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Packing & Shipping

Moving your possessions overseas is a big job that needs a lot of planning. Shipping personal & household goods is costly, so make sure you move only the things you cannot replace easily in Australia – keeping in mind it is an expensive country in which to buy new things! Prepare for Australia offers advice and checklists for packing, shipping, customs, and advice on Australian quarantine.

Shipping Goods

Shipping ‘Unaccompanied Personal Effects’ can be done as cargo or international mail.

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Australia is VERY strict with what you can import. Understanding what you can and cannot bring from overseas is extremely important.