Delivery & Shipping

The industry leader when it comes to delivering in full and on time.

What is your delivery policy?

Bowens is dedicated to delivering your products on time and in full as quickly as possible. For deliveries within Victoria, during the checkout process you can choose to select your preferred delivery date and time and delivery location (not available for parcel delivery option). For deliveries outside Victoria, goods are delivered using third-party couriers and postal services such as Australia Post. Consequently, for parcel deliveries, it is not possible to select the delivery date and time. We will endeavour to price your purchase to the cheapest delivery method available at the time. The delivery method will depend on factors such as product type and amount of goods that you wish to purchase.

How much does delivery cost?

Delivery costs are calculated at the time of checkout. They vary based on the type of service or size of the vehicle required to deliver the product. Not all products will be eligible for parcel or Ute delivery.

Delivery Type Charge
Parcel (<22.5kgs & under 105 cms) $10 onwards (all across Australia)
Ute $40 (VIC only)
Truck $90 (VIC only)
Crane $175 (VIC only)

You can also always choose free click+collect if you prefer to simply drive in and pick up your order from your local Bowens Store.

Where does Bowens deliver to?

Bowens delivers nationally for parcel sized products. Big and bulky goods such as timber are delivered within Victoria only using own utes, trucks and crane trucks. 

In cases where we are unable to deliver your choice of goods, the checkout will request you to choose click + collect instead of delivery. 

Do I have to be a trade customer to purchase and receive deliveries?

No. Our trade account customers get priority delivery, dedicated account managers, trade discounts and a host of other benefits. However, you are welcome to purchase from our online catalogue without needing a trade account. We do hope that once you deal with our excellent customer service and unmatched delivery promise that you take advantage of our trade offer.

Why can’t I select a Ute delivery?

Our check-out automatically selects the cheapest available delivery method based on the type of product and quantity which you wish to purchase. We are constantly improving our processes to ensure that we always get you a quick, safe delivery to your site in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Are you able to send a crane for delivery?

We understand that at times you may wish to choose a crane for delivery for ease of unloading. You may tick the ‘crane option’ during the checkout process for such instances. We will be in contact thereafter to ensure you get the delivery on time and on a crane as well as to ensure that there is safe access for a crane.

How long will my delivery take? When will my order be ready?

For Bowens ute, truck and crane truck deliveries within Victoria products that are ranged at our stores, should expect delivery within 2 business days. For special order items, expect delivery within 5-10 working days. We will provide delivery time and cost estimates during the checkout process. You may choose your preferred date and time for delivery at the time of checkout and we will try our best to meet those expectations. If there are any changes to this delivery schedule, for any reason, we will communicate these to you beforehand.

For all deliveries outside Victoria, we are dependent on using third-party couriers and parcel delivery services from Australia Post. You will be notified by email and a tracking link as soon as your parcel is en-route. Please note that for special order items, it may take us an additional 10 working days to source the product prior to shipping. For all parcel deliveries, you will not be able to select a preferred date / time of delivery. That option is only available to customers within Victoria when selecting Bowens ute, truck or crane truck delivery methods.

Can I get it delivered?

Yes you can! All products on our website are available for delivery. Whether it be a parcel, ute, truck or crane truck, we promise to get it to you.

What if the product I want isn’t available online?

Our online range gives customers access to products that were previously only available to order in-store. For some products, such as special buy-in products or products with specific delivery requirements that need to be confirmed, please contact your nearest Bowens Store.

Can I cancel or make changes to my order details or delivery address?

Yes, you can cancel/make changes to your order in most cases. This process varies according to your order type and which stage the order is in. If you need to change or cancel your order in any manner, please contact the store handling your delivery as per the delivery confirmation e-mail that you received immediately upon placing an order. Please contact us for assistance in any other case.

Do I have to be home or on-site to receive my delivery?

No, you do not need to be home or onsite for deliveries. You will receive an order email confirmation immediately upon placing the order with your order details. Next, we will issue an SMS when the order is on its way and proof of delivery image once delivered (Victoria only). For all parcel deliveries, an email with a tracking link will be automatically sent out as soon as the product is despatched giving  you complete transparency on where your goods are at any point in time. Please mention any special requests during checkout in the notes section. Please feel free to contact the store handling your delivery (details as per the order confirmation email) in case of further assistance.

Who will deliver my order?

In Victoria, all Bowens stores offer small Ute deliveries up to large Crane Truck deliveries to help you get big and bulky items onsite quickly.

We hire the best drivers that know how to handle heavy loads and manage deliveries, so you receive your building supplies to site on time and in full.

  • Our drivers will call you as they are about to leave the branch, so you can be prepared.
  • When possible, items can be placed wherever you need them, whether that’s on a first floor or hand-unloaded onsite.
  • Drivers will take photos to prove delivery has been made on time and in full and collect a signature onsite where possible.
  • Not onsite? Our drivers will leave a delivery docket with the delivered goods.

For all parcel deliveries we rely on our third party courier and parcel post partners such as Australia Post to get the goods to you.

My order hasn’t arrived or I have received an incorrect/incomplete order, what do I do now?

If your order hasn’t arrived, please contact the Bowens Store mentioned in your order confirmation email. Please contact us to escalate for assistance and please reference your order confirmation number.

I’m having trouble ordering online, can you help me?

If you’re having trouble buying products online, please contact us for assistance.

Split orders and deliveries

In the event that you have ordered multiple items, it may be necessary to source and supply the items from various locations. In the event this occurs, Bowens will inform you and endeavour to make alternative arrangements before the order is released to avoid additional shipping costs being charged. If you wish to split an order to receive the in-stock goods immediately then please contact the Bowens Store mentioned in your order confirmation email after placing your order.

Can I track my online order?

Yes. For deliveries within Victoria where you have selected a ute, truck or crane truck, you can track your delivery once you have received your transit confirmation via SMS. This communication takes place on the day of delivery once the goods are loaded onto the selected vehicle.

For parcel deliveries via a third-party, you will receive an automated email with a tracking link as soon as your goods are ready to be shipped.

Please contact the Bowens Store mentioned in your order confirmation email for any queries.

Reasons for online order delays

  • Incorrect address has been entered against the order.
  • Public Holidays
  • Extreme Weather Events
  • Third-party delays where parcel deliveries are selected

We will contact you directly in all such cases and work with you to ensure your goods are delivered as soon as possible.

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