Moving to Australia Essentials

February 19, 2021

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You might find it difficult to pack for a holiday. No matter how many times you double-check things, run through scenarios in your head and write lists, you get to your holiday destination and find out you’ve forgotten something.

It’s even harder when moving from NZ to Australia. If you miss something, you’ve got a long, long way to go back for it… OK, we may be dramatising slightly, but you get the idea. You want to get everything right when you move to Australia, especially the essentials. So, we’ve put together a list of essential items when moving to Australia.

Pieces of paper

Not the most glamorous item, but documents are our first and most important item on the list. Make sure you bring documents like birth certificates, visas, passports, licenses and keep them all in one safe folder.

Things to sit on

You can’t move to Australia without something to sit or sleep on, right? Furniture is essential when moving to Australia. Unless your furniture is stuff you bought off Gumtree, it won’t work out cheaper to sell it in NZ and buy new stuff in Australia. Think about how stressful it would be to arrive in your new town and not be able to find a mattress on the same day. You’d have to stay in a hotel!

Kitchen robots

Just like furniture, some appliances you can’t go without for a single day. That’s why they’re high up on our list of essential items when moving to Australia. Living without a fridge is simply not doable. And it’s expensive to go out and buy a new one. Moving your fridge and your other appliances like microwaves and washing machines to Australia is a safe move.


The rumours are true: Aussies wear clothes, just like we do. Clothes are essential items to pack when moving to Australia and make sure your clothes suit the climate and season of where you’re moving to. This could mean packing really warm clothes if you’re moving to Adelaide during the winter or stocking up on t-shirts and light jackets if you’re moving to Hobart during the summer. Make sure you’re well across the weather averages in your new city.

Top-quality moving team

Last, but certainly not least, you need a top-quality moving team to move your essentials for you. It’s a big task, moving all that stuff across the Tasman. Who will you hire to do it?

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Ausmove are your local team of movers who can get you and your stuff safely into Australia. Ausmove have been your go-to trans-Tasman moving service for over 25 years, and there’s a reason for it! They offer a reliable, fast and affordable service, guaranteeing that your move is as easy as Kangaroo pie (get used to eating those, they’re delicious). Contact Ausmove to grab a quote and start your Aussie life today.

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