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At Bournes we know you want your move to Australia to be simple, and an enjoyable start to your new life down under.
In order for that to happen, you need a company that will take care of everything to safely move belongings for you so that you have everything you need to feel at home.
The problem is there is packing to do, customs rules to understand, paperwork to complete, dates to coordinate…. and that's on top of everything else you have to organise for your relocation.
We understand, and we care about making the move less stressful for you, which is why we help over 3000 families relocate each year, all over the world, and why we are rated ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot.
So you can stop worrying about how your belongings are going to get there and start getting excited about your new life in Australia.
Moving with Bournes is simple. Book your pre-move survey now to get started.
Your dedicated move manager will help you plan and prepare for move day. We’ll plan all the finer details, tell you everything you need to know and help you complete any documentation you’ll need.
They will arrange your Move Crew, vehicle and packing materials and be on hand to keep you updated and support you before, during and after your move.
Our professional export packing crew will carefully pack and load your belongings for you before we safely transport everything to Australia, handle the customs clearance and deliver everything back so you can start making your new home yours.
If you aren't moving the volume of belongings to fill a whole shipping container we offer shared shipping containers so you only need to pay for the space you need.
Choose the services that suit your move or ask us to recommend the ones we think will help you. If you need help with something you don't see below, just ask, we'll be happy to add in any extras you need if we can.
We collect your items, wrap and load them and transport all your furniture and household items door to door, with delivery and unloading at destination.
+ Includes documentation assistance and customs clearance.
A reputation built on award-winning personal service, quality and outstanding customer feedback.
To guide you through your move, assist with Australian customs processes and documentation and to keep you up to date with progress.
With a choice of in home, phone or video survey to ensure we have all the information we need to give you an accurate quote up front.
Flexible International Moving Services providing what’s most important to you, whether that’s low cost, extra help with packing or a schedule that works best for your family.
Pre-vetted and approved by the British Association of Removers, Which? Trusted Traders and FIDI FAIM.
Offering comprehensive protection for your belongings whilst they are in our care.
Uniformed, DBS checked, experienced and professionally trained removals crews.
As well as our core moving and packing services we can also provide a range of other services to help make your move to Australia easy.
Custom crates built to protect your most fragile or valuable items during transit.
Cost-effective and convenient transport with your household goods plus support with documentation and Australian customs clearance/import procedures.
A little extra help with your move, from finding a home and school in Australia to setting up bank accounts and finding a doctor.
Airfreight is ideal for small shipments that you need urgently, or for an advance shipment of just a few items to help you settle in quickly.
From dismantling swing sets and taking down light fittings on the move out to hanging pictures and curtains or putting together your new furniture our handymen make moving out and settling in quick and easy.
We've partnered with Moneycorp to help you to achieve the best rates of exchange and make the most of your money, from one-off sums to monthly transfers.
For information from the Moneycorp team click here to request a contact.
Free of charge assistance with car rentals in Australia including preferred rates, Comprehensive insurance included for you and your spouse if needed, and flexible billing.
We move many families between the South East of England and Australia every year, from the big cities to stunning rural towns across the territories.
From our UK service centres based across the South East we are ideally placed to help with moves to or from London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.
Every move cost is different so you'll need to arrange a pre-move survey to get an idea of pricing for your individual move. These are a few things that make up your moving costs:
Find out more about the cost of moving to Australia including ballpark price guides.
To get an accurate quote for Moving to Australia from South East UK you can book a Move Consultation.
This depends on the method of transport.
For exclusive use full container shipments, the door-to-door transit time is around 8-12 weeks.
For shared containers, there are two options, a speedier 'LCL' service which can be similar timescale to exclusive containers or a groupage service which is more cost-effective but a little slower at around 10-20 weeks door to door.
Anyone can make a fancy website and pay to get it ranking highly in your search engine, but how do you know you’ve found a reputable company? Quality accreditations and membership of professional associations are a great way to assess the standard of service you can expect from professional moving companies - and this is especially important for international moves. Typically an expert external assessor will pre-vet the company for you with strict, regular external audits.
Bournes are proud to be members of the top professional industry bodies to demonstrate our commitment to quality.
The import of your household goods (furniture and personal effects) into Australia are subject to import and export rules and procedures.
Your Bournes Move Consultant and Move Manager will guide you through this process, but here's a little of what to expect to help you start planning.
For your items to clear customs you will need to provide some customs documents, which will depend on your status and personal situation.
We will advise you on this during your move consultation or you can check out the FIDI Customs Guide for Australia
There are some items you cannot move with you to Australia, and others that require additional paperwork or processes. These include:
There are also some items of Biosecurity concern that have the potential to bring into Australia pests or diseases that will need to be declared and inspected, and potentially require cleaning in advance.
Check out the FIDI customs guide for further details or visit the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.
Prior to your move you will need to complete some documentation to enable us to make customs declarations and arrangements. This will depend on your status i.e. if you are a UK or Australian National, but your move manager will guide you through and provide copies of the forms you need, these include (but aren't limited to):