Sea Freight Customs Clearance LCL

(less than a container load)

Are you a first time importer? Do you have an item that you would like to import into Australia but don’t know where to start? The majority of items we customs clear fall into the Sea Freight LCL (less than a Container Load) category. This means that your items are Less than a Container Load and will share space inside a container with other items on their way to Australia.

You are free to ask your supplier to ship the goods to Australia on your behalf or you may wish for us to ship the goods to Australia; in that case we would ask your supplier to deliver your LCL cargo to our depot and then we would place the cargo inside a shipping container and forward the goods to Australia and undertake the Australian Customs ™ and quarantine clearance before delivering the goods to you.


In order for us to customs clear your sea freight FCL (full container load) shipment, we require the following paperwork from you:

A commercial invoice for the goods

A commercial invoice for the goods

Air Waybill Document

Bill of Lading

Authorisation form

Packing List

Packing Declaration

Authorisation form

Photos of the Goods

Fumigation Certificate [If your goods contain timber or plant material]

PLEASE NOTE: If the shipment contains personal effects then the following also needs to be forwarded to our office:


Platinum Freight™ handles Sea Freight LCL customs clearances for clients in Sydney, Darwin, Fremantle, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Australia wide and other major Australian ports, so why not allow us to assist with your project?  If you would like to know more about our services, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly team. We can be reached by calling 1300 882 877 or by completing our enquiry form found here.

Any Questions?

Call our friendly customs brokers on 1300 882 877

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What our customers are saying

Don’t just take our word for it… see what other people are saying about our Australia Wide customs clearance service.
Twas professional and responsive. It was a pleasure to deal with someone that knew their job and was able to handle the transaction easily. Will be using Platinum again and making the most of all your services.
A Hassle Free, Stress Free experience  

You way exceeded my expectations. It was as good a customer service as I have ever received from anyone.

Sea freight LCL, NSW, Importing Sunbeds

I would like to thank you guys on making this process for me easy, as I thought it would be a pain. I would like to thank Ramona for being so helpful and always staying in contact with me I really appreciate it. I would use you guys again and I will also be promoting your company on how great you are.

Sea freight FCL, Infinity Fitness for Life

I would recommend your firm to anyone wanting a good Customs Agent and will use your services in the future if needs arise. I could not improve on any of the service and advice I received. Exceptional efficiency.