International Removals: Top 10 International Removalists in Australia 2018

Staying in the same country your entire life is overrated. So kudos to you for making the big decision, it is an exciting experience and opportunity. But with epic change also comes some important and sometimes challenging tasks, such as picking your international removals company.

So where do you begin?

We have compared and compiled a list of the top 10 international removals companies in Australia for you to choose from. Our selection criteria, based on an independent search considered the following criteria: association and accreditation memberships, customer reviews from various independent sites, the range of services offered, a company’s size, the number of locations within Australia and of course that their focus was international moving.

  1. OSS World Wide Movers
  2. Grace Removals Group
  3. Conroy Removals
  4. Chess Moving
  5. Allied Pickfords
  6. Whybirds
  7. Kent Removals & Storage
  8. King & Wilson
  9. Santa Fe Relocation
  10. Crown Relocations

1. OSS World Wide Movers

Since establishment in 1969, OSS World Wide Movers have prided themselves on specialising in International Removals. They are a 100% Australian family owned and operated organisation.

They are accredited and associated with AFRA, AIMA, AMSA, BAR, FIDI, IAM and SAIMA.

Australia is a big island with a lot of space to cover, OSS have it sorted with operations in the main cities of SydneyMelbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, all of which are port cities. They can tailor a move to your needs based on your requirements with their extensive network of long-term international partners.

Services offered are:

  • Antiques
  • Baggage
  • Business Moves
  • Fine Art
  • Insurance
  • Packing & Assembly
  • Pets
  • Piano
  • Relocation Services
  • Storage
  • Vehicles

Additional services offered:

  • Cleaning Services
  • Foreign Currency Exchanges
  • Handyman Services
  • Moving Sports Equipment
  • Valet Service
  • Wine Shipments

To read customer reviews on their services, check out their Sirelo profile, Product Review, My Moving Reviews or True Local.

2. Grace Removals Group

Grace began in 1911 as a small household removals family run business in Sydney. Today specialised as international removalists, Grace offer their clients a complete global service for their international relocation.

They have 70 branches across Australia in every state and New Zealand, utilising local networks, with then the addition of an extensive network of 600 global partners to cover your international removals.

They are accredited and associated with an extensive list of organisations: AFRA, AIMA, EuRA, FAIM, FIDI, IAM, ICEFAT, NZOMA, PMA and SSA.

Services offered are:

  • Antiques
  • Business Moves
  • Fine Art
  • Insurance
  • Packing & Assembly
  • Pets
  • Relocation Services
  • Storage
  • Vehicles

Additional services offered:

  • Cleaning Services
  • Destination Support Services
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Mobility Services (Personal & Corporate)
  • Shipment Tracking 24/7
  • Valet Service
  • Visa’s & Immigration Assistance

To read customer reviews on their services, check out their Sirelo profile, Product Review, My Moving Reviews or True Local.

3. Conroy Removals

International removals and storage have been Conroy Removals specialty services for more than 40 years. They provide door to door international removals services for private and corporate customers to and from every corner of the world with the assistance of carefully selected national and international partners.

The most popular destinations customers from Conroy Removals have relocated to were; New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, Canada, Europe and Asia.

They are accredited and associated with: AFRA, AIMA, BAR, FAIM, FIDI, IAM, NZOMA and SAIMA.

Services offered are:

  • Baggage
  • Business Moves
  • Fine Art
  • Insurance
  • Packing & Assembly
  • Piano
  • Relocation Services
  • Storage
  • Vehicles (To NZ, UK and Aus only)

Additional services offered:

  • Cleaning Services
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Mobility Services (Personal & Corporate)

To read customer reviews on their services, check out their Sirelo profile, Product Review, My Moving Reviews, True Local or Facebook.

4. Chess Moving

No matter where you are located within Australia, Chess Moving have removalists in every state and are able to handle and tailor international removals personally, to over 1500 destinations across the world. Some major destinations that Chess Moving frequently assist customers to relocate to and from include; Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States.

They are a 100% Australian owned and operated family organisation, with industry experience dating back to 1887.

They are accredited and associated with: AFRA, FAIM, FIDI and HRNPM.

Services offered are:

  • Business Moves
  • Insurance
  • Packing & Assembly
  • Pets
  • Storage
  • Vehicles

Additional services offered:

  • Accommodation Assistance
  • Airfares
  • Car Hire Assistance
  • Cleaning Services
  • Customs & Immigration
  • Visa’s

To read customer reviews on their services, check out their Sirelo profile, Product Review, True Local, Facebook or Yelp.

5. Allied Pickfords

From humble family beginnings all the way back in 1646, to today with 40 Australian branches across all states and over 600 worldwide locations, Allied Pickfords are an iconic and one of the oldest Australian international furniture removals organisations.

As specialists of international movers and packers, they can assist anyone looking to relocate and move overseas, from organisations to families with children and the elderly.

They are accredited and associated with: AFRA, AIMA, FAIM, FIDI, IAM and NZOMA.

Services offered are:

  • Business Moves
  • Insurance
  • Packing & Assembly
  • Pets
  • Relocation Services
  • Storage
  • Vehicles

Additional services offered:

  • Cleaning Services
  • Customs & Immigration
  • Handyman Service
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Shipment Tracking 24/7

To read customer reviews on their services, check out their Sirelo profile, Product Review, My Moving Reviews or True Local.

