Moving to Australia with a Moving Company

International Moving and Storage Advice Provided by a Professional Moving Company on Moving to Australia in Toronto, ON & Surrounding Areas

Moving to Australia is a big deal That is why our moving company wants to provide you with some tips and guidelines as you begin planning your move. From prohibited items to pointing out which steps will need some extra care, there are many details involved in an international move. Keep on reading to learn more and be sure to contact customs for a more detailed list and rules.

Forms and Required Paperwork

  • A Customs Form (B534e) Unaccompanied Baggage Statement
  • Photocopies of Passport
  • English Descriptive Inventory
  • Customs Declaration
  • For Vehicles: Import Permit from the Federal Office of Road Safety in Canberra

Goods being shipped into Australia are subject to Customs’ clearance and inspection. Items can be duty-free if they have been owned by the owner for more than 12 months and are not for resale. Use invoices and receipts to calculate the value.

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons: Swords, sticks, daggers, knives, spring-bladed knives, knuckledusters
  • Addictive Substances: Barbiturates, tranquilizers, narcotics, hallucinogens

Items such as firearms that are not illegal must be declared to customs and shipped separately from your household goods and personal items. If it is sent with your household goods it can slow down or prevent your belongings from entering the country.

Alcohol is dutiable at any amount, even the smallest amounts, and always must be declared. It must be listed on their inventory as well as a fully comprehensive list of what is being shipped. For example, your inventory must list the type of alcohol, % proof, size, number of bottles, value, and if they have been opened or unopened.

Livestock and Agriculture

Animals coming into Australia must be quarantined upon entry. Animal products such as meat and dairy are up to inspection and soil, plants, seeds, shells, skins, and more are prohibited.

Moving to Australia will have fewer surprises with these tips getting you off to the right start. Be sure to contact Australian Customs to receive a full list of rules and regulations prior to your move. With the help of a professional moving company, you will receive excellent guidance and support throughout the process.

Contact Monarch Moving Systems

Contact our professional moving company, Monarch Moving Systems, in Toronto, ON, and surrounding areas to begin planning your next international move.

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