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Moving is never an easy process - whether you’re moving a stone’s throw away from your former home, or beyond national borders. This is especially so when you decide to move from New Zealand to Australia. Nevertheless, there’s no need to panic. If your goal is to find a professional moving company that offers outstanding services for Kiwis looking to move to Australia, Ausmove should always be your first choice.

Owing to our vast experience accrued through years of serving diverse clients to the utmost satisfaction and receiving positive feedback, we can ensure the smooth and speedy transport of your goods from New Zealand to their destination in Australia, whether they are simple household items or heavy machinery.

New Zealand Company Shipping To Australia

When planning to relocate to Australia, there’s much preparation to undertake; this includes a lot of packing, together with the additional worry of finding a reputable moving company that can handle the process efficiently, without exceeding your budget.

This is where Ausmove comes in to save the day. We offer different shipping options and provide top-notch packing services to ensure your precious possessions arrive in Australia without a scratch.

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Why choose Ausmove for your Australia shipping?

When it comes to finding a New Zealand company that ships to Australia, it doesn’t get any better than Ausmove. We have consistently offered high-quality moving services to Kiwis for over 25 years -receiving glowing reviews all the while. Not only do we move domestic possessions and personal belongings, we also transport pets, ship cars and make provisions for long or short-term storage facilities. To ensure your relocation to Australia is easy and without stress, we offer the following services:

Professional Packing Included

When it comes to moving, the bulk of work lies in the efficient packing of shipments to ensure they make it to their destination undamaged. With Ausmove, there’s no need to hire packers to help you professionally pack up your items; this is because our very own moving team can pack as much or as little as you need for your move. We are available to provide excellent packing services, using the latest materials and techniques to give your possessions the protection they need.

We provide different types of containers, depending on the items needing to be packed. For instance, we have the FragilePac for your delicate items, the PicPac for artwork and mirrors, the TvPac for your big screen TV, and customised crates for special items, such as pianos and antiques.

Door-to-Door Relocation Service

We have a carefully selected and well-trained team of professional movers who are skilled in carrying out the door-to-door moving of goods and property with maximum care - all in accordance with the expectations of the customer. We will collect the package from your door and deliver straight to its final destination.

Our door-to-door moving services are supervised by experienced staff and our extensive network empowers us to uphold standard industry-specific services.

Competitive Pricing on Shipping

We’re aware that one issue of searching for professional shipping is finding the best-priced company. Therefore, we offer competitive prices and a steadfast commitment to provide you real value for money. Even though our main concern is to deliver quality and comprehensive shipping services, we also believe in offering fair prices that you would be hard pressed to beat. In addition to this, we offer free fixed quotes and adjust them accordingly to your needs. We also operate a transparent pricing system and avoid any hidden charges.

Helpful relocation consultants

One of our much-appreciated services is our free consultation with expert relocation consultants, who help define your packing needs and address any particular worries you might have. Our relocation consultants will be happy to visit your home and take inventory of what’s being moved and provide helpful tips for whatever questions you may have.

Regular scheduled sailings

We provide regularly scheduled sailings to all destinations across Australia. It’s especially important to us that our customers have confidence in our efficiency and reliability; because of this, our shipping is always on schedule and we strive to avoid any delays or late deliveries. With Ausmove, rest assured that your container - whether a Shared or Full Container - will depart New Zealand and arrive in Australia at the scheduled time.

Relocation knowledge and experience

We have amassed a wealth of experience with regards how best to make your big move stress-free. At Ausmove, we’ve been shipping to Australia since 1993, so know exactly how best to deliver the ideal relocation experience. You’ll need an accomplished, expert moving company to see to your moving needs, while you relax, knowing your assets are in safe hands.

Car shipping to Australia

Often, when people move across international borders, they’re not comfortable letting their vehicles go, due to the emotional or financial worth attached to them. At Ausmove, we understand this and subsequently ship any kind of car, truck or motorbike to anywhere in Australia. We can effortlessly navigate the protocols involved in Australian vehicle importation and will guide you through your import application with the Australian Infrastructure and Regional Development to ensure you continue using your vehicle in your new home.

Moving your pets to Australia

Moving pets is a very delicate process, which requires a methodical approach. This is why we work hand in hand with a leading worldwide animal transporter to ensure your pets have a safe and comfortable trip from New Zealand to Australia. We possess the relevant knowledge and skill to take care of the entire process, starting from picking up the pets, putting them in IATA crates, providing them with the required Veterinary Certification and quarantine requirements (if necessary), while also obtaining international documentation and clearance for them.

We have decades of experience moving families and their pets to Australia. When you contact us to transport your pets, we can provide extremely helpful tips that will facilitate the moving process.

New Zealand wine delivery to Australia

Do you have an enviable wine collection in New Zealand that you would like to ship to Australia? Are you worried about how to safely deliver the contents of your wine cellar to Australia, with no losses? If so, let us handle it. At Ausmove, we will deliver your collection of wines to Australia with no fuss at all. We are well-versed in the art of moving not just household pieces, but delicate items such as wine bottles in a secure and efficient manner.

