COVID-19 Update - 15 December 2020
Britannia Pink and Jones can confirm it is business as usual with the housing market All staff and clients can continue to play their part in reducing the spread of the virus by following the current guidelines.
Keeping Everyone Safe with our Video Surveys
Where required, we are able to use our Video Survey App to continue to supply quotations for any pending up and coming moves. Watch our video that shows you how this works.
Expectations for your move to Australia
If you’re planning to take the plunge Down Under and move to Australia, Britannia Pink & Jones are here to help you with your journey. It's so easy if you use our door-to-door international removal services.
We are a removals company with years of experience of overseas removals and unlike other long distance moving companies, you can choose to let us everything from packing, import documents and delivery, through to customs clearance. It is this level of care and detail that we insist makes your moving experience second to none, and after all, moving from the UK to Australia is a massive decision and something that you only get one shot at doing perfectly. We pride ourselves in completing international removals to Australia perfectly.
Popular places to live in Australia
Australia is considered one of the best expat locations for people all over the world, and with it full of popular, exciting cities, it's not hard to see why people want to experience living there. There are lots of different places for those migrating to Australia to discover depending on your tastes, hobbies and lifestyle, so you need to consider your future location well in advance of moving.
Some of the best places to live in Australia are Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Hobart, which are popular due to their culture, climate and job opportunities.
For example; Sydney is full of hustle and bustle, and the unemployment rate is lower than the national average so if you're looking for a job after you move to Australia, Sydney would be a great first choice. If you prefer a slower pace and are looking for family-friendly suburbs however, Canberra, the Australian capital, is a great option instead. It all depends on your preferences.
Higher cost of living in Australia
Many expats moving to Australia find the cost of living higher than in the UK, particularly in Sydney. However, Australia has a strong market economy, and with the country's low poverty rates it means securing employment when you arrive is much easier than searching for work in the UK. With salaries increased by an average of 30% for most expats living in Australia, people report that finances are not a big issue and they frequently have more disposable income.
Getting an Australian visa
To move to Australia, you and each member of your party that are moving must hold a valid passport and visa to enter. For those starting anew, there are specific Australian visas you'll need to apply for if you're moving to Australia to actively seek working opportunities. Take a look on the Australian Department of Immigration's visa application system to get a taster. While strict, it's clear and concise so you'll easily identify which visa to obtain and what plans you need to make to get it, but our experts at Pink & Jones can assist you with this as part of your removals package.
Pink & Jones have been moving people across the world and assisting with international shipping for decades. It's the unparalleled experience and close relationships that our expert team has built up with international removals partners that allows us to conduct the most helpful and efficient transits on this impressive worldwide scale.
Shipping your belongings to Australia will be easy and straightforward with us; your options are to send everything either by sea or air. It's worth knowing that shipping by air is the quicker option, but more expensive than shipping in a container over sea.
If you decide to send your belongings to Australia in a container overseas, your items will arrive in around 8 weeks, or it could be 12 if you're sharing an overseas container. 8 to 12 weeks may seem like a long time, but shipping your belongings this way is the safest, easiest and most affordable means of transferring it all. Whichever method you choose, your belongings will be handled with the highest level of care and will arrive in Australia in the same condition you left it in.
Australia has strict rules and restrictions about what can and cannot be imported into the country. Its high dependence on their crops and harvests mean the guidelines are in place to protect its ecosystem from contamination, so ensure you have double checked the list in case you need to declare certain items. Australia enforces penalties if goods are not declared.
Before you move to Australia, reference the full list on the official Australian Border Force website that the goods you're importing are accepted.
The following items are on the list of restricted items so need written permission to bring into Australia:
- Cat and dog fur products
- Chemical weapons
- Drugs and narcotics
- Endangered animals and plants
- Firearms and firearms parts, accessories and ammunition
- Growth hormones
- Hazardous waste
- Knives and daggers
- Prescription medicines
- Therapeutic drugs, substances and goods
From the initial meeting with Luke to the lovely guys unpacking our belongings into our new house - the service was friendly and professional. They looked after our belongings and were very friendly. I would recommend them to everyone I know. Thank you so much. It was a real pleasure!
Yes, would definitely recommend! Moves are stressful but with these guys, they made it look easy and smooth. All parts of the moving experience was handled professionally from Paul and Luke in Sales, Alberto, Vinny and Shirley co-ordinating in the office to the removal team of Ryan, Colin and Martin. All very friendly and there to put your mind at rest. We moved over a 2 day period.
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