Living in Australia vs USA (and How to Ship Your Household Goods There)

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Living in Australia vs USA (and How to Ship Your Household Goods There)

Living In Australia vs USA Moving Overseas

America got you down? If you’re frustrated with the monotony of your life in the United States and want a change of pace, moving to another country and becoming an expat is probably something that you’ve already thought about. However, the logistics of a move like that are much more complicated than moving to the other side of town.


If you’ve been looking for a change in your life, living in Australia is a great option and one that is very popular among other Americans. Are you interested in how you can make your dream of moving to Australia a reality? Keep reading to find out what you can expect from shipping to Australia and how to get your belongings there with you.



​What is Living in Australia Like? 


The continent of Australia has a lot of great things to offer, even if it is very far away from the United States. If you decide to make the move to Australia, you’ll have access to a lot of great islands in the Pacific Ocean. However, since Australia is somewhat of an island itself, there aren’t any other countries that it physically borders.


This can make Australia feel a little more remote than living in the United States does, especially because many of the large cities are far away from each other. Luckily, the country is very large and you can travel within Australia in order to get your travel fix without leaving the country.


Aussies are also very welcoming and speak English, so the transition from living in America to living in Australia shouldn’t be too hard. However, many of the larger cities in Australia are on the expensive side. It can also be difficult for foreigners to get a mortgage, so you should prepare yourself for that.


Australia also boasts a fantastic education and healthcare system, both of which are considered to be world-class. There are also several different paths to citizenship that you can take, including a few different work visa options. Australia makes it fairly simple to move there, although there are some restrictions.


For instance, you will most likely have to get a physical exam done prior to flying to Australia. They also require that you have “good character” when applying for a visa. This requires you to disclose any criminal background that you might have.


However, the tradeoff between the visa process and the benefits of living in Australia make it all worth it. If you want to live in a place with spectacular beaches and amazing cities, it’s well worth putting up with the steps required to move there.



​How Do I Get My Belongings to Australia? 


International moving can seem daunting if you’ve never done it before, but it doesn’t have to be. To make things as easy as possible for you to get your life started in a new country, we’ve created an easy 3-step process that gets your belongings from your front door to your new home in another country.


For most international shipping services, you will have to get a large shipping container to fit all of your household goods in one place. If you need to ship your car, you’ll also have to get a separate shipping container for that. However, we make it simple for you; you can choose from one of our many shipping containers and we’ll bring it to your house so you can get it packed up.


Once you’ve packed all of your belongings into a shipping container at your house, a driver will come to pick it up and put it on a boat to Australia. After arriving in Australia, the shipping container will be brought to your new address. To give you peace of mind, you can also track your belongings using our tracking system.



​What to Expect From Shipping to Australia 


Having a good idea of how much you need to ship overseas will help give you a better idea of the cost of shipping your household goods to another country. Trying to come up with an estimate of the volume of your entire house isn’t easy, so we try to make it as easy as possible for you to estimate the cost of your move. Our volume estimator makes that even easier by breaking up items by room and type of appliances so you can get the most accurate estimate possible.


Compared to moving to another city or state in America, moving costs to another country will be much higher. This is especially true if you’re planning on moving a long distance, like to Australia. The increased cost will be inevitable. But if you are able to cut down the amount of clutter in your home, the volume that you’re shipping will decrease a lot.


Since Australia is an island, they take their customs and border control very seriously. Similar to how you have to declare certain items when you fly into a different country, you must do the same when you ship your belongings to Australia. To minimize any problems that you might have when your household goods arrive in Australia, you should consult their customs guidelines before packing to make sure you don’t pack anything that is forbidden by their Border Force.



​Ready to Make the Move to Australia? 


If you’ve decided that you’re ready to make the move to Australia, we’re here to help. Living in Australia will provide you with a change of pace and plenty of opportunities to experience life from a different point of view. We’re here to make your move as stress-free as possible.


Contact us to get more information about how we can help you move your belongings to Australia so you can focus on living the good life.


The Moving Doctor
The Moving Doctor
"The Moving Doctor", Mark Nash has been in the moving business for over 33 years and currently sits on the board of the International Shippers Association and the Commercial Affairs committee at the International Association of Movers (IAM).

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