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About Moving to Australia

Whether you simply want to say that you come from a land down under, or you’re endlessly intrigued by the idea of living with kangaroos, wombats, and crocodiles in your backyard, Australia is a tantalizing place with plenty of unique things to offer expats. From the country’s good jobs to its beautiful scenery, there’s plenty to love about Australia, and expats who take the plunge will find out in short order just what it means to be a freshly minted Aussie. While there are many wonderful places in the world, Australia ranks among the best in terms of quality of life, scenery, and job opportunities. Ideal for any expat who wants a safe, scenic, exciting place to call home, Australia is a massively civilized, varied, and exciting country with a huge amount to see and do in a relatively small space. From Sydney to Perth and all of the areas in-between, Australia is a wonderful place for expats to settle down, and the work-life balance, good jobs, and laid-back lifestyle promise to create an environment you won’t’ want to leave anytime soon. Regardless of whether you come to Australia to work, study, or play, there’s plenty to find and love in the buzzed-about land down under. The country’s population is composed in a great part by immigrants and people whose parents were born in another country and moved to Australia. Each year people from more than 180 different countries become Australian citizens. Throughout most of its history, but especially since World War II, Australia has received waves of immigrants and has been through these waves that Australia has become a truly multicultural country. Its main cities are mostly populated by people coming from countries such as England, New Zealand, China, India, Korea, and many European countries. Immigration has had a great impact upon the characteristics of the Australian people, making them one of the most tolerant people of the world. They hold their multiculturalism and respect for other cultures with very high regards and have very low tolerance for discrimination; something that is clearly reflected in their laws.  If you are thinking of moving to Australia here is a short list of pros and cons you should evaluate before making your decision:

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For customers that require a container we are able to provide you with competitive prices whether you need a full container or just require a part load service. IRD works with the best worldwide removal companies and strive hard to get you the best price whether removal from the UK to France or from Germany to Australia.Shipping containers are transported on sea freight vessels that travel popular trade and commerce routes. While container shipping is often the most affordable and efficient way to get household items moved from one location to another, it’s not a transportation method known for its speed. A 40 foot shipping containers are an ample size to transport most three-bedroom homes, and larger containers can be purchased if you need more room. While a car can be shipped in a 20 foot container.

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House / Flat Moves

Finding a reliable removal company can be a stressful experience. Whether you are removal from a one bedroom flat or a five bedroom house we provide you with competitive quotes and ensure your belongings are delivered on time and without fuss to your destination. When it comes to moving your home, wrapping your head around the idea can be tough. From the small furniture like the kitchen junk drawer to the bigger furniture like an heirloom chest of drawers or a bed or a sofa moving presents some unique challenges. This is particularly the case when you’re moving overseas or to some exotic new locale. Luckily, moving doesn’t need to be nearly as painful as all of that. By understanding how to make moving even the large, awkward items easy, it’s simple to take an overseas move and make it into a snap.

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This will fundamentally depend on where you are moving to. The International Removal company will advise you well in advance of your move. They will also educate you about clearing and international customs requirements.
This will depend on where you are relocating to. Your international removal company will be able to advise you. But make sure you’re in touch with your international removal company well in advance of your move.
Make sure you disclose to your international removal company all items which might be of inherit value. The international removal company will always do their best to help you with these items. They will advise you on best to pack the item and how best to disclose to customs officials the type of object being moved internationally.

When you are moving your valuables internationally, it is a good idea to make certain that they are insured against losses or damage. Although it is very rare, you never know what might befall your goods during transportation, they might get lost on the way and if you have not insured them, you will be forced to compensate for the losses. Reduce the risk of such occurrences by being appropriately insured whether you are using ocean or air as a means of your shipping because accidents are unpredictable and no one knows when they might arise.

Insuring your goods will save you the time and avoid obstructions in case there are claim issues about the shipment. You will have more control over your items by making sure that the insuring assessments, restrictions and standards provided by insurers on deliveries are sufficient to meet your needs and requirements. Moreover, because in foreign countries chances of dealing with their courts are high, you will resolve claims dealing with foreign insurance companies easily and faster with a valid insurance.

Following a general average (an internationally recognized standard in a case where when a vessel incurs certain types of accidents all the parties involved will share equally in the loss) as the exporter or the importer, you may be obliged to make a cash deposit or post a bond to be able to obtain the right to release your shipment. Now in this case if you have insurance on your goods, the company will take care of all the expenses and make sure your cargo is released. Carriers have limited accountability on the loss of cargo that may occur in transit and that’s why it is very important to insure your goods with a moving company.

The majority of movers will not ship your pets for you, most of the time they will arrange for a specialist company to handle the transport of your pet safe and securely.

We all know that packing can be so hectic and challenging, and we tend to develop a negative attitude towards it; however, this shouldn’t be the case. Following these simple tips will inspire you to do it quicker and in an organised manner:

  • Since there are many things that one needs when packing, you should start early — like some weeks prior the moving day.
  • Start with the things you are less likely to use on a daily basis. As days go by, do the same until there is nothing to pack and you are ready to move.
  • Label the boxes you have filled for easy identification during unpacking.
  • Make sure to fill all suitcases with clothes instead of packing empty ones. Make sure you use every empty vessel.
  • Put all the boxes in a single room from where you can grab them easily and put them in the moving vehicle.
  • Put heavy items in small boxes, and light objects in large boxes to avoid them being torn due to the excessive weight during transportation.
  • Take apart all the furniture.
  • Instead of packing blankets, wrap them around other items like lampshades.
  • Do not pack hanging clothes — keep them on hangers and pack them in your car.
  • Lastly, to save on the money, be organised and ready before the movers arrive to use the least possible time.