Cost Of Movers Canada To Australia

Cost Of Movers Canada To Australia


Canada and Australia are among the largest countries in the world in terms of land mass. These massive countries are home to a wealth of natural resources, from the timber and hydropower of Canada to the uranium and diamonds of Australia. These two countries have some other similarities, boasting a high quality of living and access to modern amenities and world-class healthcare.

Moving to Australia from Canada can be expensive, it’s true. For example, sea freight from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Perth, on the west coast of Australia can cost from $10,200 – $13,700 and take 5-7 weeks. Depending on your ports of departure and arrival, these prices can change. Fortunately, most of your personal goods can be imported to Australia tax-free. As with most countries, items eligible for tax-free import are those that you have owned and personally used for at least six months in Canada. Once imported, you cannot sell, loan, rent, or lease these items or use them for anything other than personal use for at least a year.

What about customs inspections?

Customs inspection in Australia can be rigorous. In fact, most households coming into Australia will have some personal items subject to quarantine. For example, if you bring wood furniture with you, it will be inspected and potentially quarantined to protect against termites or other wood boring insects.

Any items flagged during the customs inspection process will be subject to quarantine for a time, sent back to Canada, or in some cases, destroyed. Australian customs officials take this job very seriously. Be prepared to provide all requested documentation and to be transparent and flexible.

Am I allowed to bring my vehicle to Australia?

Most likely, no. It is rare that a private individual receives approval to import a vehicle to Australia, and most vehicle imports to the country are by car manufacturers. Australia’s Registered Automotive Workshops (RAWs) are companies that have been licensed by the Australian government to import a very limited selection of used vehicles.

For Canadians, eligibility to import a vehicle is mostly off the table. Vehicles manufactured for use in North America are designed to be driven on the right side of the road. To drive such a vehicle in Australia would require substantial mechanical modifications. Even if approved, these modifications can be very expensive and are honestly pretty ugly.

Importing a vehicle to Australia takes more than just transporting your vehicle to Australia. Even if you get it there, the Australian Border Force will not release your vehicle unless all paperwork and approvals are in order. Again, privately-owned vehicles rarely qualify for import, and the approval process can take several weeks. Give yourself plenty of time to get through the process and to make alternative arrangements as needed.

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Moves From Canada to Australia: Our Top Routes

Our international movers are one of the best in the world. We will help you move on many different routes that connect Canada to Australia. Here are some of our popular routes for people relocating from Canada to Australia.

Canada to Melbourne

Toronto to Melbourne
Vancouver to Melbourne
Montreal to Melbourne
Calgary to Melbourne
Edmonton to Melbourne
Ottawa to Melbourne
Winnipeg to Melbourne
Quebec City to Melbourne
Hamilton to Melbourne
Kitchener to Melbourne
London to Melbourne
Victoria to Melbourne
Halifax to Melbourne
Oshawa to Melbourne
Windsor to Melbourne
Saskatoon to Melbourne
St. Catharines to Melbourne
Regina to Melbourne
St. John’s to Melbourne
Kelowna to Melbourne

Canada to Brisbane

Toronto to Brisbane
Vancouver to Brisbane
Montreal to Brisbane
Calgary to Brisbane
Edmonton to Brisbane
Ottawa to Brisbane
Winnipeg to Brisbane
Quebec City to Brisbane
Hamilton to Brisbane
Kitchener to Brisbane
London to Brisbane
Victoria to Brisbane
Halifax to Brisbane
Oshawa to Brisbane
Windsor to Brisbane
Saskatoon to Brisbane
St. Catharines to Brisbane
Regina to Brisbane
St. John’s to Brisbane
Kelowna to Brisbane

Canada to Sydney

Toronto to Sydney
Vancouver to Sydney
Montreal to Sydney
Calgary to Sydney
Edmonton to Sydney
Ottawa to Sydney
Winnipeg to Sydney
Quebec City to Sydney
Hamilton to Sydney
Kitchener to Sydney
London to Sydney
Victoria to Sydney
Halifax to Sydney
Oshawa to Sydney
Windsor to Sydney
Saskatoon to Sydney
St. Catharines to Sydney
Regina to Sydney
St. John’s to Sydney
Kelowna to Sydney

Canada to Perth

Toronto to Perth
Vancouver to Perth
Montreal to Perth
Calgary to Perth
Edmonton to Perth
Ottawa to Perth
Winnipeg to Perth
Quebec City to Perth
Hamilton to Perth
Kitchener to Perth
London to Perth
Victoria to Perth
Halifax to Perth
Oshawa to Perth
Windsor to Perth
Saskatoon to Perth
St. Catharines to Perth
Regina to Perth
St. John’s to Perth
Kelowna to Perth

Canada to Adelaide

Toronto to Adelaide
Vancouver to Adelaide
Montreal to Adelaide
Calgary to Adelaide
Edmonton to Adelaide
Ottawa to Adelaide
Winnipeg to Adelaide
Quebec City to Adelaide
Hamilton to Adelaide
Kitchener to Adelaide
London to Adelaide
Victoria to Adelaide
Halifax to Adelaide
Oshawa to Adelaide
Windsor to Adelaide
Saskatoon to Adelaide
St. Catharines to Adelaide
Regina to Adelaide
St. John’s to Adelaide
Kelowna to Adelaide

Canada to Gold Coast

Toronto to Gold Coast
Vancouver to Gold Coast
Montreal to Gold Coast
Calgary to Gold Coast
Edmonton to Gold Coast
Ottawa to Gold Coast
Winnipeg to Gold Coast
Quebec City to Gold Coast
Hamilton to Gold Coast
Kitchener to Gold Coast
London to Gold Coast
Victoria to Gold Coast
Halifax to Gold Coast
Oshawa to Gold Coast
Windsor to Gold Coast
Saskatoon to Gold Coast
St. Catharines to Gold Coast
Regina to Gold Coast
St. John’s to Gold Coast
Kelowna to Gold Coast

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at

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