Registered Migration Australia

International Transport Companies: (opens in a new window)

Crown Relocations International Moving Company and Relocation Services. With offices in over 265 locations around the world, Crown helps you to manage a globally mobile workforce, or to take care of people relocating.

DHL International express deliveries global freight forwarding by air, sea, road and rail.

Santa Fe Relocation Services is an international moving and relocation company which provides global relocation services, moving services, immigration services, real estate sevices, and records management services.

Allied Pickfords International Movers is a moving company with over 600 locations worldwide including Hong Kong. Allied Pickfords are the movers who can move you door to door.

Overseas Packers & Shippers Ltd. is an Australian International Moving and Shipping Services. Regularly operates full container loads to every corner of the globe and for those who do not have a full container load the company operates part load (shared) container services to New Zealand, United Kingdom, Europe, United States of America, South Africa and Canada.

John Mason International Movers - UK One of the UK’s leading International Removals companies and one of the top 100 International Removals companies in the world. Provides professional, high quality international removals to and from the UK to international destinations.


There are a great many details to remember during the moving process. Countless aspects of your life must be rearranged, cancelled or restarted in your new home. If you have a family, you are also responsible for coordinating similar transitions for your spouse, partner or children.   If your move is associated with work and you’ve never been to your future home, make it a point to visit at least once before you officially relocate. Making such a bold decision to move internationally can affect your life in ways you never expected, and it can be very useful to have the wisdom and advice of someone who has already made it successfully to their new life.


  • Be sure that the removalist has your Australian address and phone number at which you can be contacted – this can be your; new residence, a hotel or motel at which you are staying, your employer’s place of business, or a friend or relative through whom you can be reached.
  • Have any items to be stored or otherwise disposed of separated from those being shipped. Also, separate all items to go in your personal luggage, and have a clear understanding with the packers as to which is which.
  • Before packing begins, accompany the head packer/supervisor on a tour of the premises so that he is aware of all items in each room which are to be included or excluded from the shipment.
  • Before the packers leave, make a final check of all closets, cabinets and storage areas to ensure that nothing has been overlooked.
  • Unless your employer is assuming responsibility for moving costs, be prepared to pay all removal and shipping charges as soon as the removalist notifies you of the actual amount due.
  • Be on hand when the packing crew arrives at your residence. If you cannot be, it is essential that you appoint someone to act on your behalf, and you should notify your removalist of this authorisation.
  • Leave mirrors and pictures on the wall. The packers will remove and place them in special cartons.
  • Have all dishes washed and dried. Leave them in the cupboards/cabinets, as they are easier to move and pack from normal storage places. Do not leave items to be packed lying around.
  • Discard any partially used cans of oil, paint, syrup or other liquids which may leak. Drain oil and fuel from any machinery, such as lawnmowers.
  • Check the contents of drawers and remove any breakable items. You may leave lightweight softgoods in drawers, but remove heavy items such as sheets and tablecloths as these will overload and weaken drawers.
  • Empty, clean and dry refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers and dishwashers at least 24 hours before they are to be serviced for shipment.
  • Obtain all family medical records.
  • Make all family travel and accommodation plans.
  • Forward change of address notifications to all family members, friends and business associates.
  • If you are taking your major electrical appliances, and they are compatible with Australia’s electricity system, arrange for a reliable serviceman to prepare them for shipment.
  • Protect your household possessions from the risk of damage which could be caused by fire, explosion or leakage – dispose of all flammables such as cleaning fluids, acids, chemistry sets and pressure cans.
  • Organise and finalise any outstanding financial and legal matters.
  • Tour your home, including garage etc, to decide which items to take and which to discard.
  • Phone your removalists. Tell them when you are moving to Australia and arrange for a fixed-price quotation (not an estimate) to determine the actual cost of shipping your personal and household possessions.
  • Obtain your children’s school records to help entry into their new schools.
  • Check up on and finalise any taxation matters

The following is a useful checklist to help organise your move to make sure that no details are overlooked.

Check that your passport is current or, if you don’t have one, have passport photos taken and apply for one. Obviously this applies to all family members travelling with you.

Apply for the necessary documents for entry into Australia. Note: Once you have finalised your entry documents and passport, ensure that they are kept in a secure place which avoids the possibility of them being packed with your removal shipment.

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