Delivery & Returns


We want you to love your new dress and have created a flexible returns policy should there be an issue with your product. Please see the return policy and stipulations below.


If you’re looking to return a faulty or incorrect item please get in touch at [email protected] so we can get this organised for you.

At After Dark if you are not 100% happy with your full priced item you can return it for a full refund of the dress price provided it meets the following criteria:

  • claims must be made within 7 days of receiving the item
  • goods retain product tags intact as per when the item was shipped
  • item is unworn
  • item has no makeup stains or soiling.


After Dark will not be liable for losses during postage

After Dark does not pay for postage of return items or replacement items

After Dark has the right to refuse a return for refund, credit or exchange if it is not in a re-sellable condition.

After Dark will not accept the return if there are signs to suggest the item has been worn eg soiled, makeup stains or odour.

A photographic log of items being shipped is kept in store as part of our quality control.

Store credit is valid for one year from date of issue.

After Dark does NOT sell pre loved/second hand goods however, some products come from our retail store stock. We quality control all items to make sure you are receiving the perfect dress or gown.



No refunds or exchange of Sale / Promotion items unless required buy law.



Special back orders are not refundable unless required by law for faulty items.

These items are being made especially for you and are not necessarily colours or sizes we stock.

Please be sure of your choice for special back orders.



Items purchased at full price may be returned for full refund of the dress price provided the above return conditions are satisfied and within five days of reviving the item.



Clearance items have been priced according to their condition.

Clearance items are NOT new stock at very cheap prices.

Clearance items may include but are not exclusive to the following:

  •  fabric pulls or damage
  • seam issues
  • zipper issues
  • missing beading or jewelling
  • out of season stock
  • ex-sample stock from bridesmaid department.

After Dark will not accept returns on clearance items. Product will be sent back to you if you attempt to return them.

No refund or store credit will be provided on clearance items, they are sold as is.

Faults or issues will be disclosed to you at the time of purchasing a clearance item if there are any to disclose.

You can opt out of the sale at the stage of being informed of the issues however, if you agree to go ahead with the purchase the item is yours to keep and no return will be accepted.

We are happy to provide current imagery of any clearance items before you make a purchase to help you make your decision. Please get in touch at [email protected] with any concerns. We can certainly email or text you pictures.



We have a thorough quality control process to ensure your product is perfect. Although it is rare, we are happy to offer a return if an item is faulty.

When we receive the item it will be assessed in store and you will be notified of the outcome as to whether or not it is deemed as faulty in accordance with company policy and guidelines and consumer law.

If the item is faulty After Dark will offer repair, replace or refund the value of the item plus delivery charges.

If you were informed the item is faulty at the time of purchase you will not be eligible for a return for the disclosed fault.

The process of assessment and repair may take up to 2 weeks from when the garment is received. If for any reason it will take a longer period of time the customer will be notified.


This policy is not intended to replace, limit or exclude any rights available to you under Australia Consumer Law.



Order processing

Orders placed between 10 & 5pm will be processed the following business day (Monday-Friday). Orders placed on Fridays will be processed the following Monday (This excludes public holidays where the order will be processed the following business day). We will endeavor to process and ship items the same day order, however we allow one day for potential delays.

All shipments are subject to item availability and credit card verification. Once your order has shipped you will receive a confirmation email containing tracking information where applicable.

Domestic Delivery

For all shipping we use domestic courier service, Couriers Please. Please see below for expected delivery time frames. This service enables you to track your order and the added security of sign on delivery. Our courier service incurs a flat fee of $19.

Please leave comments in the section provided if your order is for a specific wear date or you have delivery specifications, for example ‘please leave with reception’, ‘please leave parcel on verandah, no signature required’

All Couriers Please parcels require a signature upon delivery. Must request ‘no signature’ if you need the parcel left. Email or text message will be provided direct from the courier company for you to track your item or change delivery details.

Please allow shipping delays around busy holiday periods such as Christmas and New Year or Public Holidays.

Domestic delivery option time frames


Couriers Please with tracking


Delivery Times

Within Metropolitan/CBD areas:

VIC 1-2 business days

NSW, ACT  2-3 business days

WA, NT 5-7 business days

QLD 5-7 business days

Rural or country locations 7-10 business days (Your address is classified as rural or country if it is outside of the Metropolitan zone, this can be anywhere from 30 minutes outside the CBD and beyond).


International Shipping

We offer International shipping with out direct contact to New Zealand, United States and the United Kingdom.

Flat rate shipping fee for International parcels to these areas is $50.

International shipping can take up to 14 Business Days.

Any interest from international customers in other locations must contact After Dark Boutique directly via email to express interest in an item.
All international transactions and shipping information from other regions will be handled via direct contact only.