Heavy machinery shipping and export to Australia

Shipping heavy equipment is often a difficult and expensive process, which requires detail, proper planning and the correct execution. This is because some machinery is too big or long to fit the standard stipulations for a container service. The heavy machinery in question can range from boats to trucks and anything in-between. Over the years, we have built a trustworthy reputation because of our passion and efficiency when it comes to shipping our clients’ belongings; from everyday articles like furniture to industrial equipment, such as heavy machinery. We can move your heavy machinery and high-tech equipment - regardless of their size - to any location in Australia.

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New Zealand freight shipping company

At Ausmove, we also specialise in moving or forwarding shipments from New Zealand to Australia via air. We are aware that in some cases, there might be possessions you want delivering to Australia urgently; so much so, taking them on a plane with you could be too costly. This is why we offer our pocket-friendly air freight service to help you settle as quickly as possible. If you simply can’t afford to wait for your items to be shipped, we offer an air freight shipment service which means your items will only take a couple of days to arrive.

Comprehensive insurance

How do you know if a shipping company has your interests at heart and is totally dedicated to providing unparalleled service? For one, they will provide you with comprehensive insurance coverage. At Ausmove, we take every necessary precaution to ensure your items are secured and moved without loss or damage. However, losses can still occur sometimes. Because of this, we offer personalised insurance options which aim to indemnify you from any kind of loss, taking into account every single detail of your shipment.

Our Comprehensive Cover protects your shipment from diverse risks, ranging from mechanical to electrical instability, while our Loss Cover focuses solely on the loss of your shipment. This guarantees that no matter what happens - or in the event of an unforeseen predicament - you are well protected.

Sending a parcel or moving to Australia?

Whether you’re sending a package or relocating to Australia, Ausmove should always be your first choice. We ship and deliver everything you can think of - from household items to industrial machinery. With Ausmove, you are assured high-quality service, reliable shipment and safe delivery, irrespective of what you’re shipping.

We also offer highly fire resistant, state of the art storage spaces, which give you the option of not using immediate delivery, if you so wish. To ensure the security of your effects, our storage facilities are built with reinforced steel beams and are protected by ultramodern alarm systems. Believe us, it doesn’t get better than that!

Shipping your personal belongings: considering your options

If you’re moving personal effects to your new home in Australia, we have various options which aim to make the move as painless as possible. You can trust that our team of shipping experts will make your big move a hassle-free experience. Some of our options include:

Packing options

At Ausmove, we give you the option of either packing your belongings yourself or letting our team pack them for you. If you decide to manage the packing process yourself, our team can provide containers and expert advice, should you need it. If you choose our professional packing services, our staff will carefully wrap, pack and load each container to the highest international standards, keeping your possessions safe and in perfect condition, as they arrive in Australia.

Sole use or Shared Container

For your convenience, we offer the option of having a whole container to yourself or sharing a container – in which your possessions are shipped with those of other people. If you’re moving a whole house worth of furniture or possessions, a Sole Use container is ideal. However, if you want to ship just a small quantity (like a few cartons for example), a Shared Container is the way to go.

Ship or air

For urgent delivery, we provide the option of air freight, as opposed to shipping. This is perfect if the items in question are not bulky and are required straight away.

Ports we ship to in Australia

Ausmove ships to some of the largest seaports in Australia, including:

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Gold coast
  • Cairns
  • Perth
  • Sunshine Coast

Prohibited items to Australia

When relocating to Australia, it’s important you know which items are prohibited by the Australian government for importation. Importing prohibited items without a relevant licence will lead to the items being seized and the offending party paying a fine of up to AUD 525,000 or being given 10 years imprisonment (or both). Some of these items include:

  • Asbestos
  • Chemical weapons
  • Counterfeit credit cards
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Rough diamonds
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Explosives
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Growth hormones
  • Pesticides
  • Warfare goods and weapons
  • Knives and daggers

Tips to make moving your stuff to Australia as simple as possible

We are dedicated to making sure every step of your move is as simple and efficient as possible. To help make this happen, we’ve put together these simple tips to help you organise the final details of your move.

Packing Your Belongings

Use premium quality materials to pack every possession before the big day. If in doubt as to how to proceed or which materials to use, contact our team of professionals to help you pack and organise every item in a way that will protect them from harm throughout the shipping period.

Storing Your Belongings

There are some items you might not need until you’ve moved into your new home in Australia. These should be placed in a storage facility. We offer sophisticated storage services for your possessions until you need them.

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Insuring Your Belongings

It’s essential to get the right insurance coverage for your belongings. This will ensure you’re protected in the wake of any unforeseen circumstances. We offer Comprehensive Marine Insurance, which takes into consideration your unique situation and budge; in the event of any damage, this will cover your loss, according to the terms and conditions of your policy.

Australian Customs Border Control

The Australian Customs Border Control places restrictions on what you can bring into the country during the moving process. Some items are expressly banned, some require permission or a licence before they are allowed into the country, while others attract payment duty and tax. To import your household goods into Australia free of duty tax, you must have used them for at least 12 months prior. Also, all alcoholic beverages and cigarettes are subject to duty tax, regardless of quantity.

