One contributing factor to our exceptional quality is that, when possible, we will deliver direct using our own vans.
If you are outside of our van delivery run, we can use a courier, however our experience is that the live insects and frozen goods are not cared for as well as they should, and the quality of those live insects or frozen products can reduce quickly. We have offered courier companies twice their delivery fees to make sure our products are looked after really well, but they are not able to do this! It’s a volumes game, all care and no responsibility! This is not the right environment for delivering highly perishable goods such as live insects and frozen products.
Our drivers are trained how to ensure the animals they are transporting, are treated with the care they deserve. Often drivers are required to stop and repack the vans to avoid any boxes rolling around and you will never see a Minibeasts Van driver throw a box of our bugs! A noisy cricket is a happy cricket! If the van falls silent, then the crickets are stressed! It is these small observations and our attention to this that makes us the best in the business!
We believe this attention and care plays a big factor in why our live crickets live so much longer than our competitors!
Our delivery vans, clocking up over 100,000kms per year to ensure our insects and frozen products are delivered to you with the best quality in mind for your customers and animals well-being.
Packing and Delivery Schedule
Below is a table showing order cut off times, pack days and the corresponding delivery day and route taken.
Order cut off and pack day*
Delivery day and areas** (Minibeasts Vans)
Rosebud – Western Port – Mornington – Langwarrin – Cranbourne – Warragul – Pakenham – Narre Warren – Dandenong – Springvale – Mentone – Collingwood
Melbourne CBD – Richmond – Brighton – Clayton – Box hill – Ivanhoe – Williamstown – Altona – Hoppers Crossing – Werribee – Geelong – Port Arlington – Queenscliff – Ocean Grove – Torquay – Anglesea – Winchelsea
Ballarat – Daylesford – Castlemaine –Bendigo – Heathcote – Seymour – Kilmore – Wallan –Whittlesea – Craigieburn – Coburg – Keilor –Sunshine – Derrimut – Sunbury –Gisborne –Melton –Bacchus Marsh
Thursdays – 11am
Hurstbridge – Yarra Glen – Healesville – Lilydale – Ringwood – Knoxfield – Belgrave – Cockatoo
Courier Orders – 11am
(Mondays and Tuesdays)
Sent Mondays and Tuesdays to ensure they arrive before the working week ends.
* Insects are packed fresh the day before delivery, they are stored in a temperature-controlled room until the Minibeasts Delivery van is loaded the next day. Your delivery will arrive within 8hrs from leaving our facility.
** Delivery routes show the general direction the van takes, if you are unsure of where your delivery will fit into this schedule please contact us.