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Pet Removals

The issue of bringing your precious pet into Australia can be quite involved and requires serious consideration. The regulations pertaining to pet importation to Australia vary, depending on the country of origin.

Allow Santa Fe Wridgways to carefully plan and transport your precious pet anywhere worldwide. Santa Fe Wridgways relocation consultants can provide advice and reassurance every step of the way: Email us

Information on importing dogs and cats into Australia, including information sheets, quarantine fees, application process, approved countries, and quarantine accommodation is available from the  Department of Agriculture.

Vehicle Transport

Vehicle and Transport Removalists

When importing a vehicle into Australia, you are required to obtain an import permit from the Department of Transport & Regional Services in Canberra, Australia.

You must apply for and be granted the permit before shipping the vehicle to Australia. Under no circumstances should you make arrangements to ship your vehicle until you are absolutely sure you have been granted this import permit. It is now an offence to ship a vehicle to Australia without the required permit.

Please note that 15% duty will be payable on the vehicle plus 10% GST calculated on the Australian Customs value of the vehicle, transport and insurance costs. Also 25% luxury tax may be applicable for vehicles. These duties/taxes will be required to be paid to Australian Customs before they will release the vehicle.

Further information is available from the following websites:
» Dept of Infrastructure and Transport
» Information on Importing Vehicles into Australia

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Your International Mover of Choice

International Moving Services

Among the long list of arrangements and considerations to be made when moving overseas, stressing about the move itself shouldn’t be one of them. That’s where Wridgways come in; allow us take the hassle out of moving overseas. With over 85 years’ experience in the removals industry we are the first and finest international mover in the business. Contact us before you start making your moving arrangements, you’ll be amazed at how much of the process we can handle for you.

Each year tens of thousands of individuals choose and trust Wridgways as their international movers because of the peace-of-mind we bring; knowing your precious household belongings will be completely taken care of every step of the way with door-to-door control from the world’s premium international mover.

At Wridgways we understand that moving to a new country involves far more than just moving your household furniture. That’s why we have a wide-range of relocation services on offer to assist in making the international transition easier, including professional packing, cleaning your house when you leave, and managing the safe and secure transport of all your household treasures, as well as insurance, customs clearance, and even unpacking each carton at the other end.

Wherever in the word you are moving, we will ensure you and your prized possessions arrive safe and sound. Part of the Santa Fe Group, Wridgways combine with Interdean and Santa Fe to deliver professional moving services across 52 countries equipped with our highly trained, helpful staff conveniently located in 122 offices worldwide.

Comprehensive International Moving Services

Wridgways will cover every aspect of your international move.

Professional International Wrapping:

International Moving Services

Arriving promptly at your residence, your highly trained removalists will get the packing and wrapping done in a minimum of time. Our removalists are experts in securely packing goods for transport, shipping and storage; protecting your belongings from damage during the move to your new destination. Utilising Wridgways specialised, environmentally-friendly international wrapping materials, purpose-designed for long distance, international moves, your precious appliances, electronics, furniture, beds and sofas will all be wrapped securely and taken care of.

International Moving Services

Prompt and Secure Sea Freight and Airfreight Delivery

Via many main ports of the world Wridgways provides a complete door-to-door moving service. Our wide range of airfreight and sea freight transport options can be tailored to suit each individual relocation, based on your personal time constraints and individual budget.

Pet and Vehicle Movers:

International Moving Services

When it comes to your treasured pets and vehicles, trust Wridgways to carefully plan and arrange this for you too. Wridgways relocation consultants will provide advice and reassurance about your pets every step of the way, working closely with the finest pet transport carriers in the industry. Want to take your car, truck, motorbike or boat with you overseas? Simply let us know and we will take care of all the paperwork and transport logistics. Our vehicle transport specialists will make sure your vehicle(s) arrive on time, as expected, and ready to help you explore your new home and country.

An Accredited International Mover:

Wridgways are fully accredited International Movers and proudly members of:

This means we not only have years of moving experience, but the necessary equipment, transportation methods, premises and staff training needed to complete a professional international move.

If you want to move overseas with complete peace of mind, enjoying a complete door-to-door service from an experienced and professional removal team then Wridgways is the right choice. Contact us for more information today.

