Living in Australia
Australia offers a stunning mix of sandy beaches, amazing places to visit, diversity and a laid back attitude. This continent-country is unique, where you can choose from a variety of lifestyles and landscapes, including 15 world heritage sites.
Lifestyle choices include living in one of the big metropolitan areas, where the beach might just be on your doorstep, or the outback, central areas of the country, which is home to a diverse set of animal species, and where your closest neighbour and services might be hundreds of miles away!
Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere, comprising the mainland and numerous small islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, settled by Europeans in the 18th century. It is the sixth largest and the most sparsely populated country in the world. Even in gloomy economic times around the world, its economy is one of the strongest. Australia also ranks very high for quality of life, health care, life expectancy and public education.
Prohibitions and Restrictions
In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:
- Firearms & ammunition
- Inflammable goods & substances
- Plants & plant material
- Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
- Narcotics and dangerous goods
- Offensive materials
- Alcohol & Tobacco
All alcoholic beverages will be subject to customs duty and Goods and Service Tax (GST). Beer, wine, and spirits all attract extremely high levels of duty and GST.
Interesting facts about Australia
- It is the world's smallest continent
- Australia was once a British penal colony
- Over 75% of Australians live in metropolitan cities and coastal areas
- Australia is the world's largest exporter of coal, wool, sheep and lead
- There is no place in Australia where there is a distance of more than 1000 km from the sea
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Made a complex and stressful process much more bearable
A great team of 5 men effectively led by Jay. Used Bradshaws because it is a Birmingham firm with an established reputation.
The administration team headed by Jackie Francey, both Martin Wilks and Martin Lloyd in Operations and the 5 removal men (Les, Ryan, Dave, Connor and Jay) were all very personable, courteous and efficient. They all made a complex and stressful process much more bearable. A sterling service in sum.
Martin Wilks was very efficient and courteous during the initial enquiry.Jason DuffyBirmingham
Well organised, courteous, friendly and helpful throughout the day
The 4 men (Tony, Ashley, Mike and Ryan) who packed everything up on the 21st were extremely well organised, courteous, friendly and helpful throughout the day. Tony and Ashley then travelled down to Hampshire where they were very helpful and professional when unloading the following day. I can’t fault any of them.
The lady I initially spoke to was very helpful and reassuring that there could be availability if I gave reasonable notice. Also Ernie’s online survey was very helpfully and professionally done.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Very helpful both in setting up the date for the survey for f contents and in giving information about availability, lead times, etc.Hilary KimberManchester
The team on move day itself were exceptional
What a crew! They were fantastic. Dan oversaw all aspects of the 2 day move and kept me informed every step of the way. Lorne helped Dan pack on Day 1, again he was very friendly and courteous. The team on move day itself were exceptional. It was a highly emotional day for myself, and they treated me (and my belongings) with the utmost respect. I couldn't have wished for a better team. Please pass on my sincere thanks them. They completely took the stress out of the day for me.
I was happy with the way my initial enquiry was dealt with by your company, and Britannia were always in the running, however you were my second choice. I chose you ultimately because of your availability. My first choice, who were better on price, were unavailable. A third company, I discounted from the outset, as their knowledge and attitude did not meet my expectations.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Martin Lloyd was, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.Elaine PoxonBirmingham
All of them were excellent
…just wanted to drop you a quick email to say just how good the guys were who moved us from Lancaster to Chorley, Mike and Ryan on the first day and then also with Ben on the actual moving day. All of them were excellent and I feel it’s good for you to get good feedback instead of criticism.
Many thanks and God BlessRev Derek OldhamManchester
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