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...
Very pleased with the removal services
We have been very pleased with the removal services we have received from Bradshaw International. From the quotation through to the removal day itself, everyone was very efficient and helpful.
Our team of Mike & Ryan battled through snow and road closures to deliver our furniture and were still in a cheerful mood when they eventually arrived. Big thanks to them. The whole team made the experience has been as good as it good be & we'd highly recommend you as a company.Janet & Martin ClarkeManchester
Took time to ask what we wanted in our move and understand what was important to us
I can't remember their names, but the two guys who helped us were friendly, professional and patient with us.
They were the only company we investigated who suggested a 3-day move rather than 2-day move. Whilst this increased the cost of our move, it made the experience much easier and less stressful, and this was important to us.
The service is quite expensive for local moves, but if moving nationally I would not have any hesitation in recommending the service.
Martin Wilks came round to see us quickly, and he took time to ask what we wanted in our move and understand what was important to us.John DouglasBirmingham
They did a great job - very punctual and no breakages. We've used you previously.Robert BirleyManchester
Martin Lloyd was brilliant. Recommendation from a contact & you were available on the date I needed.Lynda WebbBirmingham
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