Looking for an expert removal service in Australia? We as a removal company believe that moving to Australia should not be difficult or stressful. At Simpsons, we have years of experience with international removals and know how to provide an excellent service.
We handle all kinds of moves, from small removal services to full household services. If you are looking to move overseas, and need your boxes and furniture transported to Australia from the UK, Simpsons is the company for you.
We regularly help people with international removals from all locations in the UK to any destinations in Australia including Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, New South Wales, Canberra, Perth, and Sydney. Even remoter destinations such as Darwin, Hobart, and Alice Springs are within our reach.
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Planning to move to Australia in the near future? It is recommended that you transport personal belongings to Australia with a removal company as the cost of replacing your items in Australia be more expensive. If you require a cost-effective removal service to Australia, Simpsons will provide you with that.
Overseas removals to Australia are far more complicated than moving within the UK. But by using a specialist international removal company like Simpsons, you can be sure your personal effects and furniture are in safe hands and that you will save money when moving to Australia.
Air freight service is used by customers who wish to receive their household goods quickly. A sea freight service is used by those who wish to receive a cheaper service for moving their personal belongings to Australia.
You can use both air freight and sea freight services. You can use air freight service for items to arrive quickly and use sea freight service for items that are not as urgent in the move to Australia.
Simpsons will take the stress out of your international move and provide you with a moving team who will make the whole process easy.
The door-to-door service includes collection from your home and arrival in Australia. You can relax and we will manage the removals process.
For household removals & furniture removal to Australia, we recommend that you use our expert packing team to ensure that your belongings are carefully packed. Our professional wrapping team will make sure that your furniture and delicate items are in perfect condition.
Alternatively, you can pack your household effects, however, we would recommend using our expert packing team.
With this level of service, you will receive a moving manager who will answer any questions about documentation and Australian customs clearance when moving and make the whole process easy and stress-free.
Our premium services include storage. You can use this service in Australia or the UK. This can be particularly useful if you are in the process of moving and wants to send items at a later date.
Whether you are looking for a large household removal or a small removal service we have you covered at Simpson’s.
As part of our removals to Australia service, we will assist with Australian customs, documentation & questions surrounding your Australian removal.
Or if you would like a free home survey click here and fill out the forms and our removals to Australia moving specialists will be on task to help you and provide an accurate quote for moving your goods overseas.
At Simpson’s, we offer a variety of overseas removal services to meet your needs. Do not worry if you are unsure about which is most suitable for you as our extremely helpful advisers will be happy to talk you through the different options.
For full household removal of a 3 or 4-bedroom house, we would usually recommend a full container for your sole use. These usually come in two sizes –20 and 40 ft.
We will pack the container at your house and it will be secured and customs sealed before heading off to the port.
For smaller moves with furniture, boxes and other items, the most cost-effective option is our shared container service, sometimes called part load. In this case, we pack your belongings at your home and take them to one of our depots where they will be loaded into a container with other customers’ belongings heading for the same part of Australia.
This is a cheap option for removals to Australia as the costs are shared proportionally.
Other Australian services include our box and bagging removal service. For small moves to Australia, we highly recommend this service. This is the cheapest way to move your belongings to Australia. We provide you with export-quality cartons/robust removal boxes and packing materials.
We then collect your packed boxes and transport them to Australia by air or sea freight depending on your preference and budget.
If you are looking for the quickest removal service to Australia, air freight is recommended for you.
For a more economical removal service to Australia, sea freight is cheaper and is suitable for you if you are on a lower budget.
The cost of removals to Australia varies depending on the quantity you are taking and where in Australia you are moving to. The good news is that, as so many people move their belongings from the UK to Australia, the cost of removals is surprisingly cheap – especially in areas around the big cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.
The cheapest removals to Australia are by sea and costs per cubic feet decrease significantly as volume increases. You’ll certainly find that it is a lot cheaper to use a removal company to move your furniture and other items than to replace them all when you arrive in Australia. Many have made the mistake of buying all their goods in Australia and found that it was a lot more expensive compared to using a removal company.
Customs Clearance for removals to Australia
Simpsons will provide assistance with customs clearance for removals to Australia.
Your move manager will provide you with assistance with documentation as well.
Simpsons does provide a packing service for moving to Australia. We recommend you use this service (especially for delicate and fragile items as well as furniture) as our packers are experienced with international removals and will ensure that your belongings arrive in perfect condition.
Our packing team will be able to help you whether you are looking for large household removals or small removals.
Removals to Australia from the UK usually take 6-8 weeks for our full container service.
Removals to Australia will take up to 8-12 weeks for our part load (groupage) service.
These shipping times are for delivery to port, you will need to allow additional time for customs clearance on arrival in Australia.
The best removal service to Australia will depend on your needs.
For the most cost effective removal service to Australia, sea freight will be ideal for your needs.
If you are looking to receive your items in the quickest timeframe, we recommend that you use our air freight service for removals to Australia.
You can use both air freight or sea freight service for removals to Australia. Air freight can be used for goods that are urgently needed in your move and sea freight can be used for items that are not as important.
Whether you are on a budget, or in a hurry, Simpsons provide removal services to suit your needs.
