SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA
Imove International provides a removals and shipping to Australia service. If you are emigrating to Australia, returning home to Australia, or furnishing a holiday home, whatever your reasons for wanting a shipping to Australia service Imove can assist you. We can arrange furniture, personal effects, excess baggage and motor vehcile shipments to Australia.
We can arrange a share a container service or your own dedicated container for shipping to Australia. We can arrange collection of your goods from all over the UK and Western Europe.
We arrange furniture shipping from the UK to all major ports in Australia: Fremantle for Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Melbourne. From these major ports we can arrange delivery to all major towns in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sunshine Coast, Wollongong, Hobart, Geelong, Townsville, Cairns, Darwin, Launceston, Mackay, Rockhampton, Coffs Harbour and anywhere in Australia.
Shipping to Australia choices:
When planning your move to Australia you will need to consider how much do you want to ship, 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 shipment to Australia on time and within your budget.
You will have the choice of either shipping your furniture and houshold 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 to Australia measured in either cubic feet or cubic metres.
Generally if you are shipping all of the contents of a 3, 4 or 5 bed house you will need either a 20’ or 40’ 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.
When shipping to Australia in a sole use container it a good idea to obtain an accurate assessment of the volume of the goods to be shipped in the container in order to obtain the best price possible for the removal and shipping of your household goods. Most International Removal Companies offer a free survey by a trained removal surveyor. Imove offer this service, it is free of charge and without obligation on your part. Contact us on the FREEPHONE number above to book your home survey.
All moving companies costs are based on the total volume of the furniture and household goods to be moved, packing costs, collection costs, and shipping costs are all calculated as £’s per cubic foot or cubic metres. It is therefore very important that when comparing removal companies quotations that you check all shipping companies are quoting on the same volume and a comparable service.
In order to save costs many people opt to pack their own boxes, cartons, or cases in preparation for their international move. It will certainly save on the shipping company’s labour costs. It is important to remember that your goods are going to travel a good distance to Australia and that the packing cartons and boxes should be of good quality. Double wall cartons are the best.
When packing your own cartons and boxes for shipping you will need to make a note of the contents of each box for the inventory/packing list that will need to be prepared for the Australian Customs Authorities. You should also bear in mind that owner packed goods will not be covered for damage and breakages by the Removal Companies insurance policy.
EXPORT PACKING SERVICE:
Imove provides specialist export packing and wrapping of your possessions. When you are moving overseas you will want to ensure that your furniture and personal effects arrive in the same condition as they left. Our packers are all experts in export packing and loading containers for safe shipping across the world. For items of high value we can provide custom built crates.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY SHIPMENT TO GET TO AUSTRALIA
Vessel transit times vary and are dependent upon which Shipping Line and the Ships route in its way to Australia. Expect a transit time on the water of anywhere between 35 – 48 days.
The documentary requirements for furniture shipments to Australia include:
- Copies of your visa and passport,
- Completed Australia customs forms B234,
- Bill of Lading (supplied by Imove)
- Inventory/packing list of the goods shipped
Download Australia customs forms here
If you have any questions regarding our professional export packing service, customs clearance procedures, or questions on what to take, speak to an experienced IMOVE Move Coordinator who has extensive knowledge and experience of shipping to Australia and will plan everything for you from providing the initial quotation, packing and collection right through to delivery to your new home in Australia.
We can also assist with any storage requirements you may have either in the UK or in Australia.
For a very competitive quotation for your removal and shipping to Australia call Imove on 0800-998-7024 or complete our online quote request form.
Call today for a FREE quote 0800 998 7024