2018 Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) Changes

From 1 July 2018, Australian law requires New Zealand Post to charge Australian goods and services tax (GST) on sales of low value goods to consumers in Australia.

This means that GST will apply at the point of sale in the same way it does when you buy goods from a business in Australia. GST will also generally apply to shipping or insurance relating to the purchase.

For goods imported in a consignment over A$1,000, any GST, customs duty and clearance charges will be charged to you at the border under existing processes.

If you’re ABN registered, please supply your ABN number to us. Your account will be adjusted accordingly on any purchases you make from 1 July.

You can read more about this tax change on the Australian Taxation Office's website.

Contact

Email collectables@nzpost.co.nz

Phone

Within NZ: 0800 STAMPS (0800 782 677)

Outside NZ: +64 6 349 1234

We’re here to help Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5.00pm (NZST) excluding public holidays.

Postal Address

Collectables & Solutions Centre, Private Bag 3001, Whanganui Mail Centre, Whanganui 4541, New Zealand