Ship, ship, hooray! All you ever needed to know about plastic pallet sizing

Plain Pallets on 7 January 2021

Plastic pallets are one of the most durable pallet options for shipping, whether within Australia or internationally. A plastic pallet can be used to ship a range of products, including fresh and frozen food, pharmaceutical products, and other products that require strict hygiene requirements.

In this short guide to plastic pallet sizes, we are going to explore the range of plastic pallet sizes used across the world. That way we can ensure that no matter what you are shipping, and where you are shipping it to, that you have the right pallet for your business and goods.

Is there a standard shipping size?

Yes, there is a standardised shipping outline for pallet sizes. It was put in place by the International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO). This organisation has put forward a range of different standard pallet sizes. In this article, we are commonly going to refer to ISO standard sizes, but it is worthwhile remembering that pallets come in a huge array of sizes and configurations.

At the end of the day, your ultimate goal should be to ship your products safely and in line with relevant standards, while at the same time maximising your floor space. This guide to plastic pallets will help you work out which size pallets you need.

If you need help finding the perfect pallet for your shipping needs, get in touch with Plain Pallets. We are always here to help answer any questions you may have.

Plastic pallet sizes in Australia

There are a range of pallet sizes available for purchase and use within Australia and internationally. At Plain Pallets, we are committed to offering the highest quality plastic pallets for your business. Plastic pallets are easy to clean and sterilise which makes them attractive options for a business where hygiene is a critical part of shipping and service.

In Australia, our plastic pallets come in a range of sizes. The specifications are:



1,165mm x 1,165mm


1,100mm x 1,100mm


1,200mm x 1,000mm


1,200mm x 800mm


1,000mm x 1,000mm


Of course, every industry requires a different type of pallet depending on the products you are looking to ship and where you are looking to ship them to.

Plastic pallets in Europe

We stock a range of plastic Euro pallets which offer a superior solution for all of your European shipping needs. When you choose Plain Pallets for your plastic euro pallets you can be assured of high quality and compliant pallets.

Euro pallets come in 1,200mm x 800mm dimensions with a weight capacity of 500kg.

Plastic pallets in America

There are a huge number of plastic pallet sizes used in America, but the most common size is 1,219mm x 1,016mm. That said, you will also find pallets in the following sizes:

  • 1,067mm x 1,067mm
  • 1,219mm x 1,219mm
  • 1,129mm x 1,143mm
  • 1,118mm x 1,118mm
  • 914mm x 914mm

These pallets sizes are used, variously, to carry goods such as retail store products, beverages, cement and building supplies, paints, groceries, and military goods. When shipping to the United States it is always good to check what size of pallet is best for your products.

Plastic pallets in Asia

Asia is a region that has adopted the ISO standard of pallets which means that there are really only two standard sizes of pallets used. These are:

  • 1,100mm x 1,100mm
  • 1,200m x 1,000mm

When shipping to Asia you can be assured that the two pallet sizes listed above are suitable for delivery and distribution within Asia. Again, it is best to check and ensure that you have the right size for your products. Our team can help you with any questions you may have.

Shipping plastic pallets internationally

Many regions internationally and within Australia try to integrate the ISO standard sizing in supply chain management. When non-standard sizing is used you face the issue of having to transfer your products from one pallet to another.

This process slows down your supply chain, and can be an expensive (and unnecessary part) of your overall product distribution.

Many first time distributors who are buying and selling from overseas make the mistake of using the wrong size plastic pallet - but that doesn't have to happen to you.

Choose us for your plastic pallet needs today

When it comes to shipping products internationally and using plastic pallets, it pays to find out what kind of pallet sizes you will need to use to meet the standards of the country you are shipping to.

Some countries do not use the ISO standard pallet sizes which means that you will need to check to be sure before shipping.

The team at Plain Pallets are committed to ensuring that your supply chain is managed seamlessly from start to finish.

Speak to our team about your plastic pallet needs and find out what size plastic pallets suit you best. Get in touch with our friendly customer service team today.