Are goods sent via vPost covered for loss or damage?

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Are goods sent via vPost covered for loss or damage?

Cover for loss or damage is not automatically provided for items sent via vPost.

You can buy vCare for items valued up to AUD10,000.00*. It costs 2% of your total shipping fees. Items are covered for loss or damage once vCare is fully paid.

Please note that vCare does not cover loss or damage:

vCare exclusions

On all general merchandise but excluding items listed under lists A, B and C:-

List A – List of negotiable documents:

  • Stamps
  • Money
  • Precious stones or gems
  • All food stuff
  • Antiques
  • Works of art
  • Fragile items

List B – Export restrictions/prohibitions

  • Dangerous goods
  • Explosives
  • Flammable gas – ignites when leaking, aerosols, etc
  • Flammable liquid – low flash-point, emitting flammable vapour
  • Flammable solids
  • Oxidising substances – e.g. organic peroxides
  • Toxic substances – to contact & consumption
  • Radio actives
  • Corrosives
  • Magnetized materials – affecting navigation
  • Living plants & animals
  • Perishables
  • Narcotics & psychotropic substances
  • Endangered species of wildlife & their by-products
  • Obscene or immoral articles, publications, video tapes/discs & software
  • Seditious & treasonable materials

List C – Other excluded items

  • Banker’s drafts, bank notes
  • Bearer bonds
  • Bills of exchange
  • Cheques
  • Debentures
  • Dividend warranties
  • Promissory notes
  • Share certificates
  • Share warrants
  • Travellers cheques
  • Treasury bills
Key exclusions

You are advised to read the full text of the above exclusions. In addition, please note that SingPost shall not, in the provision of vCare, be liable for the following:

1. Loss damage or expense attributable to your willful misconduct;
2. Ordinary leakage, ordinary loss in weight or volume, or ordinary wear and tear of the vCare Article;
3. Loss damage or expense caused by inherent vice or nature of the vCare Article;
4. Loss damage or expense proximately caused by delay, outside SingPost’s reasonable control;
5. Loss damage or expense arising from any hostile use of any weapon employing atomic or nuclear fission and/or fusion or other like reaction or radioactive force or matter;
6. Loss damage or expense caused by insufficiency or unsuitability of packing or preparation of the vCare Article (packing shall be deemed to include stowage in a container or lift van but only when such stowage is carried out prior to vCare becoming applicable;
7. Rust, oxidation and discolouration; or
8. Bending, denting, scratching and twisting of the vCare Article.

vCare also does not cover loss damage or expense caused by:-

You are advised to read the full text of the above exclusions. In addition, please note that SingPost shall not, in the provision of vCare, be liable for the following:

1. Confiscation or detention of the vCare Article by custom house or other officials or authorities;
2. Mechanical and electrical derangement unless accompanied by visible external damage; or
3. Any consequential or indirect losses.

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