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Moving to Melbourne

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.

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Why Melbourne?

For Kiwis looking to move across the ditch, Melbourne is one destination at the top of the list. With a population of around 5 million Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the2nd largest city in Australia. It’s an incredible city, bursting with life and packed full of art, music, cafes, incredible cuisine, night life and some of the world’s best sporting venues. With the picturesque Yarra River flowing through the heart of the city, there are plenty of parks and park benches to relax on, while adrenaline-fuelled activities are available for the more adventurous.

If you’re considering a move for employment or career advancement this is one destination you need to consider. That’s because Melbourne has the strongest and most buoyant job market in Australia. The city has a highly developed CBD, and a diversified economy, with strengths in finance, manufacturing, research, construction, IT, logistics, transportation, and tourism. Melbourne is also headquarters to many of Australia’s largest corporations, including five of the ten largest in the country.

Many kiwis find living in Melbourne a lot easier than living in Auckland. Not only are the wages higher, it’s also more affordable across the board. It’s easy to get around, and there’s incredible variety in shopping, from food to clothing and homewares. The schools are fantastic and there’s lots for kids to see and do.

If you’re thinking of moving to Melbourne, it’s possible you already know what a great city it is. Just in case you need a reminder here’s some interesting facts;

  • Melbourne is known as the sporting capital of the world. That’s because of their investment in world class facilities and the incredible events they attract. The three that generate the most international interest are the Melbourne Cup, Australian Grand Prix and Australian Tennis Open.
  • Some of Australia’s best-known landmarks and attractions are in Melbourne. These include the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Royal Exhibition Building, Victoria Markets and the Eureka Skydeck.
  • Melbourne is the home of Australian Rules Football. (AFL) Since the first game was played in 1859 ‘Aussie Rules’ or ‘footy’ as it’s known has grown nationally to over 1.5 million registered players. Their grand final is the highest attended club sports championship in the world.’
  • Melbourne has a temperate oceanic climate and is known for its unpredictable weather conditions. This is due to their geographical location. There can be days of extreme heat in summer, interspersed with cold fronts and temperature drops. Think of 4 seasons in a day and you’ve got the idea.
  • Melbournians enjoy Australia’s cleanest air and water. Its agricultural produce and processed foods are also of an extremely high quality. This is down to the Victorian Government’s rigorous standards of land management and food safety.

Top 5 reasons to move to Melbourne

Love arts and culture? Looking for more job opportunities? Avid foodie and lover of different cuisines? Melbourne ticks all the boxes. As Australia’s second biggest city, Melbourne is recognised as one of the best places to live in the world.

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We’ve got you sorted to Melbourne

Ausmove have been exclusively moving individuals and their families from New Zealand to Melbourne (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 Melbourne and all parts of Australia.

If you’re considering a move to Melbourne, 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 in Melbourne off to the best possible start.

What our Service to Melbourne Includes

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

Shipping Options to Melbourne

Most Ausmove customers use sea freight to send their household goods and personal effects to Melbourne. There are various options depending on budget, individual needs, and circumstances.

These options 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 the port of Melbourne.
  • 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 Melbourne. 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 into Melbourne. 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. It’s particularly 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.

Moving from Auckland to Melbourne

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 from Auckland to Melbourne, Australia.

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 Melbourne 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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