Moving To Australia   Australian flag

If you are planning on moving to Australia, whether to Sydney, Melbourne or Perth, Britannia Movers International has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your individual needs.
Time Zone : Various (UTC+8 to +10.5) - Summer (DST) various (UTC+8 to +11.5)
Calling Code : +61
Currency : Australian dollar (AUD)


Moving personal items Moving Personal Effects To Australia

Duty free entry is granted if the goods have been owned for at least 12 months. To move your household items, an inventory is required, and Britannia will provide you with the correct customs forms that must be completed prior to the goods leaving the UK.


Prohibitions and Restrictions 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


Transit times Transit Times

Groupage or shared load consignments usually take 9 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 6 to 8 weeks port to port, and there is a weekly service to all major ports.


Bar coding Bar Coding

All Groupage consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the shipping container. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.


Moving domestic pets Domestic Pets

Britannia can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in transporting your pet(s) from home to home.
They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures.
To find out more about pet transport, take a look at our Additional Services section or email Britannia@petairuk.co.uk


Moving motor vehicles Moving Motor Vehicles To Australia

All motor vehicles must be granted import approval, and they are subject to duty. Once you have imported your car, changes to the vehicle may be required to make it compliant with Australian standards. Britannia can offer a professional vehicle shipping service.


Transferring money Transferring Money

When you are moving overseas it's often more cost effective to use an international currency exchange company. Britannia Movers works with IFX; a well known, reliable brand that has been a leading operator within this market for many years. Using IFX can not only save you money but can also help make your move overseas smoother and more efficient. 

To find out more about transferring money, take a look at our Additional Services section or email bmi@internationalfx.com


Migrant banking services Migrant Banking Services

Whether you are moving to Australia to live, work, study or for a working holiday, NAB (National Australia Bank) understands that you have lots of things to consider. That’s why they have kept the setting up of your migrant banking in Australia, before you leave home, simple.
Opening a bank account before you leave the UK means that you can transfer your money to Australia, so that it’s all ready for you when you arrive. It also means you have a way to have your salary/wages paid in Australia!
To find out more about NAB take a look at our Additional Services section or email migrantbanking@britannia-movers.co.uk


Pension transfer services and Bank transfers Pension Transfer & Tax Services

Did you know over 55% of your hard earned UK pension fund can be lost on emigrating from the UK? Prism Xpat are the pension transfer and tax experts for emigrants from the UK to Australia. Prism Xpat will provide advice to guide you through the financial pitfalls of the move so you are not caught out on your arrival Downunder.
Did you know that by moving to Australia:

you can lose over 55% of your UK asset and pension values in taxation?
you can obtain significant pension rebates prior to emigrating?
You can save all your capital gains tax (including on properties)?
you can lose out through tax on currency moves?
you can mitigate your inheritance tax liability

To find out more about Prism Xpat take a look at our Additional Services section or email bmi@prismxpat.com


Moving To Australia With Britannia

  • Customs Clearance - It will usually 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 shipping service to Australia, Britannia 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 Removal Services – Britannia can provide a variety of additional removal services when moving to Australia. We are authorised to provide comprehensive insurance, can arrange storage prior to delivery, and can also take care of your pet transport.