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Everything you need to know about packing and shipping your household to Australia. Includes information on international moving quotes, Australian Quarantine, tips and advice on what to pack and what not to pack.

Getting an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for Shipping from the USA...

When shipping a container from the USA to Australia, you will need to get an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Here is a step-by-step tutorial for how to get your EIN for your shipment to Australia.

What Our Shipping Quote for Australia Did NOT Include

There are several charges you will be responsible for in Australia when your shipping container arrives. In this post, I list the charges and fees, and include our final invoice for our shipment from Seattle to Sydney.

Breakdown of What Our Australia Shipping Quote Included

A detailed breakdown of what was included in our shipping quote from Seattle to Sydney, Australia. I also discuss the different packing options, the difference between LCL shipments and FCL shipments and list out everything included in our Australia shipping quote.

Our Shipping Quote From When We Moved to Australia From the...

Are you wondering what the cost of shipping a container from USA to Australia is going to be? Here is our shipping quote for Sydney from Seattle. I also go through what you need to be sure to get in writing when you get your shipping quote for Australia.

What You Need to Know About International Shipping Insurance

It is essential you understand what insurance your shipment qualifies for and how the cost is determined for replacing or repairing any damaged items. The type of insurance is dependent on who is doing the packing. In this post, I'll break down the difference in insurance and what each covers.

Why Moving to Australia is Different Than Other International Relocations

The main reason moving to Australia is different is the strict quarantine policy. Australia has a strict policy to protect its unique flora and fauna...

How to Check if Your International Relocation Company is Legit

Finding an International Moving Company You Can Trust with Your Move to Australia Almost everyone is familiar with online review sites like Yelp or Tripadvisor....

What NOT to Pack When Moving to Sydney

Are you moving to Sydney? We moved from Seattle to Sydney in 2008 and packed way too much! Please learn from our mistakes. Tips for moving to Australia.

Three Things You Need to Know Before You Ship Your Belongings...

This is a sponsored guest post, even so I think it's is very relative to anyone who is thinking of shipping anything to Australia....

A Need-to-Know Guide to Australian Customs

If you are planning to ship parcels to Australia it is your responsibility to understand the current Australian Customs regulations.There are several things to...

Should You Ship Your KitchenAid Mixer to Australia from the US?

Are you moving to Australia from the US? Are you considering getting rid of your small kitchen appliances instead of shipping them to Australia? This week's...

Can You Import Wicker and Wood Homewares to Australia?

This week's Mailbox Monday post is about what you can and cannot import into Australia. Laura has searched all over about shipping her wicker and...

31 Questions You Need to Ask Your International Movers

Choosing an International Shipping Company That is Not Qualified or Does Not Have Experience with Australian Relocations Will Be a Costly Mistake You Cannot...

What You Need to Know about Shipping Your Car to Australia

Are you thinking of shipping your car to Australia? Today's Monday Mailbox post is from someone thinking of shipping their car to Australia.They didn't say...

How Much Does It Cost to Ship Your Household to Australia?

The cost of shipping a 3 bedroom house to Australia from all major international cities such as London, New York, Cape Town, Singapore, Vancouver and more.

What to Pack When You Move to Sydney

It’s time to make some hard decisions about what is going with you when you move to Australia. Here are three things you need to think about before you start packing: what's going in your suitcase, being shipped and downsizing before you move.

Three Things You Need to Know Before Getting Your International Moving...

Before you start thinking about what you are going to pack up and ship to Australia, READ THIS! It will make all the difference when getting a moving quote.

We Have Nothing to Declare

Before arriving in Australia, most expats have heard about Australia's strict regulations. With the lure of sunshine, lower cost of living and a lifestyle in the great outdoors, Australia wins hands down. It’s no surprise that 43,000 Brits fled Down Under in 2013, with Sydney being a popular spot for relocation.