International Movers from
Canada to Australia

Whether you are moving abroad for the warmer climate, job relocation, or you are an Australian returning home after spending time in Canada, Australia is one of the primary destinations for people to travel and move to.

If you have decided to make the move to Australia, Huli International Movers can assist you with the door-to-door service that you are looking for. Whether it is for your entire household, your car, or your snowboard and toolbox, as the leading international movers from Canada to Australia, we got all your needs covered.

Our Moving Company to Australia Has Your Needs Covered

Huli stands out from other moving companies to Australia with our experience for logistics, passion for people and value for services. Whether you are moving to a major city such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, and Darwin, or anywhere in between, including the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, and Canberra, we have the knowledge and experience as international movers to facilitate your move to any Australian destination.

Our International Movers from Canada to Australia Make It Easy

In order to ensure the most secure and space-efficient packing, we recommend that our professionals pack your goods for you. We use the best materials and techniques in order to put you at ease through knowing that your goods will arrive safely. We have premium boxes and hardware, built to transport anything from flatscreens to artwork, to your fancy suit. Our experience as international movers from Canada to Australia means we can handle all packing and storing.

Your Moving Destination in Australia

Whether you are moving to a major city such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, and Darwin, or anywhere in between, including the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, and Canberra, we have the knowledge and experience to facilitate your move to any Australian destination.

Moving your household goods to Australia

Before your goods are allowed into Australia, they must be properly cleared by both the Customs and Quarantine services. With our expertise and history in moving goods into Australia, we are able to guide and facilitate the entire process, including the Customs and AQIS declaration forms along with the Unaccompanied Personal Effects Statement.

Australian Customs Service

The purpose of the Australian Customs Service is to collect the applicable tax and duties on imports and to ensure all imports are legal and no prohibited or restricted items are granted entry. In order to avoid duty and tax on your household goods, they must be owned and used for 12 months or more. There is a duty and tax on all alcohol and cigarettes, regardless of quantity.

Australian Quarantine Service

All shipments entering Australia are subject to a physical inspection by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service or AQIS. The inspection is performed in order to ensure that no prohibited, restricted, or contaminated risk items are allowed in the country. If a risk is found, AQIS may fumigate or steam clean selected items, and prohibited items are confiscated or destroyed. We recommend that thorough cleaning of all at-risk items, such as tools, furniture, lawnmowers, sporting equipment, vacuum cleaners, etc., be performed prior to being packed for shipping as the charges for fumigation and steam cleaning can be very expensive.

Approximate Transit Times to Australia

Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne: 6-7 weeks by sea freight Adelaide: 5-6 weeks by sea freight Perth: 7-8 weeks by sea freight Air freight: 2-5 business days

These are expected average times to assist you in the planning process.

Packing Your Belongings

In order to ensure the most secure and space-efficient packing, we recommend that our professionals pack your goods for you. We use the best materials and techniques in order to put you at ease through knowing that your goods will arrive safely. We have premium boxes and hardware, built to transport anything from flatscreens to artwork, to your fancy suit.

For your delicate and precious items, we custom-build wooden crates for maximum security. Every item moved will be export-wrapped or packed in a box. If you prefer to pack some of your goods yourself, we can provide you with the packing materials needed and a packing guide to help you with this.

Storing Your Belongings

We have storage facilities available in Australia in case you are not in immediate need of your goods. We can store your items until you need them, at which point they are easily accessible.

Insuring Your Belongings

When moving overseas, you should insure your goods in order to put your mind at ease. 80% of our satisfied customers opt into our offer of insurance.

Transporting Your Pets to Australia

Moving your common pets such as cats and dogs from Canada to Australia is not as difficult as you may think. In many cases, your pet is even able to fly along with you on the same plane. All cats and dogs are required to be microchipped prior to their arrival in Australia. Upon arrival, there is no quarantine period required. Your cat or dog must obtain a veterinary health clearance along with being up to date with their vaccinations. For more information on bringing your pet with you into Australia, please visit the Australian Department of Agriculture.

Ship Your Motor Vehicles to Australia

The motor vehicle industry in Australia is highly regulated. That being said, shipping a vehicle to Australia is very possible. In order to properly import your motor vehicle, you will need to obtain Import Vehicle Approval, and pay import duty and tax (for most vehicles). Upon arrival in Australia, vehicles are physically inspected by the Quarantine service. If the vehicle is determined to be ‘dirty’ after the inspection, it will be subjected to costly steam clean. In order to reduce the risk of these charges, we recommend having your vehicle thoroughly cleaned inside and out by a professional, prior to shipping your car to Australia.

Types of Vehicles We Ship to Australia

Car/Auto
We are trained and knowledgeable in secure auto transport services and international auto shipping in Canada.
Motorcycles
As one of the most knowledgeable and passionate freight forwarding companies in Canada, we are able to reliably ship your motorcycle internationally.
Boats and Yachts
We ensure secure and reliable boat and yacht shipping services.
RVs and Motorhomes
Our freight shipping services will ensure secure global shipping of your RVs and motorhomes.
All-Terrain Vehicles/ATVs
We have the knowledge and experience to facilitate shipping your ATVs overseas.
Snowmobiles
With our reliable ocean shipping services, we will ensure the security of your snowmobiles.
Jet Skis
At Huli, we offer safe and secure international jet ski shipping services.
Heavy Equipment
If you are in need of your heavy machinery or equipment abroad, Huli is able to provide secure and reliable international shipping of your heavy machinery.

