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    Australia is a remarkable sovereign country that encompasses the mainland of the Australian continent, along with Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is renowned worldwide for its awe-inspiring natural wonders, vast open spaces, stunning beaches, deserts, the iconic “bush,” and the remote “Outback.” With highly urbanized cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, Australia offers a unique blend of modern attractions and captivating landscapes.

    Embarking on a move to Australia is an exciting adventure, and we would be thrilled to be a part of it. By choosing Iconic Relocation as your moving partner, you can have complete peace of mind knowing that your belongings will arrive safely, undamaged, and on time to the world’s sixth-largest country.

    Understanding the complexities of bureaucracy involved in international moves, we at Nobel Relocation take care of all the necessary paperwork and meticulously double-check it to ensure a smooth process upon arrival. Our goal is to simplify the entire relocation experience for you. All we ask is that you join us at customs to release your shipment, and we will handle the rest, delivering your belongings straight to your new door.

    When it comes to packing, loading, transferring, and delivering your possessions to Australia, there is no company better equipped than Iconic Relocation. Our professional packers are highly trained and experienced in preparing your items for international journeys, taking into account unpredictable factors like changing weather conditions.

    With our unwavering commitment to your satisfaction, backed by years of successful experience and a team of dedicated professionals, Nobel Relocation is a company you can trust wholeheartedly when moving to Australia.

    We offer moving services from various states including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, and Texas. Whether you’re moving to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, or any other captivating city in this beautiful country, we are well-prepared to provide exceptional moving and relocation services tailored to your needs.

    Let Iconic Relocation be your partner in this exciting journey to Australia. Contact us today, and let us make your move a seamless and memorable experience.

    Why choose iconic relocation for your move to australia?
    • Unparalleled Professionalism: We are dedicated professionals with extensive expertise in handling international moves and relocations. Our team has the knowledge and experience to ensure a seamless transition to your new destination.

    • Global Coverage: Our services span across the globe, reaching nearly every corner of the world. No matter where you’re moving, we have established agencies in 186 countries, ready to assist you throughout the entire process.

    • Customer Satisfaction: We take pride in our outstanding track record of delivering 100% customer satisfaction. Our commitment to excellence means that we go above and beyond to meet and exceed your expectations, ensuring your complete satisfaction with our services.

    • Tailored Solutions: We understand that each move is unique, and we tailor our solutions to fit your specific needs. Whether you require packing, transportation, storage, or any other service, we create a customized plan that aligns perfectly with your requirements and budget.

    • Attention to Detail: We leave no stone unturned when it comes to ensuring the safety and security of your belongings. Our professional packers are highly trained and equipped to handle international journeys, even in unpredictable circumstances like changing weather conditions.

    Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

    Documents Required:

    1. Copy of passport (photo and signature page)
    2. Completed Australian Customs form B534
    3. Copy of visa or e-visa approval (non-citizens)
    4. Detailed inventory/packing list (in English)
    5. Alcohol inventory, if applicable
    6. Original bill of lading if no telex release/waybill issued (OBL)/air waybill (AWB)

     

    Specific Information:

    1. The OBL must be received 7 days prior to arrival at the first entry port into Australia.
    2. The AWB must be received 48 hours prior to arrival at the first entry airport into Australia.
    3. Sea freight clearance times vary from 12-15 working days depending on the mode of sea freight and the destination location.
    4. Airfreight clearance takes approximately 5-7 working days depending on the documentation received and destination location.
    5. An inventory of alcohol is required for Australian Customs to assess the duty and taxes payable, which are generally 50% of the alcohol’s purchase value for wine and 150% for spirits.
    6. The signature on the Australian Customs form B534 must match the passport page.

     

    Motor Vehicles:

    Documents Required:

    1. Vehicle import approval (VIA)
    2. Import declaration (prepared by Customs broker)
    3. Registration papers from the country of origin
    4. Proof of ownership and purchase receipt

     

    Specific Information:

    1. A VIA must be obtained prior to the importation of motor vehicles. VIA approval may take 3-6 weeks. The application for VIA can be found at: https:infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/how_to_apply.aspx
    2. The importation of privately owned motor vehicles must meet the restrictions for documents and Customs regulations.
    3. Customs clearance is required at the port of entry.
    4. Customs duties and goods and services taxes (GST) must be paid at the time of vehicle import, except for returning Australian vehicles where only GST applies. GST only is payable on motorcycle imports.
    5. Contact the Australian Taxation Office to determine if and when luxury car taxes (LCT) must be paid at: https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Luxury-car-tax/

     

    Pets:

    Documents Required:

    1. Import application
    2. Import permit

    Specific Information:

    1. All animals imported to Australia must meet the requirements of the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and will be quarantined upon arrival.
    2. Import permits take approximately 10 business days from the date of receipt by the Department of Agriculture to be approved. Incomplete or incorrect applications may take longer.
    3. Owners must select a quarantine station for the animal prior to import.
    4. Requirements and restrictions for importing pets depend on the country of origin and vary per type of animal. It is crucial to contact the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources before importing pets.

    Note: Contact the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for specific information and requirements based on the country of origin and type of animal.

     

    Restricted/Dutiable Items:

    There are various restricted and dutiable items when importing to Australia, including but not limited to:

    • Alcohol: Customs duties and goods and services tax (GST) apply, calculated based on the type, volume, alcohol percentage, and value per bottle.
    • Firearms and accessories: Import permits and compliance with regulations are required.
    • Endangered animal and plant species: Compliance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is necessary.
    • Prescription drugs and narcotics: Personal use quantities with valid prescriptions are allowed.
    • Hazardous materials: Restrictions and regulations apply to hazardous wastes, chemicals, and other potentially harmful substances.

    For a comprehensive list of restricted and prohibited items, it is recommended to consult the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service or the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

    Please note that the information provided is subject to change, and it is crucial to verify the most up-to-date requirements and regulations before proceeding with the importation process.