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Removals to Australia

Removals to Australia? If you are moving to Australia you will need the services of an international removals company specialising in shipping and international removals to Australia?  Whether you are shipping just excess luggage, a few bits of furniture or have a full household to move Imove has the service to assist you.

Imove arrange shipping and international removals to Australian ports in: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Fremantle for Perth, and Sydney, from these major ports we can deliver to anywhere in Australia: Canberra, Cairns, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong, Geelong, Townsville and all of Australia.

Complete our online quote form for a free removals to Australia quote  or call one of our friendly move co-ordinators FREE on 0800-998-7024 to discuss your requirements.

Guide costs for removals and shipping to Australia can be found here

Our removals to Australia service include a share a container service, dedicated sole use container service and air freight all at very competitive costs. We can arrange collection of your goods from all over the UK and Western Europe.So if you are moving to Australia call Imove for a professional and reliable relocation service to all of Australia. 

Removals to Australia Service:

When planning an international removal to Australia you will need to consider how much do you want to send, how much do you want to pay, and whether you want a full packing service, partial packing service, or whether you intend to pack everything yourselves. Then there are budget constraints, how much you have to spend on the removal and shipping costs. That’s where the Imove Move Coordinator can help and be on hand to answer all those questions and work with you to arrange your removals to Australia on time and within your budget.

Sole use Container and Share a Container Service:

When it comes to removals to Australia, you will have the choice of either shipping your goods in a sole use dedicated container or by a share a container service. The service chosen largely depends on the volume of the goods to be shipped measured in either cubic feet or cubic metres.

Generally if you are moving all of the contents of a 3, 4 or 5 bed house you will need either a 20’ or 40&r squo; shipping container.  The contents of smaller properties can be shipped on a share a container service (sometimes called a part load service) or in a sole use dedicated container.
An average sized single garage stacked top to bottom from front to back will hold as much as a 20’ container, similarly an average size double garage will hold as much as a 40’ container.

Sole Use Container.
Depending upon the volume of the goods you want to move to Australia we will order a 20’ 40’ or 40’ high cube shipping container. Packing will take from two to four days at your residence and the container loaded on the final packing day when moving to Australia. The shipping container will normally be loaded at your residence (access permitting) then transported to the port to be shipped. On arrival in Australia your container will be transferred to our agent’s warehouse for customs clearance and AQIS inspection. Once clearance is obtained you goods will be delivered, unloaded, unwrapped and the waste packing materials disposed of.  Transit time for a sole use container will be 8 – 10 weeks’ door to door.

Share a Container:
A shared container service is also referred to as a groupage service, or part load. If you have less than a full container load, you can ship your belongings to Australia using a groupage service when it comes to international removals to Australia. You will only pay for the space your goods take up in the container. Costs are there less than a full container load, as all costs are shared amongst the shippers in the container. You should allow a transit time of 10 – 14 weeks’ door to door.

Export Packing Service:
Imove provide an expert export packing service in your home to prepare your household goods, furniture and personal effects when you consider moving to Australia. Using specialist packing materials we will carefully wrap and pack your items for safe transit. Take a look at our export packing gallery here.

Australia Quarantine and Inspection Service - AQIS
Australia’s unique environment and important agricultural industries are free from many pests and diseases found in other parts of the world. However, the movement of personal effects can create a pathway for the introduction of exotic pests or diseases.

For example, outdoor furniture could hide timber pests, or be contaminated with soil that contains pathogens or exotic weed seeds not currently found in Australia. Animal products such as meat, eggs, milk or cheese could contain diseases that can be transmitted to humans and other animals. Ornaments decorated with animal or plant products or seeds could introduce a disease pathogen. Similarly, food residues and used fruit or egg cartons can harbour unseen pests and/or pathogens.

All consignments of personal effects entering Australia are subject to some form of quarantine intervention before they can be released. Because of the risks associated with personal effects when it comes to international removals to Australia, you must advise the department of specific items in your consignment. If deemed necessary, the department will undertake an inspection of your goods. If required, the department may ask that some items are treated before they can be released. If treatment is not possible the department may seize and destroy prohibited items, or ask that they be exported out of Australia.

