COVID-19 Special Shipping Requirments (08 April 2020)

 

The COVID-19 epidemic had affected postal systems too! 

Expect delays to normal transit times.

 

Ordering, Discounts, Payment & Shipping Information

 

TRACKED & INSURED service is used for all International Shipping.

 

Express Courier International service (also known as EMS in some countries) at an extra $16 above the shipping rates noted on this page is available to all countries at buyer request.

 

Ordering and Checkout

 

Note; This is not an “automatic billing” mail order website.  After you place your order we will send you an invoice including postage costs as per your selected payment method and shipping requirements.  

 

(Only if you check the Please bill my credit card straight away box will me manually process your card payment and post ASAP. ) 


Please use the Buy Now - Add to Cart, Back Order (item is not in stock) and Checkout functions provided. 

 

When using Checkout, your preferred payment option and shipping requirements will be requested. 

 

An automatic email acknowledgement message of your order is sent immediately.  If not received, re-order as you probably did not enter your email address correctly.

 

Within 48 hours, you will receive an invoice, including shipping costs.

 

If you choose Credit Card payment, your card details will be requested at the checkout (via secure link). Your card will not be billed until you reply to our email invoice. 

 

Listed prices are subject to change.  (The price you order at will of course be honoured.)

 

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Currency

 

All prices noted on this web are in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS.

 

We do not provide currency conversions. For an estimate of the equivalent in any other currency, we recommend you use one of the many reputable currency conversion services available on the web.

 

All invoices will be expressed in Australian Dollars.

 

All Payments are required in Australian Dollars.

 

Australian Tax 

 

A Goods and Services Tax (GST) applicable only to customers with an Australian postal address is included in all prices listed on this website.

 

Overseas Customers, 1/11th the listed price will be deducted on your behalf when your invoice is sent.  (Sorry, at this time, we are not able to automatically effect this on our web listed prices.)

 

Payment Methods

 

Payment for mail order purchases can be made via:


Direct Deposit EFT Bank Transfer (from Australian bank accounts only)

Credit Card 

PayPal (includes payment using your credit card via PayPal)

Western Union Electronic Money Transfer (this is a very specific service. We do not accept any other Western Union service).

 

Never send Cash in the Post!

 

We do not accept Cheques or any sort of Money Order in any currency other than Australian Dollars. 

 

If you want to pay by Credit Card but do not wish to submit your Credit Card numbers thru the web secure link, please choose a different payment option and notify us in the comments field of the check-out procedure. We will then work out an alternative means of receiving your card details. 

 


Postal Address

 
Postal Address for sent forms of payment:


Southern Sky Models
PO Box 765
Balcatta
WA 6914
Australia

 

Postal Rates - Within Australia:

 

Decals and Small (flat) accessories are sent at the following rates:

 

Up to 125g;    $3.20    

Typically one or two decals - A5 format, or one PE set.

 

126g to 250g; $4.30  

Typically two to five decals, A5/A4 format, or three PE sets.

 

251g to 500g; $6.50    

Typically up to ten decals or six PE sets.

 

Postage at small parcel rates will be required if order value is over $75.00.


Packages greater than 500g, or thicker than 20mm must be sent at parcel rates.


Kits and other items are sent at parcel rates -  Includes insurance and tracking:


$10.00 for all parcels under 500g valued under $150.

$13.00 for all parcels under 500g valued over $150 - includes 'Sign For Delivery'.


$14.00 for all parcels 501g to 1Kg valued under $150.

$17.00 for all parcels 501g to 1Kg valued over $150 - includes 'Sign For Delivery'.


Cost + $2.00 packaging fee for parcels greater than 1Kg.


'Sign For Delivery' can be requested by the customer for any parcel.


Note - Within Australia, Postage of over 1KG parcels starts from apprx $16.00. 

Final cost is determined by parcel size. 

(Apprx $2.00 per typical 1/72 WW2 small fighter kit.)


3kg Express Post Satchels at $20.00 or 5kg Express Satchels at $30.00 can be used if the items will fit in the bag. Great for books and paints. 

 

Registered/Insured Post

 

Standard or "Sign For Delivery" Australia Post services are normally used.  Both include tracking and insurance. 

 

Registered Post is available at buyer request.

 

Registered post including insurance of up to $100 cover is available at a fee of $3.95. An additional $1.50 fee is required for every extra $100 insurance required to a maximum insured value of $5000.

 

Postage Transit Time Estimates - Within Australia:

 

Items sent at letter rate (decals, PE, etc) 3 to 5 BUSINESS Days.

Items sent at Parcel rate (kits, conversions, etc) 5 to 7 BUSINESS Days.

 

 

Postal Rates - Worldwide:

 

TRACKING

 

The Australia Post service is a reliable and efficient service.  

 

Standard Airmail includes Tracking and Insurance.  There may be a few countries where this service in not available.

 

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars and are not subject to GST.

 

Parcels

 

Example parcels (packed weight):


Up to 250g;   

Small 1/72 aircraft kit.  Typically up to three decals or two small PE sets.

 

251 to 500g; 

Average 1/72 WW2 single engine or twin engine aircraft kit. 

Average 1/700 Ships. 

Typically up to ten decals or six PE sets.

 

501 to 750g; 

Average Modern 1/72 jet or some four engine aircraft kits.  

Small 1/350 Ships.

 

750g to 1Kg; 

Four engine aircraft kits. 

Average 1/350 Ships.

 


Quick Guide to STANDARD AIRMAIL Overseas Parcel Postage Rates:


Weight

(including packaging)

New ZealandAsia Pacific

North America

& Middle East

Europe

Africa &

South America

1 to 250g $10.00 $12.00 $14.40 $16.80 $18.80
126 to 250g $11.00 $12.80 $16.40 $18.80 $22.00
251 – 500g $12.00 $16.00 $18.00 $22.00 $28.00
501 – 750g $14.00 $18.00 $24.00 $30.00 $36.00
751 – 1Kg $16.00 $22.00 $29.00 $36.00 $42.00
1Kg – 1.25Kg $18.00 $28.00 $35.40 $42.00

$48.00

1.25Kg – 1.5Kg $20.00 $34.40 $38.80 $48.00 $54.00

 


Express Courier International and Express Post International Services are available.

The Express Courier International service (ECI, also known as EMS in some countries) provides a faster (tracked) service than Standard Airmail.  

ECI requires an extra $16 fee above the shipping rates noted on this page.

If ECI or Express post is required, please request this in the Comments area when using Checkout.

 

Surface Rate Shipping.   

We do not offer Surface rate unless your order is greater than 2Kg.

Be aware that surface shipping from Australia can take 12 to 18 weeks.

 

Also, Surface Shipping requires very heavy duty packaging.  The difference in shipping charge may make Surface Shipping rate no cheaper than a well packed Airmail parcel.

 

Airmail Shipping Transit Time Estimates - International:

 

7 to 10 BUSINESS Days. 

 

Be sure to allow extra time at peak postage demand times of the year such as Christmas.

 

Note that public holidays at departure, transit and destination countries will add to the shipping time.

 

*** Postal rates are subject to change without notice. ***

      

  

New Zealand 

Asia Pacific