Shipping rates and delivery times
Shipping rates are based on the weight and type of items you order and the suburb they are being delivered to. We ship most orders through Fastways couriers, but will also use other courier services and Australia post from time to time due to excessive fees or the service not operating in specific regions.
Our customers will typically receive their goods 5-10 days after ordering, but we request that you allow up to 14 days in regional areas.
Our shipping is done by a courier company, if they deliver to the wrong address we wont be held liable, however we will verify that you receive the parcel with your order from the address it was incorrectly delivered to. if you cant get the goods from the incorrect address we will resupply the goods to you.
Shipping Live Fish
Cut off time and day for Monday shipping is Saturday 5pm before the Monday.
Live fish are shipped separately from any dry goods you purchase from our store.
Your fish will be shipped on the Monday only the following week after your order and will arrive 24 to 48hrs after they leave windsor fish hatchery on the central coast. If you are not home for the arrival of your koi, they will be left at the front door.
If your delivery location requires your order to be in transit for longer than 48 hours we cannot ship to your location, if this is the case, you will either; get a message during checkout advising you we cannot ship, or we will contact you and offer a full refund. For some locations more than 48hrs away we can also offer the option of picking up at your closest Fastway courier depot
Our shipping is done by a courier company, if they deliver to the wrong address we wont be held liable, however we will verify that you receive the parcel with your order from the address it was incorrectly delivered to. if you cant get the goods from the incorrect address we will resupply the goods to you. Refunds only apply if the fish die before they get to you.
Protecting live fish from undue stress is our priority. That's why we specially condition all fish for travel prior to dispatch. On the day of shipping, fish are packed into watertight bags along with treated water and hospital grade oxygen. The bags are then placed into insulated boxes to protect from temperature fluctuations. To ensure the wellbeing of your fish we will not ship to locations where estimated travel time exceeds 48hrs from our store to your door. however you can pick the fish up from the local courier depo, you will be contacted if this is the case.
Some areas require pickup at the fastways depo, if this is the case for your area we will contact you. For this reason it is important to supply a valid contact email and or mobile at time of checkout.
If we cant deliver to your area, your money will be refunded in full via credit card or paypal.
Goldfish & Koi sizes
fish size is indicated from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail and is always an estimated size to the best of our ability we don't guarantee the size will be exact, it could be slightly bigger or smaller.
Acceptable variance in size of Goldfish is 1cm quoted for delivery. Work practices put the health of the fish first, we do not handle the fish to take measurements rather the tape is placed above or beside the fish in a aquarium or bowl, measurements are taken when the goldfish is photographed for the site.
This method causes the least amount of stress to the fish.
In the case of a claim for fish sizing being incorrect, for goldfish if the size is out more than 1cm we will refund the difference in cost between the size stated and the size supplied. Courier costs are not refunded. That value is based on the fish size supplied and is set by Windsor fish hatchery no negotiations will be entered into with the customer.
The same applies for the Koi however the size variance is 2cm , We don't want to cause the fish excess stress in handling. For koi there is also measuring bowls, with tape at the bottom to measure the fish.
To make a claim you will need to take a clear picture of the fish with a tape indicating the size of the fish and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. only pictures emailed via the email are acceptable. The email for claims must be received within 12 hours of the fish being delivered for your claim to be authentic.
Windsor fish hatchery will process your claim up to 5 days and you will be notified via reply to your email of the outcome. Any refunds will be processed by the same payment method as you used to pay for the fish within 24hrs.
full refunds of fish cost only apply when the fish are dead on delivery. Courier cost are not refunded.
Courier cost are only refunded when you don't receive your fish at all, via courier or other party.
This is how we measure our goldfish little to no room for error. this fish would then be listed as 8-9cm
Live Fish Delivery Guarantee
Very rarely, despite every care being taken, a fish may die during shipping. In this circumstance if you have not yet opened the bag or let the fish into your aquarium or pond we will refund you the cost of the dead fish, keeping in mind we often put extra fish in with very small koi. We do not refund koi under size 6cm, extra would have gone in the order.
To claim a refund of the fish only you must complete the following:
1.Take a clear photo of the dead fish inside the bag showing that the bag is still intact and has not been opened.
2. Email the image along with your name and address to email@example.com within 12 hours of receipt of the fish.
Still have questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
3. SHIPPING COST IS PAID TO THE COURIER & NOT REFUNDABLE
Shipping flat pack ponds
To qualify for free shipping of flat pack ponds, the product must be delivered direct to your residents from one courier, if shipping is excessive and requires on forwarding charges you are not eligible for free shipping.
Shipping to be arranged by Windsor fish hatchery
For all non metro area's you would receive your pond in 1 to 10 working days
we are not shipping to W.A and N.T these states are not included in the offer
Shipping is via road courier only, Air freight is not available.
You will receive a full refund if we cant deliver to your area.
Windsor fish hatchery reserves the right to deign free delivery to certain areas.
free shipping offers
unless otherwise stated free shipping offers apply to online orders only
Free shipping offers do not include, koi ponds, flat pack ponds or goldfish ponds, unless it states on the offer they are included
Free shipping offers are for street addresses only, you cannot use free shipping offers for a P.O Box
Windsor fish hatchery advises that the free shipping offer has a date limit, if you purchase after that date you will not be entitled to free ship
Unless otherwise stated in the advertisement free shipping offers do not include any live fish including Goldfish, Koi and any other fish on the website at the time of the advertisement.
offered on flat packed ponds only at this time
not available on any other products including live fish
layby cannot exceed 8 consecutive weeks.
no other items can be added to the layby other than ponds
cancelling a layby will incur a fee of 20% of the item cost not refunded
payments can be made via , bank transfer or phone order efpos Credit Card only
Paypal and stripe is not available for payments
a deposit of 20% of the value of the item must be paid to commence layby
payments must be paid weekly or fortnightly till completion
competitions or giveaways
In the case of a competition or giveaway where the winner is in a remote area and shipping is excessive a fee is applicable for postage
You must supply an address a P.O box is not eligible
All decisions on the winner are final, no appeals will be entered into
No prizes will be eligible for free shipping unless stated otherwise in the advertisement
No prizes can be swapped for money
No money will be paid to winners unless otherwise stated in the giveaway or competition
All credits must be used in the online shop only
Credits can be used for dry goods or fish, postage is applicable to your destination
Credit amounts must be used in one order and no change will be given
Credits won have a date limit of 3 months no extension of time will be given for any reason
Credits will be in the winners name with a valid date the winner will be notified by email only
Credits can be used in phone orders
It is up to the winner to use the credit within the required time, Windsor fish hatchery will not be responsible if the valid date lapses
All chosen winners are final, prizes cannot be used as credit value for other customers
prizes are not transferrable to other products
winners will be responsible for suppling their correct details such as delivery addresses, email, phone etc