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Seven Seas Worldwide operates five of its own depots in Australia. Our depots are located in the major cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney. We also operate across the rest of Australia, including the city of Darwin and the island of Tasmania with the support of our partners.

Shipping excess baggage to Australia: A video guide

So why choose Seven Seas Worldwide for your shipping to Australia? There are lots of reasons really but here are a few:

Our main import hub in Melbourne receives all our shipments of excess baggage in boxes, bags and suitcases, and household items in MoveCubes. We operate our own bonded warehouse.

Your shipment is cleared through the two principle Australian import agencies: the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Any inspection is conducted on our premises, not an outside warehouse and under the supervision of our staff.

Your shipment will, following clearance, either be relocated to the depot closest to your destination address before being returned to you in one of our vans operating from that depot on the day of your choosing - you will receive the scheduled time the day before. Alternatively, in those areas outside our depot's coverage, your shipment will be delivered by one of our partners on the day of your choosing. The days of operation and who will be operating in your area is provided on our detailed quote.

We are a leading international relocation specialist and offer the same service out of Australia to the other countries in our network. If you have a change of plans and have to return or you're emigrating out of Australia for the first time, we can offer a seamless service from start to finish.

If you are still trying to arrange a place to stay or planning to move to a bigger or better place to stay before receiving your shipment, then we offer competitive storage rates including no charge for the first 2 weeks of storage.

We operate our own centres to answer any queries, explain the clearance process and the documentation that needs to be completed.

As if all that wasn't enough, you can get an instant, easy and totally free quote in just 30 seconds for shipping to Australia. We can also help with a range of other services such as worldwide shipping insuranceexcess baggage handling and even storage.

International shipping to Australia

If there’s an extra suitcase you can’t carry through the airport or you know will incur baggage fees, leave it to us. If you’re moving to Australia and need assistance with household items and personal belongings, we’re the experts you can trust. Shipping to Sydney? Shipping to Brisbane? We can ship to Australia wherever you are.

Our team are on hand to take you through the process whether you choose to send your belongings by air or sea. We've been shipping to Australia for many years and have established a glowing reputation among holidaymakers, backpackers, students, people living abroad and business professionals alike. Get a totally free quote for shipping to Australia today and see how easy your international shipping can be with Seven Seas Worldwide.

Things to consider when shipping to Australia

If you're shipping to Australia, you need to take into consideration local import laws. The Quarantine Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have a set of quite strict regulations around the import of food, plants and animal materials into the country in order to prevent pests and diseases entering and affecting the natural environment. These types of items will be seized and destroyed, so don't try to ship them!

  • Any dairy products (unless listed as being from a country confirmed free of foot and mouth disease)
  • Live plants (including potted, bare rooted, roots and bulbs)
  • Seeds and nuts (including cereal grains, popping corn and pine cones - including those in decorations!)
  • Uncanned meat products (from any animal, including preserved or dried meats)
  • Refrigerators, air conditioners or anything else containing CFCs or HCFCs

You also have to declare

  • Other plant material (including things like wicker and wooden furniture, pot pourri, straw and dried flowers)
  • Animal products like feathers, wool, shells and coral (including jewellery), veterinary medicines and pet food
  • Products derived from bees such as pollen, beeswax (including candles) and honeycombs
  • Finally, items which have had close contact with soil need to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, including
  • Shoes and footwear (soles must be properly sterilised)
  • Clothing used in countryside areas that could carry seeds, plant bits or soil
  • Sports equipment and clothing (including golf gear, fishing equipment, bicycles, etc.)
  • Camping equipment (tents, stoves, bedding, etc.)
  • Gardening equipment (lawn mowers, patio furniture, gardening tools, etc.)
  • Outdoor toys and other play equipment (swing sets, paddling pools, outdoor rockers, etc.)

Shipping household removals to Australia: Step-by-step video

Worried? Stuck? Confused? Don't worry, we're here to help with every aspect of your shipping to Australia - get yourself a free online quote in just 30 seconds or get in touch with Seven Seas Worldwide today on 1 877 817 7327 to find out how we can make things easier for you.

The entire process, from start to finish, was absolutely hassle-free and Seven Seas were a pleasure to deal with. The service they provided was second to none and they truly made the process as stress-free as possible.

Marko Pehcevski, April 2018