Usually AQIS fees will not be included in a quote for your removals to Australia as fees are charged on a time spent basis are personal to you and your liability for the items imported into Australia.

Removals to Australia Costs:

The below costs for removals to Australia are guidelines only and will be dependent upon the items you wish to ship, your collection address, any special packing requirements. Ocean freight rates, and exchange rates at the time. Costs will also depend on your delivery address in Australia, the further your address is from the port of arrival in Australia the bigger the costs.

The estimated costs below include all of our international removals to Australia services export wrapping and packing, preparation of inventory, ocean freight, customs clearance and delivery to residence in Australia. Door to door.

100cuft 2.8cbm   £640
250cuft 7.07cbm   £1300
500cuft 14.14 cbm 1/2 20’ container £2250
20’ sole use container 28cbm 1000cuft £3200 to £3500
40’ sole use container 56cbm 2000cuft £5400 to £5800
40’ sole use 1000cuft plus a motor car 28cbm plus car  

£4800 to £5100









For a free no obligation personal quote for your removal to Australia complete our quotation request form or to discuss your requirements call one of our friendly move coordinators FREE on 0800-998-7024.

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I was impressed by the communication. IMove dealt with all my queries and requests promptly and efficiently. The crew contacted me directly to advise on their arrival and kept to time. All together a good service and reasonably priced. Thank you.
We recently used Imove International to move all of our household items from UK to Thailand, and found the entire process from initial quote to final delivery very easy. We had a sole use 20ft container, which was perfect for the contents of our 2 bedroom house. The chap who came to do the quote was able to reassure us that the container lorry would be able to reach our house ok, as that was one of our worries. The 2 man packing team arrived at 8:30am on the Thursday and set about wrapping and boxing everything. I can't speak highly enough about how hard they worked that day - it was virtually impossible to get them to stop for a tea break. The only thing it would have been useful to know in advance at that stage was that they wanted us to remove the pedals from our 4 bicycles, and turn the handlebars so that they were in line with the wheels, but it was sorted in a matter of minutes. The following day a 3 man team turned up and completed the packing. The lorry was due a 12:00, but in fact got delayed until about 3:00pm. As the weather was good, the lads moved everything out on to the front drive in the meantime, in order to make the loading faster. I had asked the neighbours to leave the communal parking area free for the day, which made it much easier for the lorry to manoeuvre when it arrived. The loading only took about 30 minutes, and we waved goodbye to our goods, en route to Felixstowe Docks. The thing that amazed me most was that there was not a single scuff mark left on the internal walls of our newly decorated house! Imove had provided us with a link to a web portal which had all the details of our shipment updated on it, including estimated arrival date in Thailand. It also included the name of the ship our container was on, and I was delighted to discover a web site ( where I could track it's progress in real time. (Note to Imove - perhaps you could add that link to your web portal?). About a week before it was due to arrive in Thailand the agent at this end contacted us and talked us through all the paperwork necessary for customs clearance at this end. The ship arrived exactly on schedule, and we visited the agent to drop off passports, ID cards, etc that they needed to clear the shipment with customs. That went very smoothly, and when we returned to the agent to collect our documents we got to meet the driver who was going to deliver the shipment to our house in northern Thailand - a 700km journey. Luckily I was able to give him our exact location on Google Maps, which avoided the hassle of trying to explain a rather obscure location. The lorry arrived exactly on schedule, at 8:30 on a Sunday morning, and again it only took the 4 lads about 30 minutes to unload it. They did offer to unpack everything and remove all the packing materials, but we declined that, as most of our stuff will probably remain in boxes for the next few months while we build a new house here. So, all in all it was a very simple process, and very professionally managed.
The crew worked extra hard and returned on a Sunday to finish our packing. I can't thank them enough. Please feel free to select IMove with confidence. My bit of guidance or recommendation is to sort out the insurance ASAP.