Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Removals to Australia - Why Choose Moving Partnership?

For removals to Australia it is essential to find a removal company you can trust. Moving Partnership (MPL) specialise in European, International and UK removals including removals to Australia and cover all domestic and commercial moves. We can also provide competitive quotes for the shipping of pets, vehicles and specialist items. 

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Moving home is stressful at any time but considering an international move is a particularly overwhelming task.  MPL understand that removals to Australia involve a lot of planning and offer guidance and help every step of the way.  We pride ourselves in offering a high quality international removals at greatly reduced prices.  Our many years of experience in providing removals to Australia means you can rest assured that your belongings will be shipped quickly and securely.

Here we look at the benefits of moving with MPL.

For Removals to Australia We Save You Time and Money

The cost of moving to Australia should not be underestimated; it is not limited to shipping and removal charges, there are many other costs which need to be considered.  For example, flights for you and your family members, plus the added expense of transportation from the airport to your new home.  Are you planning on taking any pets with you?  If so, this is likely to cost more than a flight for yourself as you will need to take account of quarantine charges and any vet bills.  If applicable the transportation of any vehicles, be that the family car or a vehicle used for work, will incur shipping and importation costs, with import duty and Goods Services Tax (GST) payable on arrival.  Not to mention that vehicles will be inspected and may require modification to comply with Australian safety standards. Last but not least, you will need to consult the Australian Embassy regarding the cost and type of Visa application you and your family members require.  Ensuring that you are in good health prior to applying for your Visa is imperative but as a migrant you may be subject to medical tests and will be liable to pay for these regardless of pursuing your visa application or not.

Once everything is considered you will realise just how important it is to obtain a good price for making the move to Australia.  Prices for removals to Australia vary considerably so be sure to obtain a number of quotes before making a decision on which company to use.  At MPL we can remove the burden of contacting lots of different companies by comparing quotes on your behalf helping to save you time and money.  This free of charge service will provide you with an online quote outlining the price of your move at a glance.

Through our extensive network of partners we are able to compare prices with hundreds of quality removal companies and provide you with the most competitive rates without compromising on service.  Unlike with other companies, any savings that we make are passed directly to our customers. 
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For Removals to Australia We Help You Choose the Service That's Right for You

For removals to Australia, there are three main options available for the shipping of your possessions: 

Removals to Australia: Full Container Load
This option provides you with sole use of a container for shipping your furniture and possessions.  Depending on how much you plan to move will depend on whether we recommend a 20ft or 40ft container to transport your items.

Removals to Australia: Groupage
This service is suitable for smaller moves which do not require an entire container.  Similar consignments for the same destination will be packaged together and on arrival at the port the container will be carefully unpacked and delivered to your home.

Removals to Australia: Airfreight
This service is the most costly of the three and generally only recommended for items which are required quickly including important documents and clothing.

In addition to shipping to Australia, we can also provide a number of options to make your move as stress free and simple as possible.  Taking advantage of our packing service could save you money in the long run and free up your time to make all those last minute arrangements and say your goodbyes.  Our experienced and expertly trained staff will ensure that your belongings, including fragile items, are securely wrapped so that they arrive safely at your new home.  Many years of experience means that the space in each box is maximised to minimise the space it takes up in the container.  By utilising a professional packing service you will also find that many insurance companies provide a more comprehensive cover at a lower price. 

Should you wish we can assist with the cleaning of the property that you are leaving behind and/or your new home in Australia.  We can also unpack and arrange your furniture and possessions when you reach your new home.  Storage in alarmed containers can be arranged as required, ensuring your personal effects remain safe and dry for as long or short a period as possible.

Our friendly team are on hand to discuss all aspects of your move,  helping you to choose the right combination of services to suit your individual requirements.

