International Removals UK to Australia | Relocate to Australia | International Relocation
You could be forgiven for thinking that Australia has it all; some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, wall-to-wall sunshine all year round, great air quality, diverse natural ecosystems and an unbelievably low population density with only 6.4 people per square mile. Australia offers a laid-back, multicultural lifestyle and a job market that is experiencing record growth, especially in the IT sector.
If you’re about to relocate to Australia for work, study or to start a new life you have every reason to be excited, but you may also be feeling a little apprehensive about moving everything you own from one side of the world to the other! Finding the right international removals partner with extensive experience in moving goods internationally is an important step in ensuring a stress-free relocation.
Speak to us today on 01794 323558 for a no obligation removals quote on your removals from the UK to Australia.
Schepens International Move Co-ordinators
At the beginning of your international removals to Australia process, Schepens will provide a dedicated Move Co-Ordinator who will help you to create and manage your ‘Removals Plan’. They’ll start by finding out about the scale of your move and help you to decide what you’ll take with you. They’ll guide you through the customs paperwork, provide a detailed quote, and talk through the timeframes involved.
Moving your household from one country to another is very different from moving house in the UK, but at Schepens we are committed to keeping it simple. That means being there from when you start your planning right through to when you’re fully moved into your new home. We’ve been moving people to Australia for over 100 years, so we have a century of experience to put at your service.
International Shipping and Storage from Schepens
In an ideal world, your furniture and goods will arrive in Australia not long after you do. Given that the process of shipping goods will take up to 8 weeks for a full container, and up to 12 weeks for a shared container, this is a complex manoeuvre to achieve, especially when you factor in the customs paperwork. We pride ourselves on consistently achieving this outcome for our movers.
If you have any specialist requirements such as moving fragile artworks, valuable pieces of furniture, or musical instruments, we have expertise in managing their transit and insurance. Should you wish to store items in the UK, Schepens has a number of secure, fully managed storage sites across the country.
Finding the Right Visa for International Relocation
Relocating to Australia requires a visa, and there are a number of visa options to choose from. The Australian Department of Home Affairs provides clear digital guidance for people relocating from the UK. Your Schepens Move Co-Ordinator can help you with calculating the timeline for completing the application process.
Taking Your Car to Australia
It is possible to import your car, and Schepens has a good deal of experience in helping movers to do so. Your Move Co-Ordinator will be able to talk you through the multi-step import process including Vehicle Import Approval, Customs Control, Customs Duty and GST, quarantine clearance and the potential modification of your vehicle.
Customs Restrictions in Australia
You are allowed to ship any items that you have owned for more than a year, duty free. There is a lot of paperwork involved in the process and your Move Co-Ordinator can help you to complete it. Like any international customs there are a number of restrictions requiring written permission to bring them into the country.
A Range of Schepens Services
At Schepens we try to anticipate all the areas of support our customers might need. We know that every international removals process is different so your Move Co-Ordinator will work with you to create a bespoke Removals Plan that reflects your specific needs:
- Packing – our BAR trained professional packers can help with packing your home, or itemised fragile/valuable goods. Alternately, if you wish to manage your own packing, we will provide professional packing materials to support you.
- Insurance – we provide a range of insurance options, including accidental damage and extended liability.
- Storage – Schepens offers a door-to-door storage service. We can pack the appropriately sized container for you before sealing it and transporting it to our secure fully managed site.
- Inventory – This is a time-consuming process which our professional team are happy to complete for you.
Schepens international removals from the UK to Australia are designed to take the stress out of the moving process, by providing exactly the support you require. All our removals experts are fully trained, highly qualified and have over 100 years’ experience in international relocation.