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Relocating to Australia from South Africa

WridgWays has been moving South African families to Australia for decades. We’re Australia’s best known and most iconic removalist.

moving process in Sydney


You’ve made the decision to move to Australia and now need to figure out the logistics of how to get there. Relocating can be quite daunting at first with customs, laws and other regulations that need to be considered. At WridgWays we’ve got your move covered.

WridgWays is an Australian owned moving company specialising in relocating household goods and personal effects worldwide. We offer a full door-to-door service and can take care of all the necessary logistics and planning.

Since our beginning in 1892 we have been pioneers, offering new services and have a strong history of innovation, leading to us being one of the most trusted names in the removals industry.  We are long-standing members of FIDI, a global alliance of professional international moving and relocation companies, specialising in moving household goods and personal effects ensuring you receive the highest standard of service. We are experts in ensuring your move is compliant and hassle-free.   

South Africa to Australia Sailing Schedule

WridgWays full schedule of sailing dates from South Africa to Australia is listed below:

Cape Town to Sydney and Melbourne

Transit time to Sydney is 36-39 days and 38-41 days to Melbourne.

the next sailing dates are:

  • 28 November 2019
  • 8 December 2019
  • 12 December 2019
  • 26 December 2019

Port Durban to Sydney and Melbourne

Transit time is 28-43 days to Sydney and 31-46 days to Melbourne.

The next sailing dates are:

  • 3 December 2019
  • 8 December 2019
  • 22 December 2019
  • 18 December 2019


At WridgWays, we want to ensure that your move is compliant and hassle-free. We can help you efficiently plan and manage your upcoming move and manage the numerous aspects you will face when moving overseas, such as seafreight and airfreight.

Australia has a unique environment and strict biosecurity measures in place with an aim to prevent pests and diseases from entering the country. Watch our short video below for more information on moving to Australia.


Downloads and Resources


Moving to Australia – Unaccompanied Personal Effects

Preparing your personal effects for shipment to Australia

B534 Form

FIDI Guide


Destination Guides

Need information on schools, finding a property or health insurance? Our Destination Guides provide key information so you can settle in to your new location quickly. 


Ready to move to Australia?

Once you are ready to move or if you have any further questions contact one of our South African moving experts,


Disclaimer: This page is intended to provide general information on relocating to Australia. While we strive to maintain and keep information accurate and current, the information is for reference purposes. WridgWays assumes no liability for any inaccurate, nor for any actions taken in reliance thereon.