Moving to Australia

Moving your items to Australia

Are you moving to Australia? Transpack is specialized in international moves to Australia. You can move from Amsterdam to Sydney for only €537.

Calculate the costs for a free customized quotation to your new destination in Australia.

Australia in a nut shell: 

Australië vlag - Transpack

Population24.13 million
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Official languageEnglish


Moving to Australia

When you move to Australia, you may want to consider taking your furniture and other belongings with you. For transport to Australia, you can choose between air freight or sea freight. You also have the choice between direct transport, which means that your goods go in their own moving container, or groupage transport which means that your goods go into a shared container. Our Transpack representatives can advise you on the best choice for your situation.

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The costs of moving to Australia

The biggest advantage of moving by sea container to Australia is the cost. An enormous number of containers go on one boat, which means that the price is naturally lower than when moving by air freight. Groupage also makes it possible to share the already relatively low sea freight costs with others. Transpack can send you a tailor-made offer with all costs.

How long will my possessions be on their way to Australia?

How long your belongings are on their way to Australia depends on the type of transport you choose. With airfreight transport, your possessions can be expected in your new home within 2 to 3 weeks. If you choose to move by sea container, you will need to be patient for at least 12 weeks.

Tips for emigrating to Australia

Moving to Australia is an exciting adventure. Many people move to Australia every year. Everyone speaks English, the Australians are very relaxed, the nature is stunningly beautiful and Sydney and Melbourne are great cities to live and work in. There are a number of things you need to arrange before you can move to Australia.

Do I need a visa for Australia?

To enter Australia, a visa is always required. There are different types of visas for Australia. Please visit the following website of the Department of Home Affairs to determine which type of visa you need: VisaFinder. Our Eurohome Relocation Specialists can also help you arrange a visa.

What should I take with me when I move to Australia?

To help you be well prepared for your trip, we have listed a few tips for you. Make sure that you do not have documents, keys, medicines, jewelry and other important items in your sea and/or air shipment. Always take these things with you.

ClothingIt is important to bring appropriate clothing to Australia, especially in the cities of Sydney and Canberra. In Perth and Darwin you can wear what you feel comfortable in and there are less formal dress rules. Also, in these areas, there is a warmer climate. Think of items for protection from the sun, such as hats and light clothing. Work a lot with layers. In winter, it can get a lot colder.
Travel plug The main voltage in Australia is 230 Volt and the frequency is 50Hz. You need an adapter plug if you bring electrical devices.
Check if your medication is available in Australia and what the maximum amount is that you can take with you. Also check if you need a medical certificate to take your medication with you when traveling.
DocumentsTake important documents such as passport, visa documents etc. with you in your hand luggage – also make copies.
Personal itemsThink of your favorite care products, things that remind you of home and other things that shouldn’t be missing when traveling.

Tip: bring a set of extra clothing in your hand luggage in case your checked-in luggage is delayed or lost.

If you have any questions about moving to Australia, please feel free to contact us.