Australia is, and has always been, a popular and exciting destination. Many people moving to Australia look forward to the easy going carefree approach to life. As opposed to the practice of taking things to heart and overreacting. With unemployment ranging below 6%, it is no wonder why many skilled workers are moving to Australia.
The first step in the removals to Australia process is arranging an on site survey to help establish a correct understanding on the volume of contents being shipped.
If you moving a small amount of household items or boxes to Australia, we will be able to provide a moving quote without doing an onsite survey, for larger moves an onsite survey is essential.
Moving to Sydney or Perth, East Coast or West Coast, we offer door to door services to suit your needs. Please check the services provided below:
During removals to Australia, your goods must be cleared by both the Customs and Quarantine services. Australia’s quarantine laws are strict, especially in regard to food, animal and plant material. Sometimes, you may need to obtain a permit to bring certain goods into Australia as they have other restrictions. To ensure you comply with these restrictions, it is advisable to contact Australian Customs prior to deciding what goods to move with you to Australia.
Australian Customs must check that restricted or prohibited goods are not imported into Australia; their Customs service also collect taxes and duties with may be due on imported goods. If you wish to import your household goods into Australia without paying taxes it duty, you must have owned and used these goods for a minimum of 12 months. Please be aware that all cigarettes and alcohol imported, regardless of the amount, will be liable to duty and tax.
The Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) are very strict. Every shipment that enters Australia will undergo a physical inspection from AQIS. This is to check that shipments are free from contaminated risk items, and also do not contain any prohibited or restricted goods. If restricted or contaminated goods are in your shipment, AQIS may demand that any items they deem necessary be treated by means of steam cleaning or fumigation. If the items are prohibited, AQIS may even confiscate or destroy them. Steam cleaning or fumigation can be very costly so Get Cracking Ltd. recommend that, prior to packing any of the following goods for import into Australia, you either meticulously clean these yourself or get these professionally cleaned:
- All camping gear
- Sporting gear including bikes
- Gardening gear including lawn movers and tools
- Garden furniture
- Vacuum cleaners.
The motor vehicle industry in Australia is closely monitored so in order to import a motor vehicle, you must obtain a permit. You will also have to pay GST and import duty.
Upon arrival into Australia, every motor vehicle will undergo a physical inspection by the Quarantine service. If they decide that you vehicle is not clean, they may order it to undergo an expensive steam cleaning. To reduce the risk of this happening to your vehicle, Get Cracking Ltd recommend that you either meticulously clean your vehicle yourself or get it professionally cleaned. Please note that this clean would include the interior as well as the exterior and the undercarriage.
Depending on the method of shipping we can advise the following approximate door to door transit times to Australia. These times are based on average and given as a guide to assist you in your planning. The transit time for shared containers can vary and are subject to having enough shipments to fill a container.
|Full Container Load (container for exclusive use)||Groupage (shared container services)||Airfreight|
|· Adelaide 8 – 10 weeks
· Brisbane 8 – 11 weeks
· Fremantle/Perth 7 – 9 weeks
· Melbourne 8 – 10 weeks
· Sydney 8 – 10 weeks
· Hobart 9 – 11 weeks
|· Adelaide 10 – 14 weeks
· Brisbane 10 – 14 weeks
· Fremantle/Perth 9 – 13 weeks
· Melbourne 10 – 14 weeks
· Sydney 10 – 14 weeks
· Hobart 10 – 15 weeks
|5 to 10 days|
|On arrival at Port in Australia, Customs and Quarantine may take between 10 to 20 working days to complete; this has been allowed in the overall door-to-door totals quoted.||Door to door||Door to Door|
Please note that the above transit times are approximate.
We recommend our professional packing service for packing your goods prior to shipping to Australia. We wrap/box your goods using the most appropriate packing materials available, and use the best packing methods to make certain your belongings arrive safely to Australia. If your goods include larger items or more delicate pieces such as flat screen TVs, bikes, artwork or hanging clothes, Get Cracking also have a wide variety of speciality cartons/packing materials that are designed specifically to ensure your belongings arrive safely.
