International Removals to Brisbane

Brisbane is a flourishing city, perfect for your international move, nestled between two iconic stretches of coastline and is fast becoming one of the top destinations for British Expats relocating to Australia.

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Moving to Brisbane

If you are considering moving to Brisbane as part of your international removal to Australia, we understand that you must have a lot of questions. At John Mason we 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 overseas move is the start of something fantastic.

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 Relocating 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. 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.

Brisbane Suburb Profiles

Brisbane contains a plethora of desirable suburbs for you to make your new home in. Find more information about your options for where to live in Brisbane.


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 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.

Moving to Australia post Covid-19

Relocating 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 Brisbane 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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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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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.

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