If you’re looking for a quality international removals service, then you’ve come to the right place. We have many years of experience as international movers, and we can help you move all your belongings safely and securely overseas. We are widely regarded as among the best international moving companies in the Sydney area and the whole of Australia.
International home removals can be tricky. Not only do you have to pack up all your possessions and transport them to a new location, but you also have to contend with different modes of transportation and rules and regulations once you arrive in a new territory. If you live in mainland Australia, moving abroad necessarily implies a trip either via ocean or air.
As international furniture movers, we specialise in helping you deal with all of the problematic aspects of overseas removals. Our overseas moving services deal with all of the tricky logistics, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the journey to your new location.
Residential International Moving Services
If you own a home but want to move out of Australia, then there are a lot of things that you need to consider. These considerations include where you’ll work,
how you’ll fit into a new culture, and where you can find new friends once you arrive. With so much on your mind, you need international movers Sydney to make the process easier.
We offer the same high-quality international furniture removals service as our interstate removals. All of the same quality guarantees apply. With us, you get a whole host of options and protections that ensure that your move goes smoothly.
One of the things that makes us the best international removalists in Sydney is that we offer free quotations for your moving job. All you need to do is pick up the phone, call one of our friendly customer service reps, and get a quote for your international move. We’ll even provide you with a cost breakdown so that you can compare us to other international moving companies. You’ll soon discover just how competitive we can be.
Our public liability insurance also applies to international house removals. If you’re a homeowner looking to move abroad, you still get full protection if we damage any of your items during transit. Public liability insurance is vital as an interstate removalist, but they’re even more critical for international removals. With so many different kinds of transportation involved, there’s a greater need than ever to insure against damage and loss.
We should make clear that damage and loss are infrequent. But even if you do experience problems, you can count on us to protect your possessions.
Office International Removals
Are you planning an international office move? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We provide an exceptional office relocation service, whether you intend to move domestically or abroad.
Office removals can be tricky. Office movers need to have the skills and experience to handle delicate and expensive items, such as printers, servers, computers, laptops, and photocopiers. We specialise in handling these high-value items, protecting the value of your assets while at the same time, delivering an exceptionally high-value service.
What about disruption? International removals can be highly disruptive for commercial enterprises. But at Interstate Removalists Sydney, we help to minimise disruption and downtime, keeping office disruption to a minimum. When you move your offices overseas, you’re inevitably going to encounter some interruption to your services. However, we work around you, planning the removal to your schedule and helping with setup once items arrive at your new location, even when overseas. With us, you minimise hassle while maximising your ability to serve your customers, staff and other key stakeholders.
Why We Stand Out Among International Removal Companies
There are all kinds of reasons why you’d want to use our international moving service, whether you’re a homeowner or business manager. Take a look:
International removals prices can be a little steep. Companies often charge those wanting to move abroad significantly more for the privilege. While moving your possessions out of Australia can sometimes cost more, we offer the most affordable rates on the market today. Our specialised processes help to reduce the overall cost of the move through smart efficiency savings, allowing you to reap the benefits.
What’s more, we make pricing both predictable and transparent. We’ll agree on a price with you in advance, allowing you to avoid any nasty or surprises or shocks when it comes to billing. Unlike many removalists, we don’t change our prices once we’ve agreed on a quote, giving you peace of mind.
Not all overseas moving companies will communicate with you regularly to inform you of progress, but we will. When you’re moving internationally, you need a removal service that keeps you up to date with the latest development on the location of your possessions. When you arrive at your new home or office overseas, you want to be able to unpack your items and set up. You don’t want to have to wait around for hours (or even days) for all of your possessions to arrive, living out of hand luggage. You need a removal service that will deliver your items on time and budget.
We believe that overseas removal companies should be in regular communication with the people they serve. Our delivery operatives and customer service reps will proactively provide you with daily updates, telling you where your items are and when you can expect delivery. Delivery times are subject to change due to forces outside of our control (such as changes to flight schedules). However, we keep you informed of changes as soon as we learn of them.
