Living and working overseas can be a fantastic experience. But when holidays and special occasions like Mother’s Day roll around, you can really start to feel the distance between you and your loved ones back home.
This Mother’s Day, we’re here to help! It's one of our favourite times of the year, when we get to celebrate all the mums, grandmothers and motherly figures in our lives.
What better way to show your appreciation and gratitude than by sending your mum a beautiful bunch of flowers?
You might think sending flowers in Australia when you live overseas would be a challenge. But never fear! Even if you’re halfway across the world and far away from mum this Mother’s Day, you can still send her gorgeous blooms in her favourite colours, along with a special card and a heartfelt message that makes her feel cherished.
It’s so easy, there’s really no excuse to not send that lovely mother of yours flowers this Mother’s Day! Here’s how to send flowers overseas to Australia on Mother’s Day.
How do I send flowers overseas to Australia?
If you live across the pond but your family resides on Aussie soil, it can be tricky to work out how to get a gift to your loved one.
Fortunately, a beautiful bouquet of blooms is one of the easiest gifts to send, no matter where you and your recipient are in the world.
While you may struggle to physically send flowers from one country to another on Mother's Day, you can easily order flowers online from an Australian-based florist. The power of online shopping makes it easier than ever to send joy to those you care most about, no matter where they are in the world!
Consider the timezone
Mother’s Day falls on Sunday May 14th 2023 in Australia, the same date as in the US. In the UK, however, it falls on Sunday March 19th 2023. Don’t get the dates confused and send mum flowers on May 19th for Mother's Day in Australia (unless you want to, of course)!
Here’s a tip: in Australia, Mother’s Day always falls on the second Sunday of May, which means the date will change but never the day.
It might seem like there’s still a long way to go between now and May 14th, but those weeks and months will fly by, and Mother’s Day will be here before you know it!
It never hurts to start planning early, and the great news is you can get your Mother’s Day flower order in right now, so that your mum’s Mother's Day surprise is firmly locked in. This is especially important if you’re ordering from abroad.
As time zones differ from country to country and city to city, the last thing you want is to get caught in a last-minute frantic rush to order flowers in time from the first place you find online.
Depending on the time of year, Sydney will be between 9 to 11 hours ahead of London, 17 to 19 hours ahead of Los Angeles and 14 to 16 hours ahead of New York City (take a look at this handy time zone converter).
This means it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to send same-day flowers from the US or UK to Australia, as Australia will already be one day ahead.
That’s why it’s important to work out how to send flowers overseas from Australia well before Mother’s Day!
Consider where in Australia you're sending flowers to
If you’re planning on sending flowers to a major Australian city like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide, the good news is you’ll have a lot of flower delivery companies to choose from. With a little planning, sending flowers to these major cities when you yourself are overseas is fairly easy.
Sending flowers to regional areas of Australia may require even more planning ahead of time, as not everyone will be able to deliver to these areas.
Western Australia and Tasmania pose additional challenges, as both states have strict border control measures to prevent the introduction of pests and diseases to their agricultural industries. If you're sending flowers to these areas, the florist or online florist you choose may need to be based in those locations.
Use an online florist (like Floraly!) to send flowers from overseas to Australia
There are plenty of online flower delivery services that allow you to order flowers from overseas for Mother's Day, or any other occasion.
For example, Floraly!
At Floraly, we’re all about the journey from bud to bloom, meaning we send your flowers while they’re still in bud. This allows them to bloom in the home and last longer! We only source the majority of our flowers after you order them, so you can rest assured that your Mother’s Day flowers will arrive as fresh as possible.
So, how do you order your flowers for mum from Floraly?
Simply select a beautiful bouquet she’ll love and add it to the cart. From there, you can choose your desired delivery date (so you can line-up the delivery with Mother’s Day) and write a personal message.
Input her delivery address and your payment details, and you’re all set to send flowers overseas to Australia!
We deliver to most places around Australia, including NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT and SA.
We’re an environmentally and socially-conscious online flower delivery company based in Australia. Our partnership with OzHarvest means that with each bouquet you send, you’re also buying a meal for someone who needs it.
How’s that for a win-win situation this Mother’s Day? We are also working towards becoming Carbon Neutral, and we give you the option to offset your carbon at checkout through our partner Future Neutral.
Which Flowers Should I Send Overseas to Australia?
Wondering what flowers would be best to send to mum this Mother's Day?
From chrysantheMUMs to seasonal natives, the options are endless and frankly they are all incredibly beautiful, which can make it understandably difficult to choose!
A safe bet is to send mum a bouquet in her favourite colour (pink, red, orange - whatever it may be) or, if you know it, one featuring her favourite flower.
For more inspiration, you can read our guide about the best flowers to send on Mother's Day.
Whichever Floraly bouquet you choose will come packaged in our signature gift box, complete with a free card for your personalised message to make mum's day.
Otherwise, you can shop our Mother's Day Collection via the link below!
Floraly: The Best Way to Send Flowers Overseas to Australia
With a little planning and the right florist, you can take the stress out of sending flowers overseas to Australia this Mother’s Day.
And we’re here to help!
No matter where you are in the world, you can order and send flowers to the following locations in Australia from overseas:
Now, it’s time to start shopping!