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Removals from UK To Australia

If you’re planning a move to Australia or looking for detailed information about moving from the UK to Australia, you’re in the right place!

Here, you’ll find all the essential information about the international moving process. We provide estimates for your relocation costs and answers to common questions like: what can you bring with you? how long does it usually take to move to Australia? and what size container do you need?

Whether you’re heading to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, or even further to places like Darwin and Alice Springs, know that you’ve found the best experts to assist with your home move.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your unique requirements, and let us expertly guide you through the process of moving from the UK to Australia, ensuring a seamless and confident transition.

Why choose John Mason for your Australia removal

Choosing John Mason for your Australia move is more than just a practical decision, we believe in turning your moving experience into a joyful experience.

With decades of expertise, our team has a proven track record of customer satisfaction, offering comprehensive and cost-effective services.

Our trained removals team doesn’t just move boxes; they handle your valuable goods with care, ensuring they arrive safely at your new home. You’re not just choosing a removal service, but a partner who will stand by you throughout your journey, making your move to Australia as stress-free as possible.

What Our International Removals to Australia Service Includes

  • Pre-move survey and consultation
  • Comprehensive inventory list
  • Door-to-door shipment tracking
  • Professional packing and unpacking service
  • Customs clearance assistance
  • Delivery and placement of items in your new home

Optional Extras:

  • Specialised crating for fragile or high-value items
  • Short-term or long-term storage solutions
  • Comprehensive insurance options
  • Vehicle shipping
  • Pet relocation services
  • Handyman services for furniture assembly/disassembly
  • Specialty packing materials for sensitive electronics or artwork

Why choose John Mason for your Australia removal?

Choosing John Mason for your Australia move is more than just a practical decision, we believe in turning your moving experience into a joyful experience.

With decades of expertise, our team has a proven track record of customer satisfaction, offering comprehensive and cost-effective services.

Our trained removals team doesn’t just move boxes; they handle your valuable goods with care, ensuring they arrive safely at your new home. You’re not just choosing a removal service, but a partner who will stand by you throughout your journey, making your move to Australia as stress-free as possible.

How Does Removals to Australia Work?

Shipping Options

Before making the decision to relocate to Australia, it’s essential to explore your shipping choices and understand the associated expenses. Given the considerable distance of approximately 9,500 kilometres between the UK and Australia, road and rail freight are not practical options. You have four main shipping alternatives to consider:
 

  • Ocean Freight
  • Air Freight
  • Part-Load
  • Full Container Load

For most individuals shipping furniture overseas, a combination of sea and air freight is the preferred choice. However, the part-load option is particularly beneficial for those with a smaller quantity of goods to transport. Your selection will depend on your budget and the number of items you intend to ship.

When shipping to Australia, it’s crucial to take customs clearance into account, as well as the specific regulations regarding what can and cannot be shipped legally. Failure to adhere to the correct shipping protocols can impact the delivery timeline for your belongings.

Shipping Duration

The duration for moving belongings from the UK to Australia can vary based on several factors. Shipping times for sea freight, which is the most common method for such long-distance moves, typically range from 6 to 12 weeks. However, additional time should be considered for factors like customs clearance, transportation within Australia, and any unforeseen delays.
 

Shipping Costs to Australia From UK

Getting your belongings from the UK to your new home in Australia can be costly however, at John Mason we have a variety of shipping options to suit any budget. After all, there’s no point paying for space you’re not going to need.
 
Check out the different options available below:
 

Sole use container:

On average, moving a three-bedroom home’s worth of belongings from the UK to Australia via sea freight may cost between £4,000 to £6,000. This is generally the most economical choice for larger moves but takes longer. Approximately, expect anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks on the water, depending on the port of arrival and various customs procedures. Door to door, you are looking at 8–16 weeks.

Groupage:

Our Groupage service, sometimes referred to as Shared container services, is where your belongings are grouped with others to fill a container. This option can be cheaper but requires a flexible moving schedule. Approximately, expect anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks on the water, depending on the port of arrival and various customs procedures. Door to door, you are looking at the following for certain areas. Perth / Sydney / Melbourne /Brisbane: 12–16 weeks. Adelaide: 16–22 weeks. Price can range from £100 upwards depending on what volume you are looking to ship.

