Moving to Australia
While the distance between Australia and New Zealand may be small, international moves always require an extra level of organisation. Luckily we can make it easy for you. As part of the world’s largest international moving network, Allied has over 600 locations around the world, including 10 locations throughout New Zealand and 40 offices spread around Australia. This comprehensive network allows us to provide a seamless moving experience for those relocating across the Tasman.
However, at Allied, we understand that a successful international move requires more than administration. With almost 400 years of moving experience, an extensive Global Service Charter and a range of international industry accreditations, Allied has the expertise and track record to help you move from New Zealand to Australia without any of the hassle or stress.
Door-to-door moving service with Allied
One of the most important factors in executing a smooth and successful international move is having the assistance of the same moving company from start to finish. Most accidents and mistakes in moving overseas occur when there is a discontinuity of service. Generally, this is a result of a moving company not having enough service coverage to provide assistance to their customers throughout their entire journey. As the world’s largest and most experienced moving company, we can provide our customers with an unmatched level of coverage and assistance. This way, you can trust that you will receive the same quality of service when we help you pack in New Zealand as when we help you unpack in Australia.
Door-to-door service is about much more than convenience. It adds security to your move, quality assurance to the process and peace of mind throughout. We are able to ensure the success of your move and monitor your progress throughout every step of the journey. We also offer our customers a way of tracking their own relocation through our global tracking system. With this system, our customers can ensure that their move is progressing well and ensure that the whole process is as stress-free as possible. At any point, we are just an email or phone call away from answering any questions you may have throughout the journey.
Extra Services for Moving to Australia
Furniture can be a hassle when moving to Australia, especially if you don’t have a permanent residence ready for you on your arrival. We understand that bringing your furniture with you is important, which is why we have cutting-edge storage facilities all across Australia. Whether you need short term or long term furniture storage, we can keep your beloved items safe while you get sorted in your new home. With 24/7 CCTV security monitoring, stringent inventory management systems and high quality storage units, you can rest assured that your furniture is well preserved and securely stored.
Find out more about our furniture storage services.
Packing services are helpful during any type of move, however they are especially valuable during the long-haul transit of international relocations. Not only can we save you time and effort by professionally packing your belongings for you, but we can ensure that your items are packed in the most efficient and secure way possible. Using the latest packing technology, resources and methods, we can provide your personal effects with the ultimate protection while in transit. Our international wrapping material offers complete protection for furniture, reducing the risk of incurring any damage or marks over the course of crossing the Tasman. The material we use has been specially designed with a three-layer construction to secure against scratches, indentations or stains of any kind. Choosing our packing services for your international move to Australia is the best way to save yourself time, reduce stress, enhance the efficiency of your packing and increase the safety of your belongings.
Find out more about our specialty packing services.
Despite all of the additional safety precautions and security measures that we have created, there is always some risk involved when sending your items overseas. That’s why we offer comprehensive transit and storage insurance options for customers moving from New Zealand to Australia. We have a wide range of insurance plans to suit your specific needs. While there is always some element of risk involved, choosing our transit insurance options can remove the financial risk, reducing the stress and allowing you to enjoy the exciting process of moving to Australia.
Find out more about the range of insurance options that we offer.
We understand that your whole life can’t fit in a box. There are many important parts of your life that require an extra level of attention to move them overseas. This includes vehicles. We can assist with any vehicle relocation that you may require. If you need to ship your car to Australia with you, we can help with the logistics, execution and fine details of the process. This includes important regulatory steps like government requirements, laws, fees and bureaucratic processes. We also recommend speaking with one of our friendly move consultants about this process, as the rules and regulations are subject to change.
Find out more about how we can help you transport your vehicle to Australia.
Importing items into Australia
It’s important to be aware of the restrictions and regulations on importing personal effects and household goods. Australia has stringent quarantine regulations in place to protect the nation’s biodiversity and ecological equilibrium. All items that you bring with you to Australia from outside the country are subject to examination and potential quarantine by the Australian government. Of particular interest to quarantine regulators are items that have come into contact with plants, animals or soil from outside of Australia.
Beyond following quarantine regulations, it’s important to be well aware of these rules and processes before making the move to Australia as there are fees associated with examination and quarantining of your effects. Therefore you want to make sure that you are
only importing items that are legally permissible and worth the cost of any potential quarantine fees that could be incurred. For more information and details about the restrictions on items that can be brought into Australia, visit the website for the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Moving to Australia FAQs
Can a citizen of New Zealand move to Australia?
Yes! New Zealand citizens are allowed to move to Australia without applying for a visa. When you land you will be assigned a “Special Category Visa” automatically which will enable you to pass through Australian Border Control. To learn more about the Special Category Visa and whether it applies to you, visit the Australian Home Affairs website.
Are my items financially covered in case of an accident?
Yes, when you purchase transit insurance for your move your items will be financially protected in the case of damage or accident. We offer a range of transit insurance plans to cater for different circumstances. You can’t remove all risk from an international move, but you can protect yourself financially. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how you can insure yourself for your move to Australia.
How far in advance should I book my international move to Australia?
As early as possible. The earlier that you begin organising and booking your international move to Australia, the easier the process will be. The more time you have, the less stress will be involved. However, we generally recommend making international bookings at least two weeks in advance to ensure that everything can be organised in time. If you need to carry out an international move at short notice, get in touch with our friendly customer service team to find out how we can help you.
How do I pack my large items, like furniture?
When you make the move from New Zealand to Australia, we make sure that your big ticket items like furniture are professionally packed, sealed and protected for the journey. Therefore you don’t need to worry about packing furniture yourself, our expert moving team will do it for you. Not only does this save you time, but it ensures that your important items are given the best industry standard of protection for the long haul trip.
What can’t I import into Australia?
According to the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the following items cannot be brought into the country as personal effects:
- fresh fruit and vegetables
- live plants, bulbs, tubers, corms and cuttings
- prohibited and restricted seeds
- unidentified seeds (including spices)
- khapra beetle high-risk plant products
- live animals (including pets) that require an import permit
- biological products including some plant based, herbal medications
- unprocessed goods of plant or animal origin
- soiled goods, or goods containing organic residues
- goods knowingly infested with pests or a disease.
To find out more about which goods can be imported into Australia, check the Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON).
Can I do my own packing?
Yes. Our specialists are available to assist with any packing that you may need. However, if you would prefer to do your own packing, you are free to do so, just make sure you comply with our packing guidelines designed to ensure that your items will be secure through transit. However, any items being moved internationally or by air-freight will need to be packed by Allied, speak with our helpful team for more information.