Moving to Australia

Australia moving guide

Moving to Australia

Australia has the highest number of British expats in the world. Over 1.3 million Brits live in Australia, with thousands more emigrating every year. With a population of some 20 million, it is by far the largest overseas contingent in the country.

Australia is one of Abels’ main overseas destinations. Moving to Australia will involve personal effects and household goods being shipped to the country either by air or by sea. We have prepared some guidance on the various shipping options to Australia, to enable you to make the right choice.

Moving to Australia does involve specific arrangements and documentation so that your effects and household goods can be imported. We have prepared a guide to moving to Australia which will give you an insight into the requirements. Your customer services manager will thoroughly brief you, and assist in ensuring you meet all the requirements during your move.

Moving to Australia will initially involve our team expertly packing and export wrapping all your personal effects and household goods, using quality materials. Depending upon your chosen shipping method, these will then be loaded into a vehicle for consolidation into a container at our warehouse, loaded into a dedicated container for shipping direct, or packed into air freight pallets ready for shipping by air.

Whichever shipping method is used, your goods will be unaccompanied – we have prepared some general guidance on what you can and cannot include in unaccompanied baggage.

In Australia, our agent will then deliver your personal affects and household goods to your new home, and unpack them, taking away the wrapping and packing materials.


Australia is the 15th largest economy in the world. With an area of some 7.7 million sq km it is a huge country, but with a population of just 20 million, it makes it one of the most sparsely populated on the globe.

Australia has a culture and attitude to life which is unique in the world. It is one of the youngest countries, with a growing national pride and affluence which has made it the most popular expat destination not only for the UK but many other western countries.