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Category Archives: DIY International Relocations

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Moving Overseas | Packing up your household goods

The days there are so many resources which enable you to hire people to pack up your goods, or you can do the packing yourself.
This is a personal choice – I would add that getting the correct supplies including shrink […]

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Moving Overseas | What insurance do I need?

It is always recommended that you insure your shipment(s), but the reality is that you need to consider the value of the goods, the cost of insurance, the risk involved, and any excess charges or restrictions that might apply.
For household […]

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Shipping options when moving house from Australia

Now that you have decided to move, a big question is “how do I do this, and what are my options and costs?”
Basically, you need to decide what it is you want to happen, and then give us a call […]

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Allow Enough Time When Moving Overseas From Australia

So, you have made the decision to move. This could be for a number of reasons:
– career move
– family move
– returning to your country of birth
– or even sending household items to friends or family.
No matter the reason you want […]

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Council regulations and packing your container

There is always a misconception about what you can do and when you can do this.
If we are to bring a container to you for you to load, then there are certain rules we have to adhere to.
Firstly, if we […]

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Should I take my car with me when I move overseas?

In general, vehicles can be shipped as part of your personal items.
You should get any cars, motor bikes, push bikes, boats, trailers and the like steam cleaned before shipping.
You will also need to drain these items of all fuel, and […]

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What do I need to do at the port of destination?

Firstly, you need to know any regulations and what will happen at the other end.
There may be rules concerning temporary or permanent residence (eg, Thailand has different rules and taxes for Thai nationals moving back there from “foreigners” moving there […]

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Moving Overseas | What can’t I take?

Firstly, you need to check the regulations at the other end for if there is anything that is a problem. In general, all used personal and household items are OK.
Go here – we have a list of customs departments in […]

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Moving Overseas | How to find an agent at destination

Given that you have decided to move, what type of container you will need, and when this is going to happen, you will need some sort of contact or representative at the other end.
This may be a friend or family, […]

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Moving internationally | should I pack a container or just send a few boxes and sell my belongings

I thought I would write a fairly short blog post on this topic as we received a call the other day from a man who wanted to move his family over to Canada.
He was asking how much it cost to […]

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