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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We just want to say what an excellent experience we had moving in the capable & experienced hands of 'Team Sonic'. Nothing was a problem to Paul, Mark & Noel during the 3.5 days it took. Unfailing good humour and hard work from all. We were thoroughly impressed by the professionalism of the whole Bradshaw team from first contact through to completion. We would not hesitate to recommend you wholeheartedly. Thank you for reducing the stress of moving. 10/10.AnonymousManchester
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Your whole team from start to finish were most helpful and efficient. Lovely Jackie was most patient with my lack of internet skills. Jackie was most helpful and booked a home visit quote.Dilys LawBirmingham
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Comments regarding your initial enquiry - It was nice that I could send videos to you rather than have someone visit my home. From my point of view, it meant that I could quickly get a few quotes off different companies without having to show everyone around.David GoleyManchester
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