International Removals to Adelaide

As the smallest mainland state capital, Adelaide is the perfect option for your international removal: often overshadowed by Australia’s larger cities, yet capable of matching them all for culture, landscape and lifestyle.

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Moving to Adelaide

At John Mason we are experts specialising in your international removals to Australia. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, efficiency and clarity. We do so by ensuring that we are always upfront with you, with clear pricing plans, delivery expectancy and updates and taking the time to understand your personal requirements before our team commences with any international removals. Moving to Australia will be a breeze thanks to our efficient and diligent approach to moving your possessions.

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. We pride ourselves on being trusted experts with 130 years of experience, 50 of which in freighting, taking the utmost care of your possessions. 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.

About Relocating to Adelaide

As the smallest mainland state capital, Adelaide is often overshadowed by Australia’s larger cities yet can match them all for culture, landscape and lifestyle. Beautiful parklands surround the neat grid of tree-lined boulevards that make up the city centre. The suburbs retain a real sense of community with polite and friendly residents who wish each other good morning. Beyond the city, there are stunning beaches, hills, bushland and some of Australia’s best wine regions all just a 30 minute drive from the centre. While the other capitals are keen to promote themselves as ‘new’ cities, Adelaide happily embraces its Victorian history in its architecture and structure. It is still, however, very much a modern city with a vibrant arts scene and a range of cafes, bars and restaurants that is second to none. For anyone relocating with a young family, Australia has been named one of the best places to be a teenager, with Adelaide hosting several festivals every year. Once a well-kept secret, more and more expats are moving to Adelaide as they discover the benefits of this elegant, exciting city. What’s more, our international removals to Australia are becoming simple and easy. Make your new start abroad now!

Adelaide Suburb Profiles


Semaphore is less than 30 minutes north west of central Adelaide, yet maintains the feel of a separate seaside town with pretty limestone homes and a cosy village feel. The attractive beach is ideal for families with fantastic fish and chips and a funfair nearby.


Considered by many to be the jewel of Adelaide Hills, Stirling is a green, serene haven just 15 kilometres from the city centre. Its pristine streets, numerous parks and great schools are perennially popular with expats moving to Adelaide.

Henley Beach

With its beautiful coastal location, Henley Beach is understandably popular with families and professionals alike. It boasts one of the best beaches in Adelaide and a beautiful esplanade as well as a great choice of shops, cafes and restaurants at Henley Square.


The central eastern suburb of Norwood is a warm, vibrant community close to the city with top schools and plenty of green spaces. It boasts leafy streets, great architecture and superb cafes and antique shops as well as a popular cinema and theatre.

Transport in Adelaide

Adelaide’s road system is safe, well maintained and easier to navigate than most large cities. There is also a fast, efficient public transport network run by Adelaide metro incorporating buses, trams and trains. The iconic tram network is clean and reliable and is free when traveling within the city centre zone. Adelaide’s natural gas and diesel run bus network covers the majority of the greater metropolitan area including a free city centre connector service and the largest guided busway in the world, the Obahn. Adelaide is committed to promoting greener travel and has recently added ‘Tindo’, the world’s first solar powered bus, to its connector fleet and even offers free cycle hire around the city.

Leisure Activities and Things to Do in Adelaide

Adelaide’s North Terrace is packed with enough sights and attractions to occupy all tastes and ages including the National Wine Centre, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. Head to the nearby Botanic Gardens and discover the beautiful flora and fauna both exotic and native, or visit two of Adelaide’s most famous furry residents, the Zoo’s giant pandas, Wang Wang and Funi. The Central Adelaide Markets are packed with delicious delights to fuel you up before an afternoon hitting the boutiques of Rundle Street or Ebenezer Place. To get away from urban life, hop on one of the free City Bikes and follow the River Torrens Linear Park Trail out to the stunning beaches of Glenelg or Henley. Alternatively, take a tour of the renowned McLaren Vale or Barossa Valley wineries and sample some of the best food and drink the area has to offer.

Interesting facts about Adelaide

  • Adelaide is the only state capital founded as a free settler’s colony, initially there wasn’t even a police force or prison.
  • Known as the ’20 minute city’, it is said that you can reach any major point within Adelaide in 20 minutes.
  • Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens are home to the largest and oldest glasshouse in the Southern Hemisphere, which was imported all the way from London.
  • The Adelaide Festival of Arts and Fringe Festival is Australia’s leading festival, cementing South Australia’s reputation as the ‘Festival State’.

For more information on international removals to Australia and to read about the highlights of other cities please visit the Australia main page or choose another city form the main menu.

Moving to Australia post Covid-19

Relocating to Adelaide post Covid-19 can seem to be something that seems near impossible given the current circumstances. Considering recent advice from the Government and the British Association of Removals (BAR), we can confirm that John Mason International is fully operational. However, the safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority, therefore we have introduced several new safety measures to ensure we are ‘Covid Secure’. Our international removals remain to be in place, and we have ensured that our process remains as safe and sensible. International removals to Australia are still a viable opportunity despite the current pandemic, and we can assure you that we are here to ensure your move “down under” will be smooth. If you are looking to find out more information around moving to Australia post Covid-19, you can read more in our guide.

Established in 1884, John Mason International Movers has seen the world around us change and as a business we continue to evolve to ensure we deliver a first-class moving experience. Today we are one of the UK’s largest international removals companies, moving around 10,000 people each year. We can guarantee that if you are planning on moving to Australia post Covid-19, we can make the process far easier for you.

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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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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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