Ship Personal Effects from the UK to Australia with 1st Move International

1st Move International we have been helping our customers ship their personal effects to Australia for over 25 years. Our services have helped thousands of people move to Australia or to ship their personal effects from the UK to join them.

Be it for clothing, small items such as figurines or larger items such as white goods, our specialist packing is second to none. We will help to ensure that your personal effects are shipped safely and securely, and with our scheduled weekly shipping you can be sure that our services are the fastest in the business.

With nationwide collection services, controlled by our head office in Bristol, our experienced and knowledgeable team are here to help you to ship your personal effects to Australia and make the experience as hassle-free as possible.

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Weekly Shipping

Avoid the delays and get there faster! Our unique packing systems allow us to ship weekly by sharing containers with commercial exporting companies.

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Unbeatable Packing

Our shrinkwrap packing stops the handling of individual items to ensure a Zero Touch delivery. This also reduces the risks of damage and improves the security of your goods.

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Accurate Billing

Each pallet is measured exactly after packing to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.

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Why Should I Ship My Personal Effects to Australia with 1st Move International?

Good question! As we are one of the UK’s largest privately owned overseas removals companies, there are many benefits to shipping personal effects to Australia with 1st Move International.

Firstly, our unique palletising and packing technique not only protects your personal effects, but by using it we can utilise weekly commercial shipping services for faster shipping. Instead of waiting around for other customers' cargo, your shipment will get a first class ticket on the next available scheduled sailing!

Secondly, once we have fully palletised your personal effects, we can measure the final packed pallets exactly. This means that we only charge you for the exact size of your shipment, no estimating and no guessing.

Thirdly, we are a trusted member of the British Association of Removers (BAR). They are the trade association for removal services in the UK, covering both domestic and international removals. To be a member, removals companies are inspected and audited on an annual basis so you can be rest assured you can expect a high standard of service if you ship your personal effects to Australia with 1st Move International.

Finally, we have an excellent record of customer service, and you can find some examples of this from the reviews of customers who have shipped with 1st Move International on TrustPilot, the independent review platform.

FAQ for Personal Effects Shipping to Australia

Continue reading for Frequently Asked Questions and important information about shipping personal effects overseas from the UK to Australia.

If you book your personal effects shipment to the Australia with 1st Move International, we can offer you peace of mind with 3 levels of shipping insurance from specialist removals insurance brokers Basil Fry and Company.

Our flexible insurance policies allow you to cover only those items that you want to, not just your whole shipment. This means that you can choose to cover only the most valuable items.

For more details take a look at our shipping insurance page, or feel free to give us a call.

The cost of shipping your personal effects to Australia is dependent on many factors, including the size of your shipment, collection and delivery point. Where we are different from other removals companies, is that we can offer a door to door service to most destinations including Australia.

We can even include the cost of unpacking and removal of any packing materials, so if this is the service that you would like please let us know at the time of quoting. This means that you can prepay your freight costs and this is one less thing for you to worry about.

As a guide, for our LCL shared container service, freight prices from port to port are from £1,011, and for our FCL dedicated container service freight prices are from £2,897 for a 20’ container or £4,998 for a 40’ container.

Costs do vary however, so we recommend that you send us your details and we can arrange a quotation based on your own specific requirements. The quotation is free with no obligations.

It couldn’t be simpler to get a quotation on your personal effects shipment to Australia with 1st Move International. All we need are a few details, and we can give you a door to door price, or if you would prefer to collect your shipment in Australia we can quote you on that basis.

Please fill out our quotation form, and our expert international removals pricing team will be able to give you a cost based on your own specific requirements.

Remember though, once your shipment is fully packed we will measure it exactly, so you will only pay for the size of your actual shipment even if it is much less than we have quoted for!

Because 1st Move International uses commercial LCL shipping services, we are able to give you published schedules to let you know when we are shipping to Australia. Once your personal effects shipment is packed and all documentation is in place, we book onto the next available booked vessel to the port in Australia.

For the latest shipping schedules for Australia then you can go over to our International Container Shipping Schedule page of our website. This shows you the port to port transit time, but for confirmation of the expected door to door transit time please give us a call and we can give you the dates based on your specific requirements.

Other International Removals companies can give you similar port to port transit times but they won’t be able to give you an indication of when your personal effects shipment will leave the UK. Their groupage/shared container services operate differently to 1st Move International. Ask them when your personal effects shipment is likely to ship from the UK.

Popular Destinations for Shipping Personal Effects to Australia

We ship personal effects to the whole of Australia, so whatever your destination, we've got you covered. Some of the most popular destinations for shipping personal effects to Australia include: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast, Newcastle and more..

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COVID Safe Packing and Zero Touch Delivery Label

We are the only UK international removals company who offer COVID safe packing solutions when shipping household goods from the UK.

Once packed, your pallets are photographed and pictures of your shipment will be posted immediately to our Facebook page.

You can see a gallery of our latest customer shipments here.