Cheap shipping to Australia from London
If you thought that getting a visa was the hardest part to be able to move to Australia, it means you have not yet addressed the issue of transporting your belongings. It is quite hard to find a London bases, professional shipping company to Australia that provides full door-to-door service. What means door to door? The service includes the collection of your furniture from you current house, shipping, and delivery to our new home in Australia – be it Sydney, Perth, Melbourne or anywhere you want. You also have to be aware that the shipping costs to Australia from London may vary. The quotes that you will receive from different movers to Australia can be in the range between £2700 and £3500 for shipping a full 20 ft container. Of course the prices depends on many different factors and the type of services you will require.
Do not despair, though: there are other solutions. The best thing is to use a large international freight forwarder instead of a small local mover that does not have the resources and the experience to be competitive. One thing you must be aware of is that the shipping to Australia is very different to a local house removals in London that can be carried by anyone who has a vehicle and has anough power to lift and move furniture and boxes. A small man and van in London will not know how to:
- do international packing
- deal with customs clearance
- organize a safe delivery of your household goods at the other end.
We specialize in removals to Australia from London. Over the last few years we have collected items from all Greater London including the city centre: Oxford Street, Marylebone Road and from the other areas like Lambeth, Stratford, Richmond, Edgware and many more. We have shipped hundreds of 20 ft and 40 foot container to Darwin, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide and other Australian towns and cities. By using us, one of the international giants in the transport industry, you can have your couch, double bed, kitchen table, fridge, freezer, 2, 3-seater sofa and boxes with personal items shipped at the cheapest rates. Our shipping costs to Australia from London can’t be bitten by many professional overseas shipping firm to Australia.
Do not think, that it is easy to find a worldwide shipper to Australia: if you want to make a commercial expedition you will find dozens, but to send personal effects is a bit more complicated, and the majority of moving companies to Australia will make excuses more or less plausible, often blatantly ridiculous, just to avoid the hassle.
Anyway, once you have found a company that will ship your personal items, effects and belongings to Australia from London you will need a broker who will contact your freight forwarder and customs clearance office to sort out all the paper work and arrange the delivery to your new home.
We can take care of everything from a collection of a single item from your home in London, trough the customs, taxes to the delivery to your new house. We will include all the shipping costs to Australia from London on our quote with no hidden costs. We will indicate how much tax you may have to pay and what additional costs may be so you know what to expect. With us nothing will surprise you.
Obviously at the time of shipment it will not be necessary to provide us with the final address, partly because almost certainly you will not have one until you have been physically in Australia for a while to have enough time to rent a house.
The delivery time and shipping costs from London to Australia
As you probably know your goods will be shipped to Australia in a 20 foot or a 40 foot container. Depends on the size of your house and whether you are shipping a car, motorbike or not. If you do not need a full shipping container we offer a groupage shipping also called a part or a shared container service.
On average it will take about 40 days for the container to arrive in Australia. Once is has passed the customs and the quarantine clearance your possessions can be stored at one of our storage facilities or it can be delivered straight away to the address provided. We offer removal services London at the highest level.
The cost for customs clearance will depends on the total value of your goods, how long have you owned them etc. More info can be obtained by contacting us and providing a bit more accurate details.
The delivery costs to your new home will be included in the initial quote. If no address has been provided we quote based on the 20 miles radius delivery.
We will dedicate another article to the problems that you may encounter with customs, largely avoidable with careful selection of goods to be shipped and equally careful packaging. Please remember that you can use the international removals London and packing services and ship the contents of your 1, 2 , 3 bedroom house to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or any other city in Australia. By using our car and motorcycle transport services you will be fully satisfied with the work have done and the shipping costs will help you save some money. Read also about office removals London.