Picturesque beaches and aspirations of a casual lifestyle are a couple of reasons why Australia is an attractive location for England's citizens to relocate to. If you're an English citizen who's looking to make a move to Australia, keep reading!
We understand how pulling off a big move can be a trigger for stress. It's always most stressful at the beginning of the moving process as you might be wondering what the essential tasks of your move will be, and more importantly, how to execute those tasks.
We're going to be covering the following moving-related topics for English citizens looking to move to Ireland:
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How Do I Ship My Household Items From England to Australia?
Shipping household items long-distances understandably makes a lot of people nervous—but it doesn't have to. Sea freight and airfreight shipping are the two main options for prospective movers looking to transport household items overseas. Both sea freight shipping and airfreight shipping are safe and reliable options for transporting your household items. Sea freight shipping will cost you less than airfreight transport, but your items will take longer to be delivered.
Airfreight and sea freight shipping offer customers the opportunity to transport different sizes of cargo. Whether you're transporting household items from a one-bedroom apartment or a multi-bedroom house, you'll be covered. Cargo planes that transport household goods can carry partial or full loads. Sea freight shipping allows a customer to select 20ft, 40ft, or 40ft high cubic containers to store their household items. Once you select your moving container's size, you can choose between a full container load (FCL) or a less than container load (LCL). Less than container loads are recommended for smaller-sized moves.
Once you select a shipping method for transporting your household items, you need to choose which type of delivery service you'll receive.
What Types of Delivery Services Exist For Transporting Household Items From England to Australia?
Door-to-door shipping or port-to-port shipping are the two most popular options when transporting household items via sea freight. If you're transporting your household items via air freight, you'll be picking your items up at the airport instead of a seaport during port-to-port shipping. Most people select door-to-door shipping as the service consists of a moving company picking up your household items at your house and dropping them off at your new home's location in Australia. Port-to-port shipping is more of a hassle as you'll have to retrieve your household items from the airport and transport them back to your new home in Australia.
You're probably wondering how long this is going to take.
If you're selecting sea freight shipping like most people, door-to-door delivery of your household items will take around 6-8 weeks for an FCL. LCL sea freight door-to-door delivery takes an average of 10-12 weeks to deliver.
Are you curious as to why LCL loads take more time to deliver than FCL?
The answer to this question has to do with logistics. It's easier for a moving company to organize the transportation of one person's FCL instead of multiple people's LCL. Companies that ship household goods overseas will frequently give customers lower price quotes of FCL to mitigate the overall process.
Shipping a vehicle from England to Australia is similar to shipping household items because you can select air freight shipping, sea freight shipping, door-to-door delivery, or port-to-port delivery. If you want your animal(s) to come with you too, you're going to need to be aware of some basic information surrounding the process of shipping pets from England to Australia.
How Do I Ship My Pets From England to Australia?
Obtaining an import permit is a requirement for your pet to travel from England to Australia. Most people own cats and dogs. If you're transporting a cat or a dog, your animal will have to quarantine for ten days in Melbourne. During the quarantine stay, your cat or dog will be inspected and treated (if required).
What Can I Expect From Australian Customs?
Australian Customs exist to monitor your arrival into the country and make sure you're not carrying prohibited items or a prohibited amount of items that are legal to carry within a certain weight limit. Storing items is always a backup option if you cannot transport certain things through an Australian airport. You can have your goods cleared by Australian Customs before you arrive if you're looking to save some extra time. If you weren't previously a citizen of Australia, you're going to need to acquire a proper visa.
How Do I Acquire an Australian Visa?
Visiting the Australian Department of Immigration's website is a great first step in learning how to attain the right visa. Successfully moving is all about proper planning. You're going to have to plan to acquire the proper visa as permanent residency visas in Australia typically take between 9-18 months to receive a decision.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.