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...
They delivered everything efficiently and expertly
I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan and Mike on Monday 04/07, when they arrived bang on time to deliver my goods from storage.The job wasn’t easy, as they had to negotiate a flight of stairs, followed by a tricky corridor with tight corners, and were carrying such objects as a large sofa and a fridge. Despite this, they smiled and chatted throughout the process, and nothing was too much trouble.
They delivered everything efficiently and expertly, and absolutely everything arrived undamaged and without so much as a scuff.I was delighted with the outcome, and I can’t praise them highly enough.
Many thanks to them, and to the whole team at Britannia Bradshaw, who have been nothing but kind, patient and helpful throughout my whole experience of storage and removal. I was very nervous about moving into my new flat, but it turned out that I had nothing to worry about, as Lynne, Charlotte and the rest of the team guided me every step of the way.
Hilary Mullan.Hilary MullanManchester
Very friendly and organised
The initial quote was by Leicester but it was the Birmingham crew that moved us and they were excellent nothing
was too much trouble and very friendly and organised. Very helpful and very knowledgeable.
Why did you use us? RecommendedDebbie CherryBirmingham
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Why did you use us? National reputable firm.Mags HeneghanManchester
Flexible on my removal and delivery options
Paul and Fabio were very polite, pleasant and helpful, I couldn't fault any part of it. Excellent, friendly service. As I don't drive and had to travel across the country to my new home by train, the flexibility they offered for moving my belongings took a lot of the stress away.
Why did you use us? They were more flexible on my removal and delivery options, and used floor coveringsNoelle ShresthaBirmingham
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