Bringing Gove Together

Freight Costs

It is common knowledge around town that we pay a high price to have goods shipped to Nhulunbuy, however it is also common to come across people and businesses that find ways around the problem.

Many people in town purchase items online and have them posted in, of which many items are cheaper posted than purchased in Darwin and shipped via the Perkins Barge.

You will find that some people take advantage of the high cost of freight and put their own premium on top of the already expensive freight. In these cases there are sometimes no alternative.

Can anyone suggest ways to overcome the problem.

My suggestions are:
Online stores
Bulk purchasing.

You may also want to post some examples of the problem. Just make sure the example item costs are accurate.

I have had good experience with Kitchenware Direct.
I bought over 20kg of items off the site and only paid $10 postage.

All of the items they sell are cheap and good quality, unlike some of the items you can find in town for the kitchen.

Kitchenware Direct Website

ghobbs's picture

i agree,  this website is fantastic.  We have stocked our new house with all the goodies from this site.

Arnhem land and Nhulunbuy have a very colourful history going back many thousands of years with some of the most prominent aboriginal culture in Australia. It has played host to strategic national defence posts during wars and is one of Australia's most unique landscapes.


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