Can my car be shipped to Australia?

Yes it can. Prior to shipping your car, the department of Infrastructure & Transport in Canberra must issue an approval.

What types of vehicles can I ship to Australia?

We ship many kinds of vehicles to Australia, including: cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, yachts, RVs, motorhomes, ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, and heavy equipment.

Do you offer a fast car shipping service to Australia?

Yes, we do. With our years of experience as a vehicle transporter in Canada, we are able to efficiently guide you through the entire auto-shipping process for faster overseas auto shipping.

Can I ship alcohol to Australia?

Yes, however, there is a duty and tax on all alcohol and cigarettes, regardless of quantity.

When can I expect my belongings to arrive in Australia?

In general, these are the expected average times to assist you in the planning process: 

  • Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne: 6-7 weeks by sea freight
  • Adelaide: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
  • Perth: 7-8 weeks by sea freight
  • Air freight: 2-5 business days

Am I able to store my goods in Australia?

Yes, you can. If you are travelling and will not be arriving in Australia for a while, you have not yet purchased your home in Australia, or you do not immediately need your goods, we have facilities to store your goods for you from a week to several months.

Will everything that I ship be fumigated upon arrival in Australia?

It is possible, however, generally when there are goods that must be fumigated, it is limited to particular items and not the entirety of the shipment.

Is my vehicle going to be steam cleaned upon arrival in Australia?

It is possible. Due to Australia’s Quarantine service, vehicles that have not been properly cleaned inside and out, or have areas that pose a risk, will be subjected to steam cleaning. In order to avoid steam cleaning, increased care and attention should be given to the wheel arches, engine bay, and any area capable of trapping contaminants.

Is there a duty that I must pay for my household goods when moving to Australia?

It is unlikely. Personal belongings that are owned and used for 12 months or more are duty and tax-free. There is, however, still a duty and tax on all alcohol and cigarettes, regardless of quantity.

Should I clean my belongings prior to shipping them to Australia?

Yes. It is recommended that you clean your goods before they are shipped to Australia. We recommend a thorough cleaning of all at-risk items, such as : tools, furniture, lawn mowers, sporting equipment, vacuum cleaners, etc., be performed prior to being packed for shipping as the charges for fumigation and steam cleaning can be very expensive.

Am I able to pack my belongings myself?

Yes, you can. If you prefer to pack some of your goods yourself, we can provide you with the packing materials needed and a packing guide to help you with this. However, it is important that you satisfy the requirements of the Customs and Quarantine services in order to avoid inspection and repacking costs.

*Disclaimer: The information that we provide is to be used as a general guide and is subject to change without notice. We recommend that you contact the appropriate authorities to verify that your information is up to date.

Can my car be shipped to Australia?

Yes it can. Prior to shipping your car, the department of Infrastructure & Transport in Canberra must issue an approval.

What types of vehicles can I ship to Australia?

We ship many kinds of vehicles to Australia, including: cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, yachts, RVs, motorhomes, ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, and heavy equipment.

Do you offer a fast car shipping service to Australia?

Yes, we do. With our years of experience as a vehicle transporter in Canada, we are able to efficiently guide you through the entire auto-shipping process for faster overseas auto shipping.

Can I ship alcohol to Australia?

Yes, however, there is a duty and tax on all alcohol and cigarettes, regardless of quantity.

When can I expect my belongings to arrive in Australia?

In general, these are the expected average times to assist you in the planning process:

  • Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne: 6-7 weeks by sea freight
  • Adelaide: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
  • Perth: 7-8 weeks by sea freight
  • Air freight: 2-5 business days

Am I able to store my goods in Australia?

Yes, you can. If you are travelling and will not be arriving in Australia for a while, you have not yet purchased your home in Australia, or you do not immediately need your goods, we have facilities to store your goods for you from a week to several months.

Will everything that I ship be fumigated upon arrival in Australia?

It is possible, however, generally when there are goods that must be fumigated, it is limited to particular items and not the entirety of the shipment.

Is my vehicle going to be steam cleaned upon arrival in Australia?

It is possible. Due to Australia’s Quarantine service, vehicles that have not been properly cleaned inside and out, or have areas that pose a risk, will be subjected to steam cleaning. In order to avoid steam cleaning, increased care and attention should be given to the wheel arches, engine bay, and any area capable of trapping contaminants.

Is there a duty that I must pay for my household goods when moving to Australia?

It is unlikely. Personal belongings that are owned and used for 12 months or more are duty and tax-free. There is, however, still a duty and tax on all alcohol and cigarettes, regardless of quantity.

Should I clean my belongings prior to shipping them to Australia?

Yes. It is recommended that you clean your goods before they are shipped to Australia. We recommend a thorough cleaning of all at-risk items, such as : tools, furniture, lawn mowers, sporting equipment, vacuum cleaners, etc., be performed prior to being packed for shipping as the charges for fumigation and steam cleaning can be very expensive.

Am I able to pack my belongings myself?

Yes, you can. If you prefer to pack some of your goods yourself, we can provide you with the packing materials needed and a packing guide to help you with this. However, it is important that you satisfy the requirements of the Customs and Quarantine services in order to avoid inspection and repacking costs.

*Disclaimer: The information that we provide is to be used as a general guide and is subject to change without notice. We recommend that you contact the appropriate authorities to verify that your information is up to date.