Moving to Australia

The Moving Company are New Zealand’s largest international private mover. We annually manage over a thousand sea and air shipments to Australia.

Whether you are moving to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, or any other part of this vast country we have the experience and expertise to get you there, on time and on budget.


Are you Moving to Australia from NZ?   

For generations, thousands of kiwis have annually moved across the ‘ditch’ to start a new life in Australia. After all there is an abundance of employment opportunity, higher wages, a great climate, similar culture, cheaper housing and some of the world’s best adventure and lifestyle locations. When you add this group to the returning Australians and foreign nationals, it’s no surprise that this is one of the world’s busiest international traffic lanes in the moving industry.

The Moving Company – Your First Choice Mover to Australia

The Moving Company are New Zealand’s largest international private mover. We annually manage over a thousand sea and air shipments to Australia. Our success isn’t down to luck. It is built upon the positive moving experiences of our customers and their word of mouth. We aren’t an overseas owned corporation trying to create the illusion of a superior ‘one company’ moving solution to and from Australia. We are both the market leader and proudly 100% kiwi owned and operated.

Whether you are moving to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, The Gold Coast, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, or any other part of this vast country The Moving Company have the experience and expertise to get you there, on time and on budget. Request a free moving quote here.

Our Trans-Tasman Connections

Although our offices are in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, we have the infrastructure to provide international services from every corner of Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether you’re in the Far North, Invercargill or anywhere in-between, we have the nationwide expertise and resources to internationally pack, uplift and get your shipment on its way.

Of course, we can’t provide a full end to end international service to Australia on our own. Over many years we have built close working relationships with some of Australia’s most trusted and respected moving companies. We have choices and are not beholden to overseas owners or substandard destination service providers.

Our Australian service partners have been chosen because they are the best in the business. These are the companies that will customs clear and deliver your air and sea shipments upon your arrival. All are members of the FIDI global alliance. In addition, each is required to meet the FAIM quality standard. This is the only independently audited quality standard in the international moving industry.

A feature of our partner network is that we share a common operating system called Moveware. Your move management details will move seamlessly between ourselves and our service partners. This ensures there is minimal risk of process, timing, or documentation errors at any stage of the relocation process. It also allows us to stay connected to your relocation, right through to delivery. Access to personal information is strictly controlled and is only available to essential staff on a ‘need to know’ basis.

International Shipping & Moving Experts

There is no substitute for experience in the international moving business. The movement of household goods and personal effects across borders can be both daunting and complex.

The Moving Company has an outstanding team of international move management professionals, many with over 20 years of experience. They have thousands of successful shipments to Australia under their belts. We understand that every customer’s individual needs are different. Whether you have just a few items or a 40 foot container you will still receive the same level of professional care and attention.

Our strength is knowing how to understand your requirements and tailor a shipping schedule that makes perfect sense. We will let you know what items are restricted or prohibited and oversee all the necessary documentation and inspections so there are no surprises. Our team will give you realistic timelines and never guarantee something that can’t be delivered.

We don’t forget about you the moment your shipment leaves our shores. Quality lines of communication are maintained for the full ‘lifetime’ of each individual relocation. Our objective is to ensure you start living at your new home before our job is done. Whether it’s our internationally trained packing crew in your home, or your experienced move coordinator, our team are here to guide you through every step of your international move.

A Complete Moving Service Range

As New Zealand’s biggest private mover, we pride ourselves on getting you where you need to be, when you need to be there. Depending on your circumstances you may need storage for some or all your household goods, either in New Zealand or Australia.

Whatever you need, The Moving Company has you covered every step of the way for your move to Australia. It’s important to understand that there are no shortcuts when you get to Australia. All shipments are subject to AQIS bio security inspection. This means there is no possibility of a sole use container being delivered with the seal unbroken.

Our service caters for everything from just a few boxes, right through to a five or six bedroom house, complete with the family pet(s), car, boat, and motorcycle. We recommend you take out a comprehensive marine insurance policy to mitigate the risks associated with an international relocation. Our team will advise you of the options so you can choose the most appropriate policy for your circumstances.

Here is a summary of the service options available;

  • Air freight is a popular option, if you have a small shipment or need everything in double quick time. Many families will take a small air freight consignment, in advance of their primary sea shipment.
  • The most popular option for moving to Australia is a sole use 20 or 40-foot shipping container. This is a direct shipping to Australia service with the shortest possible transit times.
  • If you are happy to share, we will offer you space in a ‘groupage’ or shared shipping container. This is cost effective as you only pay for the space you use. While transit times can be longer, we generally get shared container away to Australia very quickly.
  • While all furniture items in your shipment is internationally packed, we also have specialised staff and materials for the crating and packing of artwork, antiques, and other high value breakables.
  • Our international pet relocation partner provides a full ‘end to end’ service that includes everything you need for the safe passage of your family pet(s) to anywhere in Australia.

