How to send flowers to Australia from the United States

If you are looking to send flowers to Australia from the United States to Sydney or any other part of the country it is not as hard as you might think. Firstly, you need to know where in Australia you want to send flowers to, as Australia is a very big place and not all florists will send flowers everywhere in Australia.

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When sending Flowers from the USA to Australia Time Zones matter!

For example, sending flowers to Sydney from the US requires a little bit of planning as there are some big-time differences involved. Sydney is typically about 16 hours ahead of the Western US and 13 hours ahead of the Eastern US. What this means is its exceedingly difficult to send same day flowers from the USA to Australia as it is already the next day by the time you decide. So, if you forget someones birthday it could already be too late to send flowers.  With a little planning however sending flowers from America to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth is fairly easy. Sending flowers to regional areas of NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia may require a little more planning as your options will be less.

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So if you want to send flowers from say New York or Los Angles or anywhere else in the US to Australia we have prepared a time zone calculator below so you can easily work out what time it is in. Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and Canberra. You can then make sure you have enough time get flowers delivered for that special date or occasion.

The table of time zones below shows each of the 6 time zones in the US and what the according time would be in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne all fall under AEST. Where the times are coloured green this indicates that that time zone in the US is currently one day behind AEST. For example 11:PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) is 6AM the next day in Sydney.

These times are correct as of 10th September 2020 and include US daylight savings. Please however note daylight savings times both in the US and in Australia will affect these times. AEST time will adjust to daylight savings on Sunday 4th October at 2am 2020 going forward 1 hour, and most of the US (excluding Hawaii) will come off daylight savings on November 1st at 2am 2020 going back 1 hour. The date of change is different each year, but you will need to take daylight savings into account.  (Please also not that Brisbane does not operate on daylight savings time.)

We will adjust this chart at the appropriate time to take daylight savings into account.

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When choosing a flower delivery company or florist to send flowers, where in Australia matters!

Firstly if you are sending flowers to a major city like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth you will have a lot of flower delivery companies to choose from. That may be a good thing but sometimes if you are in the USA it is difficult to know which flower delivery company to use. There are very few global florist companies that source, prepare and send the flowers themselves. So, if you are looking for a company like The Bouqs co in Australia you will not find it. You therefore need to look for a company that is like Bouqs or provides a similar service or style of flowers but in Australia. 

Using Interflora to get flowers delivered to Australia

One option if you want to send flowers anywhere in Australia, is to use an amalgamation website like interflora that farms orders out to a florist that is local to where you are sending the flowers. You however may not know who is sending your flowers or the quality of the flowers that you are sending. The other option is to directly select an online flower delivery company that will source, prepare, and send the flowers you order themselves.

Using an online Australian florist to get your flowers delivered 

Floraly, that’s’ us, is a good example of an online florist that will send a bouquet of flowers of your choosing from their website to most of Australia. Going direct allows you to check out the companies reviews (by the way we are proud of the number of 5 star reviews we have) and deal directly with the business that is sending your flowers. If there are any issues or individual bespoke requirements it is easy to get in contact with us. Floraly, for example, offers a 100% happiness guarantee so if anything goes wrong for any reason, we will make it right for you.

Floraly is an environmental and socialy conscious online flower delivery company based in Australia. Even better through our partnership with Oz Harvest each bouquet of flowers you send will buy someone less fortunate a meal. We are Carbon Neutral and enable you to offset your carbon at checkout through our partner Future Neutral.

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There are a few tips below on what flowers to send but whatever you choose we will package up your bouquet into a beautiful bespoke gift box and send your farm fresh flowers to your loved ones across Australia.

What flowers to send from the US to Australia

If you want to send something typically Australian, for example to an American living in Sydney or anywhere else in Australia you should not go past Australian Native flowers. Natives evoke a sense of Australiana and look beautiful and somewhat other worldly. Even better they last for ages in a vase and still look great when dried. Don’t forget Australia is a proud Nation that also love their own native blooms. The state of NSW has the Waratah as its floral emblem and has named its Rugby Union team after the flower.  For more information check our blog on Australian Natives out or just go to our product page to send a bouquet.


However Australian florists have a huge range of flowers that you can send many of which are grown locally. Seasonal flowers like Ranunculus (butter cups) are available in Australia but just make sure you check when they are in season as it can vary from the US.

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We hope this article has been useful to anyone in the United States that needed a bit more information on how to order flowers online to send to someone in Australia.