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Moving to Cairns

Ausmove is a company that specialise in the international shipment of household goods, vehicles, and personal effects from New Zealand to Australia. We are experts in our field. You will find us easy to deal with, friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, and very inexpensive in comparison to our competitors. Best of all we will provide you with a seamless and stress-free relocation experience when moving to Cairns from New Zealand.

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Destination Cairns

If you’re thinking of moving to Queensland, the tropical Cairns Region is one destination that ticks all the boxes. That’s why so many kiwis favour a move to Cairns, over other Queensland destinations like Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Mackay, and Townsville. Covering an area of 4,132 square kms Cairns is a juncture where the rainforest meets the reef. It is also one of Australia’s fastest growing cities with a youthful population of over 170,000.

If you’re looking to live in a city that has the Great Barrier reef as its backyard and is home to other attractions like Crater Lakes and the Daintree National Heritage Park, then Cairns is your answer. Cairns is the ultimate waterfront city, with grassy lawns, restaurants, bars, and endless sport and recreation areas. The nightlife and entertainment options are known as some of the best in Australia. The city itself doesn’t feature a beach, so if you’re looking to escape to the sandy shores and swimming areas it’s a short drive to a chain of idyllic northern beaches. Many new arrivals choose to ‘live the dream’ and settle in one of the city’s relaxed seaside villages, each boasting their own unique features.

The Cairns Climate

Cairns experiences hot, humid summers and dry and mild winters. The wet season runs from November to May and the dry season from June to October. You should note that summers can get very hot, so air conditioning is essential.

Cairns winter temperatures hover around the mid-twenties (Celsius) making it the ideal time to visit the beaches, with stinger nets removed and sunny days ruling the weather chart. Free barbecues are available along most foreshores, encouraging visitors and locals alike to spend more time outside enjoying the tropics.

Family Friendly

With its perfect (if somewhat warm) climate, laid-back atmosphere, friendly locals, and beautiful scenery, some might think that Cairns is a tropical paradise but not the sort of place to raise a family or develop your career. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Buying a House in Cairns

For starters buying a house in Cairns will cost you less than half of what people are paying in a major capital city. Or you could buy a far bigger, more beautiful home in Cairns for your city budget. It follows that mortgage repayments are lower too. Some of the most popular suburbs for new arrivals from NZ are Redlynch, Trinity Beach, Edge Hill, Smithfield, and Freshwater.

For families, childcare costs are lower in Cairns. Fees at the highly regarded private schools are a pleasant surprise for families who are new to Cairns. If your family prefers a public-school education, there are some incredibly well-equipped schools with great teachers. If you add in two world class universities, industry training facilities, some of the world’s best healthcare services, globally connected air and sea ports, and a diverse multicultural community there’s some compelling reasons for considering Cairns as your ultimate destination.

Working In Cairns

Cairns welcome new arrivals from New Zealand and other parts of the world. One of the core objectives of the Cairns Regional Council is ‘to make life better for all people’. They are committed to wealth and work creation and have a vision of being leaders in Australia’s green economy. This vision has translated into attracting one of Australia’s youngest and most diverse workforces.

The largest employment sector in Cairns is healthcare and social services, followed by the construction sector which is the regions second biggest employer, attracting builders, plumbers, electricians, labourers and other associated trades. Other significant employment opportunities include the transport, tourism, warehousing, public administration, and safety sectors. According to a recent census, only 30% of workers are white collar business professionals and managers with a high proportion of blue-collar occupations.

We’ve got you sorted to Cairns

Ausmove have been exclusively moving individuals and their families from New Zealand to Cairns (and back again) for over 30 years. During this time, we have become New Zealand’s leading experts in all aspects of Trans-Tasman moving. We are known for our fair pricing, honesty, knowledge of customs and AQIS regulations, fast transit times, and having an awesome network of handpicked service partners, in Queensland and all parts of Australia.

If you’re considering a move to Cairns, there’s no need to look any further than Ausmove. It doesn’t matter if you have a few boxes or a large household with vehicles and pets, we will treat you with respect and consideration. Our goal is to make the moving process as stress free, and efficient as possible. Whether it’s taking the utmost care of your possessions, ensuring you have the correct information, answering your questions or keeping you informed about the progress of your shipment we are committed to getting your new life off to the best possible start.

What our Service to Cairns Includes

Ausmove provide a full door to door international removals service to Cairns, so there’s no need to worry about a thing. Here’s a summary of what we have to offer;

Shipping Options to Cairns

Most Ausmove customers use sea freight to send their household goods and personal effects to Cairns. There are assorted options depending on budget, individual needs, and circumstances. These include;

  • Sending your belongings in a shared or groupage container. This is highly recommended if you are on a tight budget or have a smaller shipment. That’s because you only pay your share of the shipping costs. Although this is the slowest shipping option, that’s not always the case with Ausmove. That’s because we have a high frequency of groupage containers going into Queensland.
  • Full Container Load (FCL) or sole use container. This is the recommended option if you’re shipping a whole house load or wish to send a vehicle to Cairns. There are both 20 foot and 40-foot container options. It’s often possible for us to pack and load
    at residence and take your container straight to the port, without excessive handling. While this option is slightly more expensive, it is generally quicker and can save you money on transit accommodation costs.
  • Airfreight is also a popular method of shipping personal effects to Cairns. This is extremely quick and often used to send a smaller shipment in advance of sea freight. Our offices are perfectly positioned right beside Auckland airport, which speeds up the process even further. Air freight is popular for customers who have young children or need quick access to their tools of trade, sporting, or office equipment. Many customers use airfreight to reduce the amount of time and cost of a prolonged stay in hotel style transit accommodation.


The security of your personal information is very important in today’s digital world. You don’t want your financial information, passport copies, destination address etc falling into the wrong hands. You can be assured that Ausmove collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information in strict compliance with the New Zealand Privacy Act and high level EU (GDPR) standards. Our Data (Privacy) Protection Policy can be found at this link

Ausmove and our Brisbane service partners are connected by moveware, the industry’s most advanced move management software. Your move details and personal information are transferred seamlessly, within the same secure system. Information is ‘ring fenced’ within the system and is only available to individual staff members on a need to know basis. To enable the physical security of your belongings we provide carefully screened and trained packing and stowing staff, alarmed and patrolled facilities and standardised inventory controls on both sides of the Tasman.


Ausmove is a company that specialise in the international shipment of household goods, vehicles and personal effects from New Zealand to Australia. We are experts in our field. You will find us easy to deal with, friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, and very inexpensive in comparison to our competitors. Best of all we will provide you with a seamless and stress-free relocation experience.

Trust Who We Are

Ausmove understand and appreciate the trust you are placing in us to relocate your much-loved possessions to another country. We know you are relying on our experience and reputation. This is what drives us to ensure we either meet or exceed your expectations. Our commitment extends beyond our shores, to our Queensland service partners. We can be trusted to find the most cost-effective options, assist with documentation, and make sure there are no hidden costs or nasty surprises waiting for you upon arrival in Australia. At Ausmove we celebrate diversity and foster an environment where everyone feels valued. If you are only sending a few items, you will receive the same level of service and consideration as other customers with full 40-foot containers.

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