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Moving

Are you moving your possessions to Australia?  What should you give away versus what should you move?  What do you need to look for in a removals company?  How do they work? How much does it cost?  What about moving pets?  Get this and much more in our moving section.

 


A guide to retiring to Australia

For many, the idea of spending your twilight years down under is something that is just too good to resist. Unfortunately, a move so far away can be expensive and the most important thing to take into consideration is just how far away you will be from family and friends. Some places in Australia are as much as a 24-hour flight away from the UK. This may not deter you now but consider whether this will still be the case in 10-15 years’ time. If this does little to put you off, or if  More...


Moving abroad with your pet

Moving abroad with your pet We're sure that for all you animal lovers out there, the idea of leaving your pet behind when you emigrate is practically unbearable. We know that pets can be a big part of the family and that you will do anything you can to make sure that they can join you in your new home. When planning a relocation, the process of expatriating your pet can be long and complicated. Depending on the age and health of your pet, the stressful process  More...


“I shipped everything I owned to Sydney”

Simply moving down the road is stressful enough so how do you even start to plan moving to the opposite side of the world? We chatted to Robert from Hampshire who packed up all of his family's belongings and shipped it to their new home in Sydney, Australia back in 2006. Read on to find out more about Robert’s story or to go straight to our detailed guide to the removals process, click  More...


Renting property in Australia

Emigrating to Australia is a daunting task. There will be numerous things on your to-do list but finding your perfect home is perhaps the biggest task. When you first arrive it is advisable to rent property rather than buy straight away to enable you to see what life would be like if you were to buy in that particular area. Ideally, you might rent in a few different places to see where suits you and your family best before you commit. The Australian rental market is notoriously fast  More...


What to take when you relocate

The thought of moving to Australia can be a daunting prospect, especially when you start thinking about the logistics of removals. With thousands of different objects, each of a different shape, size and value, to potentially pack and transport, it is not always easy to decide what to take with you. Added to that, you may be renting when you first arrive in Sydney or Melbourne, or wherever you’re headed. Firstly, you need to decide which removals transit mode to choose  More...


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