Shipping to Australia
Are you moving to Australia and require a removals company to advise and transport your goods? White & Company have been providing a full removals and storage service to Australia for the past eighty years. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, White & Company can carry out full or part loads from the UK to Australia.
Why Move to Australia?
Australia remains the most popular destination for Brits looking to leave the UK.
There are over 1,277,400 expats living in Australia. This accounts for nearly 1 in 4 of all Brits who have left UK shores!
British expats appreciate the year-round good weather, growing economy and cheaper cost of living on offer. And who can turn down a barbeque on the beach either?
There’s no denying it: Australian life is exciting. Melbourne has ranked as the most liveable city in the world. Whilst Sydney is the most affordable city for young people to live.
Life In Australia
The country is very popular with expat families looking for a better environment and lifestyle, in which to bring up their children. Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney are all popular cities. Each offers expats excellent employment opportunities.
There are stringent measures in place to keep Australian immigration levels under control. The strict screening process selects only those professionals that offer the skills needed to keep the country’s economy in good health.
It also ensures population levels are low enough to safeguard a high quality of life for all Australian citizens.
Anyone moving to Australia on a short-term contract will probably choose to rent a property. The process is usually straight forward. The cost of accommodation is also very reasonable when compared with the average salary.
Almost 50 percent of all expats purchase property in Australia. House prices are still very affordable although the property market does move quickly. Although note that your ability to purchase property will very much depend on your visa.
The overall standard of education in Australia is first rate. The Australian Government places 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 can 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.
Be sure to do your research before departing the UK as the school seasons are different and dcompetition for places can be fierce depending on where you choose to live.
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting. A quick research of your state or local territory and its laws can help you to adjust quicker to your new surroundings.
Almost all expats living in Australia drive. Most people moving to Australia are able drive using the license from home for the first three months. licensing regulations vary from state to state. You are advised to familiarise yourself with the rules within each particular territory.
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 and Jetstar.
The Australian Dollar (AUD or $A) is the official currency in Australia. Credit/debit cards are readily accepted in most places in Australia.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm, Frontier Pay.
Follow the link to see what savings you could make compared to using your high street bank and set up a free account.
Shipping My Effects To Australia
Moving can be a stressful experience.
White & Company, with its 145 years of experience in the removal industry, can help make the whole process a lot more manageable. We have moved thousands of families around the globe and have branches all over the UK.
We can arrange a free no obligation quotation, carried out by one of our qualified surveyors. They will be able to answer any of the questions and concerns you may have.
The surveyor will undertake a thorough survey to determine the volume of effects you will be shipping to Australia, following which you will receive a written quotation.
Our branches stretch from the Channel Islands to Scotland. We are part of an extensive network of industry partners. This allows us to provide a shipping, packing, storage and delivery service anywhere in the world.
Our team possesses a wealth of removals knowledge and can liaise with our international relocation partners to ensure your move runs smoothly.
Contacting White & Company
For further information on our removals to Australia, or any other international destination, contact our international office on 01489 854175. Alternatively, complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.
Shipping From The UK To Australia
Our teams across the UK are able to pack your valuable, fragile and bulky furniture. We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move.
All china and glassware is wrapped in special paper and packed in double-thickness cartons. Furniture is wrapped in bubble blanket for extra protection and items requiring specialist care, such as antiques, packed in made-to-measure wooden crates.
We can also offer an unpacking service to unpack your belongings onto flat surfaces and dispose of all packing materials.
You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions prior to moving home. Most of our customers rent first before they buy and find this affords them that extra flexibility.
If so, we have 19 storage locations throughout the UK, all providing secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers. All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873.
To discuss your options or any of our services in more detail fill in the quote form above. A member of our customer service team will get in touch shortly.
Alternatively, contact your local White & Company branch to arrange a no obligation home visit. Our friendly and helpful surveyor will call round at a time convenient to you and provide you with an itemised quote.
White & Company
International Removals since 1871
We recommend a visit from one of our Surveyors for all International moves, so that we can assess your requirements, and the volume of goods to be moved.
What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.