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Delivery Information

Delivery Prices

Whilst The Whisky Detective does it's best to ensure that the delivery information provided is correct and up-to-date, sometimes we get left out of the loop when a whisky website decides to change it's delivery prices. Please let us know if you spot a mistake before us!

Aussie Wines

Delivery prices vary according to postcode and order price. Delivery price is the same for delivery of 1-12 bottles. For detailed information see their website and click shipping charges on the navbar: http://www.aussiewines.com.au/.

Dan Murphys

Delivery prices vary according to state and postcode. Delivery is free for orders above $300. For detailed information, visit: https://www.danmurphys.com.au/help/delivery-information-content.

Gangemi's

Delivery prices are calculated at checkout using Australia Post delivery calculator.

Good Drop

$9 flat rate delivery Australia wide. Delivery is free for orders above $300. For information regarding delivery times and non-delivery areas, visit: http://www.gooddrop.com.au/delivery.

Hard to Find Whisky

Hard to Find Whisky is based out of the UK. The price for delivery of 1 bottle to Australia costs £46. Each subsequent bottle costs an extra £5. For further information regarding shipping times and prices, visit: http://www.htfw.com/shipping/
Please refer to the International Delivery section below for important information regarding importing whisky.

Jim's Cellars

Delivery prices vary according to state and postcode. Delivery price is the same for delivery of 1-12 bottles. For detailed information, visit: http://www.jimscellars.com.au/delivery-charges.

La Maison Du Whisky

La Maison Du Whisky is based in France. The price for delivery of 1 bottle to Australia varies depending on the size and weight of the whisky packaging but majority of the time, it costs €18.33. For accurate delivery information, visit La Maison Du Whisky, and view your cart once you have added the whisky/whiskies of interest.
Please refer to the International Delivery section below for important information regarding importing whisky.

My Bottle Shop

$10 flat rate delivery Australia wide. Delivery is free for orders above $300.

The Whisky Company

Delivery prices are calculated at checkout using Australia Post delivery calculator. Generally it's $13.35 for Melbourne and $16.75 for everywhere else in Australia. Delivery is free for orders above $200.

Oak Barrel

Delivery prices are calculated at checkout using Australia Post delivery calculator. Delivery price is the same for delivery of 1-12 bottles.

SM Whisky

$9.95 flat rate delivery Australia wide. Delivery price is the same for delivery of 1-12 bottles. Delivery is free for orders above $100. For further information, visit: http://www.smwhisky.com.au/articles/articles.php?page=delivery.

The Whisky Exchange

The Whisky Exchange is based out of the UK. The price for delivery of 1 bottle to Australia costs £30. Each subsequent bottle costs an extra £5. For further information regarding shipping times and prices, visit: https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/customerservice/delivery-charges?track=true
Please refer to the International Delivery section below for important information regarding importing whisky.

Vintage Cellars

Delivery prices vary according to state and postcode. Delivery price is the same for delivery of 1-12 bottles. Delivery is free for orders above $300. For detailed information, visit: https://www.vintagecellars.com.au/Ordering/Delivery.

Vintage Direct (Nick's)

Delivery prices vary depending on location. Delivery is free for orders above $200 for all locations except country WA and NT. Delivery price is the same for delivery of 1-12 bottles. For detailed information, visit: http://www.nicks.com.au/australian-freight.

The Whisky Barrel

The Whisky Barrel is based in the UK. The price for delivery of 1 bottle to Australia varies depending on the size and weight of the whisky package. The majority of whisky costs $US45 for delivery however, delivery of whiskies with bulkier packaging can cost between $US54 - $US69. For accurate delivery information, visit The Whisky Barrel, and view your cart once you have added the whisky/whiskies of interest.
Please refer to the International Delivery section below for important information regarding importing whisky.

Whisky Base

Whiskybase is based in the Netherlands. The price for delivery of 1 bottle to Australia costs €25. For information regarding shipping multiple bottles, visit: http://shop.whiskybase.com/shipping.
Please refer to the International Delivery section below for important information regarding importing whisky.

World of Whisky

Delivery prices are calculated at checkout using Australia Post delivery calculator.

International Delivery

A few things to note when buying whisky from outside Australia:

  • Any tax imposed by the country of origin will not be charged when exporting internationally. For example, when you buy a bottle from The Whisky Exchange (UK based), they remove the 20% VAT (Value Added Tax) if you are buying from overseas. The prices listed on Whisky Detective exclude VAT as it is assumed that all customers are Australian.
  • When imported alcohol arrives in Australia; if the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) determine that the product you are importing is alcohol, ACBPS will send you a tax invoice and hold the product until they receive payment of the duty and tax that's due (see here).
  • If Customs do detect that you are importing Whisky, the duty payable is calculated as 5% of the value of the product (including any delivery costs) + $81.21 per litre of alcohol. The Tax payable (GST) is calculated as 10% of the value of the item + delivery + duty.
    For example, the duty and tax due on a 700ml, $80 bottle of Whisky with 40% ABV, that costs $20 to deliver (total cost $100):
        Duty: $5 (5% x $100) + $22.44 (0.7L x $81.21 x 40%) = $27.74.
        Tax (GST): [$100 (product price + delivery) + $27.74 (duty)] * 10% = $12.77
    For confirmation of this tariff rate, refer to section 2208.30.00 of Customs Tariff Schedule 3 - Chapter 22/5. If you're still not sure how much duty and tax is payable, we have included a simple calculator below. Alternatively, feel free to shoot us an email at admin@whiskydetective.com.au with any questions you have.
  • Depending on the courier, it's quite common for the freight company to pay the the duty and tax owing in order to release the package from customs. They will then require you to pay any expenses they incurred upon delivery of the package. In ADDITION to the courier charging you for the expenses they incurred, it is also common practce for them to charge you an additional fee for this service. The fee ranges between $20-$25 and is paid ontop of the duty and tax due!

Import Duty and Tax Calculator

Use the following simple calculator to determine how much duty and tax you are liable to pay if Australian Customs detect that you are importing whisky:





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