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Removals to Australia

PSS International Removals have specialised in moving families overseas for more than 27 years, having successfully handled thousands of removals to Australia every year we are consistently one of the UK's largest movers to Australia. We service all the major ports in Australia, Sydney, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne & Adelaide, from these major ports we can deliver to almost anywhere in Australia.


We offer and highly recommend a FREE NO OBLIGATION survey of your removal requirements between 3 and 6 months prior to your intended move to Australia. One of our experienced estimators will visit your home to assess the volume and packing requirements of the household goods you are intending to take to Australia. At this stage you can request a second estimate which excludes certain items, thereby enabling you to ascertain the cost effectiveness of sending those items, customers have found this part of our international removal service very useful.

Coordinating your International Removal

After your pre-move survey we will automatically assign two of our friendly move coordinators who will control all aspects of your removal to Australia from start to finish. Your Move coordinators will be on hand to guide you through the process using their extensive knowledge and experience in international removals to Australia.

Packing and the Removal

The export packing and loading of your possessions is probably the most important part of the whole International removal process, it is important that the removal company you choose will protect your fragile household items using the correct export grade of industry approved packing materials. It is also important that they have highly skilled and fully trained export packers. If you select our sole use container service we will deliver the container to your door, pack and load your container at your residence in your presence, seal the container and it will be shipped directly from your door to Australia. If you have selected our 'share a container' service, we will pack and measure your consignment at your residence and return this to our warehouse for loading in the next groupage container to your Australian destination. With PSS share a container service you will only be charged for the amount of space your goods use in the container.

Shipping to Australia

When shipping to Australia the approximate shipping times are based on estimated dates announced by the shipping line operating the vessels. The estimated time of arrival for full containers is 6-8 weeks and 8-12 weeks for share a container service to Australia. Once your shipping container has been loaded it is secured using a customs type seal and transported to the UK port ready for loading onto the vessel and shipment to Australia. Shipping to Australia Quote

When you arrive in Australia

We will contact you before your container arrives at the port in Australia, this is to ascertain your requirements regarding delivery, if you are not ready to take delivery we can arrange storage at extremely preferential rates. We will also provide you with an Australian Customs Form B534 if you haven't already completed one prior to your departure from the UK. All consignments which arrive into Australia are subject to Australian Customs clearance & Quarantine examination, we will collect your container under customs bond and transport it to our bonded warehouse, where your goods will await customs clearance & Quarantine, this can usually take between 7 and 14 days. See Australian Customs & Quarantine below.

Australian Customs

When your shipment arrives in Australia we will arrange for your personal effects or household effects to be customs cleared by Australian Customs and Border Protection Services. To assist us with your clearance you will be required to complete an unaccompanied effects statement which is an Australian Customs Form B534, this can be completed in the UK before your departure or in Australia. If your goods are arriving into Australia before you do, you can nominate a member of your family or a friend in Australia to act on your behalf, but in this scenario you must complete the Australian Customs Form B534 yourself before you depart the UK. You will also be required to present the following information to Australian Customs. If you would like further assistance please don't hesitate to contact us on FREE PHONE 0800 988 3711 or use the contact form.

VISA (Photocopy), Passport (Photocopy for Proof of identity), Inventory, Australian Customs B534

Please note that your completed Australian Customs Form B534 is a joint declaration to Australian Customs and Australian Quarantine Inspection Services (AQIS), any relevant information will be passed onto Australian Quarantine Inspection Services (AQIS)

If you shipping a firearm, you must contact Australian customs & apply for import permission from the Territory Police Registry, an import permit B709a must be received before exporting. The weapon will be inspected and licensed by the Police upon arrival.

All goods entering Australia are subject to Duty Tax & GST however, a personal or household effects shipment will qualify for free entry of Duty Tax & GST if your goods have:

  • Been owned and used for 12 months or more by you.
  • Be a first time migrant who is taking up permanent residency for the first time
  • Returning Australian Citizen who has been living outside of Australia for 12 months or more.

If you would like further assistance regarding Australian Customs, please don't hesitate to contact us on FREE PHONE 080 988 3711

Australian Quarantine (AQIS)

Australia are naturally concerned about their environment and wish to protect their agricultural industries from possible contamination by foreign pests and diseases brought in through the movement of personal and household effects to Australia. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service regulate the importation of personal and household effects and your goods are subject to inspection upon arrival. It is important for you to be given the correct advice before you decide to ship certain items. Please ensure that all Garden Tools, Garden Furniture, Garden Toys and outdoor sports equipment have been cleaned before exporting them to Australia a full list of items subject to inspection is contained in the PSS moving to Australia brochure, a free copy of which is available upon request.

  • Any ornaments manufactured from animal skins or ivory being transported to Australia must have a Cites certificate. www.environment.gov.au
  • The AQIS officer will select certain items for examination, all quarantine examination, treatment and associated handling costs are payable by the owner of the goods in Australia. These charges can vary according to the number/nature/condition and cleanliness of the items examined. The Quarantine Inspection charges range between A$ 180 to A$ 700 depending on the size of your shipment and the type of items you are shipping.

Delivery & Unpacking in Australia

Unfortunately due to the regulations set out by Australian Customs and AQIS, your goods will not be delivered inside your original sea freight container. After clearance your goods will be loaded onto a separate vehicle and delivered to your residence. Our unloading crew will place your items in the rooms of your choice and unwrap and remove the packing material from your furniture.

This information should be read as a guide only, please note that the information supplied is subject to change and we recommend that you reconfirm any applicable aspects with the appropriate Australian government departments or PSS International Removals.

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