International Relocation | Moving to Australia from Singapore
Why Choose CM Relocation?
Moving to Australia or any country can be complicated and overwhelming. However, with CM Relocation, one of Singapore’s best relocation companies, you are definitely in good hands.
Start moving from Singapore or any part of the world to a new and better home today!
Australia Most Popular Place for Relocation
Sydney is the prime place for relocation, mainly due to the abundance of job as well as entrepreneurial opportunities. Sydney has an advanced infrastructure and transport system, and boasts Australia’s largest airport and rail system.
Average rental cost
In the city centre A$2,664
Outside of the city centre A$1,868
Biggest telecommunications provider in Australia and average cost
Popular places in the city
Leading Industry in Australia
Taxation in Australia
Custom Regulations in Australia
What is the cost of Shipping to Australia?
Australia is a popular destination for Expats as well as new migrants who are looking for opportunities and a better quality of life. Cost-wise, there are a few things to consider when planning for your move down under. The most important thing to do would be to get your visa and immigration documents sorted out (unless you are from New Zealand). Other items that will add significantly to the cost of the move would be securing a property to live in, as well as shipping your household goods and personal effects. The cost of the move will depend greatly on the volume of your shipment, the mode of shipment (Air or Sea) and the cost of insurance for your goods. Based on our experience, we have collated data and pricing for you to have a very good gauge on what it will cost to ship your belongings to almost all of Australia.
How do we select the best moving companies in Australia
Keeping in mind that costs are always an important factor, and that self paying customers do not have the luxury of a relocation budget, we do our best of keeping the cost of moving competitive and pass on as much savings as we can to our customers.
With this said, we still ensure that engage the best moving companies across Australia. We only work with Australian Moving Companies that are accredited by AIMA (Australian International Movers Association, and FIDI (International Federation of International Movers).
In order to achieve any of these accreditations the moving company must be able to demonstrate its competence to perform the process of international moving up to globally accepted standards. This includes making sure the moving company at destination is financial sound and has audited quality systems in place to ensure the professional handling of your personal effects.
How can i relocate my personal goods to Australia
Moving your goods to Australia does not need to be a daunting task. Firstly, you’ll have to check if you are holding a visa that allows you to ship to Australia without having to pay duties and taxes.
Next, you will need to select an International moving Company, which is one of the most important steps in the relocation process. CM Relocation can provide reliable moving and relocation services to all of Australia. Our professional packing and shipping services provide quick and efficient movement of your goods though customs and quarantine. We offer many options for shipping, namely: Air Freight, Ocean FCL (Full Container Load), LCL (Less than Container Load) and Groupage (Shared) Shipping. Australia has always been one of our busiest international moving destinations, thus we can ensure a regularity of shipping to Australia that others cannot.
After a chat with our sales team, you will be able to decide what mode of shipment best suits your needs in terms of overall timeline and budget. Once this is firm, we will provide you an International Moving quote in accordance to your needs.
The Services We Provide
We are the right relocation company to move to Australia
Moving to Australia can be a breeze if you work with the right relocation company. Your decision will result in whether or not your entire relocation process is going to be a pleasant experience or not. Therefore, working with reliable and trustworthy companies from Singapore is very important. CM Relocation has an established network of moving service providers whose relocation services are highly personalized to your needs. Our assigned move manager to you will be highly responsive to your email and phone queries so feel free to ask him/her any burning questions you have!
Aside from having a highly-trained and responsive team, we only engage with FIDI FAIM accredited companies. These companies in Australia are recognized with the supreme seal regarding international moving and relations. Our partners are audited regularly by independent auditors in the industry.
Therefore, give us a call if you need help moving to Australia from Singapore
Can I pack my own goods for Shipping to Australia?
Although we provide full packing services, you may still prefer to sort items out before our team arrives for the packing. It is common practice for us to deliver packing materials in advance. It is fine for you to put items into cartons as long as you leave the sealing of the boxes and final packaging of the goods to us. Most times, we will have to add a layer or two of protective cushioning to protect whatever has been put into the boxes by the owner. It is highly recommended you do not ship items to Australia which have been “Packed By Owner” for 2 essential reasons. Firstly, boxes labelled “PBO” will warrant additional inspection by Customs on and quarantine officers. Secondly, we will be unable to cover these items under our marine policies. It is best to allow our team to pack your goods in a safe and professional manner.
Preparing your Personal Effects for Packing
Australian Documentation and Forms
Quarantine Process in Australia.
General FAQ for Moving to Australia
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A groupage shipment is when each shipper or customer shares the cost of shipping the container bound for the same destination. This method of shipping is legal to Australia and is offered to customers with small volumes. Groupage shipping is slower than FCL (Full Container Load) & LCL (Less than Container Load) freight and is dependent on us maximizing the container space before sailing. If you are not in a rush to receive your goods in Australia then this is the most economical option. If you are working on a tight timeline, you may want to consider Air, FCL or LCL shipping options Instead.
The Australian Border Force requires your passport, personal information and identity documents in order to verify the property owner’s identity and if he/she is eligible for relief on Duties and Taxes. All our agents abide strictly by privacy and personal data protection laws. You can rest assured that your personal data and your personal effects are in safe hands.
- Gifts and Inherited items from overseas while you were resident in Australia.
- Overseas Purchases (eg online shopping) while you were resident in Australia
- Alcohol or Tobacco products.
- Commercial Goods
Unlike other International destinations, where delivery can be arranged almost immediately once customs clearance is complete, clearance times in Australia can take anywhere between 1 to 4 weeks. The clearance times are hugely dependent on the availability of the officers at the time your shipment arrives. Your goods are trucked to our agent’s approved warehouse from the port of entry. Firstly, the ABF (Australian Border Force) will go through your submitted Customs Form. Your shipment may be placed on hold if there are any queries or clarifications to be made. Once this is completed, your goods will be put in line for the next available quarantine inspection. Our agents have designated days of the week when DAWR Officers will come to carry out the inspections. If the officer has any concerns with anything in the shipment, the inspection criteria will become more stringent and cause the process to take more time. Only upon the clearance by ABF and DAWR, our agents will be given a “Cleared” Status. They will only be able to arrange delivery with you at this stage.