Trusted Personal Effects Clearance Services

Express Customs and Forwarders offers trusted personal effects clearance services for people relocating or returning to Australia. Our team of customs clearance experts will handle all the paperwork needed to ensure that your belongings arrive into Australia in a timely and efficient manner.

Our Personal Effects Clearance Services

If you’re relocating, traveling or sending personal belongings internationally, our expert team is here to guide you through the customs clearance process. Personal effects clearance involves bringing your personal belongings, which have been owned and used for more than 12 months, into Australia. Our customs brokers are experienced in dealing with personal effects shipments, ensuring a hassle-free experience for you. We understand how important your items are, which is why we handle each step with the utmost care.

Our process begins with gathering the necessary documentation, such as passports, visas and a detailed inventory of your belongings. We then work closely with the Australian Border Force (formerly the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service) and Australian Quarantine to make sure everything is approved and any taxes or fees are paid. With our expertise, your personal effects will arrive safely, allowing you to sit back and relax as your belongings make their way to your new home.


To clear your personal effects into Australia, you will need to provide:

  • A copy of the bill of lading
  • An itemised list of your personal belongings
  • Photos/scans of your passport and visa
  • An unaccompanied personal effects statement
  • A signed authorisation form
Contact Express Customs and Forwarders on 03 9335 4559 for trusted personal effects clearance services.