Shipping to Australia from the UK

Australia the sun burnt land, is a fantastic destination and has a very diverse landscape so whether you want to feel the sand between your toes on Bondi beach or getting close to nature in the outback, Australia is the place for you.

Whether you are a first time migrant, moving for business purposes or a returning Aussie going home, here at Relo UK the moving company we have you covered

The export packing and loading of your possessions is probably the most important part of the whole International removal process, it is important that the removal company you choose will protect your fragile household items using the correct export grade of industry approved packing materials.

At Relo UK our staff highly skilled and fully trained in the international export packing of your furniture removal, we have a range of shipping options to suit your budget.  If you select our sole use container service we will deliver the container to your door, pack and load your container at your residence in your presence, seal the container and it will be shipped directly from your door to Australia, access and road conditions permitting. If you have selected our groupage ‘share a container’ service, we will pack and measure your consignment at your residence and return this to our warehouse for loading in the next groupage container to your Australian destination. With a Relo UK shared container shipping service you will only be charged for the amount of space your goods use in the container.

Our Australia extensive removal services

Door to door Removal service

  • Removal from anyplace in the UK to anywhere in Australia
  • Free in home no obligations survey or Video survey
  • Full Container load (FCL) or shared (groupage shipping container services
  • Dedicated move manager
  • Comprehensive advice on moving to Australia
  • Assistance with customs and quarantine formalities
  • Advise on Customs and quarantine regulations
  • All our shipping lines used are recognised and accredited
  • Notification of shipping advice by email
  • Tailor made insurance polices
  • Storage in the UK and Australia if required
  • Frequent sailing schedule and delivery via all Australia major ports
  • Customs and Quarantine bonded facilities in Australia
  • Our most cost-effective pricing policy that will not comprise of service


Our professional packing services:

  • Full international export standard packing & export wrapping service
  • We can provide a you pack, we ship option
  • Our team of dedicated fully trained export packers
  • Supply of purpose designed cartons and export wrapping materials
  • Customised wooded casing / crates to IPSM 15 standards if required
  • Professional antique wrapping and handling services
  • Advice on preparing your move

Why Choose Relo UK

As a proud member of the International mover’s association (IAM) we have the reputation and expertise when it comes to shipping boxes to down under (Australia)

We would welcome the opportunity to provide you with the best shipping service on the market today, our team of professionals are well trained to look after your exacting requirements

Our number one priority is to make sure you and your possessions receive the very best in care


Getting the right advice is essential

Remember; it is your precious possessions that you are moving so do insist on choosing a shipping company to Australia from the UK you feel you can trust.

Will my furniture be safe & secure?

We have customs approved bonded warehouse with CTV camera so once your consignment has been collected, the shipment will be safe and secure whilst we build our next shared / groupage service. All your possessions will be professionally handled by our own staff. As members of various International Associations, our staff are trained to exacting standards.

What are the costs of shipping Furniture to Australia from the UK?

Our quotations are based on volume, and we can tailor made to suit your needs and requirements. We will provide you with a written quotation outlining the services offered and our contract conditions and exclusions. Prices will vary depending on the volume and the nature and size of the shipping consignment.

Do you provide export wrapping service?

We are able to provide you with a qualified export wrapping service by trained professionals, our staff will carefully export wrap the furniture with a bubble blanket which is designed specifically for the protection of all types of furniture during transit and storage. Softline bubble blanket offers not only the versatility of bubble on a roll abut provides greater flexibility and reduces waste compared with other traditional forms of furniture protection. With the tissue being slightly absorbent it can be not only used for furniture but has many other uses and be specifically used for packing and wrapping ceramics and leather and all types of wood furniture.

How long will it take to arrive?

Generally, with an international shipping service to Australia from the UK approximately 12 weeks based on a groupage / shared service depending on Final destination. Exclusive use container option, door to door 9 weeks. By liaising with your Move Manager, it may be possible to reduce or increase these transit times so that they fit in with your travel arrangements.

How long is the removal quote valid for?

Our quotation is valid for 28 days; this is due to the nature and vagrancies of international shipping which can be affected by currency fluctuations and increase in ocean and air freight costs

Is any VAT applicable on removal services?

For international removals vat is not applicable for overseas move, VAT is only applicable for EU to EU relocations or domestic removal services I.e. storage, or ancillary services like handyman or external liftings or hire of specialised equipment

What if I require storage prior to shipping of my furniture?

At Relo UK we have a fully customs boned warehouse, which is alarmed and fitted with CTV cameras for added security, whether it is for a short period whilst in transit, or for a longer term, we are able to offer you with a competitive storage costs, prior to your shipping service to Australia

Do you offer groupage (shared) container services for smaller consignments?

Groupage (Shared) service is the economically recognised method of shipping for smaller volume moves as you are saving money by sharing costs. Your household effects are loaded into a shared container with other ReloUK consignments bound for the same geographical destination as soon as sufficient volumes are available; this way you only pay for the container space utilised. As one of the largest groupage container operators in the UK we are able to offer frequent sailing dates on all major routes to Australian capital cities.

Can you provide Insurance Cover?

Whilst great care is taken during the removal of your furniture, we will do everything possible to ensure your possessions arrive safely, Insurance is a way of managing risks. When you buy insurance, you transfer the cost of a potential loss to the insurance company.
A transit proposal form will be provided with all our quotation extended. We advise you to read the information carefully; if there any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Do I need a delivery address before it arrives?

All we require prior to shipping is a contact address and contact details. Once your furniture has arrived in Australia and has been through the customs clearance and the quarantine formalities it is at this point, we will require a delivery address, however if you are not in a position to provide we can arrange storage on your behalf

When my Furniture shipping has arrived in Australia from the UK what happens next?

We will contact you before your shipment arrives at the port in Australia, once it has arrived, we will arrange for your consignment to be customs cleared by Australian Customs and Border Protection Services. To assist us with your clearance you will be required to complete an unaccompanied effects statement which is an Australian customs form B534, this can be completed in the UK before your departure or in Australia. If your shipment arrives into Australia before you do, you can nominate a member of your family or a friend in Australia to act on your behalf, but in this scenario you must complete the Australian customs from B534 yourself before you depart the UK. You will also be required to present the following information to Australian Customs. Once customs are quarantine formalities have been completed, we will require delivery address

Will there be additional charges to pay?

Quotation extend will be based on a door to door service and will included terminals and custom clearance formalities, what is not included in our quotations are customs inspection fees, any customs duty or taxes on new goods are goods that do not meet the unaccompanied effects ruling and the (AQIS) Australian Quarantine inspections which are mandatory in Australia. (AQIS) Australian Quarantine inspection fees will not been included in any quotations extended and are payable direct to our colleagues in Australia.

Payments and Deposits?

On booking of your shipping to Australia from the UK we will take a 15% deposit to secure your nominated collection date, Once your shipment has been collected we will provide you with a final balance invoice which is In accordance with our trading terms we will respectfully request that we receive payment of the invoice within 72 hours of it being issued.
Once payment has been received your consignment will be scheduled to depart as per your quoted terms. Of course if we can assist you further at any time please do not hesitate to contact our office on 01323 763689 or


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