This being paperwork week, I filled out the 4 (yes – four) page form required so that they will let our stuff into Australia. Our 3 boxes of possesions arrived on a ship on a Sunday 10th so they say. But it will take 15-20 working days to clear quarantine.
Soil and Wood seem to be the things they are looking out for – and we realised that our tent was in there – unfortunately – as it might have soil on the pegs. We had to sign a form authorising the “high pressure water cleaning of any objects that have been in contact with soil”.
It costs $60 to get the stuff through quarantine, and if they have to spray our tent pegs with water then that’s another $50!
—>> November 4th and still no sign of our boxes 😦