International GPS Tracking
Your possessions are valuable to you, whether you’re using local removal, interstate removal or international removal. You want to know, therefore, where they are at any given moment. Interstate Removalists Sydney provides sophisticated GPS tracking, enabling you to follow your possessions wherever they are in the world. With us, you get minute-by-minute data telling you where your items are and how long it will be before they arrive.
We Make International Moves Simple
Some furniture removalists have a nasty habit of making international moves complicated, but we don’t. Our house movers focus on making the process as simple as possible for you, cutting down on form-filling and last-minute panics about packaging services.
Not only do we use a well-established method for ensuring that everything is taken care of, but we also assign you a specific team who will remain with you throughout the entire removal process. When you choose us for international removals, you won’t have to communicate with multiple sets of people. The same people who transfer your possessions from your location in Australia to a port or airport will be the same as those who offload your belongings and deliver them to your new address. We’re here with you every step of the way, building a partnership with you to ensure that the job gets done to a high standard.
Multiple Transport Options
International house removals are different from a typical interstate removal. International removals often require the use of multiple modes of transport to take your possessions from A to B. Our service is highly flexible. Not only do we offer a range of truck sizes, but we also consult with you about the types of transport you’ll use during the removal process. You can use us for international removals, both large and small, and you can discuss the transport options for house removals with us in detail, letting us know your precise requirements.
Specialist Transport Equipment That Protects Your Possessions During International Removals
All too many furniture removal companies pay lip-service to protect your possessions during international removals but do little, in reality, to make sure that they arrive in perfect condition. At Interstate Removalists Sydney, we don’t think that this is acceptable. That’s why we ensure that all of our transport options provide your items with a high level of protection, whether on land, sea or air.
Take our trucks, for instance. We carpet the floors, walls and ceilings of our vehicles to ensure that your belongings don’t bump into hard surfaces every time the truck goes over a pothole in the road. What’s more, we prevent your possessions from rubbing against each other (and causing damage) by covering all your belongings with blankets for the duration of the international removal. We, therefore, protect your possessions, even on extremely long journeys.
How To Beat International Removal Stress
Moving house is stressful enough, but transporting your possessions to an entirely different country can make the stress of moving even worse. We deal with this by helping you plan. As experienced movers and packers, we understand the importance of being organised and knowing what you need to do and when.
Step 1: Clear Your Home Or Office Of Unnecessary Possessions
When moving internationally, the last thing you want is to transport a bunch of possessions you neither want nor need. As a furniture removalist, we understand the importance of cutting down on unwanted items and focusing on the things that you’ll need when you arrive at your new location. It’s a good idea to start processing unwanted belongings two months before you move. It can be a gruelling process, but it helps to cut down on transport costs and to sort through things once you arrive at your new home at the other end.
Step 2: Give Notification To The Property Owner If Renting
Are you planning on renting your new accommodation overseas? If so, then you’ll need to contact your new landlord about six weeks before your move, telling them about your requirements for fittings and fixtures. Planning helps to avoid waiting around once you do finally arrive.
Step 3: Disassemble Large Items
If possible, start disassembling large items that you’re not currently using, such as beds. Clear out the attic, basement and garage too, working out what you’ll need to take with you, and what you can dispose of.
Step 4: Finalise The Sale Of Your Old House And The Purchase Of Your New
Before all your possessions arrive at your new house, you want to make sure that you finalise the sale and that you have the keys. You want to be able to unload all your possessions into your new property when they arrive without any issues.
How We Help You With Your International Move On The Day
Interstate Removalists Sydney home packing services help you on the day of your international move. We help you on the day in a variety of ways.
Pack Boxes And Put Items Into Categories
Over the years, we’ve developed an excellent system for packing and moving boxes associated with particular rooms. Our movers and packers will label all your boxes and pack them according to a theme. You either can leave the decisions to them, or you can ask them to pack items in a format of your choosing.
How long it takes to pack all your possessions depends on the size of your household and the number of belongings you have. Typically, our team can pack a four-bedroom house in as little as four to six hours. Packing time will be higher, however, if we need to perform more disassembly or you have a greater quantity of items that you’d like to move overseas.
