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Think our shipping costs or Tim Tams are expensive and you can send more cheaply yourself?

Don't get caught out by expensive Australia Post charges, postal delays, or unexpected, additional customs charges holding your gift to ransom.

We send express, do all the paperwork, and cover all international duties & taxes on your behalf so you can relax and know your gifts will arrive with no hidden costs!

Plus - no post office queues! 

So when you consider the TOTAL cost of sending your Austrailan gift overseas you can see we’re the best option …

DIY International Shipping costs versus I Still Call Australia Home Shipping Costs*

*See below for assumptions behind shipping comparison on a like-for-like basis

international shipping cost comparison for gift from Australia oversesas

While Australian supermarkets like Woolworths and Coles offer fantastic, discounted rates on Tim Tams, they don’t specialise in overseas delivery!

And while advertised rates for international delivery can SEEM cheap, when you look closely, they advertise ‘from’ prices… which can be deceiving.


This comparison above shows we are the cheapest option for sending this type of gift overseas… with a much more comprehensive service including express delivery, real-time tracking, signature on delivery, help clearing customs if there’s any random checks or issues, any  duties & taxes paid for.....and best of all – NO POST OFFICE QUEUES!



We hope this helps you consider what is the best option for you.

We don’t like it when we hear of others who’ve had a shock at the post office, or even worse, their parcel not delivered, or even their son/daughter having to pay duties / taxes in order to pick up their Australian gift.

With our guaranteed delivery policy – you will have peace of mind your gorgeous, thoughtful gift that feels like home will actually get to its destination… or your money back.  *Phew.


The diagram above shows an example of comparison costs of sending popular items sent together by us – in this example we use 2 x packets of Tim Tams, a packet of 100g twisties (large), Unibic 300g Anzac Biscuits, 200g of Milo and a full packet of 12 share Caramello Koalas.

We’ve chosen these as an example, as these are our most popular Aussie treats to send overseas!

*We’ve assumed the following:-

  • Comparison date: 26 March, 2021
  • Speed is based on average delivery working days to metro destinations in USA or UK - may take longer for more rural or regional areas
  • Comparison is between 2 x Australia Post options (Standard, and Express), 1 direct courier option (DHL)  and I Still Call Australia Home international express courier service where we use DHL Express

  • In the ‘DIY’ options -you send via Australia post or with DHL Direct, and buy all the treats at Woolworths or Coles

  • Assume in the DIY option you purchase 1 x cheapest and smallest possible standard Australia Post parcel post box to fit these goodies into ($3.00)

  • Smallest box available to fit all these goodies is 39 x 28 x14 cm which equals a cubic weight of 2.55kg (see here for explanation on how Australia post calculate the weight of your parcel)

  • Assumed no extra 'hidden costs' in this comparison that you my incur using other postal services besides I Still Call Australia Home - this includes costs for extra packaging like gift wrap or bubble wrap, or greeting cards

  • I Still Call Australia Home packaging is in custom sized box (30 x 30 x 13cm) to perfectly fit these items, with dimensional weight of 1.95kg and paper gift wrapping with free gift tag

  • Prices and comparisons are correct at date of publishing this page, but may change over time.


See our other information pages for…

Where we send to

How much it costs – we have 3 x flat rate international shipping rates based on the weight of what’s in your basket

How long it takes