Freight & Availability

FREIGHT

If living animals are included, we ship via Australia Post Express.
If no living animals are included in your order and you are happy with a longer delivery time, we can use normal shipping.
Sending via Parcel Post, via Express Post and via registered letter include tracking.
We ship orders that include animals Mondays and Tuesdays only (to avoid animals being transported over the weekend)
Please allow for surface mail 7-8 business days to reach you.
Express Post will take depending on where you live 1-3 business days.

If you need animals faster, it is possible to send animals from airport to airport with Quantas freight.  This service is however more costly and you will need to pick the sending up from the airport.  If you wish to do so, please contact us to discuss matters.

Multiple items can be shipped together.  Combined postage will be significantly lower.  Please inquire prior to making any PayPal payments if you wish to purchase multiple items.   We can send you an individual invoice and you can pay via Pay Pal or via Bank Transfer as you prefer.

Animals – Australia Post Express Post:
Postage & Packaging up to 500g……………………….$15.00
Postage & Packaging  over 500g, up to 3kg…………$20.00 – $25.00  (depending on size)

Non living items (anything thicker than 2cm)
Australia Post Satchel Postage :

500g satchel
Surface mail with tracking:………………………………..$8.25
Express mail with tracking:……………………………….$10.55
3kg satchel:
Surface mail with tracking:………………………………..$13.40
Express mail with tracking:………………………………..$15.00

Australia Post fees do not provide any cover for items lost in the mail or misdirected or mishandled mail that takes longer than normal. It is however possible to purchase “Extra Cover” for $1.50 per $100 of your item’s value (or part thereof).  If you wish to do so, please let us know.  You must add $2.95 for Signature on Delivery if your item is valued above $300.   Please understand that we can not be held responsible for any losses due to reasons that are out of our control.

 

Availability

Non living items are usually always on stock.

The situation is different with living animals.  The developmental stage (size) or animals and their numbers do vary significantly with the seasons.   Spring is the main season for animals to hatch with some animals being earlier and some being later.  Summer is the time of growth.  By late summer most animals will be large to adult.

Please use our contact form  or  email martina@insectopia.com.au to confirm availability.

Animals prices increase proportional to the amount of time and work that was invested to raise them to this stage.   We will always try to meet your wishes but it is not possible to offer all life stages at all times.  All life stages do however have their advantages :-)

We don’t ship animals to WA or TAS unless you do hold a license.

WA has recently relaxed the rules on keeping invertebrates. While there are import license requirements on the import of Australian invertebrates into WA, there are no license requirements regarding the keeping of invertebrates in WA for hobby purposes (pets). If you wish to purchase (an) invertebrate(s) from us please send an email to insectopia@online.ms and I will send you the application document for WA.

We don’t ship animals or eggs to a destination outside of Australia.

Monteiths leaf insect femaleMonteiths leaf insect malespiny stick insects

L : Monteith’s Leaf Insect females 4th instar to adult
M : Monteith’s Leaf Insect males 4th instar to adult
R : Spiny Stick Insect 2 females (bottom) 2 males (top)