Premier Van Lines International is a seasoned company and we know how to get your shipment and/or vehicles to Australia. We are licensed, bonded and insured.


Moving to Australia is a complicated process and it's our goal to mitigate the stresses and answer all of your questions about your move. Take a look at the most frequently asked questions and our answers.


Getting a survey done prior to your move is recommended because not only can we can provide you with a quote based on the estimated and volume of your shipment, we can help you stay within a budget so that you don't get a shocking invoice. 


We at Premier Van Lines International with many years of experience, specialize in moves to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra to name a few.

If you have less than a 20 foot container's worth, you can ship your household goods in crates called lift vans.  Here is a step by step process of how the shipment of your household goods works from start to finish.  This typically involves four basic stages:

1. Origin Services.  This is where our agent comes in and either packs and/or loads the shipment onto a wooden container called a lift van.  I'll send you an email that has a photo of a lift van as well as the dimensions so you can see what your household goods will be kept in.  You can use one or more lift vans in a given move.  

2. Trucking.  Our trucking company will come and pick up your shipment from the agent's warehouse and then drive it to port.

3. Ocean Services.  Once the crates get dropped off at the port, it will set sail on the ocean liner. 

4. Destination Services.  Our agent will pick up the shipment from the port and then deliver the shipment into your house.  We will unload the shipment into your home and remove the debris from your residence. 


Every shipment must go through the Australia Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS); or customs. The cost a lift van is around $300.00 whereas the 20 and 40 foot container is around $500.00 and $900.00 respectively.


You can ship your vehicle; however, you must change the steering wheel from the left to the right side within six months. This cost ranges from $15K to $25K which is cost prohibitive for most. There is an exemption for vehicles that are 30 yrs or older.

If you have three to four bedroom's worth of household goods, you may want to consider shipping in 20 or 40 foot containers.  One of the advantages of the steel containers is that you are allowed to pack and load the steel container yourself which would reduce your moving costs by thousands of dollars. The containers are on a chassis, and is about 4 feet off the ground, so you may need to get a ramp, which is often ascertainable at Home Depot or Lowes. They run around $60.00 on average. Our container quotes are door to door meaning that we will deliver the container to your original residence and then to your residence at your final destination. There are straps in the interior that will allow you to anchor the household goods to the side of the container. We provide packing and/or loading services and as well as unloading and unpacking services at destination for additional costs.​​   As you can see, your move involves coordination with multiple companies from start to finish.  This process requires organization skills, communication, professionalism, experience, and expertise which describes Premier Van Lines International to the tee!

All of the companies that we work with are licensed, insured, and bonded.  We work with these companies on a regular basis and will ensure that your shipment arrives in good shape from the beginning to the end.  You will always be in contact with myself or with my move coordinator, Richard Jensen who works right next to me throughout your entire move.  Any issues or questions, you call our office at 877.784.2111 or email at 

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