Unpacking your items at the other end typically takes less time, but if you would like help setting up, that again depends on the number of things you’d like to reassemble.
Ensure You Have The “Basics” In Your Hand Luggage
You may arrive at your destination before your possessions. You may also arrive late and want to save unpacking and setting up for the following day. If so, then we can help. We help you not only pack your main possessions but also let you know the kind of possessions people typically take with them in their hand luggage. Necessities might include a change of clothes, toiletries, toothbrush, your moving documents, DIY equipment, and kitchen essentials (like tea, coffee, milk, cereal, spoons and bowls).
Ensure That All Your Belongings Are Packed Safely
Our number one priority is to protect your possessions during transport. Our packers and movers use a variety of specialised techniques and equipment when moving your belongings overseas.
- Moving blankets. Moving blankets protect your possessions from rubbing against and damaging each other during transit.
- Trolleys. We use trollies for both domestic and commercial international removals. Trollies may it effortless to transport heavy items from your home to the truck and then from the truck to your new destination.
- Straps and tie points. Your possessions may be inside the hold of a truck for a long time during an international move. We don’t want your belongings to move around or fall on top of each other. That’s why we use straps and tie points to hold your items in place, relative to the frame of the truck. Belts and ties prevent heavy items, like chests of drawers, falling over and crashing into your other possessions every time the removal lorry turns a corner or comes to a stop.
- Specialist storage facilities. If you’re moving overseas but want to store some of your possessions at a third-party location, we can help with that too. Just get in touch with us do discuss storage options.
- Care for fragile goods. We can provide specialised services for delicate products, such as chinaware. Just ask us about our packing and transportation options.
- Sofa covers. Sofas don’t come cheap. Furthermore, there’s a higher probability that they will incur damage during a long journey. Interstate Removalists Sydney uses professional-grade sofa covers to protect your sofas during international transport.
- Large and expensive items. Do you need to transport your car abroad? If so, get in touch with us today. We can help you transport your vehicle (including automobiles and boats), using dedicated transporters.
What Makes Our International Removal Service A Cut Above The Rest?
There are so many reasons to choose Interstate Removalists in Sydney.
- We offer a friendly service composed of a range of hand-picked removal specialists.
- With us, you get a written guarantee. In the unlikely event of any damage to your possessions, we will reimburse you with the repair or replacement costs.
- You know exactly how much you’ll pay. We offer “six-minute” rates. That means that we charge in six-minute blocks, allowing you to pay only for the services that you use. Our fee structure makes it super simple to calculate the estimated cost of your international move.
- Professional assistance. Finding removalists with experience with unpacking services overseas and international removals can be a challenge. With us, you get a professional service with people who have substantial experience moving people from Sydney to destinations abroad.
Speak To Us Today About International Removals
Want to find out more about our international removal services? Then get in touch with us today. We provide removal services for both residential property owners and offices!
International Removals FAQS
Does it cost extra to move internationally?
Yes, the cost of moving internationally is higher than moving locally because of the large distance, longer timespan of the move, and other third-party costs such as inspection fees and duties. As with all other types of removals, the quotations that we provide for international relocations are fully transparent. A breakdown of every single cost associated with your move is listed in your quotation so that you know exactly what services you are paying for.We only charge you based on the services that you require but cannot guarantee what third party costs might incur when moving internationally, though we will always be available to guide you about such costs including quarantine fees, taxes, and duties.
Can you move my car overseas?
Yes, we can. Our international removals services include automobile relocations under which we cover all kinds of car/motorbike/SUV/truck removals. Depending on your requirements, we will ship your car along with your other belongings or separately. Our skilled team of movers are experts in international automobile relocations and this is the reason we make use of specialized equipment and techniques such as braces and blocks to ensure maximum safety of your car during transportation overseas.
Can I carry my pet with me when moving overseas?
In most cases, yes you can. Unless there is a specific restriction by the country you are moving to, there are usually no issues with relocating pets internationally. With our services, you can choose to both carry your pet with you on your personal transport or you can opt for our international pet removals services whereby we take care of your pet and ensure its secure relocation to your new destination. If you would like to learn more about pet relocations and whether you should take your pet abroad, please get in touch with our customer support.