Pet Transport

Professional Pet Transport

Santa Fe Wridgways works closely with the finest pet transport companies in Australia and across the globe to ensure your precious family member experiences the same 1st class moving experience as you and your family.

Professional Pet Transport
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Whether you live in the city, suburbs or country, our professional pet carrier will collect your pet, fly them to their destination and deliver them to your new home.

It’s a busy time, but it’s important to remember that your family will be there too, and it’s something you can all take part in together.

Features of our Door to Door pet transport services include:

For pets moving a little further and require international transport, additional services included are:

Moving Pets into Australia

Relocating your precious pet into Australia requires serious consideration and is an involved process. The regulations pertaining to pet importation to Australia vary, depending on the country where the pets are moving from. Santa Fe Wridgways can carefully plan and transport your precious family member anywhere globally. Santa Fe Wridgways relocation consultants are ready to provide advice and reassurance for you and your family. For specific information on importing animals into Australia, including quarantine fees, application, approved countries and further details is available from the Department of Agriculture at http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/cat-dogs or EMAIL us at: pets@santafewridgways.com

Moving with Pets

Moving with Pets

Preparing your pet before your move

Moving is tough enough on humans, but animals don’t have a clue why strangers in uniforms are removing their owner’s furniture. Like the rest of us, pets need a little extra TLC at moving time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make their move and life a little easier: Prepare Stretch out your packing time over several weeks and even better, employ a professional removalist to manage the packing for you – usually they perform the entire job in one very organised day. Avoid panic in the final days, particularly for cat owners as they are the most temperamental of all animals during the moving transition.

Pet Transport

If your move involves air travel, contact airline carriers one month in advance. Ask about their pet regulations, and make reservations. Choose a direct flight to avoid unnecessary handling and air-pressure changes. Or contact your nearest pet transport company, they will take care of every detail for you.

Visit your Vet

A couple weeks prior to your move, obtain a copy of your pet’s veterinary records and arrange for a rabies vaccination certificate and a health certificate. Be sure your pets are up to date with all their shots. If your pet is older than 10 years old or suffers health problems, ask whether special treatment is required prior to travel

Pets love routine

Like children, pets love their routine. Aim to keep your pets’ routine i.e. walks and meal times as normal as possible in the week before moving. Cats and dogs sometimes become ill or lethargic when stressed, so try and give them a little more attention than usual.

Your pet’s special room

Professional pet transporters recommend that in the week of your move, choose a small room in your home to be the “special pet room.” Stick a big sign to the door of this room that reads “Pet: Please Do Not Open.” Make the sign large enough so that everyone, including the removalists can see it easily. Move food and water bowls, as well as toys, into this room. Better still, if you are using a pet transport company, they will arrange to collect the pet prior to moving day.

Always remember to include the pet’s favourite toys, drink/food bowls and familiar objects in their travel container, prior to travel day. Ensure the container intended for travel, is in the ‘pet room’ so they can get used to the whole idea and become familiar with this item.

Tips for the Road

If you’re travelling by car, keep cats and dogs in carriers large enough to accommodate food and water bowls. Aim to stop about every two to three hours to give larger pets some fresh air and a toilet break. Be sure to use a leash if you let your cat out, as they will run! Maintain a consistent temperature in the car for yourself and your pets. Birds, hamsters, guinea pigs and other small animals are especially susceptible to drafts and heat fluctuations. Cover cages to keep animals calm and well protected, and remove water bottles except during rest-stop water breaks.

Moving In – Arriving at the other end

Again, choose a small room to be the ‘pet room’, where dogs and cats can feel secure as you move in furniture and belongings. As much as possible, have furniture, bowls, and toys in place before you let your pets out of their crates. Don’t let pets outdoors without a leash until they’ve adapted to their new surroundings—several days to a week for cats and perhaps 2-3 days for dogs, as they tend to more quickly.

Remember your pets are sensitive to moving and may behave a little unusually or out-of-character for the first 1-2 weeks. Give them time and before you know it they will have settled in to their new home just like you!