Air Freight:

Air freight is considerably faster but also more expensive. The same move could cost upwards of Approximately £8,000 to £16,000 via air freight, depending on the volume and weight of your items. Air Freight: Generally, 1 to 3 weeks, depending on airport, customs clearance, and other logistical factors.

What Documents do I Need?

When moving to Australia, you’ll typically need essential documents such as a valid passport, visa, and proof of funds to support yourself. Depending on your situation, you may also require medical and character certificates, proof of health insurance, educational qualifications if applicable, and a driving licence.

It’s crucial to check the specific visa requirements and additional documents with the Australian government or your immigration consultant to ensure a smooth transition.

Read our full moving to Australia guide for more information.

Other Services For Your Australia Move

Packing Services

Ease the stress of your move to Australia with our comprehensive packing services, ensuring your belongings are handled with care and arrive safely in pristine condition.
 

Pet Relocation

If you’re moving to Australia, it’s understandable you won’t want to leave your furry friends behind. With our Pet Relocation services, you can bring your cat or dog along with you! We help you to navigate the complex process, treating each of our customer’s pets as if they were our own.
 
We just need up to 6 weeks notice, depending on where you’re moving to, and we’ll arrange everything needed for your pet’s travel plan.
 

Helpful Guides & Resources

How to Move to Australia
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A Guide for UK Nurses & Midwives Moving to Australia
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Relocating to Australia – Customs & Quarantine Clearance Guide
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How to complete B534 Form

FAQ

Yes, a British citizen can move to Australia. Moving to Australia from the UK is possible through various visa programs, such as skilled migration, family sponsorship, or working holiday visas. It is important to research and understand the specific visa requirements and immigration processes involved in moving to Australia.

Yes, it is possible to move to Australia without a job. Australia offers various visa options that allow individuals to immigrate for purposes other than employment, such as for study, uniting with family, or starting a business. However, it’s important to note that moving to Australia without a job can present challenges, as having a job offer or relevant skills can greatly enhance your chances of obtaining a visa and finding employment once you arrive. You can find out more information using our free Australian visa assessment.

The cost of living can vary depending on individual circumstances and factors such as location, lifestyle choices, and personal preferences. However, as a general observation, the cost of living in Australia tends to be higher than in the UK. Expenses such as housing, and groceries are often more expensive in Australia. Keep in mind that moving to Australia from the UK involves various expenses, including visa fees, shipping costs, and potentially higher taxes. We recommend doing your research on the area you want to move to, or you can get an Australia removals instant quote from John mason.

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Removals to Perth

At John Mason we are experts specialising in your international removals to Australia. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, efficiency and clarity. We take the time to understand the complexities and personal requirements for your move to ensure we meet and surpass the standards you would expect.

Removals to Melbourne

If you are thinking about moving to Melbourne as part of your international removal to Australia we understand that you must have a lot of questions. Melbourne is highly regarded as one of the best cities to live in the world over.

Moving to Brisbane

The city is built around the twists and turns of the river which, along with the acres of parkland, give Brisbane an open, green feel. It’s the perfect choice if you’re looking for a sustainable city.

Moving to Adelaide

Adelaide is a beautiful, vibrant and charismatic city, and whether you are moving for work, lifestyle or other reasons our service will reduce the stress from the moving process and make sure your move is something to look forward to.

Australia Removals Instant Quote

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Our Accreditations

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals and relocation services on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on offering a professional and friendly service. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies and are proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent. In 2023, we became the most trusted moving company in the UK.
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Some of our Customer Reviews

The packers were careful, quick and courteous. I highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again! Efficient, polite, punctual: could not ask for more.

Hertfordshire, UK to Virginia, USA - March 2023

From start with Michelle to finish with Gill the level of service was excellent. John Mason and its international partners handled my move from Devon to Australia seemingly effortlessly. I couldn't ask for better.

Devon, UK to Perth, Australia –April 2023

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

Yorkshire, UK to Sydney, Australia - March 2023

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