Pick n Roll Balikbayan Services FAQ's
What is a Balikbayan ?
A Balikbyan is a person who works and stays overseas for a long period of time.
What is a Balikbayan Box ?
A Balikbayan box are personal items from an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW/Balikbayan) to be sent to their family and loved ones in the Philippines.
Balikbayan box size.
Balikbayan box comes in different sizes, our box is approximately 21.5 X 22 X 24.5 inches or L 566 x W 556 x D 626 cm.
How long does it take to ship a balikbayan box from Australia to the Philippines ?
It usually takes 3 to 4 weeks from Australia port to Manila Port in the Philippines. Additional days are needed to clear the shipment from Bureau of Customs and delivery to respective addresses in the Philippines.
Balikbayan box prohibited items.
As a guideline - drugs, alcohol, items representing obscene or immoral character, materials inciting treason, gambling materials, firearms, lottery tickets. For a more detailed list, you can download it here.
For additional reading about prohibited items, please read the official press release here
How much does it cost to ship a Balikbayan box from Australia to Philippines?
Prices vary dependent on the final destination. Please contact us for rates.