Although this doesn't always happen, international orders can incur VAT (Value Added Tax) and Import Duties (tax on importation) as determined by the Customs Agency within the destination country.
Assessment of duties and taxes is based on the value of the order and the tax-free threshold for goods imported into the destination country.
Depending on the country your parcel is being delivered to, you need to remain under this threshold in order to avoid being taxed.
However, you have the option of placing multiple small orders to remain under the threshold.
EUROPEAN UNION: Since 1st July 2021, all orders to the EU are VAT inclusive. aussieBum is registered with the European Unions IOSS system and therefore must charge VAT on all orders. Please note however that if your order value exceeds €150 EUR you will be liable for additional customs duties and taxes*.
*Duties Amounts on orders above 150 EUR are not eligible for a refund via our VAT refund service.
EUROPE OTHER: Orders shipped to European countries outside of the European Union where VAT is charged by authorities at the point of delivery are eligible for a VAT and service fee refund from aussieBum (Import Duties excluded). You can request your refund and read the Terms and Conditions here. This excludes DHL Express deliveries. Countries include: Iceland, Israel, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Belarus.
UK: Orders dispatched via our Economy Airmail method are VAT Pre-Paid. The customs threshold for duties is £135GBP
USA: Orders below $800USD will not incur customs duties.
CANADA: Since 1st March 2019, any order under AUD200 (or equivalent in foreign currency) delivered into Canada will be entitled to a VAT and service fee refund from aussieBum (Import Duties excluded). See the refund request form and Terms and Conditions here and submit. This excludes DHL Express deliveries.
AUSTRALIA: For orders delivered within Australia, the Australian GST (Goods and Services Tax) is already included in the price of your items. (Please note: Norfolk Island, Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands are GST-exempt territories). If you place your order from Australia but the order is for delivery overseas, Australian GST is not applied.
NEW ZEALAND: For orders delivered to New Zealand, the New Zealand GST (Goods and Services Tax) is already included in the price of your items.
ASIA: Duties thresholds vary depending on country. Please see below: