Removals from UK to Australia

Removals from UK to Australia

Planning Your Removals from UK to Australia

Moving to Australia takes some careful planning. Starting a new life anywhere abroad poses its own challenges but, when that move involves travelling to the other side of the world, you need to make sure you have everything prepared ahead of time. This is especially true when arranging the transfer of your personal belongings to your new home.

Movewise Ltd has been helping British citizens handle their removals from UK to Australia for many years. We know the possible pitfalls and the things you can do to mitigate them.

These are a couple of things you should think about…

Decluttering Your Home

There’s no better time to remove some of the clutter from your life than when relocating to a country on the other side of the globe. Before you start packing up for the move, take a look at the various items filling up your UK residence and ask yourself: do you really need this when you start your new life in Australia? Take the opportunity to get rid of some items – either by gifting them to friends and family, or donating them to a nearby charity shop. You can even build up some extra funds for the move, by selling unwanted items on eBay.

Packing Up Your Belongings

Now you’ve whittled your possessions down to the things you really need, it’s time to get them packed up for the move. Give yourself plenty of time for this task, since it always takes longer than expected. Wrap fragile items in bubble wrap and use strong, secure boxes for the move – something that will survive the long journey to Australia.

Dismantling Your Furniture

International shipping costs are based on the amount of space your belongings take up in a shipping container. The greater the volume, the more you will be expected to pay. You can help reduce the cost of your removals from UK to Australia by dismantling any furniture prior to shipping. An added bonus is that furniture packed up in this manner is less likely to incur damage during the move.

Shipping Times

It should come as no surprise that removals from the UK to Australia take a fair amount of time. If you have paid for your own shipping container, you can expect your belongings to arrive in around 40 days. If you choose the more cost-effective shared shipping (or groupage) option, this could be extended to as much as 3 months

Getting By

Of course, three months without furniture and other personal belongings can make your new life in Australia something of a challenge. There are ways you can make do for those few months. Perhaps you can pick up some cheap furniture locally while you wait for your own belongings to arrive. Alternatively, if you’re prepared to rough it, you can always set up a camp bed and sleeping bag and dream about your comfy mattress until it turns up!

Get in touch

Here at Movewise Ltd, we provide a door-to-door service for removals from UK to Australia, including packing and dismantling solutions. Call the team today on 01543 525 895, or email us at, to get your free, no-obligation quote.