Types of cargo
Cargo can be broadly categorised as follows:
- work equipment
- Unaccompanied Personal Effects (UPE)
- dangerous goods
- Australia Post mail
- scientific samples
Please ensure that you provide all the necessary information to the AAD and that you follow the relevant instructions in relation to packaging requirements.
All equipment owned by your employer or purchased for your work is considered to be work equipment by the Australian Customs Service (ACS). Work equipment cannot be consigned as personal effects.
When returning cargo to Australia, different ACS clearance processes apply to work equipment and personal effects.
For UN numbers and other information on commonly shipped Dangerous Goods please consult our DG Quick Reference Table