Moving to the UK

Planning on moving to the UK from Australia? Palmers International Relocations offers a complete service for every step of your UK removals journey. Whether you are looking for a full load removal to the UK or a shared shipping container, we have an option to suit every budget, with years of experience to guide you every step of the way.

What Services Do I Need to Move to the UK?

When moving to the United Kingdom, there are many aspects to consider and decisions to make. Are you moving and taking your whole household? Are you taking a few pieces of furniture, electronics, and all your personal belongings? Or maybe you are planning to take only personal belongings but will get new furniture in the UK instead? Do you have pets that will be relocating with you?
It is a lot of questions, however, knowing what will be moved, helps relocation companies to provide you with more accurate estimated relocation costs.

When moving, it is important to work with trusted international relocation service provider who have the experience, knowledge and network to ensure successful move.

Here at Palmers Relocations, we have a number of years experience of moves to the UK and offer assistance at every step of the journey. Offering both full and part load removals as well as pet and vehicle removals to the UK, you can rest assured your belongings are in safe hands.

– Full Container Loads (FCL) – the fastest way to transport your goods overseas (by sea). Only your goods are loaded and secured in the container, then container is sealed and shipped by sea as soon as it’s possible to book a vessel.

– Shared Container Loads (Groupage) – is the cost-effective way to transport your goods overseas. Goods are loaded into the container along with other people’s goods to the same destination and you split the shipping cost.

– Less than Full Container Loads (LCL) – is great for small shipments that require fast delivery. Shipment is wrapped and secured in wooden crates and then loaded into a container with other goods.

At Palmers, we provide free in-house or video consultations where our experienced home relocations consultants provide in-depth information about the moving process, shipping options tailored to your needs and requirements, expected delivery time and estimated costs for a better decision. Alternatively, contact our friendly team via phone or email for any questions you may have.

Air freight, sea freight, shipping containers and trucks

If you want to enhance your moving experience even more, explicitly designed added value services like exit cleaning services, valet unpacking service and more will alleviate stress and ensure you actually enjoy moving.

Moving your Vehicle to the UK?

1 in 6 of our clients at Palmers moves at least one motor vehicle with them when moving to the UK. We relocate over 500 vehicles, boats and motorcycles each year to the UK, each one delivered safely.

When relocating to the UK, cars can be imported in duty-free on the condition that they are not under any form of finance agreement and have been owned by the importer for over 6 months. They must also not be disposed of within 12 months of the move or VAT fees will apply.

To move your vehicle to the UK, simply deliver your vehicle to one of our depots. Alternatively, we can collect your vehicle. You will need to remove the number plates to return to the RTA, provide registration and proof of ownership of the vehicle and we will do the rest. Remember to clean the car both inside and out to avoid any unwanted quarantine cleaning fees. An MOT inspection is also required in the UK before your vehicle can be registered.

Car in a shipping container

Moving your Boat to the UK

Moving a boat to the UK is surprisingly similar to moving a car. However, there are a few different things to consider. Boats will be closely checked for marine species that must be quarantined in order to prevent their introduction into British waters. That’s why it is best to thoroughly clean your boat before relocating to the UK.


Moving your Pet to the UK

We know that your pets are an important part of your family. When moving with your pet to the UK, we offer a range of solutions whether you are moving your dog, cat or any other animal. All we need is the weight, breed, pick up and destination location and we can organise the rest.



Will I Need to Pay Duty/GST on my Shipment

If you are moving to the UK from Australia on a work visa, other form of sponsorship or simply returning to UK, your personal effects and household goods will be free of VAT fees as long as they have been owned for more than 12 months or originally purchased by you within the United Kingdom. There are particular items however which do attract duties. This includes fur skins, radio transmitters, rough diamonds and food products.

International Money Transfers

As you can see, there are many aspects to consider when it comes to moving. It can get overwhelming very easily. Yet another question that could save you time, money, and potentially a headache – money transfers.

Often bank transfers involve fees and an exchange rate that can be quite substantial. We partner with SEND who wave goodbye to annoying charges and hidden fees making the money transfers lighting fast and easy. But don’t take our word for it, check yourself.

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Palmers Relocations Services to The Uk

Our international relocation services to The Uk include:

– Door-to-door service
– Shared container options
– Direct shipments
– Sea and Air Freight
– Car transportation
– Fixed price quotations

Get your free quote today and get a full international removal to the UK.