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Freight Network Delays & Changes to Express Post

We strive to provide our customers with an excellent customer experience. With the current freight network delays and a significantly higher parcel volume, we have made the decision to suspend our express post service as we are unable to guarantee the fast delivery you have been used to on our site. We did not feel it is right to be charging for a service that is not performing at its usual high standard.

Please know, our Standard delivery service is still a Priority Service & we are in contact with our freight services to ensure we are able to provide as best of an experience possible.

Given the current network delays Australia-wide, we are expecting a 5-7 business day turnaround on parcels to be delivered post-dispatch. We thank you for your understanding & really appreciate your patience with delivery delays.

How long does delivery normally take?

Orders are usually processed and dispatched within 24 hours unless there are extenuating circumstances where this time may be slightly longer. Depending on your location, delivery will take between 2-4 business days within Australia and 7-10 business days internationally.

During Promotion and Sale periods, there may be slight delays in receiving your order due to increased volumes.

How much does delivery cost?

$12.95 on orders below $100.

FREE SHIPPING on Australian orders over $100.

International delivery: $30.

How can I track my order?

After your order has been dispatched, you will receive an email with all the tracking details. Majority of our online orders are dispatched using Australia Post and you can track the parcel on their website

Do you deliver to my country?

To ensure we are offering the best customer service experience, we are upgrading our international shipping process. Therefore we are only offering international shipping to the following countries:

  • USA
  • UK
  • Canada
  • New Zealand

We really appreciate your patience during this time and will be shipping to your door again very soon. In the meantime you can shop our products in your country here:

  • Taiwan:
  • China: In Essence:
    Red Book:

How do I change my delivery address after my order has been placed?

If your order hasn’t yet been shipped, we may be able to amend the delivery address. Please get in contact with our customer service team as soon as possible to let them know the issue. Please ensure you have the order number included in your message.

What if I am not home when my order arrives?

The parcel will be left in a secure location if possible. If there is nowhere secure enough to leave the parcel, the delivery driver will leave a card and you will need to contact Australia Post to organise another delivery.

Do you deliver to PO Boxes, military addresses or Parcel Lockers?

Yes, we can deliver to PO Boxes, military addresses and Parcel Lockers.

Will I have to sign for my delivery?

Yes, if you are home when the parcel is delivered, you will be asked to sign for the delivery.

What should I do if my order hasn’t been delivered yet?

Please contact our Customer Service Team here

Will I have to pay Customs & Duty fees?

When a package is shipped internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. These charges are not collected beforehand and are typically due once the shipped goods arrive at the country of destination. Charges vary in each country.

You are responsible for ensuring to comply with laws and regulations of the country of destination. In Essence does not have any responsibility on these additional charges that may apply.

Please refer to the government department for your country.

Why can’t certain items be shipped internationally?

Products classified as Dangerous Goods are at risk of being rejected by certain countries. Aerosols for example, cannot go via Air internationally. 

A product I am purchasing says “Free Shipping” on it, what does this mean?

This item has Free Domestic Shipping applied to it. This means that if you order this item, all items in your cart will be shipped for free within Australia.

Do you offer express shipping?

Yes, we usually do offer express shipping at $15 for Australia. However, due to delays in the freight network, we have temporarily suspended our Express Shipping option until further notice.

Return Policy

If for some reason you do not wish to keep a product ordered from this website you may return new and unused items within 14 days of the date of receipt. We will refund the purchase cost of the product(s) minus shipping and handling changes. Items must be returned in their original condition and packaging; no refund can be made for products that have been used. If you are returning Aerosols or flammable Liquids please contact us first to discuss as they cannot be sent via Australia Post.

Please download, print and fill out this form to include with your return

If you receive a defective or incorrect product: Contact (within 14 days of purchase) our very friendly Customer Service team on 1300 650 981 (Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm AEST, Friday 9am – 1pm AEST) or through our contact form. We will reimburse you for the purchase costs including the return postage or replace the faulty product.


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