Removals to Australia

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With their world famous beaches and laid back attitude, be it Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth or Adelaide, Australia has something for everyone. Our simple guide below should assist with learning more regarding the shipping processes for sending your personal effects to Australia.

Available services:

  • Full Container shipping (20ft / 40ft / 45ft)
  • Groupage Part Load shipping
  • Motor Vehicle shipping
  • Airfreight to airport or residence
  • Household & Personal Effects

If your effects have been owed and used in the UK for 12 months or more prior to your arrival in Australia – Duty Free entry can be arranged.

All household and personal effects entering Australia are subject to physical examination by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS). All items must be thoroughly cleaned prior to packing however professional cleaning may still be required at destination (there will be a charge for this service payable locally). For an up to date list on items that will be subject to inspection, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Quarantine and Fumigation charges are applicable on ALL shipments entering Australian and a fee will be payable locally to Australian customs.

Required documentation from client:

  • Australian customs form (B534)
  • Photocopy of passport photo and visa page.

Motor Vehicles

All vehicles must obtain import approval prior to shipment. All motor vehicles are subject to duty and GST which is calculated on the value and age of the vehicle. Once the vehicle has been granted approval and imported, changes to the vehicle may be required to make it compliant with Australian safety standards.

Sailing boats, non-motorised caravans, trailers etc can be imported duty and GST free however a vehicle import approval must still be sought prior to entry.

Any vehicle shipped without prior approval from the Australian authorities is liable for re-export or destruction and a possible fine of up to A$13,000.

Immediately prior to shipping, all motor vehicles must have their chassis and wheels steam cleaned and the inside valeted (if applicable.) Vehicles can only be shipped with a minimal amount of fuel in the tank.

Required documentation from client:

  • Australian customs form (B357) for motor cars
  • Vehicle registration form
  • Sales or purchase invoice , service record
  • Import approval

For a full guide of prohibited / restricted items or a free, no obligation quotation, please contact our office on 01745 770555. For Packing and Insurance options, please see the relevant pages on our website.

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