Shipping Information

Shipping Within Australia

In-stock items — Tracking details will be emailed shortly after your order confirmation. Some stocked items require 1-3 days for assembly. Tracking details will be emailed once the item(s) has been dispatched.

Pre-order/Backorder items — Tracking details will be emailed to you as soon as your pre-order/backorder is back in stock and dispatched.

Made-to-order items — For made-to-order products, a DesignByThem representative will contact you directly to confirm the lead time and delivery of your order. This representative will be your direct point of contact.

Furniture items — For larger furniture deliveries, a DesignByThem representative will contact you to coordinate a delivery day. Furniture shipments are delivered only on weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

Commercial/Contract Orders — For commercial orders, we are able to help you directly with tailored freight options. Please email

Shipping prices to NSW/VIC/QLD/SA/WA vary depending on your order and is calculated at checkout.
For orders going to NT or TAS please email us at for a freight quote.
We offer free shipping on full priced accessories over $100 to Australian addresses, excluding room dividers.

Note: We thank you in advance for your patience if there are any unprecedented delivery delays due to the current pandemic. We are working our hardest to deliver as efficiently as possible.

Please enter your delivery address correctly to ensure efficient delivery of your order.

International Shipping

We ship worldwide! For international orders, please email your enquiry to for a quote and freight options/charges.

Authority to leave
To be selected only if the courier can be given authority to leave in case the item cannot be signed for. DesignByThem takes no responsibility for items that are left at the premise if this shipping option is selected. Please advise in the instructions section of the checkout where the courier should leave the item.

Lead times & Pre-order/Backorder Items
Please note that some products are made to order and may incur an additional lead time. Please check the relevant product page for specific lead times. If lead time is not listed, then the product is in stock and will be delivered within the times specified above.

DesignByThem insures each purchase during the time it is in transit until it is delivered to you. We require a signature for any goods delivered with the express services, at which point responsibility for your purchased goods passes to you. If you have specified a recipient who is not you for delivery purposes (for example as a gift) then you accept that evidence of a signature by them (or at that delivery address) is evidence of delivery and fulfilment by DesignByThem and transfer of responsibility in the same way.


DesignByThem offers returns/exchanges on selected items only, so please choose carefully.

Refunds/exchanges within 30 days
Are valid for purchases of full priced items, excluding sample sale items, custom pieces, lounges and tables. Shipping costs are non-refundable.

Customer Paid Returns
The return of furniture or lighting or international shipments is at the cost of the customer unless the product is damaged due to the fault of DesignByThem.

Free Returns
Are valid for full priced and unused accessories (from Australian delivery addresses only) excluding room dividers, seating, tables and lounges. Shipping costs are non-refundable.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in saleable condition and in the original packaging with proof of purchase. Refunds/exchanges are processed once the returned items are inspected and accepted back at DesignByThem.

If you would like to return an item please email the order number and reason to

Items unable to be returned

Gift cards.
Any item not in its original condition is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery
Any item without a receipt or proof of purchase.
Sale items cannot be refunded.


Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. 

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. 
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next, contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at


We only replace items that are not part of our sample sale if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to DesignByThem, 16 Stokes Ave, Alexandria, NSW 2015, Australia.

Faulty Goods

Faulty goods must be returned to our office at DesignByThem, 16 Stokes Ave, Alexandria, NSW 2015, Australia within 90 days of purchase with the receipt. We will assess the goods and offer either a repair, refund, store credit or replacement. Items that show excessive wear and tear or misuse may not be eligible for return at the discretion of DesignByThem.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
If the item wasn't marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return. 

Shipping Items Back To DesignByThem

To return your product, you should mail your product to DesignByThem, 16 Stokes Ave, Alexandria, NSW 2015, Australia
Free Returns are valid for accessories Australian delivery addresses only, excluding room dividers, seating, tables and lounges. Return of furniture and lighting items or international orders are at the cost of the customer unless the product is damaged and is due to the fault of DesignByThem. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in saleable condition and in the original packaging with proof of purchase.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for the return of furniture/lighting items and international orders. Shipping costs are non-refundable for these items. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. 
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you may vary.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.
If you would like to return an item please email the order number and reason to