Shipping to Australia
Are you considering shipping to Australia and searching for 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 provide a local move, or from the UK to Australia.
Why Move to Australia?
Australia still remains the most popular destination for Brits looking to leave the UK. There are over 1,277,400 expats living in Australia and it’s well known that the British in particular, love the good weather, growing economy and cheaper cost of living that Australia can offer. It’s easy to see why this is the case, Melbourne has ranked as the most liveable city in the world. Whilst Sydney has been named as 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. Whilst Australia is a popular destination for expats, there are stringent measures in place to keep Australian immigration levels under control.
The strict screening process picks out 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. Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney are all popular cities for expats looking for employment opportunities.
Anyone moving to Australia on a short-term contract will probably choose to rent a property; the process is usually straight forward, with the cost of accommodation being very reasonable when compared with the average salary.
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, estate agents promote their houses on the major property sites such as: http://www.realestate.com.au/buy
The overall 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 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.
Help to select a school can be found at: Schools Portal
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit http://www.gov.au/
Almost all expats living in Australia find it best to have a car. Most people moving to Australia are able drive using the license from home for the first three months. 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
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.
Simply follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Foreign-Exchange Portal
Shipping My Effects To Australia
Moving can be a very stressful experience but White & Company, with its 145 years of experience in the removal industry, can help make the whole process a lot less traumatic. White & Company move thousands of families around the globe each year and have branches all over the UK. We can arrange a free no obligation quotation, which is carried out by one of our qualified surveyors, who 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 and with a network of industry partners we are able to provide an exceptional shipping, packing, storage and delivery service anywhere in the World. At each branch our team will have a wealth of removals knowledge and can liaise with our other branches to make sure your move runs smoothly. As well as taking care of your house move, White & Company is able to offer a whole range of other services.
Contacting White & Company
For further information on our removals to Australia, to start your new job, 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 will be 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. 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, or whilst you arrange for work to be carried out on your new home. 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.
When planning your move we know the cost of your removals or storage is important too…so when you are ready, either fill in the White & Company quote form or contact your local White & Company branch to arrange a no obligation home visit during which we will explain the process 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.