Australia is an incredibly beautiful and diverse country with a lot on offer. From the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Great Barrier Reef to the vast plains of the Australian Outback, it is hardly surprising that Austurlia has been popular for a long time. While you could go on holiday there for a few weeks and do some sightseeing, you might decide to make the next trip a permanent one. The sunshine and fantastic economic opportunities means that Australia has been one of the biggest destinations of immigrants for a long time – since its colonisation as a penal colony in fact (just don’t call an Australian a convict unless you are ready for a fight) so you will not be alone.
While immigrating to a new country is an exciting experience, it can also be very stressful. We all know that studies have shown that moving is as stressful as getting a divorce. Now that you are using your passport in your move this is only likely to become a whole lot more stressful. If you are a first time immigrant you may have a lot questions which we are here to answer. Forget about being in the dark!
Unless you are prepared to start your life completely over again, it is likely that you will need to transport your furniture and other household goods from your country of origin to Australia. The fastest way to do this would be to have everything sent over by air cargo. If you do not have a lot of things to transport and want them to arrive as soon as possible, go with the air cargo option. Just be warned that you will be expected to pay substantially more for this service. This is due to the fact that the amount of space available on cargo planes is a lot less than that of cargo ships. Furthermore, the general cost of air transport is higher than that of getting from place to place by sea.
As a result, it is worth considering the alternative – shipping your household goods to Australia. Yes, it could take six to eight weeks but you will save a lot of money. This cash could be spent on getting to know your new home instead which we all know is a better option. If you decide to go with the shipping option and are eemigrating to Australia, you probably need a removals company to help you get through this process.
It is daunting enough deciding that you are going to start a new life without having to deal with the added pressure of finding the right removals company. No need to have a mild or full on anxiety attack, there are a few tricks to make everything a lot easier.
The easiest way to find out if a removals company does shipping to Australia is to go online. Any removals company worth taking a look at will have the information you need on its website. If you are not sure whether or not a removals company assists with shipping, you can always contact them directly.
Once you have an idea of which removals companies ship household items to Australia, you need to get as many quotes as possible. Think of your budget and what type of container you will need first. If you have any questions, the staff at the removals company should be able to help you.
Another factor that you will need to consider is whether or not you would like help with packing up your home. It might cost more, but will make your life much easier and allow you to focus on other aspects of the move. If you are worried about the reputation of a removals company go online to see what previous clients have to say about their shipping experience. There are a number of websites and forum that allow customers to rate their experience. Thanks to the internet, there is not a single company that can get away with bad service anymore.
Finally, if you would like your furniture to arrive sooner rather later but without having to pay the exorbitant costs associated with air cargo, remember that some removals companies often ship to Australia on a regular basis. Your first choice of removals company might only be doing shipping in a few weeks while another one is leaving sooner and has space. If this is the case, you might want to take the latter option so you can enjoy your new home straight away. Either way, you will be down under before you know it!
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