You may also be charged GST, however, Australian customs do not charge GST on personal goods valued under $1000. Our experience is that items just over $1000 are often not charged GST. We advise that you not rely on not getting charged GST and factor in paying GST and duty on items valued over A$1000. The GST limit applies only to the cost of the item. For example, if an item cost Euro 600 with Euro 120 shipping then it would still be under the A$1000 limit even if the shipping made the total cost more than A$1000 at the current exchange rate.