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International Removals to Brisbane

Brisbane is a flourishing city nestled between two iconic stretches of coastline and is fast becoming one of the top destinations for British Expats.
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Moving to Australia post Covid-19

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.

Moving to Australia 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 here.

Moving to Brisbane

If you are considering moving to Brisbane or international removals services to Australia elsewhere, we understand that you must have a lot of questions. At John Mason strive to make the process of moving to some of the most stunning and vibrant cities as stress free and efficient as possible. Transparency, efficiency and trust are at the heart of everything we do: Taking the utmost care of your possessions, keeping you up to date on the progress of your transit and ensuring that all your questions are answered throughout the process. We ensure that your move is the start of something fantastic and not something to be dreaded.

As specialists in the International Removal Industry, we can assure you that moving to Australia can be both effortless and simpler thanks to our services. Whether you’re moving for work, relocating for a fresh start or just decided to take the jump and move to Australia for a change, our international removal services can provide a fresh start with an efficient service throughout.

We have specialised in international removals to Australia for over 50 years providing a high quality, tailored service to all our customers. We take the time to listen and understand your requirements and tailor our service to you before we begin the moving process.

About 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. As you would expect from the capital of Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’, temperatures rarely dip below double figures and there is an average of 8-9 hours of sunshine per day. Since hosting the 1982 Commonwealth Games, Brisbane has emerged from the shadow of her southern sisters and seen staggering growth both in economy and population.Brisbane is now the driving force behind the booming Queensland economy and there are strong job opportunities in sectors such as engineering, IT and finance. Brisbane is a thriving city that offers great prospects and excellent quality of life to anyone moving down under. If you’re keen to take the jump and move on down under then get in touch with our team and we can assure you our International removal service can make your move far easier.

Suburb Profiles


If you’re moving to Brisbane for the relaxed lifestyle and proximity to the ocean, look no further than Sandgate. Located on Brisbane’s northern coast, this village style suburb has a stunning waterfront and is close to the Sunshine Coast.

Upper Kedron

To the north west of Brisbane, Kedron is a great choice for families with excellent schools and plenty of pretty parks. The green streets lined with traditional ‘Queenslander’ style houses are safe, affordable and friendly.

Mount Gravatt

The southern suburb of Mount Gravatt offers quiet suburbia within a stone’s throw of both the bustling city and beautifully rugged countryside. It also boasts a great choice of restaurants and shops.


Tucked away in a loop of the Brisbane River, it is easy to forget that the cosy suburb of Bulimba is just five kilometres south east of the city centre. It has a laid back vibe with numerous bookshops, cafes and parks.

Transport / Getting Around in Brisbane

Brisbane has a fast and simple system of state run public transport. Queensland Rail provides links from many of the major suburbs and there is an electric train network serving the city centre. There is also the CityCat ferry service operating several routes across the river and a safe, reliable bus service. Brisbane also has Australia’s first citywide cycle hire service, CityCycle, which allows users to pick up and drop off bicycles from 150 designated points across the city.

Leisure Activities and Things to Do in Brisbane

Brisbane’s Parklands is a green oasis in the middle of the city. Centred on the pristine lagoon, it’s the perfect spot to stroll, swim, shop or dine in stunning surroundings. A river cruise is the perfect way to see the city with traditional paddle steamers and speedy rib boats crisscrossing the water. For the more adventurous the Riverlife Adventure Centre offers several exhilarating activities including kayaking, rock climbing and paddle boarding.

Brisbane is surrounded by beautiful scenery well worth exploring. Head north to see the sights of the Sunshine Coast, including the stunning Moreton Island. To the east, there is Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the Mount Coot-tha lookout which boasts the breath taking views of the city.  South of city there is the famous Gold Coast, a haven for surfers and packed with thrilling theme parks.

Interesting facts about Brisbane.

The city played a key role During World War II becoming the South West Pacific headquarters for the Allied Forces.

Queensland occupies 668,204 square miles making it nearly several times the size of Great Britain.

Moving to Brisbane from abroad is clearly a popular choice with 21.7% of residents born overseas and 16% speaking a language other than English at home.

Brisbane’s local brew is the world famous Castlemaine XXXX beer which has been made in the city since 1877.

For more information on international removals to Australia and to read about the highlights of other cities please visit the Australia main page or visit the individual city international removal pages.

Our Credentials

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals services on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from ourhighly trained and competent team. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent.
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Some of our Customer Reviews

If anyone asks me to recommend a removal company, you and your team are absolutely first on my list. You guys have been super helpful plus, all the way from initial contact to the end and so approachable.

Surrey, UK to Sydney, Australia - December 2020

We have been so impressed with the care taken and the quality of packing, and also realise perhaps how lucky we have been to instigate the move when we did, and then to ask John Mason to do it for us.

D.P. Leeds, UK to Perth, Australia – November 2020

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.

Selby, UK to Sydney, Australia - September 2020

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