Understanding your invoice

Surcharges are additional charges that are mandatory and applicable to your TNT shipments.

When shipping consignments with TNT, the following surcharges apply: 

Fuel surcharge

Due to continuing fuel price fluctuations, TNT applies an index-based fuel surcharge to all shipments. This approach provides our customers with a transparent charging mechanism for fuel costs. Follow the links for information on our Domestic Fuel Surcharge and International Fuel Surcharge.

Enhanced International Security Surcharge

Following well-publicised incidents involving the transportation of packages containing illegal explosive devices, TNT has implemented additional procedures, activities and investments to safeguard our customers' shipments whilst in our custody. To partially offset the additional costs an Enhanced International Security Surcharge is applied to all international shipments.

Effective January 7 2019, the enhanced International Security Surcharge (ESS) is incorporated into International freight charges on your tariffs.


TNT reserves the right to review TNT’s surcharges on shipments in accordance with TNT’s Terms and Conditions of Carriage and Other Services which may be viewed at By tendering your shipments to TNT, you agree to pay the surcharges, as determined by TNT.


Shipment Surcharges & Fees

TNT has a number of fees and surcharges relating to your TNT account, Domestic, International and Sameday Time Critical shipments. All fees and surcharges are quoted in Australian dollars (AUD) and are GST exclusive. TNT reserves the right to introduce new and/or vary its fees and surcharges from time to time. Please contact your local TNT office for more information on our fees and surcharges


Temporary Surcharge on All TNT International Shipments (Effective April 6, 2020)

TNT is an essential business keeping commerce moving and delivering critical relief during the COVID-19 crisis. We are still delivering for you as the applicable regulations allow despite local restrictions in various parts of the world. ​

These restrictions are disrupting the global supply chain and our costs have gone up in the new operating conditions. To continue providing our customers with the best possible service during this time, we are implementing a temporary surcharge on all TNT international shipments beginning April 6, 2020.


Effective date

Impacted shipments

Surcharge per kg (in AUD)

April 6, 2020

Outbound from Mainland China to the rest of the world

$1.50 per kg*

April 6, 2020


$ 1.50 per kg*

April 6, 2020

All shipments between Australia and New Zealand$ 0.35 per kg*

April 6, 2020

All international shipments except for above

$ 0.35 per kg*

* Minimum of AU$1.50 per shipment applies, regardless of the origin markets.

** The shipments transported among Australia, Brunei, China, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Macau SAR China, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Taiwan China, Thailand and Vietnam, except for the shipments between Australia and New Zealand.

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