How long will it take to move my belongings to the destination country?
It is difficult to provide an estimate of the exact time it will take to ship your valuables without knowing your exact requirements. The factors that can influence the move’s timeline include the distance to be traveled, the mode of transportation, and the customs and clearance process in the destination country. Typically though, here are some approximate timescales for how long it takes for us to ship belongings to some popular destinations: • New Zealand: 1 – 2 weeks for single-use containers and 2 – 3 weeks for shared containers. • United Kingdom (UK): 7 – 8 weeks for single-use containers and 10 – 12 weeks for shared containers. • East coasts of Canada or United States: 5 – 6 weeks for single-use containers and 7 – 8 weeks for shared containers. Please note that these are just shipment times and the exact timescale for the move will include the time for packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking as well.
How much will I have to pay for customs clearance? Will there by other charges that I will have to pay at the port?
There are a number of costs that incur at the destination port once all of your valuables have been shipped. These include the customs clearance fees, inspection fees, taxes, and duties. The exact costs and their type will vary depending on the destination country. For instance, all such costs on the Australian port are payable locally once the belongings are shipped to your destination. Upon your request, we can provide you with estimated costs that you will have to bear on the destination port in our quotation for international relocations.
Do you offer international insurance?
Yes, we have a global insurance policy that covers you no matter where you are relocating to. When moving with us, if any of your belongings are damaged or lost during the time that we were responsible for them (typically between the packing and unpacking stages of moving) then we will reimburse you with the amount claimable for those valuables. This insurance is valid worldwide and you can make claims by contacting our local office here in Australia or getting in touch with one of our regional offices located across the globe.
Who should I contact when I arrive at my destination country?
Once you make a booking with us, we provide you with all the contact details of both our local and destination representatives. In addition to this, just before your department, we provide you with a contact sheet that contains information about our offices, representatives, and third-party contractors who you can reach out to once you arrive at the destination country. In most cases, we inform our representatives in advance prior to your arrival and they contact you as soon as you arrive but in the case that they do not, you can always use the contact sheet to find out who to get in touch with. In case of any urgent matters, you can get in touch with our local customer support or one of our local representatives as well.
Do I have to be present for customs clearance?
This depends on your destination country but the general rule of thumb is that you should be present. Since you are the owner of your belongings and can vouch for the purpose/use/value of each belonging, it is recommended that you or one of your family members are present during the customs clearance at the destination country.
When should I book my move for international removals?
We recommend our customers to book international relocations at least 3 months before they plan to move. This is because, unlike local removals, international removals require a great deal of paperwork and precise planning to execute perfectly. Therefore, the more the time available, the better it is. For international moves, we even provide you with a move consultant who guides you through the relocation process so that everything is in order on moving day.
What will happen if I exceed the shipment volume?
It is our best practice to always plan ahead and estimate shipment volumes beforehand to avoid exceeding shipment limits but in the rare case that you do exceed the shipment volume, we load them in any of the containers that have space available. If sufficient space is not available then your belongings are returned to our warehouse and they are then transported using the next available container, for additional charges per unit of space required.Please note that in such cases your belongings will not all arrive at the destination port at the same time and it may lead to increased inspection fees as well, therefore, it is advised to remain strictly within the shipment volume limits. Please contact our team if you would like to learn more about the shipment limits for international relocations.
Are there any items that I cannot move internationally?
Yes, there are a number of good that are not loaded on the shipment containers, due to international restrictions or company policy. The items that you cannot move and should dispose/recycle include creams, flammable liquids and gases, food items, jewelry and precious stones, collectible coins, drugs and alcohol, batteries (particularly lithium batteries), toxins and poison, printer cartridges, ammunition, guns, and aerosol cans. For the complete list of forbidden items, please get in touch with our team.
Do you provide storage for international moves?