6. Whybirds

Whybirds are relocation specialists, utilising their domestic and international partners to customise each customer’s move individually. They have been operational as international movers in Australia since 1857, and even though they only have offices in Queensland and the Northern Territory, they service the entirety of Australia for all your overseas removal needs.

Destinations that Whybirds are experienced in moving people all around the world, but in addition they are specifically specialised in international removals to; New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States.

They are accredited and associated with: AIMA, FAIM and FIDI.

Services offered are:

  • Baggage
  • Business Moves
  • Insurance
  • Packing & Assembly
  • Pets
  • Relocation Services
  • Storage
  • Vehicles

Additional services offered:

  • Handyman Services
  • Cleaning Services
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Customs & Immigration
  • Valet Service

To read customer reviews on their services, check out their Sirelo profile, Product Review, My Moving Reviews, True Local, Facebook or Google.

7. Kent Removals & Storage

Kent Removals and Storage are a privately Australian owned company, that provide a full selection of integrated relocation, removal and storage services, with international moving being their flagship service.

Operational for 70 years so far, they have a broad and extensive level of international experience. In addition, their coverage spans across almost all of Australia, with offices in ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, WA and VIC. As such, they are confident in managing every aspect of an international move.

In addition, Kent Removals & Storage pride themselves using 100% recyclable materials for all international removals.

They are accredited and associated with: AIMA, AMSA, BAR, FAIM, IAM and SAIMA.

Services offered are:

  • Baggage
  • Business Moves
  • Insurance
  • Packing & Assembly
  • Pets
  • Relocation Services
  • Storage
  • Vehicles

Additional services offered:

  • Handyman Services
  • House Cleaning
  • Valet Service
  • Shipment Tracking 24/7

To read customer reviews on their services, check out their Sirelo profile, Product Review, True Local, Word of Mouth or Yelp.

8. King & Wilson

Since 1907 King & Wilson, as an independently Australian owned organisation, have been moving Australians around the world from ACT, NSW, QLD and VIC.

They differentiate to other Australian international movers because they offer all their customers an ‘on-time’ guarantee. When your belongings are shipped with King & Wilson, if it all does not arrive at the destination port on time, they will refund the shipping costs.

They are accredited and associated with: AFRA, AIMA, AMG, FAIM, FIDI and IAM.

Services offered are:

  • Antiques
  • Baggage
  • Business Moves
  • Fine Art
  • Insurance
  • Pets
  • Relocation Services
  • Storage
  • Vehicles

Additional services offered:

  • Cleaning Services
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Handyman Services
  • Mobility Services (Personal & Corporate)
  • Shipment Tracking 24/7
  • Visa’s

To read customer reviews on their services, check out their Sirelo profile, My Moving Reviews, True Local, Trust Spot or Word of Mouth.

9. Santa Fe Relocation

The first Australian office opened in 1892 under the Wridgways brand name. Santa Fe Relocations then acquired Wridgways in 2011 and rebranded them under Santa Fe in 2014.

Santa Fe Relocation as an organisation have offices in 56 countries across 6 continents, with coverage in every state across Australia, and as such are considered worldwide expert international movers and packers.

They are accredited and associated with: BAR, FIDI, FAIM, IAM, LACMA and EuRA.

Services offered are:

  • Business Moves
  • Insurance
  • Packing & Assembly
  • Pets
  • Pianos
  • Relocation Services
  • Storage
  • Vehicles

Additional services offered:

  • Customs & Immigration
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Furniture Rental
  • Handyman Services
  • Language Training
  • Mobility Services (Personal & Corporate)
  • Temporary Housing
  • Visa’s

To read customer reviews on their services, check out their Sirelo profile, Product ReviewMy Moving Reviews or True Local.

10. Crown Relocations

Crown Relocations, who were established in 1965 are now globally recognised as international removalists, with over 260 offices in 54 countries. They pride themselves on ensuring their customers are always looked after by Crown services alone no matter where they move to and from in the world.

Within Australia they have offices in the ACTNSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA and their most frequently move to and from destinations are; New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, United Arab Emirates, the United States and Asia.

They are accredited and associated with: AFRA, IAM and NZOMA.

Services offered are:

  • Business Moves
  • Fine Art
  • Insurance
  • Packing & Assembly
  • Pets
  • Pianos
  • Relocation Services
  • Storage

Additional services offered:

  • Employment Services
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Immigration
  • Language Training
  • Mobility Services (Personal & Corporate)
  • School Assistance
  • Wine Shipments

To read customer reviews on their services, check out their Sirelo profile, Product Review or True Local.

Selection Criteria:

The international removal companies selected and presented within this article only represent a portion of the international movers within Australia.

Each company was selected and positioned based on the following criteria:

  • They were an Australian international removalist
  • They were members of world recognised associations and held accreditations to those organisations
  • The companies average score of independently written reviews, with this website included
  • The full range of services they offered
  • Their size of the company
  • Their number of locations within Australia

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

Associations & Accreditations:

What do all of these associations and accreditations mean exactly? Why is it important for an international removals company to be members of an association?

Within the international removals industry there are a number of associations and accreditations that an organisation can be a part of both locally and internationally. Members of these associations collectively work towards continuously improving the industries standards and services.

They do this by having governing policies and process in place which are set on improving services such as customs and quarantine. They are there to provide independent dispute tribunals, and they exist to protect the interests of the public.

So when choosing an international removals company, it is important to consider if they are a members of any of the following associations:

Last updated on 11-09-2018.