International Removals: Top 9 Removalists from Australia (2017)

If you are considering a move from Australia, here is a list of the top international removals that can help you have a stress-free move:

  1. Allied Pickford’s
  2. Santa Fe Wridgeways
  3. Chess Moving
  4. Kent removals
  5. OSS World Wide Movers
  6. Crown Relocations
  7. King and Wilson
  8. Grace Removals Group
  9. Conroy Removals

The following removalist companies have been selected for a variety of reasons. For example, we have looked at reviews from a number of sites, including this one, as well as their own websites to see how they present themselves online. In addition, we branched out and looked at websites that have been linked to these companies in order to gain a greater depth of knowledge about them.

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1. Allied Pickford’s

Allied Pickford’s was first established in 1646 and at that time they owned a quarry and were moving stones via packhorses. Instead of returning to the quarry empty handed, they began to carry goods for others. They now have the world’s largest global network with over 600 branches globally, with a fleet of over 300 vehicles and 400+ employees. This enables them to transport your belongings to a number of countries including the UK, China, South Africa and Singapore. Pickfords was awarded the international moving company of the year award from the forum for expatriate management (FEM)-2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

There services include Pet and car transport

Here is a list of associations they are part of:

Online Reviews

2. Santa Fe Wridgeways

Founded in 1892, Santa Fe Wridgeways is one of the oldest and largest moving companies in Australia. They are known for being innovative and setting benchmarks in the transport and removal industry. They are specialised in relocations within 56 countries across 6 continents and in 2010, they joined Santa Fe Group, a world-renowned organisation within the moving industry.

Here is a list of associations that they are members of:

Online Reviews

3. Chess Moving

Chess Moving is an Australian owned international removals company.. They are now located in every city in Australia as well as some regional centres, and specialize in moving to the UK, USA, New Zealand, Hong Kong and other countries within Europe. They are a member of UniGroup Worldwide UTS, which is one of the largest owner-managed relocation networks in the world, ultimately allowing Chess Moving to reach the countries that they once couldn’t. Chess Moving offers a range of services from library removals to hotel fit-outs and storage space solutions in 10 locations within Australia. If you don’t have enough time to wait for a quote you can use their video chat quote system, which enables them to visually confirmation of each item required in the move and provide a subsequent quote.

Online Reviews

4. Kent removals

In 1946, Kent Removals started to help their first customers move home, 70 years on, they have now they have helped over a million people. They are the largest family-owned moving company in Australia, and being a family run business, their core principles revolve around their customers. Being a winner of the service excellence award at the Australian business awards every year since 2012 demonstrates they will provide a great service that is professional and reassuring. With over 500 employees, Kent Storage are able to pick up anywhere in Australia, yes anywhere, and they are able to deliver anywhere in the world.

They provide a number of services like art, pet and vehicle transport.

Here is a list of associations that they are members of:

Online Reviews

5. OSS World Wide Movers

OSS World Wide Movers are a removalist company specialized in international removals. Established in 1969, OSS have grown into a business that now operates in 22 countries and has a worldwide network of long term quality partners. In the words of owner Bob Wray, their secret to success is “our staff are well-trained and our crews are experienced and consistent as they are 100% of the time focused on international packing, handling and stowing”. They understand the need to take responsibility regarding pollution, which is why OSS is only using packaging made from a minimum of 85% recycled materials.

Below is a list of the associations they are a part of:

Online Reviews

6. Crown Relocations

Founded in 1965, Crown Relocations has continuously grown and now is one of the most recognised global brands in the international removals industry. With 266 offices in over 54 countries, they provide a wide range of services to meet the diversity of their customers. Some these include wine storage, transportation of fine arts to business relocations. They have over 5,000 employees worldwide plus offices in the major cities of Australia. Whether you are moving to New Zealand, UK, UAE, USA or Asia, Crown Relocations will be able to support you and ensure your move runs smoothly.

Online Reviews

7. King and Wilson

King and Wilson was established in 1907, and is now the largest independent moving alliance. With 18 branches across Australia, King and Wilson are able to reach you wherever you live. They are responsible for over 10,000 households a year and operate in 200 countries. King and Wilson understand that every customer will have different needs therefore they offer a wide range of services. They have storage facilities in Australia as well as being able to assist you with storage overseas with the help of their international partners. They operate in popular destinations like the UK, New Zealand, USA, UAE and many more.

Here is a list of the associations they work with:

Online Reviews

8. Grace Removals Group

Grace Removals started off as a small family business and is now one of Australia’s leading international removals company. They are located throughout Australia and New Zealand as well having an extensive partner network around the globe. They value the customer experience and are passionate in providing a quality service. Their vigorous training and experience ensures that all phases of your move will be stress-free whatever you are moving.

Grace Removals offer a number of services that include transporting your usual house goods to moving Fine art and other specialist items.

Here is a list of some of the associations they are working with:

Online Reviews

9. Conroy Removals

Established in 1972, Conroy Removals is one of Australia’s leading international removals. With offices in Australia and New Zealand, and global partners throughout the world, they now help thousands move home to all parts of the globe. They specialise in moving to a number of countries including New Zealand, UK, USA, Dubai, China as well as other countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. If you are moving anything from your vehicle, pet or just need storage, Conroy Removals have a range of services to meet your needs. They have an overall rating of 4.4/5 stars from over 1500 reviews; therefore Conroy Removals is a company you can confide in to take exceptional care of your belongings

Here is a list of the associations they are part of:

Online Reviews

Selection and rating criteria

The international removals companies mentioned in this article only present a portion of companies represented on the Australian removal market. The above companies were selected for review based on numerous criteria such as their online presence, visitors per month, associations, etc. etc.

Sirelo is an independent platform, for which information is gathered and complied with the intention of providing a transparent insight into the removal industry.

More information related to the companies mentioned in the article and regarding moving abroad can be found on their websites or on Sirelo.com.au.