at the top page, click on THE MOVE, click on CUSTOMS AND QUARANTINE,
click on AUSTRALIAN QUARANTINE INSPECTION SERVICE. this will give lots of info for you to look at. Movers who give you quoted also usually give info on what you can take.
But as others have said, cleaning can cost alot.
A must to bring with you in your luggage we found, were lots of english to Oz adapters, for phone chargers,laptops,etc and we bought 5 plug english extension so could charge or use lots of things in one go!!
Hope this helps
01 Mar 2010 9:10 PM
We bought some Virkon disinfectant (approved by Aussie Quarantine) off Ebay as a powder, then we scrubbed anything that had been outside including animal crates, baskets etc, shoes, garden ornaments, bikes the lot! Then made a list of what had been sprayed ready for our stuff to be shipped. The shipping company will do it for you and if I remember it wasn't expensive but we just decided to do it ourselves.
Hope this helps
Emma & Dave|