Moving to Australia

Moving to the other side of the world can seem a daunting prospect. Getting the help of professionals will help to make the move trouble-free, leaving you free to enjoy the prospect of a tantalising new life down under.

Australia is by far the most popular overseas destination for rain soaked UK expats and if you’ve spent any time here it’s not difficult to see why. Whether you are moving to one of Australia’s cosmopolitan and vibrant cities – Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane – or exploring the wide expanses further afield we have the knowledge and resources to make your move a success.

Clark & Rose can offer a full range of shipping services to Australia to help make your move as easy as possible. We’d be delighted to speak to you about your move so contact us now for a free estimate either by calling on 0330 551 1906, if you prefer to speak to someone directly, or by clicking on the get in touch or get a quote links.

How long will it take:

Sea / FCL or LCL:

  • Perth – 6 to 8 weeks
  • Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane – 7 to 9 weeks
  • Shared loose groupage container:
  • Perth – 10 to 14 weeks
  • Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane – 11 to 15 weeks

Air – most destinations:

  • 7 to 14 days

Please note that any transit times are purely indicative. Actual door to door transit times may be shorter or longer if subject to factors beyond our control.

Can I bring my car?

Customs Duty and/or Goods and Services Tax (GST) is payable on all motor vehicles and import approval must be gained prior to shipment, otherwise your vehicle will be re-exported or could even destroyed and a hefty fine imposed. Import approval is also required for such items as mini motorbikes, quad bikes, ride on mowers and motorised scooters.

Further information on this can be found at the Australian Government – Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development site at the following link:
Importing Vehicles to Australia

Can I bring my pets?

As a starting point a good place to go for advice on taking dogs, cats and other pets down under is to the Australia Government website at the following address

At Clark & Rose we can assist with the process by putting you in touch with our specialist outside consultant who’ll be happy to work with you directly and provide details on procedures and best practice to help ensure that you should not be separated from your pet for too long.

Regardless of who you ultimately choose to help with your move we would always recommend that you choose a reputable British Association of Removers member company and get them involved in the process as soon as possible.

Get a number of quotations, and keep notes about each company you speak to. Be sure you know exactly what service, volume and transit times they are quoting on, to make certain you are comparing like with like.

Shipping methods

Find out more about shipping methods in our guide which covers sea and air options

Destination country information

Contact us now for a free overseas removal estimate either by calling on 0330 551 1906, if you prefer to speak to someone directly, or by clicking on the get in touch or get a quote links.

Aberdeen (head office)

  • Barclayhill Place
  • Portlethen
  • Aberdeen, UK
  • AB12 4LH

01224 782800


  • 1 Bandeath Industrial Estate
  • Throsk
  • Stirling
  • FK7 7NP

01786 484747


  • Unit 20, Vision Business Park
  • Preston Place
  • Biggleswade
  • SG18 9GQ

01767 604364

Opening times 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Saturday by appointment.

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