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For Removals to Australia We Are Reliable

Moving to Australia will no doubt be one of the biggest and stressful events of your life, it is therefore essential that you select a removal company that you can rely on.  Choosing a company which has prior experience of removals to Australia and a proven track record is vital.  Make sure you take up references with your chosen removal company and check the length of trading history. 

For complete peace of mind, most of the companies which MPL partner with are accredited by the British Association of Removers (BAR) and FAIM, the only quality standard for the international moving industry.   Companies registered by these industry standards are required to undergo stringent compliance procedures every couple of years by an independent consultant to ensure that the services they provide meet the highest possible standards.  Dealing with a BAR and FAIM accredited organisation will help to ensure that your move runs as smoothly as possible.

For Removals to Australia We Will Help You With All Aspects of Your Move
At MPL we understand what a daunting task relocating to Australia can be and that’s why we are at hand to help from start to finish.  During your move you can rest assured there will always be someone at the end of the phone to answer questions or concerns.  We are more than happy to talk you through the customs clearance process and provide advice on what documents will need to be produced on arrival and what items you will need to declare.  We can also advise and provide removals insurance to make certain that your belongings are protected during transit.

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Moving to Australia - In the Spotlight: Adelaide

Moving Partnership (MPL) provide international removals to Australia including removals and shipping to the city of Adelaide.  Our partnerships with removal companies worldwide enable us to obtain the lowest prices for removals to Australia which, we then pass on to our customers.  If you’re looking at moving to Australia, we provide a free of charge service comparing a range of removal quotes on your behalf and will advise you on selecting the most suitable service to meet your requirements.  MPL ensure our services for removals to Australia are of the highest standard and partner mostly with companies that are BAR/FAIM accredited. 

The size of your move will determine  the shipping service that we provide.  20 or 40ft containers are recommended for full container removals to Australia, whilst smaller moves will be packaged as a grouped consignment. Any urgent items such as documentation are usually sent by air freight.  MPL can additionally advise and arrange the shipping of pets, vehicles and specialist items.

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Moving to Australia: About Adelaide
If you’re thinking of moving to Australia then the city of Adelaide, the fifth largest in Australia, offers something for everyone.  Located in South Australia with a population of little over a million, Adelaide boasts a climate that we Brits can only dream about.  Year round blue skies with winter lows of 16 degrees and summers of around 28 offers the perfect climate to enjoy the Adelaide Hills and stunning beaches.

Adelaide City was surveyed and designed by Colonel William Light in 1836 who had a vision of a compact city centre surrounded by plentiful open space.  The streets of Adelaide are arranged in a grid encompassed by an expanse of open heritage parklands covering half of the city.

As the wine capital of Australia and home to a diverse cultural mix, Adelaide is an excellent city to enjoy an eclectic mix of food ranging from Asian fusion to Argentinean cuisine, accompanied by fine local wines in the city’s many fashionable restaurants.  Be sure to sample the stunning whites of the Adelaide Hills, the Clare Valley Rieslings and the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra Reds - you won’t be disappointed!

Moving to Australia: Living in Adelaide

There are a lot of things to consider when moving to Australia, taking a holiday is an entirely different experience to building a home and a living there.  You need to be sure that the place you choose to live will be right for you and your family and with Adelaide you’re unlikely to go far wrong.  However do bear in mind that the cost of living in Adelaide is far higher that many other places in Australia but in terms of city living it is more affordable than Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. 

Although a city, many of Adelaide’s suburbs offer country living within easy reach of a vast array of facilities via its first class transport system which has seen the biggest ever single investment by the state Government.  The transformation and investment in Adelaide’s transport system which started in 2008 has taken place as a direct result of the record number of people switching to public transport.  This transport network provides a fast, efficient and green timetable of trains, buses and trams awarding Adelaide as one of the most liveable and sustainable cities in Australia.

In a survey conducted in 2010 of the top ten Australian suburbs to live, four were located in Adelaide: Kensington Gardens, North Plympton, Sheidow Park and Highbury.

