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Moving from New Zealand to Australia: what you need to know

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Moving from New Zealand to Australia: what you need to know
Moving overseas
July 5, 2020
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Everything you need to know about how to move from New Zealand to Australia

Whether you are returning home to Australia after a stint in New Zealand, or you are a New Zealand resident moving to Australia, there is much you need to do to prepare for a seamless move.

Need to move internationally? Trust a reliable removalist with your move from New Zealand to Australia, trust WridgWays!

Moving from New Zealand to Australia

Where to start

If you are moving to Australia from New Zealand the list of things to do can seem endless. To get started, we recommend that you prepare a to-do list. You can download a copy of our moving checklist for key considerations.

You often accumulate a lot of items and a move overseas is the perfect time to declutter. Sort through your belongings to work out what you want to keep or dispose of. If you choose to donate items like clothes and furniture, places such as the New Zealand Red Cross or The Salvation Army can collect goods from your home.

Next, look for a reliable international removalist, like WridgWays to help with your overseas move. Make sure that you choose a company who is accredited to ensure your belongings are packed and handled correctly during your move.

How to pack

When you move packing is always a mammoth task, and it can be a bit daunting to know where to start. We recommend you use professionals so your belongings are packed safely and securely for your move. Professionals are trained in correct packing techniques and have the necessary equipment.

If you do choose to pack your belongings yourself always pack the heaviest items in smaller boxes and the lightest items in the largest boxes. This will ensure their safety during transit. For more information on how to pack like a pro for your move we've got some tips and words of advice here.

What to prepare for your overseas move

There is much to organise and prepare when you move internationally. This includes shopping around for flights and ensuring you have a valid passport. At this point in time it particularly important to consider any border restrictions and how this may impact your timeline for your move.

If you are working when you arrive in Australia, you may need to organise a visa. WridgWays can help you with the entire visa application process, from initial application to form submissions.

How WridgWays can help

WridgWays can not only move your belongings overseas, we offer a suite of moving services to make your international move stress-free. Our service offering includes but is not limited to:

Settling in

Whether you are a New Zealander moving to Australia for the first time or an Australian returning home, get settled quickly. We have been moving people since 1892 and understand what you'll need to get settled quickly. Our destination guides have all the key information you will need to get ready for your move to Australia so you can settle into your new city fast. Download your copy here.

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