Each piece of your belongings that is moved is wrapped in some way; if it will not fit into our wide range of cartons/boxes, it will be wrapped in protective materials. After the goods are packed, they are numbered and labelled with a sticker, then listed on your removal inventory. While we recommend that you use Get Cracking’s professional packing service, you may decide to pack some or even all of your own goods. If you choose to do your own packing, we can also assist with this task by supplying you with our appropriate packing materials.
Get Cracking LTD have storage services available to you in both Ireland and Australia. The huge advantage of storing your belongings in Australia is that they can be delivered to your door as quickly as possible once you are ready to receive them. If you decide to store your goods in Ireland, you will need to factor in the time for shipping transit. Sometimes storage in Ireland is the only option as you may be unsure of your final destination in Australia. We have the facility to store your goods in Ireland until your decision regarding your final destination is made; this can reduce unnecessary shipping costs.
It is very important to consider the protection of your goods during relocation to Australia as there is always an element of risk in moving. Peace of mind is paramount; thankfully, Get Cracking Ltd offer a range of insurance options to ensure your personal possessions are well covered should the unlikely happen.
In order to make your move to Australia complete, we can provide the following additional services:
- house cleaning after emptying your home
- pet transport
- unpacking of your goods at destination
- arrange the transferring of your funds to Canada with foreign exchange services.
If you require currency exchange for your move to Australia, we will introduce you to FC Exchange, one of Europe’s leading Foreign exchange companies, to arrange the transferring of your funds to Australia. FC Exchange offers international money transfers that are safe, fast and can save you money. For more information on how to safe money please follow the below link.
Can I pack my own goods when I move to Australia?
It is recommended that you do not ship items to Australia which have been “owner packed” as they will attract stringent inspection by Customs on arrival. It is advisable to have your goods packed by your moving company to ensure the clearance process can be conducted with a minimum of fuss.
Can I move my pet to Australia?
It is recommended to send your pet through a registered pet transportation agent who will be able to contact all the relevant agencies in Australia.
How do I move my car to Australia?
Moving motor vehicles and motor bikes to Australia is possible provided Customs criteria are met. This service is usually depot to depot, meaning the motor vehicle will be collected by you from our partners depot in Australia following customs clearance. Customs may require evidence that the owner of the vehicle has lived abroad for 12 months or longer, so a copy of your passport with date stamp showing arrival in Australia, or copy of lease or rental agreement on in Australia would be sufficient.
Please note that you will need to obtain an approval to ship your car first. You will also have to pay duty/tax to import your car to Australia.
With Australia’s strict Quarantine service there is a good possibility that this may happen, so to try and avoid this and the expensive charges we recommend that you have your vehicle thoroughly groomed on the interior and exterior before shipping. Special attention to the wheel arches, engine bay and other areas that could trap contaminants.
Will I have to pay duty on my household goods in Australia?
If you have owned and used your goods for 12 months or more then you will be allowed to import your general household goods free of duty/tax. This rule excludes items such as alcohol, cigarettes, and commercial items.
Will my belongings be fumigated when they arrive in Australia?
Your belongings may be fumigated upon arrival in Australia. It is important to know that if any of your goods require treatment such as fumigation it is usually limited to specific items as opposed to your whole shipment.
Do I have to clean my goods before shipping to Australia?
Yes. It is highly recommended that you thoroughly clean all goods of an outdoor nature such as garden furniture and tools, lawn mowers, bikes, camping equipment, sports equipment, vacuum cleaners etc before shipment.
What our clients say about us
“Super company, lovely lads. Will be using these again and again for anything I need moved not just moving home. So professional and no short cuts taken. Thank you so much”
I can’t recommend enough Don and the guys from Get Cracking. Our move from Dublin to Co. Fermanagh with a toddler in tow went so smoothly. Very professional and friendly to deal with.
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Very efficient, helpful, friendly and calm, thank you Don and the 2 lads. I would highly recommend Get Cracking, beating the competition on pricing as well.
Get Cracking Have Vast Experience In All Types Of Removals In Dublin, From House Moves to Apartment Moves to Furniture Removals.