Younger people should look to Sheidow Park or Highbury which offer low crime rates and affordable housing with average prices ranging from $350,000-$380,000 respectively.  Sheidow Park is located near to Hallet Core Beach and approximately 30 minutes drive from Adelaide’s city centre or CBD (Central Business District) as it is more commonly referred to.  This is a location offering great family appeal with lots of first time buyers building new houses or renovating older properties.

Highbury is set against a backdrop of hills and close to Linear Park offering some beautiful views.  Highbury offers a fabulous selection of shops, restaurants and eateries; good schooling and theatres are also close at hand.  With fast transport links to the city (only 15 minutes by bus) and 30 minutes to the sea, Highbury offers a great base from which to work and enjoy family life.

Kensington Gardens and North Plympton are by comparison suburbs occupied by those with much higher incomes and are reflected in the median price of property which is around $615,000 in Kensington Gardens and $419,000 for a house in North Plymouth.  Apartments in the North Plympton area can be purchased for around $300k.  For this reason the average age of the population in these suburbs is nearing 50. 

Kensington Gardens is a quiet leafy suburb situated within easy walking distance of the city centre and the Hornsnell Gully Conservation Park providing a fabulous location for working families.  With all amenities accessible within a 10 minute drive and a great atmosphere it’s not surprising that most are excited about living there.  Nearby suburbs include Erindale, Hazelwood Park, Burnside and Wattle Park.

North Plympton is located about 6kms from the city and the beach and offers a quiet, convenient and safe neighbourhood.  As well as easy access to the cities state-of-the-art transport system, North Plympton is close to the airport, has great bike tracks and a wealth of parks for the kids.  Neighbouring suburbs consist of Plympton, Glandmore and Netley.

Adelaide is a city which offers a truly family friendly vibe and definitely a location not to be overlooked if you’re thinking of moving to Australia.

Moving to Australia: Working in Adelaide
South Australia welcomes migrants from all cultures, particularly those with much needed skills to continue the development of the state.

Moving to Australia will allow you take advantage of the Australians long standing culture of a positive work-life balance.  A typical working day starts at nine and finishes 5, leaving plenty of hours of sunshine left to enjoy outdoor pursuits with the family.

The economy in Adelaide is centred on manufacturing, defence technology and research.  The General Motor Holden plant in Elizabeth is one of the major employers in Adelaide producing almost half of the cars manufactured in Australia.  Electronics is now the biggest industry in Adelaide employing 14,000 people with a 15% growth in revenue year on year since its establishment in 1990.

Moving to Australia: Leisure in Adelaide
If you decide on moving to Australia, Adelaide provides no end of open space and attractions to enjoy and explore.  Adelaide is surrounded by parkland and offers the perfect weather to take advantage of leisurely walks, picnics and games.  The biggest park in Adelaide is 17 hectare Bonython Park situated on the northwest side of the River Torrens.  This park features playing fields, children’s playgrounds, numerous barbecue stations and netball courts; it is also host to frequent events.

If you’re looking to explore the South Australia’s wildlife then visit Monarto Zoo a huge conservation park and open range zoo or feed the kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park where animals roam free in a huge expanse of native bushland.

If you’re more of a beach person, then you’re in luck as Adelaide offers the closest and most accessible beaches of any Australian capital.

Adelaide is renowned for Festivals and a city that most definitely loves to party.  The weather in Adelaide is at its best in March with this time of year known as ‘event season’.  Adelaide is home to the Adelaide Festival of Arts & the Fringe Festival, Australia's leading festival which runs every two years in March.  This unique festival begun in 1960 and is the largest of its kind in the world.  This spectacular event takes over the city of Adelaide and is visited by tourists from around the globe.

Other popular tourist attractions include Kangaroo Island offering wildlife, history and adventures or the Botanic Gardens which are home to the largest and oldest glasshouses in a Botanic Garden in the Southern Hemisphere.

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