Simpsons International Removals provides a removal service to any location in Australia from the UK.
Popular destinations for international removals to Australia include:
Wherever you are looking to move to in Australia, Simpsons International Removals will be able to help you by providing a high quality service.
You can start the process of moving belongings to Australia by completing our online cost calculator for moving overseas.
You will receive an estimated quote for moving to Australia. For a more accurate quotation, we recommend that you book a home survey with our team who will calculate the cost of the move based on the volume of goods being sent to Australia.
Alternatively, you can give our team a call on 01322 949 557 for more information about our removal services to Australia
Simpsons have helped customers move to Australia for years and are experienced with international removals. We have received excellent feedback for our removal services and are sure you will receive a great experience.
You will be guided through the process of moving to Australia by our experienced moves manager who will explain the process of moving to Australia and will help with customs clearance and documentation.
You will also receive an excellent packing team who will ensure that your items arrive in perfect condition.
Our removals service is cost effective and will provide you with an outstanding service.
We would recommend taking out Shipment Protection Cover for peace of mind whilst your belongings are on their journey.
Whilst we have expert packers who specialise in international removals and use accredited shipping lines who take special care of personal shipping containers, we cannot control every eventuality.
Just as you will likely have home contents insurance in the UK and travel insurance for your family, we recommend you discuss with your Move Manager the available options for protecting your belongings whist they are in transit.
Moving furniture to Australia from the UK needs far more care and attention than a domestic removal. Each item is carefully packed using export wrapping before being loaded into the container.
You can take all kinds of furniture to Australia including sofas, chairs, tables, cupboards as well as white goods such as washing machines and fridge freezers.
As Australians drive on the left side of the road, it could be well worth your while taking your motor vehicles with you to Australia – especially if it’s a new, luxury or classic model.
It is often cost effective to send your car in the same container as your house removal so that everything arrives at the same time.
There are some import requirements you need to be aware of before you ship your car to Australia. We suggest you contact our team to discuss options and the removal process.
Although Simpsons will take care of all the details they can for you, this convenient checklist will make preparing for your move to Australia as simple and worry-free as possible.
Moving out: Before the removal men arrive, be clear about what they are contracted to do and what you are expected to do. If in doubt, ask the surveyor or a member of our staff. Ordinarily, both householder and the removal men have fairly defined responsibilities (though a measure of flexibility on both sides is of course desirable)
Children: Children, who are naturally curious and can easily get in the way, may potentially be injured. The younger ones are best left with a neighbour or friend until it is time to leave.
Swings/Climbing frames: Generally dismantling these is one job you will do yourself, but be careful not to lose the bolts. If you wish us to arrange dismantling please discuss this with our surveyor
Garage/Shed: Tie together garden tools, and prepare items to be lifted straight onto the vehicle.
Self-assembly furniture: If you have any furniture of the home assembly type particularly if made of chipboard, please note that we recommend dismantling units before the move, as the joints are seldom strong enough to survive even careful handling if the furniture is moved whilst still assembled.
Washing machines: Secure your washing machine drum, and disconnect from water supply and electric.
Books: Books are very heavy, use our book cartons as they are smaller and easier to manage.
China & glass: Wrap each item individually in packing paper or bubble wrap, packing the heavier items first with lighter pieces on top. Remember that plates and dishes are packed vertically and not laid flat.
Moving in: Make sure that you (or some other responsible person) is on hand to admit the removal men. If no-one is there and a reasonable waiting time expires, you could find yourself landed with storage and re-delivery charges. Enquire how long the vehicle will wait should you be inadvertently delayed on the way. It can also save time and confusion if you stand at the entrance and specify the location of each item as it is carried in.
Helping the move along: If you follow the guidelines suggested on this page you will find the removal men themselves responding to your good sense with extra efficiency and relaxed good humour. You can also help the move along by remembering to pack the kettle last. A cup of tea all round is a gesture always much appreciated.
Tipping: There is, of course, no obligation to tip the men, but, as with all personal services, people like to reward extra attention, willing good humour or a job well done. If you feel that a reward has been earned, the driver or packer in charge will distribute any gratuity given amongst the crew.
Utility Bills: Gas, Electricity, Water & Telephone
Banks/Building Society: Credit cards, standing orders
Doctors: Dentist, Medical Care & Private health care
Insurance: House, Contents, Car & Life insurance
Professional Advisors: Solicitors, Accountant
Sky/Cable: TV Licence
Post Office: Mail Redirection
Local Authority: Removal from the electoral register
Insurance Companies: Household insurance, vehicle insurance
Here are the issues that should be addressed well ahead of time to ensure a smooth transition to your new life abroad in Australia.
Passports and visas: for yourself and your family
Work permit: if needed
Inoculations: for yourself, your family and your pets
Travel bookings completed
Overseas accommodation booked
International driver’s licence
Traveller’s cheques and currency
Charge cards issued
Overseas banking arrangements/funds transferred
Power of Attorney
Income Tax refund arrangements
Personal accident and medical insurance: for yourself and your family
Insurance for your valuable possessions
Arrange care and transportation of your pets: They hate moving more than humans and so need special attention – see Transfur Animals
Currency transfer – Global Reach