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Looking to move to Australia? We as a removal company believe that moving to Australia should not be difficult or stressful. At Simpsons International Removals we have many years of experience in providing overseas removals services and will be able to help with moving your personal belongings.
We handle all kinds of moves. From small International removals services to full household International removals services. Our services also include furniture shipping to Australia (as well as vehicles and box shipping).
We are one of the leading removal companies in the UK for customer satisfaction and we will provide you with excellent International removals services to Australia (via Air Freight or Sea Freight).
We regularly help people with their international moving from all locations in the UK to all the major destinations in Australia including Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, New South Wales, Canberra, Perth, and Australia Sydney. Even remoter destinations such as Darwin, Hobart, and Alice Springs are within our reach.
Northern Australia, such as Queensland, is often known for its tropical climate. The Sunshine Coast especially is popular for British expats. Whilst regional Australia is popular for those looking for affordability and a quieter lifestyle. For urban living, and a fast-paced environment, Sydney and Melbourne are highly popular for expats looking for a change in environment.
Using Simpsons as your International removal company for moving to Australia will ensure that your personal effects & belongings are in excellent condition at the final destination in Australia.
Get a free quote today from an International removals company that you can trust on moving from UK to Australia!
Planning to move to Australia in the near future? It is recommended that you ship most of your belongings to Australia as the cost of replacing your items in Australia could be more expensive. If you require cost-effective removals to Australia service, Simpsons will provide you with that.
Overseas removals to the other side of the world such as 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.
Our international movers container shipping service will ensure that your personal effects arrive safely, and remove the stress when moving your belongings from the other side of the world from the UK to Australia. The shipping containers are typically 20ft containers or 40ft containers for moving houses.
The amount charged for a 20ft or 40ft shipping container will depend on the volume of personal effects you are looking to send.
Throughout the year, we load Part load Services / Shared Container Service every 2-3 weeks with each departure taking between an estimated transit time of 8-12 weeks to arrive at port depending upon the final destination.
For large household removals to Australia, it is recommended that you use a full container load service for moving to Australia. Shared containers are recommended for smaller removals when moving to Australia.
The transit time for removals to Australia depends on whether you use an Air Freight Service or Sea Freight Service for your move to Australia.
You may use an Air Freight service if you want to receive your household goods quicker. Or a Sea Freight service if you wish to receive a cheaper service for moving your belongings to Australia.
You can use both Air Freight and Sea Freight. You can use an Air Freight service for items that you need to arrive quickly and use our Sea Freight service for items that are not as urgent.
Our Air Freight & Sea Freight will both offer you a high-quality service with your personal effects arriving safe and secure.
Australia Removals: Our International Removals Service For Moving To Australia Includes
By selecting Simpsons as your International removals company, you will be receiving a high-quality moves manager that will be able to guide you through your move and make moving feel easy.
Our moving manager will be able to answer any questions about documentation and Australian customs clearance when moving.
So whether you are looking for a large household removal or small shipping to Australia, we have you covered at Simpson’s for your international move.
Living in Australia will be less challenging for a British Expat as there are many British expats currently living in Australia. Adapting to Australia will be easier as there are online groups and meet-up events.
For further information, our International Movers Consultant will be able to help with your needs when moving to Australia from the UK. As part of our Australia service we will provide help with Australia customs, documentation & removals to Australia.
Whether you are looking to move to Australia for a new job, or to explore the world outside of the UK, Simpsons from start to finish will make international removals to Australia easy for your household goods.
Or if you would like a free home survey click here and fill out the forms and our removals to Australia team will be on task to help you with your move.
At Simpsons we offer a variety of overseas removal and shipping services to meet your needs. Do not worry if you are unsure about which is most suitable for you as our 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 shipping 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 shipping 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 shipping container with other customers belongings heading for the same part of Australia.
This is a cheap option for removals to Australia as the shipping costs are shared proportionally.
For small moves to Australia we recommend our box and bag shipping service. This is the cheapest way to move your belongings to Australia. We provide you with export quality cartons / 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.
The cost of removals to Australia obviously varies greatly 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 from the UK to Australia, the cost of removals is surprisingly cheap – especially to 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 ship your furniture and other items than to replace them all when you arrive in Australia.
Removals to Australia 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.
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 for a domestic removal. Each item is carefully packed using export wrapping before being loaded into the shipping 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 car 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 shipping 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 shipping process.
Although Simpsons will take care of all the details they can for you, this convenient checklist will make preparing for the move as simple and worry free as possible.
Moving out: Before the removal men arrive, be clear in 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 electoral register
Insurance Companies: Household insurance, vehicle insurance
Here are the issues that should be addressed well ahead of time to ensure smooth transition to your new life abroad.
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