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Moving to Tasmania

Whether you’re moving from Auckland or other parts of New Zealand to Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie, Ulverstone, Wynyard, Kingston, or New Norfolk we’ve got you sorted to Tasmania.

Ausmove have been successfully moving New Zealanders to Tasmania 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 Tasmania, upon your arrival.

Why consider moving to Tasmania?

Tasmania is the smallest state of Australia. With a population of circa 530,000 it’s separated from the rest of Australia by the Bass Strait. In the south, you’ll find Hobart, the capital city with a population of around 250,000. Although it’s often referred to as the coldest city in Australia, it’s pretty mild compared to some places in NZ. Further north is Launceston, a city of 90,000 residents that is regarded as one of Australia’s most liveable and popular regional cities. In the Northwest the main town is Devonport, considered the gateway to Tasmania, as this is where the ferry from the mainland docks.

Tasmania or Tassie as it’s known is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. The best thing is that not many others have figured that out yet, so it’s still affordable and relatively isolated. If you want to live outside the hustle and bustle of the main centres, Tassie could be for you. One of the most common stories you’ll hear in Tasmania is that it’s the place people come to visit and then never leave.

The Tasmanian Economy

You will be surprised to know that Tasmania has a very strong economy. It is consistently ranked first in Australia for relative unemployment, equipment investment retail spending, and dwelling (construction) starts, which are well above the national average. It also has one of the strongest job markets and highest annual wage rate in Australia.

The major industries of Tasmania are mining, agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, forestry, and tourism. In the past, there has been a reliance on the mining and logging sectors. However, in recent times tourism and hospitality have become the backbone of the island’s economy. Internal and international tourists are attracted by the island’s big events like the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, the natural environment, clean air, and the incredible seafood and culinary experiences on offer.

The Doors Are Open

The Tasmanian Government actively pursues new arrivals in recognition of the significant contribution migrants make to Tasmania’s economy and cultural diversity. Tasmania’s skilled migration program is for people wanting to move to the state who have skills that are considered essential. Skilled migrants are attracted to Tasmania because of the state’s enviable lifestyle, career opportunities, affordable housing, reputable schools, and a globally recognised university.

The Cost of Living

The global survey (Nov 2022) ranked Tasmania as having the lowest cost of living in Australia, with a score of 14% below the national average. This calculation took in the cost of food, transportation, health services, rent, utilities, taxes and a miscellaneous category. It also has the shortest average commuting time between home and work.

Things to see and do in Tasmania

If you move to Tasmania, put aside the weekends as there’s lots to see and plenty to do. If you like history, put Port Arthur on your list- the best-preserved convict site in Australia. There’s also the Museum of Old and New Art, well-known for its controversial exhibits. For the active relaxers Tassie is a heaven on earth. Alongside the bushwalks and rock climbing, it’s great place to explore by bike. There are loads of water sports, including fishing (mostly trout), scuba diving and kayaking. In winter, there are 2 ski fields and cross-country skiing to get you out and about.

For foodies Tassie has endless fruit and vegetable farms, outstanding seafood (in particular, abalone, salmon, and oysters), and is also known for their home-grown cheeses, beers and black truffles. If you love the outdoors there are 19 protected national parks, featuring spectacular landscapes carved from glaciers, cool rainforests, alpine wilderness and lonely, unspoiled beaches. As a result of its isolation, Tasmania has native flora and fauna – and animals- that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

To learn more about the many things to do in Tasmania read our latest article.

What Ausmove’s service to Tasmania Includes

Ausmove provide a full door to door international removals service to Tasmania, 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 air freight options available to suit your needs.
  • Secure storage in both New Zealand and Queensland.
  • 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 Tasmania

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 six 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 Tasmania. 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 sharing the same container.

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 Tasmania 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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