How Much Does It Cost to Move from New Zealand to Australia?

Cost of Moving to Australia from New Zealand | Grace Removals NZ

Are you planning to move from New Zealand to Australia? As part of your planning process, you’ll want to know how much it’s going to cost you.

The costs will vary depending on several different factors.


The Volume of All Your Belongings

How many of your belongings you want to relocate to Australia will be a major factor in determining the total cost of your move.

For example, do you want to ship an entire household of furniture or are you planning to only take your personal items? Obviously, relocating a household of furniture is going to cost more than just shipping a few boxes that contain personal items.

The cost is determined by the amount of space that your belongings will occupy in a shipping container. As a base, a 20-foot shipping container has an internal volume capacity of 28 cubic metres. If you were to fill the entire container and have this shipped to Australia, it could cost you around $12,000 to $14,000.

But, if your goods will only take up half the volume of the container or less, you could take advantage of a shared container where you’ll share the cost of shipping the container with another customer.

Your Final Destination in Australia

There are shipping ports right around the coast of Australia, so if you’re relocating somewhere near one of these ports, it will cost you less than if you wanted to move to a more inland location.

Moving away from the coast or somewhere that’s not close to a shipping port is going to add to your final quote because we’ll have to include the cost of road transport.

The Type of Belongings You Have

If you have fragile or expensive items, these will have to be expertly packed by our team to ensure that they arrive safe and sound at your destination. You might also want to add extra insurance for these items just in case something unfortunate happens.

Do You Want to Relocate Your Vehicles?

If you want to ship your vehicles to your new home in Australia, we can happily do this for you.

But remember that this will add to your relocation costs, so you need to consider whether this is necessary or whether you might want to put them into storage here in New Zealand if you’re only planning a temporary move.

Do You Have Pets?

At Grace, we understand that pets are part of your family, and you don’t want to leave them behind when you relocate to Australia. We’re highly experienced in safe pet transport and can take care of this for you at an additional cost.

Grace to Grace Moves

You’ll be happy to know that we have offices in many major cities and towns around Australia, which will make the move much easier for you. This eliminates the need to hire third parties and keeps the costs contained.

It also means that we can offer you a complete door-to-door service that will take all the stress out of your move across the Tasman.


Grace Removals are experts in relocations to anywhere in Australia, contact us to find out how we can help.


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