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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 Queensland

Queensland is a sprawling state filled with iconic coastline picturesque towns and iconic cities. If you are considering international removals to Australia anywhere in this region, we can accommodate any requirements you require. At John Mason we offer a bespoke service tailored around your removal needs that eliminates stress and increases efficiency. We take the greatest care of your possessions as if they were our own. Our expert team are helpful, courteous and provide clear pricing, time and arrival estimates, making sure that any worries you may have are addressed and that no question goes unanswered. Our service guarantees that your international removal to Australia is the start of something new and exciting and if never a process to be dreaded. However, if you have any questions at any stage throughout the process we are always happy to speak to you about your requirements want to consult our international removal experts on. Whether you are planning on relocating for work, leisure or a new change in scenery, we can assure you that our diligent international removals service will provide you with an ease of mind. Our specialist international removal service can ensure moving to Australia will be that slight bit easier.

About Queensland

Planning an international move to Australia is a huge venture, not least because Australia is a huge country, so much so that those of us from smaller countries such as the UK struggle to get our heads around its vastness. This means that when moving to Australia, you need to think carefully about which part of the country you want to move to.

Queensland is the state covering the north-eastern part of Australia, it has been nicknamed the “sunshine state” thanks to its hot climate, being closer to the equator than the southern states. Queensland has an impressive 7,000km of coastline, where many great surfing beaches can be found along the Sunshine & Gold Coasts. One of the wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef, is located off the coast of Queensland. With so much cultural venture to explore, you can be assured that Queensland would be a fantastic location to move to.   

Urban Areas

If you’re convinced that Queensland is the state for your international move, you now need to think more specifically about where you’d like to live.


Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, and remains to be an exciting place to live. Brisbane is the third largest city by population in Australia with 2.4 million inhabitants. Being such a large city, there is a lot going on, and Brisbane also boasts a large business district, which is always useful when looking for work.

Gold Coast

Gold coast is known for being the largest non-capital city in the country, making it the sixth largest overall. The city is located just south of Brisbane, but has a lot going on itself, with attractions such as theme parks, as well as an active nightlife, not to forget the beautiful beaches!

Sunshine Coast

Just the other side of Brisbane, to the north is Sunshine Coast; another city characterised by its stunning beaches, warm climate and strong industry in tourism. Sunshine Coast is also home to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, as well as many national parks which showcase Australia’s mind-blowing natural beauty.


Still further north, Townsville is situated on the north eastern coast of Queensland, and is seen as the governmental and business centre for the northern half of the state. Once again, there are many great beaches to enjoy in this area!


If you’re attraction to Queensland is its proximity the Great Barrier Reef, then Cairns may be a location to consider. Further north still than Townsville, Cairns offers easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, and also boasts a tropical climate, as well as appealing beach communities.

Getting Around in Queensland

When moving to any part of Australia, it’s important to ensure you’ll be able to access other parts of the country, as well as other parts of the world. Queensland has 4 international airports, and a further 9 domestic airports. If you’re planning on frequently travelling abroad, you may want to consider living somewhere close to an international airport to minimise the number of transfers when you travel.

In terms of rail, these services are provided by Queensland Rail and Pacific National, operating mainly between large towns located along the coastal strip.

Things to do in Queensland

The main attraction of Queensland is its natural beauty, which can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Living so close to the Great Barrier Reef mustn’t be overlooked, and this spectacle will surely provide endless amazement. In addition, the Whitsunday Islands lie between the mainland and the Great Barrier Reef, and are characterised by white sand beaches and dense rainforest to explore.

On the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is so called because of its wide surf beach, so this is somewhere to head if surfing is your ideal Aus adventure. The area is also home to Cavill Mall and Cavill Avenue, which offer some of the best shopping in Queensland, along with a great scene for entertainment and nightlife.

In almost any area of Queensland you will find stunning national parks, which you can spend hours, even days, roaming around and soaking up the state’s sunshine and beauty!

Interesting Facts

Queensland is nearly 7 times as big as the UK

Right at the end of the 19th century, in 1899, the first Labour government in the world took office in Queensland.

Queensland boasts over 200 national parks, covering 6.5 million hectares.

For more information on international removals to Australia and to read about the highlights of other cities please visit the Australian main page or the respective city international removals 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

From the initial meeting to the pack up John Mason were both friendly and professional. We have already recommended them to friends, we don’t hesitate to recommend them for your move.

Surrey, UK to Auckland, New Zealand - June 2018

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – November 2018

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 2019

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