Moving Furniture to Australia

Moving Furniture to Australia

Cheapest Way to Move Furniture to Australia

When moving furniture to Australia, you have to weigh up the various methods of shipping. Generally speaking, the quicker you want your furniture transported, the more it is likely to cost you. While there are significant savings to be made by choosing the right option, how do you go about securing the cheapest way of moving furniture to Australia?

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Here at Movewise Ltd, we have years of experience in the international shipping industry and we know a thing or two about reducing your moving costs. These are some of the things that you need to consider…

Air Freight

Moving furniture to Australia is an expensive business – we’re not going to lie. Finding an air freight service prepared to travel that distance with heavy furniture in the hold is difficult enough, since space is always at a premium on such flights. If you are determined to choose the fastest method of transportation, don’t be surprised if the fee is higher than expected.

Sea Freight

Shipping by sea is a far more cost-effective method of moving furniture to Australia. Since freight vessels are built to larger dimensions than their airborne equivalents and benefit from the buoyancy, they can handle much larger and heavier loads. Of course, the journey to Australia by sea takes much longer – around 40 days on average.

Solo Load

Overseas shipping fees are calculated and charged per shipping container. If you can fill a container on your own, then your furniture can be shipped as soon as the container is ready to go. You can also pay for a shipping of your own, even if it’s not filled to capacity. In this instance you will be charged the same fee, regardless, meaning you will be paying a lot more pro rata.

Shared Load

The cheaper alternative to a solo load is a shared load, which is exactly what it sounds like. Remember those shipping containers? Few people manage to fill one with all their possessions. However, there’s nothing stopping multiple customers from filling a container between them. Waiting for everybody’s possessions to be loaded can cause a delay in scheduling, often adding several weeks to the shipping time. This is the price you have to pay to benefit from the significant savings offered by the shared load option.

Cheapest Way to Move Furniture to Australia

The cheapest way of moving furniture to Australia requires shipping your items by sea and utilising the shared load method. What you save in shipping costs, you pack back in the time taken for your furniture to complete its journey.

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Get in touch

No matter how you choose to ship your furniture to Australia, Movewise Ltd can help you find the most cost-effective method for you. Call the team today on 01543 525 895, or email us at info@movewiseltd.com to discuss your requirements and get a free, no-obligation quote.