6 Tips to Moving House with your Feline Friend

6 Tips to Moving House with your Feline Friend

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Moving house can be a stressful time at the best of times, so much to do and often the challenge of a new home, job, school, etc can be a little daunting. So for your smaller family members, particularly cats, the stress can have a greater impact. Of course stress levels can be minimised when you choose a professional moving and pet transport company such as Wridgways, after-all we’ve been safely moving people, their belongings and their pets for over 120 years!

So how do you minimise stress levels and make the move a pleasant experience for your feline friend? Here’s a few tips to assist you:

1. Prior to introducing your cat to its new home, take time to clean the room where your cat will be staying in the initial ‘settling-in period’

Cats are territorial by-nature, they mark their home territory by rubbing their scent over furniture and objects in their home. ‘Scenting’ alerts other cats that this territory is already ‘owned’, and defines your cat’s boundaries. When a cat is relocated to a new home, the experience can be quite stressful, particularly if the new home has scents from a previous cat occupier

2. A few days prior to packing and moving day, have your cat collected or arrange for cat boarding for a few days.

Remember cats don’t like dramatic changes in their environment and the noise and activity of packing boxes, arrival of your removalists and moving furniture can confuse and frighten your cat. Its natural instinct is to run or hide, so be aware that your cat is safely secure or on a mini vacation until the removal is completed.

3. It’s worth the peace-of-mind to enrol the services of a professional pet transport company!

Professional pet carriers, such as those used by Wridgways, are the experts in pet transport and they perform this day after day and they love it! It’s worth the extra security and peace-of-mind to engage such a service when transporting your feline friend. You may be surprised at how affordable such a helpful service can be. They also provide expert veterinary advice and support during every stage of the moving process. Find out more here.

If you are moving locally and choose to take your car in the car, be sure to securely lock her in a suitable cat carrier, include a familiar toy or blanket and don’t forget the seatbelt. If you are unsure, always refer to your vet.

4. Getting your cat ready for arrival to her new home

It is important to confine your cat to just one room until unpacking is completed and your cat starts to become accustomed to their new environment.

There are a number of products on the market such as Feliway, a synthetic pheromone, that can be sprayed or ‘plugged-in’ in her new environment to add reassurance and reduce stress for your cat. Of course ensure your cat has fresh food, water, a litter tray and their favourite toy, or cat bed in the room. Be very aware that your feline friend may be a little stressed and looking for escape hatches, so do not place her in a room with a chimney, open windows or large cracks.

Also remember to leave their cat carrier in the room for reassurance and give her a place to hide. We recommend your cat should remain in the one designated room until the removal delivery is complete and a further 1-2 days following. During this adjustment time, be sure to regularly sit with and talk to your cat, reassure her that everything is fine and will soon return to normal.

5. Update her ID – don’t lose track!

Your cat may already have detailed identification on her collar, or registered via her microchip, if not be sure to look into this, and if you already have this covered, remember to update all address and contact details on existing ID.

So after a few days post-move, settling-in your feline friend is ready to explore her new environment. It’s suggested the best approach is to simply allow her to do this in her own time. If your cat is used to being outdoors during the day, check first to make sure there are no dogs nearby and probably best to keep her indoors for at least the first few weeks. Allow her to fully adjust to the new home, all the rooms, smells and noises before letting her venture outdoors. Check with your local council as to their local laws too as often there are ‘cat curfews’ in most parts of Australia and European countries.

A little pre-planning and preparation can make a huge difference to the transition of your cat into their new home.

6. Remember to reduce stress for the yourself, your family and your pets use a reputable, professional moving company like Wridgways – after-all it’s what we have perfected in over 120 years – We Make It Easy!

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Committed to delivering Five Star Service

Whether you are moving home locally, interstate or across the globe, Santa Fe Wridgways have you covered with our team of expert removalists who are ready to make your next move a great experience.

With 20 branches across Australia and a comprehensive network comprising friendly and professional move consultants, a sizeable fleet of vehicles, and our safe and secure storage facilities, no matter where you are in Australia we make moving easy for you.

Having merged with the global Santa Fe Group, the Wridgways of old has transformed into a truly global company with over 125 branches across 56 countries. Our international reach allows us to provide you with the highest levels of service from point of origin, to your destination, and for every step in between.

Santa Fe Wridgways is committed to delivering Five Star Service, with each and every member of our team passionate about making your move experience one to remember so that you can settle happily into your new home.

