What documents are required by your freight forwarding company when importing into Australia?


To import sea freight or air freight into Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth (Fremantle) or any other destination within Australia, a freight forwarding company will require documentation from you and your business. To increase the speed at which your freight forwarding company can get your sea freight and air freight moving, it is important to have these documents ready. Freight forwarding documents include:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Packing Declaration Form
  • Fumigation Certificate (If applicable)
  • Manufacturing Declaration (if applicable)


Are you shipping via sea freight or air freight? Below you find a checklist for each mode of transport - to save you time and hassle when preparing your shipments. 

Get the Air Freight Checklist

Get the Sea Freight Checklist


As a leading 3PL provider, BCR has assisted small, medium and large businesses with their freight forwarding requirements for more than 100 years. Click here to see the full suite of freight forwarding services BCR offers. To compliment sea freight forwarding and air freight forwarding, BCR also offers comprehensive 3PL warehousing in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Adelaide and Perth, customs clearance and customs consulting from a team of qualified Customs Brokers.


Do you need a quick air freight quote or sea freight quote? Contact BCR today.