Removals to Australia
Planning your removal to Australia can feel a bit overwhelming, but with the knowledge and guidance available from Britannia Goodwins your removal to Australia can be as stress-free as possible. We have the expertise and the local knowledge to ensure your move is bespoke for your individual needs.
Moving to Australia with Britannia Goodwins
Customs Clearance - Generally it takes 10 to 15 days for customs clearance and delivery. This time can be affected by government policy, inspection of goods, etc.
Packing & Delivery - Our highly trained removal men can pack and export wrap your household goods to ensure that they are transported safely and in compliance with Australian import rules. If you choose a full door to door service to Australia, Britannia Goodwins will arrange for the delivery of your household goods to your new home.
Prohibitions and Restrictions
In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:
- Firearms & ammunition
- Inflammable goods & substances
- Plants & plant material
- Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise, particularly opened packages which can harbour pests
- Narcotics and dangerous goods
- Offensive materials
- Alcohol & Tobacco
Keep in mind that all alcoholic beverages will be subject to customs duty and Goods and Service Tax (GST). Beer, wine, and spirits all attract extremely high levels of duty and GST.
Transit times for removals to Australia
Groupage or shared load consignments usually arrive nine to 14 weeks door-to-door. Keep in mind, though, that this can vary depending on volume being shipped, customs or immigration delays and weather conditions. Sole use containers usually take six to eight weeks port-to-port, and there's normally a weekly service to all major ports. Onward delivery to your new home will typically add an extra two weeks or so.
Moving personal effects to Australia
Duty free entry of household goods is usually granted if the goods have been owned for at least 12 months. When moving household items to Austalia an inventory is required, and Britannia Goodwins will provide you with the correct customs forms that must be completed before your household goods leave the UK.
All household and personal effects entering Australia are subject to a physical examination by the Australian authorities. to help ensure that no pests or disease are brought into the country.
Moving cats and dogs to Australia
Cats and dogs may only be imported under strict conditions designed to manage biosecurity risks. They are subject to quarantine. The preparation of your pet to move to Australia is lengthy, you'll need to start well in advance. They also offer a step-by-step guide for importing dogs and cats from the United Kingdom to Australia.
To ease the stress of taking your pets with you to Australia, we can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pets to Australia. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures. Just ask when you enquire about your removal, we are glad to help.
Unfortunately, the importation of birds into Australia is currently prohibited.
Find out more about moving abroad with pets.
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Britannia Goodwins Removals & Storage can help your overseas move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 01785 251161 and speaking with one of our Stafford and Cheshire removals specialists.
How are our appointments carried out
In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.
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Did everything needed to make the move happen smoothly, efficiently and painlessly
The three guys were excellent. Courteous, helpful, polite, friendly, made a traumatic experience palpable. The move went better than expected. Used the company based on reputation.
The three men deserve a pat on the back, they really did everything needed to make the move happen smoothly, efficiently and painlessly.Bill ShearingStafford
Excellent. Keep doing what you are doing we were very pleased. Darren was very helpful and understanding and Catherine in the office was great nothing was too much trouble. Cannot praise the staff enough. Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Very professional.Bob ChapmanStafford
Quick to accommodate our short notice request for a quote and removal services
Paul, Alan and Dan helped us move. They were really efficient and friendly - really impressed with their service. Especially during these strange Covid times! The guys were great - as we've never done this before, could maybe have done with a run-down of what to expect either prior to the day or on the morning as it was a little unknown to us.
Local (ish) and available at very short notice! Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Quick to accommodate our short notice request for a quote and removal services.Claire FinneyStafford
If we move again, we would recommend them
We would like thank all the lads - John. Ian, Rob, Dan, Lee, Clive and Gareth - for helping us to move into our new house. They were absolutely fantastic. If we move again, we would recommend them.Mr & Mrs JevonsStafford
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