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Moving to Canberra

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.

Destination Canberra

The city of Canberra is unique, in that it doesn’t belong to a state but is located in the Australian Capital Territories. (ACT) Being the capital city of Australia and the heart of the government, the city is often typecast as being boring and overly formal. The reality is that Canberra has plenty on offer for Kiwis making the move to Australia. For starters Canberrans enjoy a relaxed, informal lifestyle and a strong community vibe. It’s a city where everything is just easier. Not only are they Australia’s most physically active population they enjoy the highest incomes, highest level of education, lowest unemployment, and live in one of the safest cities in the world.

There’s plenty to do in Canberra and the time to enjoy it. It’s Australia’s leading city for culture, new ideas and the arts. Attractions include the Australia’s National Gallery and National Museum, the Mt Stromlo Observatory and many more. The local art scene is bustling with artists, actors, musicians and writers. They work alongside some of Australia’s pre-eminent thought leaders, academics, and creative minds. Restaurants, cafes, bars, wineries and breweries serve quality local products that competes with the best in the world.

For anyone looking to move to Canberra, the doors are open to students, workers, businesses, professionals, and their families. Over 400,000 people call Canberra their home, with 25% born overseas. It’s a city where everyone belongs, being part of the Welcoming Cities Network and also a refugee welcome zone. Canberrans embrace and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their city, the National Multicultural Festival being an annual highlight. The extensive diplomatic community of embassies and high commissions play a big part in making Canberra such an interesting place to live.

If you’re thinking of moving to Canberra here’s some information you might find interesting;

  • Canberra is known for its clear blue skies and clean air. It’s one of Australia’s sunniest cities with an average of over 7 hours sunshine per day. In summer, the average high is around 28oC, and in winter it’s cool and crisp. It’s not unusual to wake up to a light sprinkling of snow, much like parts of NZ.
  • The city layout is simple, being built around nature reserves and the city centre. There is a great major road network, making commuting easy, and ensuring everything is accessible from wherever you choose to live. It has several satellite cities, so there’s plenty of housing options outside the city.
  • Not only is Canberra one of the most liveable cities in the world, it’s also one of the most affordable. Moving to Canberra means a higher standard of living and lower living costs than other big cities. Housing costs can differ. These depends on location and lifestyle factors such as commute times, public transport, access to work, schools, and shops.
  • The city’s main industry is public administration and safety, which employ over 30% of the workforce. It’s also headquarters to many of Australia’s public service agencies, including the Australian Defence Force. Other major employers are the healthcare, professional services, construction, and education sectors.
  • Sport and recreational activities are an essential part of the Canberra lifestyle. There’s an extensive city-wide network of cycleways and footpaths that make getting outdoors enjoyable and safe. Canberrans are also fanatical supporters of their elite sporting teams, in particular the Canberra Raiders and the Brumbies.

Top 5 Reasons to move to Canberra

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We’ve got you sorted to Canberra

Ausmove have been successfully moving New Zealanders to Canberra and the Australian Capital Territories for over 30 years. During this time, we have shipped household goods for thousands of individuals and families, many accompanied by their cars, motorcycles, caravans, and family pets. Our customer service begins as soon as you initiate contact and doesn’t end until you have taken delivery at destination. We are known for our fair pricing, honesty, knowledge of customs and AQIS regulations, and fast transit times. Importantly we have an awesome service partner to clear and deliver your household goods and personal effects to Canberra, upon your arrival.

What our Service to Canberra Includes

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

  • A team of experts, all working together on your behalf.
  • Free consultations either by phone, video, or home visit.
  • Obligation free quotations.
  • One of Australia’s best known and most respected service partners.
  • Door-to-door international removals service, including all clearances.
  • Vehicle shipping and family pet transportation.
  • Different shipping and airfreight options to suit your individual needs.
  • Secure storage in both New Zealand and Canberra.
  • Professionally trained packing, stowing and delivery teams.
  • Customised ‘fit for purpose’ packing materials e.g., bike cartons
  • Cost effective transit insurance options, to suit your needs.

Shipping Options to Canberra

Most Ausmove customers use sea freight to send their household goods and personal effects to Australia. No move is too big or too small, whether you have a few items, or a 6-bedroom house load we will find the right option to fit your needs, circumstances and most importantly your budget. These options include;

  • We can pack and ship your belongings in a shared or groupage sea container. If you’re on a tight budget or have a smaller shipment this is very popular. You only pay for your portion of the shipping container and other customers pay for the balance of the space.
  • We provide Full Container (FCL) or sole use containers for exclusive use. This is the fastest sea freight option. This is recommended for a full house load, as a guideline the contents of a three-bedroom house usually fit into a 20ft container. A five- or six-bedroom house should fit into a 40 ft container.
  • Airfreight is the fastest method of getting your effects to Canberra. It is also more expensive but can significantly reduce your temporary accommodation costs, as it only takes one to two weeks door to door. Many customers use a combination of both sea and air freight. Things that are needed urgently can be sent by air, and the remainder of the shipment can follow by sea, at a lower cost.
  • We routinely ship motor vehicles, in both groupage and sole use containers. A medium sized family car or mid-sized SUV will fit into a sole use 20ft container, including the building of a false wall or bulkhead to secure the load. Alternatively, you can take a 40 ft container and have both your household goods and vehicle share the same container.


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 Canberra 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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