Tools and Customs

Old Jun 13th 2012, 11:10 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 6
Peter_ is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Tools and Customs

Hey Guys, can someone please fill me in on bringing tools into Australia?

Im looking to bring some basic essential hand tools (ie screwdrivers, wire cutters, multimeter etc) in with my luggage pack just to get me started, should this be a problem getting them through customs? They will be clean and wrapped seperately and will they have to be declared?
Peter_ is offline  
Old Jun 13th 2012, 11:24 am
  #2  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Was a Londoner in Edinburgh... was a Jockney, now in Brisbane....I'm an ocker cockney
Posts: 431
derren7 has much to be proud ofderren7 has much to be proud ofderren7 has much to be proud ofderren7 has much to be proud ofderren7 has much to be proud ofderren7 has much to be proud ofderren7 has much to be proud ofderren7 has much to be proud ofderren7 has much to be proud ofderren7 has much to be proud ofderren7 has much to be proud of
Default Re: Tools and Customs

Originally Posted by Peter_ View Post
Hey Guys, can someone please fill me in on bringing tools into Australia?

Im looking to bring some basic essential hand tools (ie screwdrivers, wire cutters, multimeter etc) in with my luggage pack just to get me started, should this be a problem getting them through customs? They will be clean and wrapped seperately and will they have to be declared?
Hi Peter,
I brought some basic hand tools over in our luggage with no problems. I spread the tools over all 5 cases including the kids luggage, more for weight distribution than any thing else. Obviouosly, don't take them on as hand luggage.
Also, you should give them a good scrub down, and WD40 or grease to prevent any contamination issues.
Regards Derren
derren7 is offline  
Old Jun 14th 2012, 10:50 am
  #3  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 6
Peter_ is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Tools and Customs

Hey Derren,

Thanks for the reply, I wasnt too sure on what way this worked but thats good to know. I'll be bringing just the one main luggage bag, although it shouldnt be a problem packing them together then, as long as I dont exceed the max weight. Thanks again.
Peter_ is offline  
Old Jun 14th 2012, 11:07 am
  #4  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Alfresco's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 20,813
Alfresco has a reputation beyond reputeAlfresco has a reputation beyond reputeAlfresco has a reputation beyond reputeAlfresco has a reputation beyond reputeAlfresco has a reputation beyond reputeAlfresco has a reputation beyond reputeAlfresco has a reputation beyond reputeAlfresco has a reputation beyond reputeAlfresco has a reputation beyond reputeAlfresco has a reputation beyond reputeAlfresco has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Tools and Customs

As long as everything is very clean (no rust, mud, sawdust etc...) you'll be fine.

Always declare if unsure, then they'll waive you through.

Just to let you know, Bunnings is Tool heaven and you can get anything and everything, so if anything is marginal to leave behind, you can replace it here.

Last edited by Alfresco; Jun 14th 2012 at 11:13 am.
Alfresco is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.