I'm an American going to Australia on a tourist visa. I want to send a large bag via a shipping service with a bunch of stuff inside that's worth more than $1,000. It's mostly sports equipment and clothes. Taking it with me on my flight isn't possible due to a recent knee surgery.
How do I do this without paying import duties? All the stuff inside is mine, used, and I obviously don't intend to resell it or anything.
It seems that "unaccompanied personal effects" that can bypass import duties is not for tourist visas, but rather permanent residents and the like.
No duties are required for a total value under $1,000 AUD, but the contents of the bag exceed that (maybe $2,000 AUD?)