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Changes to minimum order value for customers based in the UK
From 1 January 2021, The Perth Mint will only accept orders to be delivered to UK addresses with a value above AUD 300 (approximately GBP 150) excluding shipping charges.
The changes are being implemented to comply with incoming tax laws.
Below we explore implications of this change by answering some frequently asked questions.
What is changing for Perth Mint customers residing in the UK?
From 1 January 2021, The Perth Mint will only accept orders to be delivered to UK addresses with a value above AUD 300 (approximately GBP 150). This amount is excluding shipping costs.
If you are in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and you wish to purchase collector coins, bars or other products from The Perth Mint for delivery, you will need to ensure the value of your order is above AUD 300 for your order to be processed.
What if I live in the UK and want to purchase goods from The Perth Mint and send to a friend or relative outside the country?
If you live in UK and purchase goods for delivery to a country outside the UK, the AUD 300 threshold does not apply. However please note that the goods may be subject to taxes in the country of delivery which you or the recipient of the goods will be responsible for.
If you live in the UK and you purchase goods from The Perth Mint which are being delivered within Australia, the exemption from Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not apply and this will be reflected in the price.
What if I live in Australia or another country outside the UK but I want to send my purchase to the UK?
The minimum threshold applies to goods being delivered to UK addresses. Regardless of where the billing address is located, if the delivery address is within the UK it must be above AUD 300.
Do I have to pay Australian GST on my purchases?
Goods that are sold by The Perth Mint to customers with a billing address outside of Australia and exported from Australia are not subject to GST. This is provided that the goods do not remain in Australia for more than 60 days after they are sold.
Do I have to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UK on my purchases if they are more than AUD 300?
You are responsible for any VAT that may be imposed at the point of importation into the UK. Further details of applicable charges can be found on the UK government website here.
Will your website prevent me from placing an order if it is below AUD 300?
We are putting various measures in place to avoid a situation where customers from the UK place orders under AUD 300.
However, due to technical constraints, our website will not currently prevent you from placing an order that is below the AUD 300 threshold. If you do place an order under this amount, one of our Customer Service Officers will contact you to cancel your order and arrange a refund if required.
When do these changes take effect?
The changes apply to all orders placed from 8am Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) on 1 January 2021.