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Preparing to Move

Renting in Australia

Accommodation

Renting in Australia

  Once you are settled in and have familiarised yourself with the neighbourhood you wish to live in for the longer term yet are not ready to commit to purchasing your own home, it is a good idea to move from your fully-furnished short term accommodation to a longer term rental. Long term in this sense refers to 12-month lease or longer. Popular websites to start[...]

Moving with pet(s)

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Moving with pet(s)

  It may not come as a surprise to you that moving pets into Australia from any country is not a cheap process with requirements for microchips, vaccinations, vet checks, flights and a minimum of 10 days in quarantine. There are companies which specialise in pet relocation and having them manage the process for you may be the easiest solution. Most breeds of dogs and[...]

Shipping your belongings

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Shipping your belongings

  There are a number of options for bringing more personal belongings with you to Australia, once you've worked out what to move and what to leave behind.   Checked in Baggage Most airlines allow 2 pieces of baggage on long-haul flights with a weight limit of approximately 23 kilos each in economy class, with extra allowances for business and first class travellers. Check with[...]

Packing for your big move

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Packing for your big move

  When packing for your big move to Australia, keep in mind that The Australian Department of Agriculture will be interested in: any item that originated from an animal or a plant (including timber), or contains part of an animal or a plant any item that has been in contact with animals, plants, water, food or soil. For example, these items of interest could include[...]

Using a shipping company for your move

Pre-Departure: Moving to Australia

Using a shipping company for your move

  The services from a shipping company can really come in handy, if not necessary, especially when you are planning to move more than your accompanying luggage space will allow. There are many companies that specialise in global relocations, so it’s a good idea to get a range of quotes from these companies after you've got a pretty good idea of what and how much you[...]

Your move to Australia: Deciding what to ship

Preparing to Move

Your move to Australia: Deciding what to ship

  What to ship, what to bring with you, and what to leave behind can be tricky decisions when you are relocating to another country. A good rule of thumb to help decide what and how much you want to move is to ship as much as possible if your furniture and personal effects are in good condition or have sentimental value. Most people find[...]