What You Need to Know About Moving to Australia
The sunburnt country quality life has been an irresistible pull for emigrants for over 50 years
Moving and relocating is a daunting task and when it comes to moving overseas, we understand the stress it may cause. The only way to make your overseas relocation easy and hassle-free are to hire a professional moving agency near you and let the team of professionals manage all the affair. If you are planning to move to Australia to chase your dreams, then team APAC Relocation is delighted to serve you.
Get Ready to Move to Australia
Ready to explore amazing Australia? One of the most diverse countries of the world, it has been the dream destination of many. Whether you are students, entrepreneur or service person the land of kangaroos and kiwis will surely welcome you with open arms. Connect with APAC relocation, one of the leading mover and packers in Singapore for international moving. Our team is here to make your Australia relocation easier. We have our branches all across the country. Whether you have decided to choose Perth as your destination or it is Queensland that fancy you, plan a perfect relocation with us.
We provide relocation services to all the major cities in Australia including Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, and many other big and small cities all across Australia.
It is not just the natural beauty of Australia that attracts tourists from all over the world, but the infrastructure and opportunities offered by the country make it a popular choice among young, dynamic and ambitious professionals. Whether you want to move with family or without family, our relocation service will help in settling in the new land with ease. We offer our service all across Australia, name the city and we will relocate you there with all your bag and baggage. Our technically advanced fright system and flawless management ensure that clients get nothing but the best service.
Immigration Advice to Australia
Make your immigration legal and hassle free with the right visa. Whether you are moving to Australia for study purpose or for work, make sure you have applied for the right kind of visa. If you are finding it hard to complete all the necessary legal and paper work before moving to Australia, take the help of the agent and get things done smoothly.
Why Depend On Us for Your Australia Move?
Whether you want to move with family or without family, our relocation service will help in settling in the new land with ease. We offer a range of packing options and shipment modes options(Air-Freight, LCL (Less than Container) shipments, FCL (Full Container) shipments, Groupage/shared shipping, and Excess baggage services) in accordance with clients requirement and budget.
Why Choose us as your relocation partner?
When you work with experienced professionals like APAC Relocation, they ensure that all your belongings are properly packed and safely moved to its destination. All you have to do is to share your details like date, location, budget and type of shipping you wish to avail and our professionals will design the best relocation package suiting your needs.
Live your dream with us, rely on Our door-to-door service, we offer sea freight and/or air freight. Our professionals even manage Australian customs clearance, quarantine inspection and delivery of your belongings to your new home. Our goal is to ensure hassle free and comfortable relocation service to our clients and we do our best to ensure safe relocation service
Rely on our insured services and move your belongings from one country to another without the stress.
Copy of passport (photo and signature page)
Completed Australian Customs form B534
Copy of visa or e-visa approval (non-citizens)
Detailed inventory / packing list (in English)
Alcohol inventory, if applicable
Original bill of lading if no telex release / waybill issued (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
The OBL must be received 7 days prior to arrival at first entry port into Australia
The AWB must be received 48 hours prior to arrival at first entry airport into Australia
Sea freight clearance times vary from 12-15 working days depending on mode of sea freight and the destination location
Airfreight clearance takes approximately 5-7 working days depending on documentation received and destination location
An inventory of alcohol is required for Australian Customs to assess the duty and taxes payable, which are generally 50% of the alcohol’s purchase value for wine and 150% for spirits
The signature on the Australian Customs form B534 must match the passport page
Vehicle import approval (VIA)
Import declaration (prepared by Customs broker)
Registration papers from country of origin
Proof of ownership and purchase receipt
A VIA must be obtained prior to the importation of motor vehicles
VIA will take 3-6 weeks to approve
Application for VIA may be found at:https:infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/how_to_apply.aspx
The restrictions for documents and Customs regulations must be met for the importation for privately owned motor vehicles
Customs clearance is required at the port of entry
Customs duties and goods and services taxes (GST) must be paid at the time of vehicle import with the exception of returning Australian vehicles when GST only applies
GST only is payable on motorcycle imports
Contact the Australian Taxation Office to determine if and when luxury car taxes (LCT) must be paid https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Luxury-car-tax/
All animals imported to Australia must meet the requirements of the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and will be quarantined upon arrival.
Import permits take approximately 10 business days from the date receipt by Department of Agriculture to be approved; however, incomplete or incorrect applications may takelonger.
Owners of the goods must select a quarantine station for the animal prior to import
Animals may be visited by only the person identified as the importer during the quarantine period
Note: It is critical to contact Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the import of pets as requirements and restrictions are dependent upon the country of origin and vary dramatically per type of animal.
