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Why am I being charged GST on items valued at $1,000 AUD or less?

The Australian Government has passed laws which extend the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to low value imports of physical goods. vPost will be required to collect GST from customers and pay that GST to the Australian Tax Office, on items valued at $1,000 AUD or less, that you ship into Australia using vPost.

Each time you check out a vPost parcel and declare the value of the goods, you will be asked to provide payment for your vPost shipping and the applicable GST all in the same transaction.

The rate of GST is 10%.

GST will be payable on:

  • The value of the item(s) you are shipping into Australia via vPost including any shipping fees or local taxes paid to the merchant based on the selected vPost warehouse address,, and
  • The value of the vPost shipping and service fee (including vCare if applicable)
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