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Australian knife customs/import rules?

Discussion in 'Knife Laws' started by tyyreaun, May 10, 2018.

  1. tyyreaun

    tyyreaun Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2017
    I sold a Direware flipper to someone in Australia on Ebay, to be mailed via Ebay's Global Shipping Program. However, when Ebay received it they refused to ship in on, saying that one-handed opening knives aren't allowed to be shipped to Australia.

    I'm pretty sure that's wrong, given the pics and videos of knives I see from Australians. However, I wanted to confirm - is there any reason why Australian customs would seize a titanium framelock flipper?
     
  2. gadgetgeek

    gadgetgeek

    May 19, 2007
    They shouldn't have stopped it on those grounds, as those laws were recently removed. I'm not sure what the deal is with global shipping as we don't have it here as of yet.
    Either they are behind in the news (by a year) or they just don't want the risk of shipping knives, and its more on the export side than the import side.
    Each state down here still has their own laws, but as far as I know, its mostly on possession, not ownership, so its the buyers problem.
     
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  3. tyyreaun

    tyyreaun Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2017
    Thanks! To confirm, then, if I ship it to the buyer myself, it should clear customs?
     
  4. gadgetgeek

    gadgetgeek

    May 19, 2007
    For a framelock flipper? yeah. They more worry about the normal baddies, daggers, trench knives, balis, switches.... you get the idea.
     
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