Moving to Australia with New Zealand Van Lines

So you’ve decided to move to Australia. Or you’re thinking about it. Either way, you probably have a reason for doing so and hopefully your reason is covered by one of the many visas available.  Like the US (and let’s face it, many countries around the world today), Australia has been shaped and changed by immigrants from all parts of the world. Its history as an English penal colony is long overshared by the country’s reputation as a land of opportunity. You will often hear it called the “lucky country”.

In a population of around 22 million people, over one quarter of Australia’s residents were born overseas, migrating from over 200 countries. Thus, over 200 different languages are spoken around the country. English is, however, the official language. With its stable economy and high quality of living, Australia is a very attractive prospect for people desiring a new place to live, employment opportunities or just a change of pace.

More people than ever are choosing to move to Australia, thanks to its high salaries and strong economy. Australia emerged relatively unscathed from the global financial meltdown. Add to this the climate, the lack of overcrowding in the cities and the vast open spaces outside them; it’s never been a better time to make a move down under.

For over 30 years New Zealand Van Lines has been moving families and individuals to Australia. We can accommodate international moving services for private moves as well as catering the corporate and business relocations.

No matter where you are located in New Zealand, or wherever in Australia you are moving to, New Zealand Van Lines can arrange for full export packing and uplift of your effects from your residence, and a full door-to-door service to your new home in Australia. We have comprehensive coverage through New Zealand and Australia.

We can even arrange storage (both short and long term) if required.

Personal effects shipping and moving to Australia

As to be expected with any international move to Australia there are multiple steps to be taken whether you are moving a single item or a full house lot of effects. New Zealand Van Lines will guide you through the entire process, from the first enquiry right through to delivery to your new residence in Australia.

We can offer:

  • Door to door options
  • nternational export packing and wrapping of your personal effects
  • Uplift service with coverage throughout New Zealand
  • Assistance with Customs clearances, paperwork and much more!

What will it cost to move to Australia with New Zealand Van Lines?

Our prices are based on the cubic metre volume of your consignment. Other factors taken into consideration include whether export packing of your effects is required, the access to your residence, if you have any items that require special handling and/or crating (i.e. pianos, works of art etc.) Once we have fully assess your requirements we are able to provide you with a quotation. Of course we can provide you with a tailor made move, we can provide you with a range of choices for your move to Australia.

Shipping to Australia from New Zealand

We offer a range of comprehensive transportation options for your shipment to Australia. We have options to suite every budget and requirement.

Sea Freight via a sole use container: An exclusive use shipping container will be provided for your effects only (whether the container is full or not). This can provide you with the flexibility and peace of mind that you can meet any required sailing schedule. From sailing to delivery you are looking at approximately 3 to 4 weeks for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and around 4 to 6 for Perth.

Sea Freight via a groupage (shared) container. Your effects will be consolidated with other individual’s consignments. You only pay for the space your effects occupy in the container. This is often the most economical option for smaller consignments and part-house lots. Whilst it is not always the fastest method of shipment it is often the best choice for smaller baggage consignments and those on a budget. We have regular groupage sailings to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth (also Adelaide via Melbourne).  

Air freight. If you are need an express shipment than airfreight is the best choice. Ideally suited to those smaller consignments that you just need to have immediately. The approximate door-to-door transit time is around 10 to 14 days.

Professional expert packing for your move to Australia

Leave it to New Zealand Van Line’s to take the stress and hassle out of packing. We have professional FIDI-FAIM accredited international packers to ensure that your effects are protected throughout their journey to Australia. Every day is moving day for New Zealand Van Lines. Our international packers and movers bring a set of proven skills and implement best practices to ensure you belongings travel safely right through from uplift to delivery.

Hassle free insurance cover for moving to Australia

Protecting your valuable possessions has never been easier than with New Zealand Van Lines insurance. Choose the options that’s right for you from our range of comprehensive transit insurance coverage options. Know your valuations options and arrange transit insurance with New Zealand Van Lines and achieve peace of mind knowing that your effects are fully covered in the unlikely event of damages or missing items.

Do you require storage of your effects for your move to Australia?

New Zealand Van Lines has some of the most secure, affordable and flexible options for storing your effects prior to your move to Australia. You can store your belongings for days, weeks, or as long as you need. We can also arrange for storage with our partners in Australia, Santa Fe Wridgways, if you would prefer to have your effects ready for delivery to your new residence.

Matthew Woodley

New Zealand Van Lines Ltd

0800 362 236

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Posted: 7th April 2015
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