Aquagreen: Freight Information
Freight Company: Aquagreen products are sent via Australia Post express satchels or Startrack Express Satchels. Australia Post does not permit water in its express post satchels so live fish, shrimps and invertebrates will be sent by StarTrack.
Dispatch: Aquatic life will only b sent Mondays. Dry goods are sent on any day of the week.
Freight Costs/Methods: Australia Post satchels come in various sizes with a 5kg weight limit. Plants are bulky and light so larger size satchels are needed. Dry goods are heavy and smaller so smaller satchels are used. Prices range from $17 up to $27.50. Wet things in Star Track will need an esky that will cost $40 freight. Aquagreen will advise postage or freight when quoting.
Quotes: At all times, we will quote you transport costs on your order. If you change your order it may well change the cost of your transport as well.
Livestock: Livestock will be sent in Star Track satchel. .
Basic Estimation: This is a guide only and all depends on size and type of livestock.
Live fish and shrimps are all bagged with oxygen and liquid absorbent material added to the esky as per aircraft IATA shipping requirements. Plants are bagged with oxygen as they use it in the dark.
Plants and dry goods are sent express post. Plants do not weight much but some can be bulky. These will need to go in a larger satchel just because of the room and packing material used, ie newspaper, cardboard box. If a single plant or a few smaller plants are ordered these can fit in recycled drink bottle and fit into a smaller satchel.
Dry goods - please allow for packing materials. Most dry goods can be sent by Express post.
Shipping Guarantee: Delays in post, weather conditions and rough handling are not the responsibility of Aquagreen. We do not recommend shipping livestock when MINIMUM temperatures are below about 6 deg C at destination.
We hope this will help you plan your next order and that you can make the most of your freight dollar.