Customs duties plus goods and services tax (GST) will apply to alcohol importe into Australia
Duty is calculated on the type of alcohol, the volume contained per bottle, the alcohol % per bottle and the value per bottle
Ten percent (10%) GST is then added to the duty calculated
Anabolic and androgenic substances (those that enhance muscle and bone growth and may include health supplements)
ANZAC and any related advertising material
Items bearing an image of the Australian national flag and coat of arms
Items bearing an image of the Australian state or territory flags and coat of arms
Cat and dog fur products
Glazed ceramic ware (specific to lead content)
Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises)
Chewing tobacco and snuff in quantities greater than 1.5 kg
Cigarette lighters (up to five lighters acceptable if over 18 years or older on a ship or aircraft)
Cosmetics and toxic materials (cannot contain more than 250 mg/kg of lead but may contain more than 250 mg/kg of lead acetate designed for use in hair products)
Counterfeit credit cards
Crowd control equipment (antipersonnel sprays, body armor, extendable batons, electric shock devices, etc.)
Cultural heritage goods from Papua New Guinea (permission from the Trustees of the Papua New Guinea Public Museum and Art Gallery is required)
Diamonds (only rough diamonds in tamper proof container from a country participating in the Kimberley Process may be imported and require a Kimberley Process Certificate)
Dog collars designed to puncture or bruise an animal’s skin
Passengers arriving on board a ship or aircraft do not need a permit for the import of drugs and narcotics required for personal use if:
The drugs and narcotics are prescribed by a medical practitioner or veterinarian, and quantity does not exceed a 3 month’s supply at the maximum prescribed dosage
The drugs / narcotics are carried as accompanied baggage
Prescription must be in English or translated to English
Kava may be imported in root or dried form in amounts not to exceed 2 kg and is carried as accompanied baggage by a passenger 18 years or older
Firearms and accessories, parts, magazine, ammunition, components of ammunition, and replica
The following items are embargoed goods and are restricted and require permission to import. Contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for additional information:
Eritrea – weapons, ammunition, military vehicles and equipment and spare parts
Iran – weapons, ammunition, military vehicle and equipment and spare parts
North Korea – weapons ammunition, military vehicles and equipment and spare parts
Libya – weapons, ammunition, military vehicles and equipment and spare parts
Endangered animal and plant listed in the appendices to the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
A search tool for CITES endangered species is available at https://checklist.cites.org/#/en
Novelty erasers (resembling food in scent or appearance)
Plastic explosives formulated as a mixture, malleable or flexible at room temperature or with:
One or more high explosives which in pure form have a vapor pressure less than 10.4 PA at a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius
A binder material
Fish and tooth fish
Electronic flyswatters and mosquito bats
Growth hormones and substances of human or animal origin
Hazardous wastes (explosive flammable, poisonous, toxic, exotoxic or infectious, clinical wastes, waste oils, waste residue from manufacture or household waste as defined by the Basel Convention)
Knives and daggers
Novelty money boxes coated with material containing more than 90 mg/kg of lead
Ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases
Pencils and paintbrushes with a coating that contains excess amounts of toxic compounds such as lead, arsenic and barium
Pesticides and other hazardous chemicals
Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Terphenyls and .Polyphenyls
Pornography and other objectionable materials
Therapeutic drugs and substances (abortifacients, aphrodisiacs, etc.)
Unmanufactured tobacco (not stemmed or stripped or in whole form)
Toys containing excess amounts of toxic compounds such as lead, arsenic and barium
Weapons (military goods and other weapons including blow pipes, crossbows, martial arts equipment, knuckle dusters, slingshots, maces and flails)
Trade Practices Act goods
Dogs (dangerous breeds including Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Japanese Tosa, American Pit Bull Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier, Perro de Presa
Canario or Presa Canario 4/5 and advertisements referencing these breeds)
How APAC Relocation Can Help You
Australia is a very popular location for expats, especially for young expats looking to start a new career or a new life. APAC relocation owns a strong network of resources and can manage customs, quarantine, freight services, insurance etc. for its clients. We have a team of experienced moving professionals to aasure you an efficient and smooth relocation to Australia.
We have helped thousands of expats to successfully move to Australia every year
Just tell us the city you're moving to and we our expert moving crew will do the work for you. We have a flawless management to ensure that clients get nothing but the best relocation services.Whether you want to move with family or without family, our relocation service will help in settling in the new land with ease. We offer a range of packing options and shipment mode options (Air-Freight, LCL (Less than Container) shipments, FCL (Full Container) shipments, Groupage/shared shipping, and Excess baggage services) according to your requirement and budget.
Choose us as your relocation partner & we will ensure that all your belongings are properly packed and safely moved to its destination. All you have to do is to share your details like date, location, budget and type of shipping you wish to avail and our professionals will design the best relocation package suiting your needs. We also offer storage services like Vault facilities. Let us know your requirements, & we'll arrange everything you need & give you hassle free and comfortable relocation services.
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