Shipping To Australia:
Are you planning on shipping to Australia? It has always been one of the top expatriate locations and anyone moving there can look forward to a lifestyle driven by outdoor pursuits.
Because it is so important that your possessions are cared for throughout your entire process, White & Company are members of the British Association of Removers and all services performed are in accordance with European standard BS EN 12522.
White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 and finalists for 2017
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.
Property prices if you are thinking of shipping to Australia
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
Schools if shipping to Australia
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
Local Information if shipping to Australia
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/
Travel if shipping to Australia
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
Currency Conversion If shipping To Australia
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
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.