International Removals Australia

International Removals to Australia

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Experienced & Dedicated Move Managers

Here at 1st Move International we have been providing international removals services to Australia for over 25 years. Our dedicated Move Coordinators will help and guide you through every step of the process and be there to answer any questions you might have.


We are proud members of the British Association of Removers (BAR) and the British International Freight Association (BIFA). This ensures that our company adheres to the highest standards within the international removals industry.

Fully Insured

We are insured through industry giant Basil Fry and have multiple insurance options available. Our packing process greatly reduces the risks associated with 3rd parties like customs and destination delivery agents. This has allowed us to record an exceptionally low claim rate and it makes us one of the safest international removals companies in the UK.

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Cost of International Removals to Australia

How Much Does it Cost to Ship to Australia?

Short Answer: The cost of international removals from the UK to Australia starts from £1,011 for a shared container service, £2,897 for a 3 bed house and £4,998 for a 4 or 5 bed house. The port-to-port shipping cost will ultimately depend the size of your move and final location in Australia.

UK to Australia Moving Costs

Destination Port Shared Container Cost (GBP) 3 Bed House - 20ft Container Cost (GBP) 4-5 Bed House - 40ft Container Cost (GBP)
Melbourne From £1,011 £2,897 £4,998
Sydney From £1,011 £2,897 £4,998
Adelaide From £1,011 £2,897 £4,998
Brisbane From £1,011 £2,897 £4,998

* Our costs table should be used as a guide only. As we do not know your collection or destination address, or how much you plan to ship, these costs do not include the following charges: UK collection, onward delivery from the port in Australia to your new home, professional packing and loading costs.

For a bespoke quote for shipping to Australia, use our removals quote form or contact a member of our team for more information.

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International Removals to Australia
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Shipping Options For Your Move

Full Container Shipping


Ideal for large full-house moves

Shared Container Shipping


Perfect for smaller moves



Nationwide collections & delivery to your door


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Guide to Removals to Australia

We answer Frequently Asked Questions about overseas removals from the UK to Australia.

Once we have collected your household goods, furniture and other personal items they will be packed and ready within 2-4 working days. Your shipment is then scheduled to leave on the next available weekly sailing to Australia.

The sea freight transit time from the UK to Australia ranges from 6-8 weeks, depending on your exact destination.

See our UK to Australia Sailing Schedule for information on upcoming sailings and transit times.

The final price of your relocation to Australia varies based on several elements, such as the total volume of your belongings, their value for insurance purposes, packing expenses, and any collection or delivery services you might need.

To give you a rough idea, shipping your packed and collected items can cost approximately £1,011 for a shared container, £2,897 for a full 20ft container, and upwards of £4,998 for a 40ft container from the UK to Australia. Keep in mind, these estimates do not cover collection, insurance, packing, etc. As a ballpark figure, it's wise to allocate an additional £1,000 to £2,000 for these services.

For a precise, cost-inclusive quote tailored to your specific moving needs, we invite you to request a free quote through our website.

  • Innovative Packing & Shipping: Our unique packing methods provide unparalleled protection for your items during transit, specifically designed to handle the long journey to Australia.
  • Regular Shipping Schedules: Thanks to our collaborative approach with commercial exporters, we guarantee weekly shipments to Australia, minimizing wait times and ensuring a swift relocation process.
  • Precise Measurement for Billing: Our packing techniques allow for exact measurement of your belongings, offering transparent and accurate billing without hidden costs.
  • Streamlined Customs Process: Our efficient packing and documentation reduce potential customs hold-ups in Australia, ensuring a quicker and smoother delivery of your goods.
  • Insurance and Safety Assurance: Our methods are not only insurer-approved but have also consistently demonstrated a significant reduction in claims, giving you peace of mind throughout the move.

1st Move International offers comprehensive international removals services from the UK to numerous destinations across Australia. Our services cover major cities and towns, ensuring you can move to your desired location with ease. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Canberra
  • Gold Coast
  • Newcastle
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Wollongong
  • Geelong
  • Hobart
  • Townsville
  • Cairns
  • Toowoomba
  • Darwin
  • Ballarat
  • Bendigo
  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Launceston
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton
  • Bunbury
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Bundaberg
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Hervey Bay
  • Mildura-Wentworth
  • Shepparton-Mooroopna
  • Gladstone-Tannum Sands
  • Port Macquarie
  • Tamworth
  • Traralgon-Morwell
  • Orange
  • Geraldton
  • Bowral-Mittagong
  • Dubbo
  • Busselton
  • Bathurst
  • Nowra-Bomaderry
  • Warrnambool
  • Albany
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • Mount Gambier
  • Lismore
  • Nelson Bay
  • Maryborough

This list is not exhaustive, and we cater to many other locations across Australia. Our goal is to make your move as convenient and stress-free as possible, no matter where you're relocating to in Australia.

Getting a quote for your move to Australia is quick and straightforward. Simply fill out the Quick Quote form on our website. We'll provide you with a customized quote for your move to Australia, detailing all costs, within 24 hours. There's no need for a home survey; everything can be arranged conveniently online, ensuring a hassle-free start to your journey down under.

Australia has strict biosecurity laws to protect its unique environment. Items that are generally prohibited or restricted include certain food products, plant material, animal products, and some medications. It's also important to avoid packing soil, seeds, untreated wooden items, and items that have been in contact with water, such as outdoor sports equipment. We advise checking the latest Australian customs regulations or consulting with us for specific advice on your belongings.

Yes, we offer full assistance with customs clearance in Australia. Our service includes preparing all the necessary documentation and ensuring that your belongings comply with all regulations. This helps in minimising delays and avoiding potential issues at the border.

Certainly. We provide a tracking service for all our international removals. Once your shipment is on its way to Australia, you'll receive a tracking number. This will allow you to monitor the progress of your shipment online and stay informed about its estimated arrival time.

Moving to Australia comes with numerous advantages:

  • High Quality of Life: Australia is known for its excellent quality of life, including a strong economy, high standards of living, and great healthcare. In 2021, Australia consistently ranked high globally for these aspects.
  • Outdoor Lifestyle: With its diverse landscapes and pleasant climate, Australia offers a lifestyle that's heavily oriented towards the outdoors. From beautiful beaches to national parks, the opportunities for adventure and relaxation are endless.
  • Cultural Diversity: Australia's multicultural society is welcoming, offering a rich blend of cultural experiences, cuisines, and festivals.
  • Employment Opportunities: The country boasts a robust job market, particularly in sectors like mining, technology, healthcare, and education.

However, there are also some drawbacks to consider:

  • Cost of Living: Certain cities in Australia, like Sydney and Melbourne, can be quite expensive in terms of housing and daily expenses.
  • Remote Location: Australia's location can feel isolated due to the significant distance from countries like the UK, potentially impacting travel and communication with family and friends overseas.
  • Environmental Factors: Australia is susceptible to environmental challenges such as droughts and bushfires, which can affect certain regions more than others.
  • Wildlife Encounters: While home to unique wildlife, Australia also has its share of creatures like snakes and spiders that might be uncomfortable or dangerous.

Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.