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A Guide to Shipping Effects to Australia Part One

Nov 11. 2016

We are one of Britain’s leading removal companies and well known for successful and efficient international moves of household goods to and from Australia. We are able to offer a full household removal or a part load and offer consistently high quality professional shipping services worldwide.

We understand that moving your personal effects across the globe can seem a baffling process. Here is part one of our brief guide to the process of logistics of shipping effects to Australia:

One of our experienced estimators will visit you in your home so we can accurately calculate the volume you wish to take and any of your packing requirements. Calculating the correct volume is key to a realistic quotation and the estimator can offer you some invaluable advice in preparation for your move.

All of our removal men are trained overseas packers and will ensure your goods are safely packed. Other considerations are tailor made crates for such items as pianos, clocks and glass cabinets etc. Your items are then ready to be loaded onto the shipping container or can be put into storage for any amount of time you require.
As you are shipping your personal effects to Australia you may require a full 20t, 40t container, we also offer part-loads or groupage containers, where you only pay for the space your possessions take up within a container.
We will arrive at your home to pack and wrap your items ready for shipment over a two to three day period with the container being loaded on the last day and the inventory checked, ready for the container to be locked, sealed and driven to the UK port.

We offer Marine Insurance on all of our international moves that is sufficient to cover your entire move, including cover for the cost of your goods and the cost of the shipment itself, on all effects packed by Burke Bros.

Time frame
Your items can take on average between 8 to 10 weeks to be shipped for a full container and 8 to 12 weeks on a groupage container. Times can also vary depending on the location of the port in Australia they are going to.   Upon arrival in Australia one of our trusted agents will then take care of your goods and move. All goods entering Australia are now subject to Customs clearance and quarantine inspection.

Look out for part two of our guide. For further information on shipping effects to Australia, please don’t hesitate to contact us at sales@burkebros.co.uk or on 01902 714555.


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