Removals to Australia

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We provide customers moving to Australia with an award winning international removals service. We work with our trusted destination agents in Australia to make sure your belongings arrive safely and efficiently.

We offer a door-to-door international removals service, so you won't have to worry about a thing. We'll pack your belongings at your UK residence and deliver them to your new home in Australia.

Why choose Pickfords for your Australia removal?

  • Award winning international movers
  • Trusted international network
  • Door-to-door international removals service
  • Dedicated personal move manager
  • Different shipping options available to suit your needs
  • Centuries of experience
  • Professionally trained removals teams
  • Full packing service available
  • Optional insurance for your goods
  • Track your goods whilst they're in transit

How does it work?

We use sea freight to send your belongings to Australia. We understand that our customers have different requirements and different budgets. That's why we offer different options when it comes to sending your belonging to Australia by sea:

Shared Container (Groupage). This is the recommended option if you're not shipping a whole house load. Your belongings will be sent to Australia in a shared shipping container and you will only be charged for the space you use. This option is great if you're moving to Australia on a budget and you don't mind waiting slightly longer for your items. 

Full Container Load (FCL).  This is the recommended option if you're shipping a whole house load or you wish to send a vehicle to Australia. You'll be charged for a full container to fill how you wish. We will deliver the container to your UK residence, pack it for you and then ship it to Australia and deliver it to your new home. This is option costs more but it is much quicker than a shared container.

What happens at my destination?

Your personal Pickfords Move Manager will forward your paperwork to our teams in Australia. When your belongings arrive in Australia they will send you the relevant customs forms, help arrange customs clearance and delivery of your items to your end location.

If you think you might need to arrange for your belongings to be stored at your destination, take a look at our international storage services.

How long will my Australia removals take?

This varies depending on your chosen shipment method and where in Australia you are sending your items. You can track your shipment, so you'll know where it is at every point in your move. See our average international removal time-frames for our popular destinations in Australia.

Full Container Load
Adelaide: 8 - 10 weeks
Brisbane: 8 - 11 weeks
Perth: 7 - 9 weeks
Melbourne: 8 - 10 weeks
Sydney: 8 - 10 weeks
Hobart: 9 - 11 weeks

Groupage (shared container services)
Adelaide: 9 - 14 weeks
Brisbane: 9 - 14 weeks
Perth: 8 - 13 weeks
Melbourne: 9 - 14 weeks
Sydney: 9 - 14 weeks
Hobart: 10 - 16 weeks

On arrival at port in Australia, customs and quarantine may take between 10 to 20 working days to complete; this has been allowed in the overall door-to-door totals quoted. 

The transit time detailed is for guideline purposes only and may be subject to variation dependent upon prevailing market conditions, shipping line capacity and actual sailings. Your Move Manager will keep you updated following collection of your shipment.

39 offices throughout Australia

We have 39 offices across Australia and provide a personal, local delivery service at the following locations:

Adelaide, Albany, Alice Springs, Bendigo, Brisbane, Broome, Bunbury, Cairns, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Devonport, Emerald, Esperance, Geelong, Geraldton, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Groote Eylandt, Hobart, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Katherine, Mackay, Melbourne, Newcastle, Newman, Orange, Perth, Port Hedland, Sale, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Toowoomba, Townsville, Wagga, Wodonga, Wollongong, Woomera.

FIDI FAIM plus accredited international moving service
Pickfords transit options

A range of transit options to suit your budget

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