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Removals To Sydney

Are you considering shipping to Sydney and searching for a removals company to advise and transport your goods? White & Company have been providing a full removals and storage service to Sydney for the past eighty years. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI. White & Company can provide a local move, or from the UK to anywhere in Australia.

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The surveyor will need to conduct a home survey to ascertain the volume of effects being shipped. This involves him/her walking through the property room by room noting what items are to be exported and recording it on his electronic tablet.

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White & Company has storage facilities at 19 storage locations throughout the UK all providing secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers.

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When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence. The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being shipped in special breathable bubble wrap.

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Upon arrival at your local depot, all effects are transferred to the export warehouse to await loading into a 20ft or 40ft container. The container is booked with the shipping line onto the first available vessel destined to the closest port of entry to your final destination.

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Why Move to Sydney?

Expats moving to Sydney will be bowled over by the breath taking natural beauty and high quality of life in the city. It has a gentle mild climate, a great number of outdoor pursuits and offers a very healthy lifestyle. It is a financial centre with the Australian Stock Exchange and Reserve Bank based there.

Life In Sydney

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

National parks surround the city and large amounts of the exquisite harbour are still edged with bush and the rugged Pacific coastline offers plenty of outdoor pursuits. There is a lively food scene and always a new restaurant to try! The harbour front Opera House, with its distinctive sail-like design, the arched Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens: all provide interesting diversions from the beach scene

Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s most expensive city. According to the CoreLogic home value index, in the latter part of 2017, there has been a slowdown in the overall property market for the first time in two years. However, property values rose 1% in January to an average price of $970.000 (£545.000) for houses and $725,000 (£407.000) for apartments. For good a good sized family home, it can cost well over $1m.

If you are considering purchasing a property close to Sydney, you will find it has a varied range of properties in good residential areas.

Check out Numbeo, which will give you the price per square metre. If you are moving to the city and need to find a property for sale, estate agents promote their houses on the major property sites such as:


Sydney has a good range of schools; children can attend public, faith-based, co-educational, private, or independent schools in Sydney.

There is a good choice of International schools in Sydney:

Sydney International High School
German International School Sydney
American International School
Sydney Japanese International School
EF International Language Centre Sydney
International School of Colour & Design
Meridian International Hotel School
International School of Music Northbridge
Kaplan International College Sydney
Lycée Condorcet the International French School of Sydney
International Film School Sydney

Help to select a school can be found at:

Local Information

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

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.


Almost all expats living in Australia find it best to have a car. Most people moving to Australia are able drive using the licence from home for the first three months. However, licensing regulations vary from state to state.

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 from Sydney Airport to the other Australian cities are, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tiger Airways Australia and Jetstar. Turramurra Train Station runs services to Epping, Richmond, Emu, Hornsby and Berowra. Travel by car is popular and the main roads in the city are the A22, A36, M1.

Currency Conversion

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 Sydney

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 Sydney

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.

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International  Removalists 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.

Below is a rough guide to Australia’s 6 states & 2 territories

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