Moving to Australia
We specialise in the customs clearance and delivery of personal belongings.
We offer a complete Customs and Quarantine clearance from the Australian import wharf to inside your house, our professional service will take care of everything and you will only need to be home on the scheduled delivery day.
Our dedicated team of customs brokers are fully licensed with the Australian Customs Service and have over 38 years’ experience in the industry. Australian customs and quarantine formalities for the clearance of import consignments are highly regulated in Australia.
The correct preparation and completion of clearance procedures are critical, as heavy penalties may be applied if the correct procedures are not fulfilled. Therefore, choosing an experienced and professional customs clearance service is the first step to achieving trouble free import.
With over 38 years of experience in the customs clearance and delivery of personal effects, our expert team will ensure your goods are handled professionally and with absolute care.
There are a number of removalist companies that specialize in global relocations, so it is a good idea to get a range of quotes before making a decision. Keep in mind however, the cheapest quote isn't necessarily the best one.
Take into consideration how long it will take for your belongings to arrive, insurance policy details and whether or not the company can help you with customs documentation.
Ensure that your chosen removalist company ships your belongings to port closest to your final destination and that you use our clearance and delivery service to move the goods off the import wharf to inside your house.
Personal Effects imports require a mandatory quarantine inspection before the cargo can be released from border control, so it important to ensure your cargo is handled professionally to minimize the risks of loss or damage during this process.
After many years specializing is Personal Effects shipments, we can guarantee your cargo will be handled expertly by our team.
It is advisable to read reviews and testimonials online from people who have already used the removalist company you are considering before you make your final decision.
Although it's comforting to be surrounded by familiar things when you move to a new country, it's worthwhile doing a thorough review before deciding what to bring to Australia as it can often be cheaper to replace the goods on arrival than to ship them and some goods may not be compatible.
For example, be careful importing electrical goods. Australia runs on 230V power (50Hz), so you may require transformers and adaptors for them to work in Australia.
You must also ensure all your goods are cleaned of dirt, grass and any other quarantine material. As your goods will be inspected, quarantine will order additional treatment if any quarantine material is noticed.
What can I buy in Australia?
The chances are you'll be able to get whatever you need to furnish your new home when you arrive. Before bringing items with you, it is a good idea to compare the cost of buying the items here with the cost of shipping your existing items from home.
To get an idea of the cost you do some research online. There are a number of Australian online electrical and homewares retailers where you'll be able to get an idea of prices, or alternatively you can choose to buy items second hand.
Cashing in before you leave to move to Australia
If you decide to leave your belongings behind and start again, why not consider selling what you can before moving to Australia? This could help pay for the cost of making your move. eBay is a great place to get started.
What can I bring into Australia?
Australia has some tight quarantine laws, particularly around food, plant and animal material. There are also other restrictions on what you can bring into the country and in some cases, permits may be required.
To be safe, it is best to check with Australian Customs before deciding what to bring with you when you move to Australia.