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Moving to Australia

Moving from New Zealand to Australia?

The number of Kiwis ‘crossing the ditch’ has boomed in the last two decades with consistently over 500,000 New Zealand citizens living in Australia. Crown has relocated many of these expatriates to all corners of our neighbouring country.

Crown Relocations provide a full suite of moving services; international relocations, shipping, storage services, pet relocations and more to all Australian locations via our nationwide network of branches and facilities located in: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Whether you are looking to move to SydneyPerth, the Gold CoastBrisbaneMelbourneAdelaidethe Sunshine Coast or Canberra, you can be rest assured you’re in good hands if you move with Crown. Click here to read about some of the reasons we would like you to consider Crown as your Trans Tasman moving partner.

To arrange an obligation FREE movers quote call: 0508 227 696 or complete a form online: Virtual Survey form, Quick Quote form.

Need more information on quality packing, wrapping and shipping options?

Crown’s Worldwide Quality Program ensures that our customers receive the best service possible every step of the way. This includes tested and perfected Packing Techniques that see thousands of containers moved every year, as well as workers who embody our unique set of brand values and way of doing things.

There are a number of different options available when it comes to moving your furniture and valuables to Australia:

  • Shared containers are a popular choice and often used for small shipments of items. These containers are often shared with other Crown customers and are very cost efficient as you only pay for the space you use
  • Sole-Use Shipping Containers are most often used for full house loads and ensure a quick relocation over the Tasman
  • For things you just can’t live without, we provide an Air Freights service which is the quickest method of international transportation

All of your household goods will be packed and wrapped by our team who comply with internationally recognised standards and our company’s customer-first philosophy. All quotes are for a full door-to-door service and include shipping, the AQIS Inspection Fee (which a lot of companies exclude) and delivery to your new home. We are also able to fully assist with the relocation of pets and vehicles if needed.

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What makes Australia special?

  • Moving to Adelaide – From long beachfronts, festivals and sporting events to growing defense and manufacturing sectors, Adelaide’s hub of activity has seen it consistently climbing living standards rankings as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

  • Moving to Brisbane – Brisbane’s multicultural environment, creative vibe and subtropical climate entices travellers from around the world and has helped Queensland’s crowning jewel to become Australia’s fastest growing city.

  • Moving to Canberra – Australia’s capital city provides an easy going atmosphere and cosmopolitan feel to residents.

  • Moving to the Gold Coast – a major tourist destination with sunny subtropical climate, and has become widely known for its beautiful long sandy beaches popular especially for surfers, modern high-rises, world-class theme parks, buzzing nightlife, and rain-forest hinterland.

  • Moving to Melbourne – consistently recognised internationally as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne boasts a acclaimed arts scene, passionate sporting culture and dynamic social pulse. Like Sydney, it consistently ranks as one of the most sought after cities to live in worldwide.

  • Moving to Perth – Perth is said to have more sunny days per year than any other Australian city and its relaxed outdoor atmosphere and festive beach culture is testament to the sun-drenched climate.

  • Moving to the Sunshine Coast – perfect for people who are looking for calm and serenity. Every day on the Sunshine Coast is like being on an endless relaxing holiday. Easy access to some of the most stunning beaches in Australia combined with the chilled-out lifestyle.

  • Moving to Sydney – with a sunny, vibrant atmosphere, internationally recognised tourist attractions and an event filled calendar.  Sydney is one of the most-loved and sought after cities to live in the world.

How to find the best relocation company to move from NZ to Australia?

Every year hundreds of Kiwis decide to cross the ditch to move to Australia. It is not easy to settle down in a new country and one of the biggest decisions is how to choose a moving company? You can start by enquiring if the moving company have presence in both countries and how big is their network? Check out why Crown Relocations is market leader when it comes to moving Kiwis to Australia.

Can a New Zealand citizen move to Australia?

New Zealand citizens can simply pack and move to Australia without applying for any type of Visa. On arrival a “Special Category Visa” is allotted to all New Zealand Passport holders electronically when they pass through Australian Border Control. However there are some exceptions. To explore the possibilities, perks and limitations you can visit Australian Home affairs website. You can also read our blog “What you need to know for moving to Australia” for more information.

What is the cost of my move from New Zealand to Australia?

Our ballpark estimate can provide a useful snapshot of moving costs to and from all major locations in New Zealand and Australia. For a free moving quote call our friendly staff on: 0508 227 696 or complete the quick quote form.

Is it easy to move to Australia from New Zealand?

Despite both countries having similar cultures, there are many unavoidable hurdles. Settling in to a new country, embracing local culture, and finding the right neighborhood and school for your children are all key parts of the process. A good moving company like Crown Relocations can make the move stress free. For more information read: “Why choose Crown”.

What are the shipping options from New Zealand to Australia?

There are mainly two options when it comes to ship your household goods to Australia. If you have limited goods to send to Australia you can send via Air freight, this option is faster but more expensive. The second option is via sea – this is ideal for full households or large furniture items and vehicles. Crown have a number of options for shipping your household goods. Visit our “moving overseas” page for more information.

Where to from here?

Find out for yourself why Crown Relocations are considered the very best moving company for moving NZ to Australia. ​To arrange a quotation call our office for an obligation FREE quote on: 0508 227 696 or you can use our online quote forms: Quote WizardQuick Quote, Virtual Survey Request.

To convert your money to Australian dollars the cheapest and most reliable way, check out our guide for Moving Your Money.

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