Get to Know Allied Express
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Allied Express is one of the largest, independently owned courier and express freight companies in Australia with a fleet of over 1000 vehicles. They are currently operating across key metropolitan and regional locations across Australia, offering a cost concious, efficient service.

Shippit gives you access to several of Allied's services catering for a wide range of freight needs from small consumer goods, to bulky palletised freight. With great network coverage Australia wide, Allied Express is suitable for both interstate deliveries and metropolitan same day deliveries.

Services available

✓ Allied Road Express = standard service level

✓ Allied Overnight Express = express service level

✓ Allied Priority = priority same day

Allied Express Priority same day service offers fast deliveries across metro cities Australia wide with:

✓ Scheduled delivery

✓ 3 hour delivery window

✓ After hours delivery


Check our our Carrier Overview Matrix for full compatibility, limitations & restrictions.

Suitable for:

✓ Apparel, clothing & footwear

✓ Small consumer goods

✓ Homewares & furniture

✓ Foods & beverages

✓ Alcohol - with prior approval

✓ Dangerous good - limited with prior approval only. Check which DG goods are accepted in the network with our Dangerous Goods Matrix

✓ Heavy bulky freight or pallets

✓ Consolidated freight (palletised)

✓ Surcharges. Charges we can identify at the time of booking will be included in the API quote at the however additional surcharges may apply for undeclared goods, deliveries requiring assistance, or special goods. For an extensive list of carrier surcharges, view our Carrier Surcharge Matrix.

✘ Complimentary carrier insurance. Enable Shippit Transit Protection to cover your orders for loss & damage.

Important note on alcohol deliveries

Legislation around alcohol deliveries made same day changed recently. Please take a read here.

  • A valid 18+ID must be provided by the receiver at the time of delivery. If the receiver does not have the relevant ID, the order will be returned to the sender at their expense

  • The driver undergoes specific training in order to deliver alcohol and reserves the right to refuse delivery due to insufficient ID

  • Authority to leave is not available with these types of deliveries.

Prohibited Goods

Restricted Goods

This freight will NOT be carried by Allied Express under any circumstance.

  1. Radio-active material

  2. Dangerous goods (for exceptions, see below)

  3. Personal belongings (for example, suit cases, clothing, books)

  4. Furniture – excluding new packaged & flat pack freight

  5. Assembled bed packages, including mattresses which do not conform to conditions of carriage for Allied Home Deliveries

  6. Any unpackaged goods (if packaging is not the original, then it should at least be of the same standard as the manufacturers)

  7. Engines, gearbox, or unpacked machines. (Secondhand / wreckers)

  8. Pipes, masts, lengths of any type (packaged or otherwise)

  9. Any items, even if crated, in excess of 2.4 metres in length

  10. Art work, paintings or sculptures

  11. Cash, gold, jewellery, other negotiable products

  12. Firearms or ammunition

  13. Paint or liquids

  14. Perishables

  15. Livestock

  16. Biological Products

This freight will ONLY be carried by Allied Express with pre-approval before shipping. Penalties apply.

  1. Wine or spirits

  2. If machines are not packed by original manufacturer, and are in crates or stands, they must be oil free and clean

  3. Flat packed furniture delivered directly from the manufacturer

  4. Dangerous goods, for major customers only depending on the type of goods, and if it is a small percentage of the total workload.

  5. Any pallet with dimensions exceeding 1.2 metres x 1.2 metres x 2.1 Metres

  6. Tiles

  7. Tyres

  8. Glass

  9. Surfboards & Kayaks

For a full list of restricted items see Allied's Restricted Freight Listing


If you're shipping simple freight, you can turn on Allied Express services today from within the Shippit UI. Simply activate Allied Express from within your carrier settings.

  • Go to Settings>Carriers>Allied Express>ON (Allied standard road)

  • Go to Settings>Carriers>Allied Priority>ON (Allied same day)

Activating a BYO account

If you have your own BYO account to integrate, we'll need the below information to set up your account. Simply email this to [email protected] and we'll get you connected!

  • Account Code - Your unique Allied account number

  • Label Prefix - 3 character code that is listed in your connote.

  • Rate Card - Provided by Allied

  • Allied Account Manager Details (if any) - Name, email and contact number

  • FTP Username & Password (if any) - Set up with Allied

Shipping high volumes or special goods?

This includes dangerous goods, alcohol, fragile, and restricted items.

You'll need approval before shipping, please contact our carrier operation team via [email protected] so they can get you started.

Shipping bulky goods or pallets?

You'll need approval before shipping. Simply download and complete a Bulky Goods Request Form and return it to your Shippit representative or [email protected] and we'll get your shipping as quickly as possible!

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