Ocean Treasures

A fresh batch of Australian sourced coral has arrived in store at LuMu. Sourced through Australia’s only certified coral supplier, these pieces have been carefully hand selected for their natural beauty and individuality. Coral is not available for purchase online so please contact LuMu via phone or email for a full list of available pieces.

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WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCESS INTERNATIONAL SALES OF CORAL SPECIMENS – THANK-YOU

International trade in coral is regulated under Appendix II of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES). A CITES Export Permit is required for all coral that is to be taken or exported overseas. The application requires payment os a fee, the supply of supporting documentation and may take up to two months to be approved. Additionally, each country has different requirements with may requiring the issue of an import permit and some requiring clearance by Australian Customs. Failure to arrange the appropriate export and imports prior to the coral leaving Australia may result in seizure of the specimens and possible prosecution.

We encourage all international clients to only purchase coral that may be carried in their luggage accompanied by a CITES Personal Baggage Permit. These Permits can usually be supplied within a few days. These documents are government issued original documents which cannot be faxed.

Australian Export Permit for coral freighted or posted overseas :
Coral that is to be shipped or freighted overseas is required to have a CITES Export Permit prior to the coral leaving Australia. In Australia, application for an export permit may be made to the department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts providing proof of purchase and species detail.

International Import Permit for coral freighted or posted overseas :
CITES Import Permits are usually required by countries that are signatories to CITES. This includes most destinations. It is the purchasers responsibility to ensure compliance with the import provisions of the destination country. Currently, New Zealand accepts Australian CITES Import Permit. European countries, the UK and Japan require the importer to apply for an import permit which must be issued prior to the goods leaving Australia. The requirements of the United States are complex, including the need for exporters to obtain Australian Customs Certificate prior to export.

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