Moving to Australia

Moving to Australia

Are You Moving to Australia & Looking For A Shipping Company?


Anyone considering moving to Australia will have many things to organize and consider before leaving the UK. One of the main priorities will be arranging your house removals, White & Company are one of the UK’s largest international removals companies, shipping household possessions, not just to the key migrant destinations (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa and the USA), but worldwide.

White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers  ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 and were finalists for 2017

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Moving household possessions for international removals & shipping is not like moving in the UK or even to Europe. International removals are a completely different process involving export packing, container loading, shipping, export documentation, customs and the observance of local regulations and procedures at destination. But that’s all in a day’s work for us.

Family owned White & Company has many years of experience in the removal industry. They can help at all stages of the removal process. Their knowledgeable international surveyors can give you practical advice on the technical issues involved in moving to another country such as customs regulations and the costs involved. Book a survey today at a White & Company branch near you, the surveyor will be able to provide you with a quotation free of charge and within 48 hours of a home visit.

Moving to Australia : Planning International Removals

Planning your moving to Australia removals as early as possible is definitely beneficial, as there are a host of things that need to happen to ensure your move takes place on the day or days you require. One of your first tasks should be to arrange a written quote from an established removal firm. White & Company can offer a free home survey to assess your moving and storage requirements. Our professional surveyor will identify the volume of goods you are moving and supply you with a detailed quotation within 48 hours of a home visit.

Moving to Australia : Removals Packing

Once you have decided to move home, you should consider if you wish to pack your possessions yourself or arrange for a removal company to pack some or all of your effects for you. If you choose to pack yourself, White & Company can supply you with top quality packaging materials delivered to you as and when you need them.

If you would like us to pack for you, we will ensure china and glassware are wrapped in special paper and then packed in double-thickness cartons; furniture can be wrapped in bubble blanket for extra protection; and items requiring specialist care, such as antiques, can be packed in made-to-measure wooden crates.

With over a century of experience of moving families across the world, we will take care of all the details and help you achieve a stress free move. White & Company are founder members of BAR, FIDI  and Omni. White & Company your first choice.

Head Office

White & Company PLC
Hillsons Road
SO30 2DY
Tel: 01489 854703

Opening Times:

  • Mon 09:00 – 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 – 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 – 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 – 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 – 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 – 12:00
  • Sun Closed

Alternatively contact your local branch.

Where is Australia

The map below shows the location of Australia

Living & Moving to Australia

Australia is a popular choice for expats with more than 20,000 miles of beautiful coastline, the Great Barrier Reef and sub-topical rainforests. Sydney may seem the obvious place to settle but don’t rule out Brisbane in Queensland with its stunning Gold Coast and it’s thriving city. Perth in Western Australia is another good choice, where the mining boom has lead to a strong economic expansion and the need for a bigger workforce.

Leisure Activities & Moving to Australia

Anyone moving to Australia can look forward to a lifestyle driven by outdoor pursuits. The country is very popular with expat families looking for a better environment and lifestyle in which to bring up their children. The country has a sunny optimism and the ‘can-do’ attitude of the people is very refreshing. This is demonstrated by 83% of Australians who say they have significantly more positive than negative experiences in an average day.

Eating out is a popular pastime and there is a huge choice of excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in the cities and towns across the country. In addition there are many speciality restaurants, which offer a variety of cuisines such as Chinese, Thai, Japanese, French, African, Greek, Turkish and Italian. Many Australian chefs are renowned for ‘fusion’ cuisine, which brings together European cooking styles with Asian flavours.

Here is a list of some of the iconic Australian foods:

•Chiko roll – these are spring roll like deep fried snacks, which can be found in convenience stores across Australia.
•Lamingtons – These are squares of sponge, which have been dipped in chocolate and coconut.
•Barramundi – This is a popular Australian fish, which will appear on the menu at restaurants across the country.
•Damper – traditional bread.
•Tim Tams – manufactured by Arnotts, the chocolate Tim Tam is probably Australia’s favourite biscuit.

Travel Connections & Moving to Australia

Almost all expats living in Australia find it best to have a car. Most people moving to Australia are able to drive using the license from home for the first three months of their stay in Australia. However, licensing regulations vary from state to state, and you would be advised to familiarise yourself with the rules within each particular territory before relocating. Due to the long distances between major cities, flying is the most popular travel option. The main airlines that operate domestically between Australian cities are, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tiger Airways Australia and Jetstar.

Property Prices & Moving to Australia

Almost 50 percent of all expats buy property in Australia. House prices are still very affordable although the property market does move quickly. If you are moving to Australia and need to find a property for sale, you may find the following list of estate agents useful:

Australian Real Estate
Real Estate Institute of South Australia Inc.
McGrath Estate Agents Palm Beach
Professionals Australia Real Estate

Please be aware that currency rates fluctuate. To get the best foreign exchange rates visit our currency conversion partners

If you decide to rent a property, remember that the rental price advertised is per week, not per month. Lots of expats make this mistake when looking to rent a place on arrival in Australia. It can be very disappointing when you have to multiply that ‘bargain’ rental price by four!

Schools and Moving to Australia

The standard of education in Australia is first rate, with the Australian government placing a high priority on teaching, student support and research. State schools are open to expats and anyone living in Australia with a permanent residency visa, which enables them to send their children to a state school at no cost to themselves. Many parents will choose to educate their children at an international school, as these are more likely to offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

Help to select a school can be found at:

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Relocating To Australia

This Moving to Australia item is brought to you by the International removals, storage and shipping company serving Australia and the surrounding area.

If you are looking to move to Australia , White & Company have been providing an International removals, packing and storage service for over 145 years and are founder members of BAR, FIDI  and Omni.

White & Company also provide specialist removal services to locations around Europe and all international destinations

Moving to Australia, White & Company International removals, storage & shipping. Call 01489 854703

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