Shipping & Returns

The products total cost on does already include shipping and handling from Germany to our warehouse in VIC, Australia. It does not include the freight cost from our warehouse to the Customer.
The shipping costs within Australia are depending on the parcels weight:

For small parcels the costs is $10.60
For orders medium parcels up to 5kg the cost is $14.50
For orders large parcels up to 5kg the cost is $18.25
For orders Extra large up to 5kg the costs are $21.95
For orders 5-10kg to VIC, NSW, ACT, SA & QLD the postage is $36.50  For WA, TAS & NT, please contact us, or make multiple smaller orders ( it is genarally cheaper for WA, NT and Top End to have multiple orders under 5kg) and the cheapest shipping option will be chosen, and refunds for extra postage paid will be given.

Please note: any orders over 10kg will not be able to be proceesed and ” no shipping available to that address” message will be given. In this case please make two or more seperate orders, any excess postgae will be refunded.

Please note that we do not offer Pick-Up from our warehouse.

The German Shop Down Under is committed to ensuring satisfaction for all customers who purchase its products.
We are happy to accept returns of your purchased goods if they are, faulty or do not match the description provided by us at point (and time) of sale, please tell us at the earliest opportunity but not later than 24hrs after receiving the goods:

  1. describing the exact issue
  2. the date when the issue became apparent

You will need to follow the instructions:
You must tell us by email to or by letter to our postal address:
The German Shop Down Under
PO Box 39
Benalla VIC 3671
that you would like to return goods, specifying exactly what goods, when purchased, the Transaction Number, and giving full details of the damage, defect, fault, or other reason for return. We will then issue a return authorization number which is valid for 10 days and it is then your responsibility to ship the item back to us at your cost. You will need to include a copy of the invoice and be sure to write the return authorization number on the OUTSIDE of the package as well as on the copy of the invoice. WE DO NOT ACCEPT C.O.D. returns under any circumstances – please do not send the package back to us C.O.D. as the refusal will only delay your warranty. Please return the good securely wrapped and including all its packaging in their original condition.
It is the responsibility of the customer to carefully inspect the goods immediately when they are delivered. Credit Claims will only be recognised if made in the first instance by email within 24 HOURS of receipt, and also in writing within 7 days of delivery.
Claims outside this period will be at the absolute discretion of the company, and its decision final and binding on the customer. All goods returned must be in original condition and packaging and complete in every detail. Goods will only be accepted if the freight is prepaid by the customer.

Our mission is to go for quality consumer products at highly competitive prices. To achieve this mission we are committed to providing you with excellent customer service and quick response times via our website, email or letters at the above contact details. We will ship your orders quickly and efficiently via Australia Post and/or other selected Courier Services.

We do not offer refunds for heat sensitive items damaged from heat during transit to the customer. Any damage caused in transit must be claimed through Australia Post. As per their policy we are unable to make any claims on items damaged in transit. We offer a credit or refund at your election for any items assessed as defective, not as described or not of acceptable quality.

Please note that special ordered products through the wishlist will not be covered by our warranty if they get damaged or lost during transit. The German Shop Down Under guarantees great care in securing and packing the special ordered items so damage is very unlikely. For further information please see our Conditions-of-Use.

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