Move to Australia – We Deliver Value for Money

Choosing the right mover is a big decision. It’s not by accident that The Moving Company has become the private mover of choice for thousands of individuals and families moving to Australia. What looks like a good deal when it’s presented in New Zealand can quickly turn sour when the total cost is fully know at your destination.

We pride ourselves on ticking all the boxes, to bring together the best value moving proposition in the industry.

  • Given our level of service, you will find us to be very competitively priced. This is made possible by our owners and senior management all working in the day-to-day operation, rather than sitting outside the business or in overseas boardrooms.
  • Our quotations are for a full door to door service, including all standard documentation, clearance, and delivery charges. Unless there are extraordinary circumstances what you are quoted is what you will pay.
  • Our experienced team of international specialists are experts at identifying customers’ needs, before preparing individual move plans that reflect those needs, not what’s most expedient for us.
  • No matter how big or small your shipment, we have the volumes to provide an uninterrupted service, with little or no wait times. By getting to Australia earlier there is a corresponding reduction in transit costs.
  • We only work with destination service partners who can cover the specific city or postcode you are moving to, rather than contracting out to a 3rd party. This not only minimises transit times, it reduces the risk of damages due to double handling.
  • We have industry leading technologies, to ensure all documentation and vital information moves seamlessly between ourselves and our service partners.
  • We provide customer service not just customer support. This is not just words. Our staff will manage the entire moving experience right through to the last mile. The job is not done until you commence your new life in Australia.

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to present our services for moving to Australia. Request a Moving to Australia quote online from The Moving Company today, alternatively give our friendly team a toll free call on: 0800 668 464 (0800 MOVING) to contact your nearest branch in New Zealand.

Here’s some popular Australian destinations:

 For useful tips and advice on how to move to Australia from New Zealand read our blog articles on popular destinations in Australia.
Sunshine Coast

Moving to The Sunshine Coast, Australia!

Do you want to wake up to picturesque views of beaches, hinterland, and rainforests. Then it’s time to pack your bags and move to the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Named the most loved place in the world, the Sunshine Coast is fast becoming a popular for young professionals, international students, families, and retirees. Read more about moving to The Sunshine Coast

Moving to Perth, Western Australia!

Do you want over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year? Breath-taking beaches at your doorstep? How about minimal traffic, safe suburbs, and friendly locals? If you’re answering yes, yes, and yes, then Perth, Western Australia is the place for you! Read more about Moving to Perth Australia

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Moving to The Gold Coast (GC), Australia!

Whether you’re a university student wanting to study abroad, a young professional looking to further your career, a family looking for a different lifestyle, or a retiree looking to settle down in the sunny city you will find everything you need and more living in the Gold Coast. Read our latest blog: Moving to Australia: 6 Reasons to Move to the Gold Coast

Moving furniture and home contents, or just a few items, to Australia

Our knowledge of moving to Australia from New Zealand is enormous. With over 35 years of experience and thousands of very satisfied customers who have chosen The Moving Company for moving to Australia, get ready to move your family to Australia with total confidence! From anywhere in New Zealand to anywhere in Australia we offer a reliable and competitive door-to-door packing and shipping service.

If you are relocating your entire home contents to Australia, we will arrange for one of our Trans-Tasman Moving Managers to visit and discuss your moving requirements with an In Home Appraisal, and prepare a written, fully detailed no-obligation quotation that is specific to your needs.

Request a Moving to Australia quote from The Moving Company today. Give us a call toll free on 0800 668 464 (0800 MOVING) to contact your nearest branch in New Zealand.

Additional Moving Services
In addition to moving household goods to Australia The Moving Company can assist with storage both at origin and destinations, moving insurance, pet relocations, and our partners XE can help with transfer money from NZ to Australia. 

Shipping your car to Australia may also be part of your relocation. The Moving Company are shipping cars to and from Australia weekly and know the processes involved. This ensures the smooth and competitive shipment of your vehicle.


“Just to let you know that the moving of our furniture from Remuera, Auckland to Sydney, has been completed, and was very smooth. Thank you for your help, care and service. Much appreciated. We will recommend your company to our friends. Thank you again.” Hani

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