This is actually wrong. $1000 import mark is the sum of the cost of the goods, shipping and any other fee's required to get the goods from place of purchase to your door. See here. https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/GST...national-transactions/GST-and-imported-goods/ Fortunately electronics do not have an additional duty on top of the GST. Car Parts have an additional 5% on top of the GST for example. Then there is a $50-$90 "Processing Fee" that customs charge for your order. $50 for electronic documentation and $90 for paper documentation. (i.e. proof of purchase invoices from supplier etc. $781 USD Shipping & Price $1114.62 AUD $1226.08 AUD Inc GST $1316.08 Inc Customs processing fee. And also the conversion rate is the rate on the day of customs getting the package. so if the AUD drops even more between now and March then it will cost even more. I know this as I imported some parts to fix my car as I couldn't get them locally. If the paperwork from the supplier is on the outside of the box and clearly states that cost + shipping is less than $999 AUD on the day of customers processing the corder then you pay $0.... Just saying.