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We are based in South East England with branches in Kent, Sussex and Surrey and provide service for moves throughout London, the South East and the Home Counties.
We can move you to any destination in Australia from major cities like Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne to all the towns and remote locations in between - take a look at our service areas below or contact us to find out if we cover your destination.
Bournes International Moves have been providing international door to door moving services to families starting new adventures all over the world since the 1950's having grown from our long history as a local removal company since 1875.
We have remained a family run company and are proud to provide the personal service we're famous for for moves from the UK to over 180 countries.
We're here to make moving easier for you. We know that moving overseas can be stressful and that's why your dedicated move manager will hold your hand throughout - helping you to understand how removals to Australia work, the processes, rules and regulations as well as helping you put together any documentation you need. They will help you plan and keep you updated every step of the way. Your Bournes removals crew are expertly trained in packing for international removals making the long journey to Australia which to protect your precious items for transport by air or sea.
Bournes are pre-vetted by FIDI to the FAIM quality standard, the only independent certification especially designed for International Removals with regular audits to ensure we meet over 200 quality checks.
We are also members of the British Association of Removers Overseas Moving Group.
We've also won several international moving awards based on the great experiences our customers have had when moving overseas.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is the Australian government department responsible for regulating the import of household goods into Australia. As an island Australia are fiercely protective over any activity that could allow entry of pests and diseases and so personal effects are subject to biosecurity control.
Your shipment may be inspected on arrival and some items may require treatment, destroyed or exported (at your expense) if they do not comply. We will provide full advice and guidance to help you reduce this risk in planning for your move.
Household Goods are usually eligible for Duty Free Entry when you're moving to Australia providing they are your personal property owned for at least 12 months and will be used by you in Australia.
You can find out everything you need to know about immigration and citizenship for those moving to Australia on the Department of Home Affairs website.
There is also some great advice for UK citizens moving to Australia on the UK governments Living in Australia guide including information on visas, healthcare, Australian customs, work regulations, accommodation and property, driving and lots more!
If you want to know more specifically about international removals when you're moving to Australia check out our blog -8 Things you need to know about International Removals to Australia
As members of the International Association of Movers we provide all our customers with information on what documentation will be required for your move, what duties and taxes may be applicable and what you can and can't take with you. Your dedicated move manager will guide you through this in your pre-move planning stages and help you complete all the documents you need.
The IAM country guide for household goods removals to Australia is a great resource for planning what you will take with you in advance. Let us know if you have any questions!
We chose Bournes as the prices were the most competitive. We were impressed with our initial consultation and they offered good value for their services. From our initial consultation right through to the delivery in Melbourne, we were very impressed.
Our quotation by Robert (Move Consultant) was thorough, the process explained clearly and our questions answered promptly. On the day of moving the three movers were polite, fast and careful. They really were amazing and took much of the stress off us. Our move manager Katia, was excellent; always helpful and professional.
We had no complaints and the team on the Melbourne side were equally as excellent. They delivered as planned and were thorough when boxes were being ticked off. We would highly recommend Bournes if you are moving within the UK or overseas. They have been excellent in what can be a stressful process. Thank you!
International Removals review from London to Melbourne Australia
Bournes Moves looked after our shipment from the UK to Australia. The service was excellent at any stage of the process, both in the planning and packing phases in the UK and in the delivery in Australia. Great communication especially in the assistance with the submission of the required paperwork.
I was particularly impressed with the crew who carefully packed our belongings. Great job!
Review for International Removals to Australia (From TrustPilot)
We chose Bournes because they offered the best quote and were the friendliest. At both ends the removalists/ delivery guys were fabulous, friendly and really polite and positive. The service was swift and I was always informed by the offices in the UK and Australia as well.
International Removals from London UK to Sydney Australia
This is the third time I organise an international shipment and in all the three times I used a different provider (in the first 2 shipments the company was chosen by my employer while this time I picked Bournes myself).
I chose Bournes because they were suggested by a friend who used their services before. I compared the quotes of 3 different companies and I chose Bournes because overall a better service was provided (despite it was not the lowest quote).
I was very impressed by the crew who packed my belongings in UK (Brentford): they handled and packed all the items very carefully and the precise description of the content of the boxes really helped during the unpacking process.
International removals review from Brentford UK to Perth, Australia