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Shipping To Australia From Scotland

Australia Offers Many Great Opportunities 

Are you considering moving your family to Australia for a taste of the down-under lifestyle? Moving to Australia whether for work, study or a better life offer countless benefits. Australia offer greater employment options, modern conveniences, a great climate and numerous educational opportunities. While there are so many great opportunities waiting for you in Australia and you are excited about eventually living in Australia, you might not be as excited about the actual moving process. This is because moving is such a stressful process. There are so many things to consider when moving and there is much that can go wrong if the process is not properly planned. 

Shipping Options from Scotland to Australia

If you are moving from Scotland to Australia and need to ship your belongings to Australia, there are a variety of shipping options available; however, the two main shipping options are:

 Full Container Load 


 Shared Container

This service is available if you want to ship your belongings exclusively through the use of a container. This option is best used for full house removal and with a 20ft container, you can actually ship the contents of a three bedroom house.    If you do not have a full house of belongings to ship but only have some belongings, you can ship those using a shared container whereby you can split the costs with other consignments thus keeping your shipping costs low.

Why Ship Your Belongings Instead of Replace

You might be wondering why you should ship your belongings instead of replacing them. Well, the answer is simple. The costs for shipping are in most cases cheaper than replacing all of the contents of your home. However, if you are unsure of whether or not shipping would be cheaper than replacing, there are instant online quote generators which will allow you to compare the costs of shipping with the costs of replacing. 

Should you consider customs and quarantine requirements when shipping to Australia?

It doesn’t matter if you are shipping from Scotland or any other country, it is absolutely necessary for you to consider the customs and quarantine requirements. For example, you might want to ship the plants you have in your house. Does the custom law allow the shipping of plants? You need to find out otherwise you will run the risk of the items being seized and destroyed. In addition, any item which has been in contact with Scottish soil must be cleaned and disinfected. All visible dirt must be removed. So if you have items such as outdoor furniture, bicycles, shoes or your children’s play equipment, you need to make sure that these are properly cleaned and disinfected before they can be shipped.

Moving – Do It Yourself or Hire a Removal Firm 

Moving from Scotland to Australia is not the same as moving from Scotland to Wales. Scotland and Australia are on two different continents and are separated by seas and oceans so if you are wondering if you can arrange the move yourself, the answer is no. This is a move that you definitely do not want to do yourself. 

For an international move, it is highly recommended to hire a good removal firm such as Arrow Logistics as you will be moving long distance, will probably have a lot of furniture and belongings  and will need help packing, carrying and loading and unloading your belongings. 

So how much will you have to pay a removal firm? The costs of a removal firm is dependent on a few factors. These include:

The distance of the move, whether it’s international or not

The amount of belongings you need to move

The type of belongings you need to move, delicate or not

The additional services you desire such as packing and loading and unloading.

The success of your move is dependent on proper planning.

If you are planning on moving from Scotland to Australia soon, you need to start planning. This is the only way to make sure that your move is successful. Start requesting estimates from reliable moving companies and book your move with the company of your choice as soon as possible. Do not leave it until last moment as it may result in more costs. Make sure that the removal company that you hire is willing to give you a breakdown of the moving process so you know exactly what will be done and how it will be done. In addition, you should also get a breakdown of all costs so that you are not surprised by hidden costs.


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