Removals to Australia
If you are planning on moving to Australia, whether to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or anywhere in Australia, Britannia Bradshaw has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your individual needs.
We also have information about Australian visas and advice on getting settled in Australia.
Moving to Australia with Britannia Bradshaw
Customs Clearance - It will usually take 10 to 15 days for customs clearance and delivery. This time can be affected by government policy, or the inspection of goods, for example.
Packing & Delivery - Our trained removers can pack and wrap all your items to ensure that they are transported safely. If you choose a full door to door service to Australia, our agents will deliver the goods to your new home. We can then unwrap your furniture and unpack your moving boxes onto a flat surface, and all used packing materials will be removed from the site.
Additional services – Should you require additional removal services when moving to Australia, Britannia Bradshaw can provide comprehensive insurance, and arrange international storage or pet transport.
Moving Personal Effects to Australia
Duty free entry is usually granted if the goods have been owned for at least 12 months. To move your household items, an inventory is required, and Britannia Bradshaw will provide you with the correct customs forms that must be completed prior to the goods leaving the UK.
All household and personal effects entering Australia are subject to a physical examination by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS).
Items of interest to quarantine include all items that may have come into contact with soil and vegetation such as gardening equipment, bicycles, scooters etc, sporting and camping equipment, golf clubs and buggies, cleaning equipment, brooms, mops, vacuum cleaner waste bags and the like. These items should be thoroughly cleaned before despatch. Please note however prior cleaning and other treatment (fumigation, steam cleaning etc.) does not ensure automatic clearance. AQIS will order further treatment if in their opinion the items being imported present a quarantine risk. Please also be conscious of festive decorations and wreaths containing dried vegetable matter, including pine cones and the like. If imported these items will be subject to further treatment or destruction.
Moving your domestic pets to Australia
Cats and dogs may only be imported from AQIS approved countries, and must be accompanied by a valid Permit to Import. Dogs and cats must have been resident in any of the approved countries for at least six months (or from birth), and during the period of 30 days preceding export they must not have been in quarantine in the country of export.
The preparation of your pet to move to Australia is lengthy, you'll need to start well in advance. Unfortunately, the importation of birds into Australia is currently prohibited.
Britannia Bradshaw can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pet(s) from home to home. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures.
Australian removals transit times
Groupage or shared load consignments usually take nine to 14 weeks door to door. However, this can vary depending on volumes being shipped, customs or immigration delays and prevailing weather conditions. Sole use containers usually take six to eight weeks port to port, and there is a weekly service to all major ports.
Removal quote appointment booking service
Britannia Bradshaw can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 0161 877 5555 (Manchester) or 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham & Coventry) and speak with one of our removals specialists.
How are our appointments carried out
In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.
See what our customers think of us...
I would recommend you to anyone thinking of moving and looking to choose a removal company
Courteous and helpful. We used them previously to move to France. All staff were friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
From start to finish Britannia Bradshaw's have been professional and courteous and nothing has been too much trouble. I would recommend you to anyone thinking of moving and looking to choose a removal company.Ann TaylorManchester
The moving team carried out their duties with full respect to the home we were leaving
On both occasions the moving team carried out their duties with full respect to the home we were leaving and the two moves we were going to. We can only express our sincere thanks to both crews
On both occasions we were treated with total respect. We could have asked for a delivery of packing materials which were offered but we decided not to take the offer. In hindsight we could have saved some time by packing some items earlier
Had several quotes and although Britannia were not the most competitive they outshone others with their professional approach
We must also pay due credit to the office staff who have been more than helpful and supportive during our first meeting and through the process. Nothing was too much trouble
Martin and the team were professional, courteous, helpful and informativeRoy KitchenBirmingham
They make every aspect of moving home less stressful
The crew were fantastic I couldn't recommend them highly enough, they make every aspect of moving home less stressful.
We had previously used and had a good experience with the company.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - We used you to move 3 years ago and Ernie was as helpful friendly and efficient as he was last time.Liz BurnsManchester
Professional and worked hard
All personnel very courteous, professional and worked hard. Personal friend works for the company and other friends' recommendationsRichard AdamsBirmingham
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