Shipping to Australia with New Zealand Van Lines Ltd

Important Things To Consider When Shipping To Australia From New Zealand

If you're moving to Australia, you need to take into consideration local import laws. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) have a set of quite strict regulations around the import of food, plants and animal materials into the country in order to prevent pests and diseases entering and affecting the natural environment.

These types of items will be seized and destroyed by AQIS, so don't try to ship them!

  • Any dairy products (unless listed as being from a country confirmed free of foot and mouth disease)
  • Live plants (including potted, bare rooted, roots and bulbs)
  • Seeds and nuts (including cereal grains, popping corn and pine cones - including those in decorations!)
  • Uncanned meat products (from any animal, including preserved or dried meats)
  • Refrigerators, air conditioners or anything else containing CFCs or HCFCs

Items which have had close contact with soil need to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, including:

  • Products derived from bees such as pollen, beeswax (including candles) and honeycombs
  • Animal products like feathers, wool, shells and coral (including jewellery), veterinary medicines and pet food
  • Other plant material (including things like wicker and wooden furniture, pot pourri, straw and dried flowers)
  • Shoes and footwear (soles must be properly sterilised)
  • Clothing used in countryside areas that could carry seeds, plant bits or soil
  • Sports equipment and clothing (including golf gear, fishing equipment, bicycles, etc.)
  • Camping equipment (tents, stoves, bedding, etc.)
  • Gardening equipment (lawn mowers, patio furniture, gardening tools, etc.)
  • Outdoor toys and other play equipment (swing sets, paddling pools, outdoor rockers, etc.)

Worried? Stuck? Confused? Don't worry, we're here to help with every aspect of your shipping to Australia - get yourself a free online quote now or give us a call on 0800 362 236 to find out how we can make things easier for you.

If you are looking to move your family to Australia or even just send a few cartons then look no further. New Zealand Van Lines are the first choice among families, professionals, students and expats for shipping to Australia from New Zealand. If you need something shipped to Australia, our network of branches across New Zealand can arrange for your overseas removals and excess baggage shipping door-to-door, safely and on time.


So why choose New Zealand Van Lines for your shipping to Australia? There are lots of reasons really, but here are the top few:

  • We provide a fast, economical and personal service
  • We handle baggage consignments so you don't need to pay the airport baggage fees
  • We work with businesses for corporate relocations and consignments. 
  • We're the experts in international removals to Australia and overseas relocation
  • We have branches throughout New Zealand to handle uplift from anywhere through New Zealand
  • We have secure storage facilities located throughout New Zealand
  • We cover all Australian major cities including Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth
  • We offer regular groupage sailings to all major Australian cities

International Shipping To Australia From New Zealand

As it all that wasn't enough, you can get an instant, easy and completely free no-obligation quotes for shipping to Australia. We can also help you with a range of other services which include comprehensive marine transit insurance, storage, and even valet unpacking services.

If there's an extra suitcase you can't carry through the airport or you know you will incur expensive baggage fees, simply leave it to us. If you're moving to Australia and need assistance with your household items and personal belongings, New Zealand Van Lines are the experts you can trust and rely on. Shipping to Brisbane? Shipping to Sydney? We can ship from anywhere in New Zealand to anywhere in Australia, and we can handle a few cartons of excess baggage for you with our trans-Tasman economy service. 

Our team of expert movers are on hand to take you through the process whether you choose to send your belongings by sea or express air freight service. We've been shipping to Australia for over 25 years and have established a glowing reputation among families, students, professionals and anyone living abroad. You can obtain a complete free quotation for shipping to Australia today and see how easy your international shipping can be with New Zealand Van Lines!



Matthew Woodley

New Zealand Van Lines Ltd

0800 362 236


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Posted: 29th April 2015
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