International Removals to Sydney

Effortlessly combining breathtaking scenery with the diverse culture and vibrancy of a big city, it is no surprise that Sydney is a popular destination for British expats to make their international removal to in Australia.

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Moving to Sydney

If you are considering moving to Sydney as part of your international removal to Australia we understand that you must have a lot of questions. We strive to make the process of moving to some of the most beautiful and desirable destinations as stress free and efficient as possible, taking the utmost care of your possessions and ensuring that all your queries are answered. We care that your move is the start of something fantastic and that you have faith in us to manage and action your move in as streamlined a manner as possible.

We have specialised in international removals to Australia for over 30 years. Our entire team is built of experts in export packing and shipping. We understand the complexity of moving to Australia. The team at John Mason International ensure they take the time to listen and understand your requirements before we begin the moving process. Whatever your reason for taking the plunge and moving down under may be, we are here to provide a diligent and expert international removals service through start to finish. Since we specialise in moving to Australia, we can guarantee that your move will run as smoothly as possible.

About Relocating to Sydney

As the state capital of New South Wales, Sydney remains a well populated city, beaming with life. The varied landscape boasts spectacular mountains, stunning beaches, pristine parks and a world renowned harbour, but Sydney is far more than just a pretty face. With its relaxed outdoors lifestyle, excellent job opportunities and affordable housing, the benefits of moving to Sydney are as clear as the ocean it touches. As the heart of Australia, moving to Sydney is a great choice for those looking for a city with an electric buzz. A city with so much to offer, Sydney should most definitely be a key choice for your move. Whatever your reason for relocating, our international removals services provide an efficient service through start to finish.

Sydney Suburb Profiles

Sydney is comprised of several stunning suburbs, all ready and waiting for you to make them your new home. Read more about where to live in Sydney.


Located to the South of the city, Bronte offers beachside living without the bustle of Bondi. With fast links into the city, beautiful architecture and some of the best coastline around, Bronte can be pricey, but is worth every penny.


The inner west suburb of Balmain offers a community feel just a few kilometres from the central business district. The area is popular with Sydney’s creative set and there are several Artisan shops and a busy arts and crafts market.

Lane Cove

The pleasant greenery of the north shore suburb of Lane Cove makes it a perfect choice for families thinking of living in Sydney. This suburb is quieter and slower paced than its neighbours, but offers excellent amenities and transport links and several beautiful parks.

Neutral Bay

With its enviable location overlooking the harbour, Neutral Bay is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for Oceanside living close to the centre of Sydney. The suburb is also packed with delightful shops and restaurants clustered around the popular Military Road.

Schools and Education in Sydney

Australia’s education system ranks among the best in the world with its varied and enriching curriculum.  Sydney’s public schools perform well in national tables there are also several excellent Catholic and Independent schools. Unlike surrounding states, public schools in New South Wales may charge fees to those entering Australia on a temporary visa such as the 457. With mounts of educational opportunities available in Sydney, you should have no doubt that relocating to Sydney will be the right decision.

Transport in Sydney

Sydney’s fast, reliable rail network is a popular choice for commuters. The Suburban Line links the CBD to most Northern, Eastern and Southern neighbourhoods, with the City Circle connecting the main city centre zones. Regular, dependable buses run from most of Sydney’s suburbs into the city and a free city centre shuttle links the main terminuses with key business and shopping areas. The ferry is a viable option for some harbour-based commuters and a wonderful and inexpensive way to take in the sights.

Leisure Activities and Things to Do in Sydney

From art and opera to beaches and bars, living in Sydney has attractions to suit every possible taste. If you fancy exploring Australia’s diverse flora and fauna, the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens are perfect for a weekend walk or, for something more exotic, take a ferry to Taronga Zoo. Sydney’s beaches are famous worldwide and Bondi and Manly are loved by surfers and families alike. As you would expect from a city famous for its Opera House, Sydney has a vibrant cultural life and comes alive with art, music and theatre during the Sydney Festival running throughout January. With an undeniable amount of culture and flair to Sydney, your move to Australia will certainly be full of adventure. Our international removals service will be here to provide you with an efficient service through start to finish, giving you time to explore the city!

Interesting facts about Sydney

  • The city is a clear favourite for expats, 40% of Sydneysiders are born overseas.
  • Sydney is Australia’s oldest city. Europeans settled there in 1788 and established the country’s first penal colony.
  • George Street is the oldest street in Australia, officially named after King George III in 1810.
  • Sydney has the narrowest temperature range in Australia, which means milder summers and warmer winters.
  • Sydney has the largest natural harbour in the world, holding an incredible 50.4 billion litres of water.
  • 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.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 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.

News items about Sydney

Read more about Sydney in our blog:

Top Ten Hidden Attractions of Sydney

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

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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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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.

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