To read more about the premium services that we offer our customers including packing and unpacking, cleaning, pet transport, storage, vehicle transport and insurance, please see below.

Moving Services

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Packing

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We have a dedicated team of moving experts who will safely pack everything to give you the peace of mind that your belongings are securely packaged. It doesn’t matter whether your furniture is strangely sized or shaped, we will make sure every item is safely transported to your new home. Providing this service is just one of the many ways that we can make your move easy, and exceed your expectations, every time!

Unpacking

If unpacking and setting up your new home is the last thing you want to do after your move, we can do it for you. While you enjoy settling in, we will transform your new home. With cartons emptied and your furniture in place, our unpacking service makes it quick and easy to start the next chapter of your life.

Cleaning

If you’re looking for a faster, easier way to feel relaxed and organised when moving into your new home, or vacating your old one, our cleaning service is the perfect solution. Our dedicated team of cleaners will vacuum, dust, wash and polish your house or apartment so you can get on with more the important matters of settling in.

Pet transport

Pet Removals

Relocating your beloved pet can be a complicated process, with pet importation regulations varying, depending on the country of origin. By allowing Santa Fe Wridgways to coordinate the transport of your pet to anywhere across the globe, we can take the stress out of this process for you with our relocation consultants providing advice and reassurance every step of the way. Information on importing dogs and cats into Australia, including information sheets, quarantine fees, application process, approved countries, and quarantine accommodation is available from the Department of Agriculture

Storage

If you need to safely store your furniture while you give your home a makeover, live abroad, or finish building then our secure storage facilities are the perfect solution. With professional labelling, inventory management, extra care for special items, and easy access nationwide, our storage facilities will give you peace of mind wherever you are.

Vehicle Transport

Car Removals

Whether you’re moving a car, motorbike, boat or any other vehicle, our reliable transport professionals make it easy for you to relocate your prized possession securely and on time from coast to coast or around the globe.

Insurance

Protecting your furniture and personal belongings from accidental loss or damage is one of the biggest concerns when moving house. For the comfort of knowing your belongings are insured we provide a range of cover options for you to consider at competitive rates. Our team will also advise you on how to determine the sum insured for replacement value.

No matter what your moving needs, at Santa Fe Wridgways we make it easy with practical solutions and professional service to keep your move on track. Get a quote or contact us now.

Regulation Changes for Pets Travelling From Australia To New Zealand

Pets Moving House Travelling International

Keeping your pets safe and comfortable during a move to your new home is of key importance here at Santa Fe Wridgways. A significant inclusion of this process is keeping you up to date with the procedures and requirements involved with the preparation and duration of your pets’ journey.

Proposed regulatory changes put forward by The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will affect the veterinary animal inspection times available at international airport locations of New Zealand – Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington – as well as animal arrival inspection fee prices. These changes are expected to come into effect on December 1st, 2014. (more…)

Our Handy Infographic – Moving House Checklist

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Tips for Moving With Pets

Pets getting ready to move housePreparing your pet before your move

Moving is tough enough on humans, but animals don’t have a clue why strangers in uniforms are removing their owner’s furniture. Like the rest of us, pets need a little extra TLC at moving time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make their move and life a little easier: Prepare Stretch out your packing time over several weeks and even better, employ a professional removalist to manage the packing for you – usually they perform the entire job in one very organised day. Avoid panic in the final days, particularly for cat owners as they are the most temperamental of all animals during the moving transition.

Pet Transport

If your move involves air travel, contact airline carriers one month in advance. Ask about their pet regulations, and make reservations. Choose a direct flight to avoid unnecessary handling and air-pressure changes. Or contact your nearest pet transport company, they will take care of every detail for you.

Visit your Vet

A couple weeks prior to your move, obtain a copy of your pet’s veterinary records and arrange for a rabies vaccination certificate and a health certificate. Be sure your pets are up to date with all their shots. If your pet is older than 10 years old or suffers health problems, ask whether special treatment is required prior to travel

Pets love routine

Like children, pets love their routine. Aim to keep your pets’ routine i.e. walks and meal times as normal as possible in the week before moving. Cats and dogs sometimes become ill or lethargic when stressed, so try and give them a little more attention than usual.

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