Decided on the item to be sent to Australia. Bring the item home and place it inside a rectangular or square box. It is recommended to use padding if the item is breakable. You may also choose to use form popcorn and bubble wrap to make sure the item does not break before reaching the destination. Use clean packing tape to seal the parcel.
In case you want to send some documents, seal them properly in an envelope.
Write your name, complete home address, social security number and telephone number on one side of the box. Make sure you write these details on the top of bottom left corner of the box. Write the receiver’s full name, house address and telephone number on the other side of the box.
Weigh the item or parcel on a weighing machine before taking it to your local United States Postal Office. As you enter the postal office, fill in the mail sender’s form.
You will be required to provide details such as your full name, home address and credit card details. Let the clerk know that you want to send the parcel to Australia and the address is detailed on the side of the parcel box. The clerk will then measure the dimensions of the parcel and its weight.
You will be asked to choose from several pricing and time options. Use the one that best suits your needs and pay the service charges to the clerk. First class mail is usually the cheapest and the most unreliable as delivery date is not guaranteed. Global Recorded Express offers quickest delivery times with item guaranteed to be delivered in three working days.