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Moving from California to Australia

Why waste your time chasing around, scouring the internet trying to find companies, when Intlmovers does all the work for you? In a simple request, you can obtain up to six quotes for international moves from California to Australia. No stress, no costs, no worries!

International moving quotes

Using Intlmovers is a simple way of easily comparing quotes where you can simply select the location you are moving from, the destination you are moving to, complete a few basic moving details and submit your request. The work is done for you because this request is sent immediately to up to six international moving companies. We match their profile with your international moving details. They will contact you directly so there is no time wasting, just convenient and customised answers to your international moving needs!

International moves to Australia

Australia is a big country with a lot of exciting opportunities, no matter which state you are relocating to. Making an international move to Australia for any reason is an adventure in itself, whether it is for work or for pleasure. You can make sure that your big move is made as stress free as possible by enlisting the help of specialists who help people move from California every day.

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How to use Intlmovers.com for your move from California to Australia

  1. Using the easy drop down menu, select where you are moving from "California"
  2. Select where you are moving to "Australia - New South Wales"
  3. Review the listed international movers and request quotes.
  4. Complete the simple online quote request form

Using Intlmovers.com for your international move from California to Australia

  1. The movers have years of experience with moves to Australia
  2. Avoid the stress, the movers do all the hard work
  3. They have contacts in Australia which can make your move cheaper

Benefits of using Intlmovers.com


  • Saves time, saves money!
  • Completely obligation free
  • Compare in just a few easy steps
  • Receive customized quotes directly

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About moving from California to Australia


Visa requirements when moving to Australia

Australia has very strict requirements for obtaining a visa for temporary stays in the country for working or studying. As of 1st July 2012, it is making some major changes to its immigration approval process for skilled workers. You should make sure that you check the latest information you’re your Australian embassy to understand the changes and how they affect you. Some of the major changes that are effective as of 1st July 2012 are:

  • New online service to connect employers in Australia with potential skilled migrants
  • Streamlining permanent residence process for people that are already work in Australia on temporary skilled 457 visas
  • Employer nomination scheme and regional sponsored migration scheme to be integrated with the new skilled migrant selection register, SkillSelect
  • option to convert from certain visas to permanent residence (with employer sponsorship) allowing skilled migrants to work in regional and metropolitan Australia

Employment in Australia

Even with these uncertain economic times, Australia has fared relatively well in the market. Major employment opportunities are still abundant with the major areas for employment traditionally including government, health and education. Skilled tradespeople from all areas are usually presented with a number of opportunities. All areas of building including bricklayers, tillers and plumbers are regularly in demand as well as salon workers such as hairdressers and beauticians.

Cost of living in Australia

With such a large country covering such a huge area, the relative costs are no easy to compare exactly. In general, the cost of living in Australia does vary from state to state, as well as the city or town within each of the states. However, as you would expect, housing and rental costs in the major capital cities are higher than more remote areas, but is as with all property costs this is always dependent upon the size, age and condition of the property as well as the level of demand in the area. Traditionally, the standard home in Australia was referred to as the ‘’brick and tile, four by two’’, which referred to a brick built home with a tiled roof, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

In comparison to many other countries, the cost of living in Australia is considered relatively high but the average annual salary is also considered higher than many other countries. Travel distances are extensive and therefore the costs of (for example) pre-packed groceries can often be higher to take in to account the additional transport costs that are incurred. As with most situations, your total cost of living is dependent upon your preferred lifestyle.

Moving Statistics

Most people who live in the USA request moving quotes from California, New York and Florida

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International moving quotes

Intlmovers has partnered in helping people find the right international moving company quote since 2003. Intlmovers sends thousands of international moving quotes per day for people that are moving from anywhere in the USA to anywhere in the world!

Below are some examples of quotation requests submitted for international moves:

Moving from California to Australia
(Quotation date: 04/18/2012 10:15:18)
10 x large boxes with bedding
8 x medium boxes with assorted kitchenware, etc
10 x small boxes with books and other heavier items
usual household items such as beds (x3), sofa, tables, chairs, bicycles (x3)

Moving from California to Australia
(Quotation date: 06/10/2012 12:15:22)
We are moving a small apartment so a huge amount – double bed, bedroom furniture, sofa, table, cabinet, books, clothes

Moving from California to Australia
(Quotation date: 05/19/2012 16:34:01)
family home with three bedrooms (bed, closet, chairs), dining and sofa set, maybe 40 medium size boxes, not really sure how many we will have in kilos sorry

Tips for moving from California to Australia

Tip 1: R. Whitewood moved from California to Australia one year ago
After hearing about our opportunity to transfer to Australia, we jumped at the chance. I was expecting constant sunshine, yet we arrived on a weekend with torrential rain. I guess my advice is to be prepared for the unexpected!

Tip 2: B. Green moved from California to Australia nine months ago
The company that I was working for when I arrived had a number of other expats working for us also. It didn’t take me long to integrate because I had such a supportive circle prebuilt for me, as well as the Aussies that really made me feel welcome.

Tip 3: K. Milly moved from California to Australia six months ago
My husband won’t throw anything out, so when we packed everything came with us. We have a number of boxes sitting here that we can’t use because they all have US power connections on them. It sounds really obvious now but we should have left those behind!

Tip 4: H. Travis moved from California to Australia four months ago
I’m in the city and I try to take some time out from my normal working week to get out of the countryside on the weekend. I love that there is a whole other world to see that is so close. The other day, we came across a kangaroo with a joey in her pouch in the bush – unreal!

Tip 5: L. Yarrow moved from California to Australia eight weeks ago
I joined a swimming club to not only improve my fitness and my confidence in swimming at the beach, but also to expand my social circle. It has only been a couple of weeks but I’m really enjoying it.

Tips for obtaining your visa for your move to Australia

Tip 1: H. Fitzgerald moved from California to Australia one year ago
I spoke to a bunch of my colleagues and found it really interesting to hear what they had to say about the system and how best to manage things.

Tip 2: A. Robbins moved from California to Australia ten months ago
There was definitely an advantage in going through an agency I think. It was helpful to know exactly what was going on and where we stood, even though we had to pay a little extra for the service.

Tip 3: L. Moyses moved from California to Australia six months ago
I had heard so many different things from different people and even when I searched online I found it to be a little confusing. I went to the local embassy so that I could clarify everything up front and be sure that I had the most up to date information.

Tip 4: T. Parker moved from California to Australia four months ago
I was really lucky when I was arranging my visa because my occupation was considered on the skills shortage list. I don’t know how often that list changes, but it helped speed things up for sure.

Tip 5: M. Tan moved from California to Australia six weeks ago
Wow – our visa took ages to organise so just hang in there and be patient. I’ve heard from others that it is not so complicated so we figured it was just all in our timing! We’re here and we could not be happier with our decision!

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No cost, no obligation

All requests that are made via Intlmovers are completely obligation free, so no matter how many quotation responses you receive you should only accept one if it meets your expectations. Submitting your request with Intlmovers can be done completely risk free! It costs you nothing, it is quick and easy to use, and there is no obligation, so why wouldn't you use it?


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What other visitors said..

Easy to compare for move to Australia
"There was definitely a cost saving by getting a few quotes and comparing our options. It is a damn long way and not a move you make every day, so it was good to have the figures so easily to hand."
Reviewed by: S. Larry
Moved from California to Sydney
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Convenient for Australia move
"I think this was a really convenient way to help us co-ordinate our move. We didn’t have to do much to get our stuff organized because they did pretty much everything for us."
Reviewed by: E. Jessop Moved from California to Perth
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