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Moving to Australia: An Essential Guide

Sep 27. 2018

With decades of experience in the field of international moving, we’ve put together a few do’s and don’ts to avoid common pitfalls and to help ensure the process is a smooth as possible.

Plan for All Eventualities
Take out insurance to ensure you have complete peace of mind. Any good removal company certainly should offer a marine insurance policy which covers an international removal of the furniture and household effects on a ‘door to door’ international move.

Be wary of telephone or online quotes
A reputable and experienced removal company will always offer to carry out a survey in your home so that they can calculate the volume of effects going with you and provide you with an accurate quotation. Be very dubious of any company offering telephone or online quotations. Furthermore, by sending out a surveyor to your premises, they will be able to discuss with you, face to face, all the options available and the implications on your budget etc and also answer any questions you have.

Any good international remover should also be able to provide you with a number of difference quotations for different services; whether your effects are sent by a sole-use container or a shared/ groupage container.

Plan ahead
It’s really not advisable to wait until your arrival in the new country to organise your destination moving company. Employ a professional removal company, who are members of BAR and FIDI and who have worldwide partners to provide a smooth and seamless relocation overseas. If you try to organise the second part of your move once you arrive in the country, it’s very likely that your household effects could be held up at the port. This is turn, could well incur storage and ‘demurrage charges’ which are detention charges if the household effects are left at the port for too long.

For any further information on relocating to Australia, please don’t hesitate to contact our international department on 01902 714555 or email sales@burkebros.co.uk.

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