Yes.We have storage facilities available in several countries across the globe. We can arrange for storing your valuables and deferring shipment and/or keeping your belongings safe for as long as you would like. Our international storage plans are available at a per item per month rate as well as a per unit of storage per month rate, whichever suits you better. All of our storage facilities are safe and secure and you can even extend your insurance to cover all valuables that are stored in our warehouses.
How can I keep track of my belongings?
We have an online shipment tracking system available for international shipments that enables customers to monitor and track their consignments every step on the way. Not just this, but we provide you with regular updates on the current location as well as the estimated arrival date of your shipments via email as well. You can also get in touch with our customer support with your invoice reference to learn more about the current status of your belongings that are in transit.
What is the next step after my belongings have arrived at the destination port?
The first step after your valuables have been shipped is to fulfill all customs formalities which include quarantine and inspection processes. We provide all your shipment documentation and contact details to our representatives on the destination port in advance. Once your belongings arrive at the destination, our representatives get in touch with us to guide you through the next steps to get all your valuables cleared. Once the clearing process is complete, our team arranges for the delivery of your valuables to your doorstep in the destination country at a date of your choosing. All of our international representatives have excellent knowledge of local practices and processes and therefore, they provide you with complete assistance from the point the items reach the destination to the point where you start redecorating your new home or office.
Who will deliver my belongings to my home or office in the destination country?
Interstate Removalists Sydney has a comprehensive network of overseas offices, representatives, and third-party removalists who help in delivering high-quality services to you, even when moving abroad. Our representatives (employed by us or contracted out by our trusted third-party removalists) take care of the delivery and all other remaining services. The services that they provide includecustoms clearance guidance, transportation from port to your new home or office, arrangement of adequate storage facilities as needed, and unpacking and redecoration services (which include furniture reassembly).
How should I plan my overseas move?
There are some steps that you can take to effectively plan for your move which include: • Starting as early as possible, ideally 2 – 3 months before you plan on moving. • Contact your removals service early and get them involved. • Separate the items that you want to keep, store, dispose, sell, and give away. Make adequate arrangements for all your items that you will not be taking with you. • Pack a separate bag for all items that you will need with you (such as food items travel tickets, jewelry, passports, and medicines) and keep them with you during travel. • Get familiar with the customs clearance process, taxes, duties, laws, and regulations of the destination country. • If you own a vehicle then get an international license made.
Can you provide storage for my goods before they are shipped?
Yes. We have state-of-the-art storage facilities available all across Australia that are CCTV-monitored and temperature-controlled. If you want to store your valuables before you ship them to your destination country then just get in touch with us and we will take them off your hands. Our insured and economical warehouse services are designed to store belongings for long periods of time. If you are traveling prior to arriving in your destination country then please let us know and we will arrange storage before shipping your valuables to ensure that they are shipped at the right time (to coincide with your arrival time).
Do you provide international goods-in-transit insurance?
We provide a comprehensive international insurance plan that covers goods in transit. To provide you with complete peace of mind, our goods-in-transit insurance covers the full replacement cost of all your valuables on an all-risk and door-to-door basis. Not just this, but our goods-in-transit also covers mechanical and electrical derangement as well as damage that is done by mildew and mold. Therefore, when relocating internationally with Interstate Removalists Sydney, there is nothing to worry about since all your belongings being shipped are covered under insurance.
Do you provide door-to-door international removals?
Yes, our services cover the entire moving process starting from the planning right down to the redecoration stage. The first half of the move (up to the transportation) is taken care of by our reliable and skilled local movers. The second half of the move which starts after your valuables arrive at the port is taken care of our representatives at the destination country. This includes unloading, unpacking, furniture reassembly, and redecoration. We provide you with complete peace of mind by taking all the moving work away from your hands.
Do you have offices located in the destination country?
We have a global network of offices that are strategically placed to provide maximum convenience to all our customers. There are some locations though where we do not have brick and mortar presence but in such regions, we have contracted with reliable third-party removalists who take care of the move from there onwards for you. By partnering with the most renowned and trusted removalists in each country, we ensure that our customers receive the same premium quality of service that they are accustomed to.If you would like to learn whether we have an office in your destination country or are contracted with a third party, please contact us.