It took a long time for Australians to get Amazon, and even longer to get Prime.
The membership program is finally available in the country, offering free delivery on products as well as access to Prime Video and other services like Twitch Prime and Prime Reading.
Interestingly, A$6.99 (US$5.27) or A$59 (US$44.51) for the year, it’s half the price of what U.S. customers are paying for the service.
However, Prime in Australia only offers free two-day business delivery, whereas you can get free same-day or next day delivery in the U.S. for some items on Amazon. Australian Prime does offer free delivery for international orders over $49, however.
Two-day shipping is available in all major cities except Darwin, as well as and regional cities such as Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Gold Coast, Newcastle and more. In more remote locations, Prime members will get free shipping that will be as fast as four or five days.
“We are really proud to bring Australians the most extensive set of Prime benefits at launch for any country — ever,” Jamil Ghani, VP of Prime International at Amazon, said in a statement.
“This is just the beginning for Prime in Australia, as we will keep making Prime better, adding even more selection and benefits.”
If you’re keen, Prime is offering a 30-day free trial, and the price has been lowered to A$4.99 per month until Jan. 31 next year.