International Removals: Top 9 Removalists from Australia (2017)

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

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

The following list has been independently compiled using a variety of criteria

The following 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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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. Their team are also regularly trained to keep them up to date with the necessary techniques, so whatever you are moving, Allied Pickford’s will be ready and waiting. They also offer a 24/7 tracking system which allows you to rest easy knowing exactly where your belongings are. Pickfords was awarded the international moving company of the year award from the forum for expatriate management (FEM)-2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. They focus on reducing their carbon footprint in a number of ways ranging from ensuring their employees, suppliers and subcontractors are informed of ISO 14001 (environmental management system) with the aim of improving their electronic systems so they can reduce the reliance on hard copy documentation.

  • International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • The Australian International Movers Association (AIMA)
  • FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) Quality Management Programme
  • FIDI
  • Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA)
  • Quality ISO 9001
  • Environment ISO 14001
  • Health & Safety AS 4801

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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:

  • International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) Quality Management Programme
  • FIDI
  • Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA)
  • Quality ISO 9001

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OSS World Wide Movers

OSS World Wide Movers are a moving company specialized in international moving. 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.

  • International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • The Australian International Movers Association (AIMA)
  • FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) Quality Management Programme
  • FIDI
  • Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA)
  • American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA)

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Chess Moving

Chess Moving is an Australian owned removal 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.

  • FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) Quality Management Programme
  • FIDI
  • Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA)
  • Occupational health & safety AS/NZS 4801:2001)
  • Environmental management (ISO 14001)
  • Quality Management (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000)

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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. They offer a variety of services ranging from packing materials, valet services to a secure storage service. 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.

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.

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

  • International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • The Australian International Movers Association (AIMA)
  • FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) Quality Management Programme
  • FIDI
  • Quality ISO 9001
  • Self-storage Association of Australia (SAA)

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Crown Relocations

Founded in 1965, Crown Relocations has continuously grown and now is one of the most recognised global brands in the household moving 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.

  • International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • The Australian International Movers Association (AIMA)
  • Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA)

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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:

  • International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • The Australian International Movers Association (AIMA)
  • FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) Quality Management Programme
  • FIDI
  • Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA)
  • Australian Movers Group (AMG)

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Grace Removals Group

Grace Removals started off as a small family business and is now one of Australia’s leading service companies. 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.

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

  • International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • The Australian International Movers Association (AIMA)
  • FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) Quality Management Programme
  • FIDI
  • Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA)
  • Quality ISO 9001
  • Environment ISO 14001
  • Health & Safety AS 4801
  • Health and safety OHSAS 18001
  • Self-Storage Association (SSA)

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Conroy Removals

Established in 1972, Conroy Removals is one of Australia’s leading removal companies. 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 your vehicle, pet or 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:

  • International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • The Australian International Movers Association (AIMA)
  • FIDI
  • Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA)
  • British Association of Removers (BAR)
  • South African International Movers Association (SAIMA)

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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.