Are you emigrating to Australia? Start moving!

Emigrating to Australia is a major event. Of course, you can choose to arrange this yourself, but why not let Transpack take care of the move for you?

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We are a professional and international moving company, and would be happy to guide you through the entire process of moving from the Netherlands to a new home abroad. Using our services ensures that you will not encounter any surprises, and you are assured of prompt and professional service.

You will, of course, travel to your destination by plane, but your goods will go by boat. The total shipping time from the port of Rotterdam to Adelaide is approximately 50 days. Upon arrival at the port and after clearance of your shipment, your goods will be delivered to your home. Depending on the customs procedure, the total time to ship your goods from the Netherlands to your new home in Adelaide takes on average about eight till nine weeks.

Transpack Moving Services is experienced in providing international moves and offers services world-wide. We offer a personalized approach and tailor made services for every budget.

We strive to minimize the time between packing, the collection of your goods and the departure of the boat. Therefore, we coordinate with you the planning of your move: what is a good time and what is not?


What does emigrating to Australia cost?

The price for a move to Australia depends on your choice of services and the volume of your goods. You can fill out an extensive quotation form on this site so we can calculate the cost for you. Or you can use our handy app ((App Store / Google Play) for this purpose. Just fill in your data, take pictures of what you want to take along and we will calculate the price based on the photos.


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What our customer review

★★★★★ Excellent customer service, smooth and flawless international move!

Before, during and after our international move from Australia to The Netherlands, Transpack delivered excellent and caring customer service. Always a phone call or e-mail away and regularly checking in on us.
Thank you, Transpack, for a smooth and flawless international move…! – Sydney

★★★★ Good service and also very good price.

The whole experience from start to finish was painless and we found the staff very helpfut even thought our original contact went on holidays during the first contact. – Gillies

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Emigrating to Australia: What do I need to do myself?

The import of household goods and personal possessions in Australia is highly regulated and as such there are two major public services that one should be aware of.


In general, used personal property and household goods may be imported into Australia without paying customs duties and taxes, provided that the items are personal and are used to Australia at least twelve months prior to departure.

This applies to migrants who come to Australia for permanent stays, returning to a permanent residence permit, temporary residents or returning Australian citizens.

It is also possible to import hereditary goods without payment of duties and taxes, provided that you can prove that the goods are wanted or given as part of the estate of the deceased person.

In respect of alcohol and tobacco products, import duties and taxes must be paid. There are also very strict controls around the following limited goods  Please note that some goods are prohibited, while other products require special import authorizations.



Australia has a very unique natural environment that is free of many diseases and pests that can be found in other parts of the world. All imported household goods and personal belongings to Australia are subject to a quarantine inspection before they can be released for access to Australia.

Most households have a number of common items that can be considered as ‘quarantine concern’. Forbidden items will be destroyed or ordered to be exported from Australia.

Our specialists will review all the steps, procedures and necessary documents!

NOTE: It is advisable to contact our local relocation partner as soon as possible after your arrival in Australia. This to prevent any container rental costs in the port of any destination. The required documents must be handed over to the customs authorities before arrival. For processing these documents, customs need about five to seven working days. Our specialists will take all these steps, procedures and necessary documents with you!

Emigrating to Australia: What’s important to know once I’m there?

Need to know

Before arriving in Australia, there are still some things to know. The time difference varies by location. In Sydney, eleven o’clock is time difference and at eight o’clock in Perth. In the north of Australia is a tropical savannah climate, in the south a sea climate and in the east a middle desert climate. The capital of Australia is Canberra and English is spoken in this country. Australia has 23 million inhabitants.

Facts about Australia:

  • In Australia, everyone drives left
  • 75 percent of the population is Christian
  • ‘Sheila’ is the Australian word for woman and a man is a ‘bloke’

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Are you emigrating to Australia? Transpack will take care of it for you!  

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