Forum Category: Shipping

34 Topics

Taking a car to Australia

Can I take a car to Australia I have owned it for less than 12 months. The removal sites say you can't but surly there has to be some way?

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Can I take a new chainsaw to Australia?

Will I be taxed on it?

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Advice of moving a family of 5 to Melbourne

Myself, my 2 children aged 4.5 and 9 and my two parents who are retired would like to know what is best way to move us all over there. Do we take some furniture, do we take all of our furniture or buy new at Ikea? My sister lives in ...

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Cheapest way to get back to NZ?

We are a family of 4 beading to move back to Rotorua from Brisbane. I want to sell most if furniture and ship. I need my golden Labrador sent back too... Any recommendations please?

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Shipping Insurance from NZ to Australia?

The shipping insurance offered by most international shipping companies is $$. I have found loads of way more affordable options with equal if not better cover, when moving to Australia from the UK and North America, but not moving from NZ to Australia. Also the likes of Letton Percival don't ...

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What is the import duty on household goods less than 12 months old?

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I want to ship my car from NZ to Brisbane. How much will it cost?

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AusMove vs Crown; Has anyone used AusMove?

There seems to be a lot of positive feedback on Crown. But what about AusMove? Their website sounds very specialized for NZers moving to Australia. They also say they offer competitive pricing, but most of these sites claim that. Would love to know more. And if you picked Crown in ...

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What to expect taking tools to auz?

First off, do I need to disinfect my tools? I've already polished and buffed most of what I own. I'm planning on taking all my hand tools over in a small one-handle tin tool box. I've read a lot of horror stories but I need my tools as I'm a ...

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Moving to Australia from NZ

I am planning on moving to QLD from NZ with my children. I am a single parent who works full time. What are my childrens rights for schooling and University (they are all nz born). Here in NZ, australian children have the same rights to free education etc or would ...

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Can I hire part of a container since I will only have boxes, or does it have to be a whole one?

I would like to pack my own stuff in Auckland to move to Sydney. There will be no furniture or appliances, just boxes, many with books, the rest personal items. I have heard it's cheaper to have a container delivered and pack it yourself, but I won't have enough for ...

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Recommendations for a company to move pets to Australia?

We are moving from Auckland to Melbourne. I have not yet organised pet transport for our cat. Can anyone advise a great company to use?

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What is the best and cheapest way to ship a few things to Australia?

We are moving to Australia and have just booked a suitcase for each of us, however we want to take a few extra things for children - bike, toys, books, our winter clothes and blankets etc. We don't have enough for a container so would appreciate comments and advise on ...

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What is the best and cheapest option for shipping a couple of boxes from New Zealand to Australia (Canberra)?

I am moving to Canberra soon and I have just a few things I want to take with me, maybe 2-3 boxes. It's not super expensive, more sentimental and I was wondering if anyone has found a company that is cheap and provides a good service?

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What are some shipping option to send stuff from Australia to Canada? Freight or air.

Needing to ship a suitcase or 2 to Canada from Australia any shipping companies cheaper than the normal ones that stink.

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Best movers for moving full household items to Australia from New Zealand?

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is it possible to put in the container a used vacuum cleaner?

Does anybody know if Is it possible to ship via container the vacuum cleaner? I live in NZ and I'm planning to move to Australia. I know that there are limitations on some items, but I can't find a list.

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Does it cost more to ship large appliances than to buy them in Australia?

We are currently contemplating moving our family of 4 from Christchurch to Melbourne. Being a family of 4 we have invested a bit of money over the years in whiteware and furniture, not to mention our plasma TV. I have considered selling most of our large stuff off and putting ...

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Builder Husband going to Sydney - what's the best way to get his tools over there??

Hi All, my husband has a job in Sydney to go to. As said earlier he is a builder and needs to take some of his tools with him. Any suggestions for the easiest way to get his tools across with him would be appreciated.

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What items can you not include with what you ship to Australia?

I have favourite perfumes (oils and sprays), incense, moisturisers, shampoos etc. Can these go with me to Australia? What about food items e.fg speciality sauces if unopened?

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What are the good moving companies for moving household goods from NZ to Gold Coast?

We are moving to the Gold Coast in June and have quotes from several companies and don't know which one to choose. Any experiences would be appreciated to make it easier for us to choose.

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How are removal costs calculated? By weight or cubic size?

What is the cost per weight/cubic metre? Thanks

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Has anyone had experience taking firearms over to Australia from New Zealand?

I am moving to Australia very soon and have a number of firearms that I do not wish to part with. I understand that Australian firearm laws can be quite strict and wonder if anyone has had experience moving their household over there, along with guns etc? I can leave ...

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Is anyone moving from the North Island to Melbourne with a moving company?

Hi, I've got a few quotes from moving companies but considering I only want to move 3 - 4 boxes and 4 bigger items (printer, stereo, chair (that breaks apart) and puzzle), it doesn't seem worth $1900 - $2100 which was the quote. I live in New Plymouth and my ...

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Importing a television from New Zealand to Australia?

Hi, I'm wondering whether it is worthwhile taking your plasma hd tv to Australia?

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What is the duty on a food processor if it's a month old?

I am planning to get a food processor from India. Will the duty on it be heavy??

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Is it better to ship your furniture and whiteware to Australia or sell it all and buy secondhand when you get there?

Have any other people you know moved and bought secondhand household goods? Just want a comparison. Kind Regards.

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Laws on taking a container to Perth

We are moving to Perth and taking a container with all our furniture and belongings in it. What are the regulations for taking over empty planter pots - and are we allowed to? I imagine that if we water blast the insides and let them dry they should be okay??

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Did your shipping cost (NZ$1600) include Customs and Quarantine clearance fees in Australia?

And did you have to pay any quarantine treatment costs? We plan to ship our king size bed to Australia but were told that wooden stuff more than 5 years old would require fumigation. Thanks.

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Where there any household items you were not allowed to take into Australia?

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Can I take my chef knives with me to Australia?

Do I just declare them?

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Is it worth selling kitchen items before moving?

We are moving to Melbourne early next year and have decided to sell all our household goods. We have a lot of stuff and it works out to be a cheaper option for us. Just curious to know what you guys did with your kitchen items eg: cutlery, plates, glasses, ...

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How do I bring my motorcycle to Australia?

I am thinking of moving to Aussie and I want to take my motorcycle over. Is it the same procedure as cars? Seems like a lot of bother. Do I have to own the motorcycle for 12 months before importing it?

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How do I go about taking my chef's knives to Australia?

I'm a chef by trade and was wondering how to go about taking my chef's knives to Australia?

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