Make sure that whatever you’re moving is considered acceptable by the Australian Customs Border Control to avoid having your possessions seized or being forced to pay a fine.

Australian Quarantine Border Control

The Australia Quarantine Inspection Service enforces a rigorous quarantine process. Due to environmental and biosecurity concerns, every shipment is subjected to a thorough inspection. If contaminated, the shipment is treated to fumigation or steam-cleaning. If the items are prohibited, they are consequently confiscated or destroyed. To avoid having your possessions destroyed or your pets quarantined, be sure any possessions are legal and thoroughly cleaned before shipping. Also, make sure your pet is not rabid, dangerous, or a threatened species.

Approximate transit time to Australia

Generally, Sole Use Containers are faster than Shared Containers. The transit time for Shared Containers can vary, as their shipping depends on having enough shipment to fill a container. This notwithstanding, we have regular shipping schedules which we adhere to:

For our main ports at Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne: Sole Use Containers take four to six weeks, while Shared Containers take four to eight weeks.

Other ports: Sole Use Containers take five to eight weeks, while Shared Containers take five to eleven weeks.

Our Air Freight takes one to two weeks.

Obtain a no-obligation quote today

Whatever your requirements, Ausmove can provide various options to choose from, so you’ll get exactly what suits your needs and budget. Our ultimate aim is to give you peace of mind. To request a free quote, enter your details in the form provided and we will contact you immediately.


How long does it take to ship a car from New Zealand to Australia?

Shipping a car from New Zealand to Australia will take approximately 30 days.

Do I have to pay an import tax or GST when exporting a new car to Australia?

Yes. Importing a vehicle under 30 years old incurs a 5% duty charge and 10% GST.

Are there conditions for importing a new car to Australia?

Yes, there are. You must contact the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as well as apply for Vehicle Import Approval (VIA). You should also ensure the vehicle is clean and free of contamination.

What is the Luxury Car Threshold for Australian imports?

Imports of high value cars to Australia are taxed is 33% on the GST-inclusive amount above the luxury car threshold. The LCT is currently AUD$66,331 - but this is adjusted periodically. This applies to both individuals and vehicle traders.

Can I ship my car to Australia?

Yes, you can ship your car to Australia. Though a complex process, employing the services of a renowned moving company such as Ausmove will get the job done.

Can I ship alcohol to Australia?

If you’re aged 18 or over, you can bring 2.25 litres of alcoholic beverages duty-free into Australia. However, if you exceed Australia’s alcohol duty-free limits, duty and tax will apply to all the items over that limit. It should be noted that failure to declare alcohol in excess of your concession could result in penalties, prosecution or cancellation of your visa. Also, there are no duty-free concessions for travellers under 18 years of age.

How long will it take to ship my goods to Australia?

Depending on the type of container (whether Sole Use or Shared Container) and the port where your goods will arrive, it will take a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of eleven weeks for your goods to arrive to Australia.

Can I store my belongings in Australia?

Yes, you can. Ausmove offers excellent, secure storage facilities that enable you to store your belongings in Australia until you decide to move into your permanent abode.

Will my belongings be fumigated when they arrive in Australia?

Every single belonging you bring into Australia must be thoroughly cleaned and free of dirt. Any sign of soil or dirt could mean that said items need to be fumigated; so much so, the extra cost of fumigation will be paid by you.

Will my car be steam-cleaned when it arrives in Australia?

If there are any traces of dirt on the vehicle, it will. All used vehicles are inspected by Quarantine Border Control on arrival; after the inspection, if cleanliness is not up to par, they will duly be steam-cleaned. You should therefore aim to have your car in the cleanest possible condition. If you can, have it steam-cleaned and properly vacuumed before shipping it.

Will I have to pay duty on my household goods in Australia?

On sending your Unaccompanied Personal Effects (UPE) to Australia, if eligible for a concession, your UPEs may be cleared from Custom Control without requiring you to pay custom duty, GST or any other charges.

Do I have to clean my goods before shipping to Australia?

Yes, you do. Everything shipped to Australia undergoes careful physical inspection, so you have to make sure that all the goods being shipped are thoroughly cleaned to avoid them being quarantined, seized or destroyed.

Can I pack my own belongings?

Yes, you can pack your own belongings. However, ensure they are parked according to the standards required of goods that are to be shipped, all the while using quality materials, so that they can withstand the journey.


Our Fixed Price Guarantee:

Our Fixed Price Guarantee:

Unlike many other movers, we will provide you with a fixed quote based on your specific list of items.

Should you wish to add or remove any items, we will adjust our fixed quote accordingly. Hence, no nasty surprises at the end of the move process.

Our Service Promise:

Our Service Promise:

  • We will listen to your individual needs and requirements.
  • We will provide a prompt, competitive quote with in one working day.
  • We will provide you with the highest level of service.
Free In-Home Consultation:

Free In-Home Consultation:

If you are moving the majority of your household items from New Zealand to Australia, one of Ausmoves experienced relocation consultants will visit your home to establish your specific packing requirements and any unique moving needs. Learn more about moving to Australia from NZ.

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