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Tips for moving personal belongings to Australia

There are a number of moving companies that specialize in international moving or relocation, so it's a good idea to get a range of quotes before making a decision. Keep in mind the cheapest quote isn't necessarily the best one.
It is advisable to read reviews and testimonials online from people who have already used the moving company you are considering before you make your final decision.
Although it's comforting to be surrounded by familiar things when you move to a new country, it's worthwhile doing a thorough review before deciding what to bring to Australia to determine whether the costs outweigh the benefits.
To ship electric applicants bought from China is practical since Australia runs on 230V power (50Hz), which is also workable for most of the Chinese made electrical product.
Take into consideration: 
1.    How long it will take for your belongings to arrive
Normally, it takes approx. 25~30 days on the voyage (from departure of the shipment to arrival at port), plus 7 to 10 days at the origin (take Beijing for example, 3 days for packing and warehouse delivery, 4 days for container haulage to the Tianjin port/ or LCL collection at freight station before loaded on board), plus 7~15 days for Customs declaration and AQIS processing (compulsory policy), thus better set 50 days for preparation or even longer if you plan to order furniture from the plant.
2.    Insurance and documentation
Normally, a full-service mover can provide instruction and order insurance for you according to the nature and value you are expected to insure. Document for destination Customs clearance can be prepared beforehand or after you land on Australia but must have it transferred to the moving specialist before the arrival of the shipment.
Using a moving company or a shipping company to move items to Australia
A professional moving company is the most important key to ensure a smooth moving rather than using any shipping company or forwarder. Reliable movers like PHX logistics rich in experience in packing, container loading, global maritime knowledge and Australian Customs regulation, while shipping company or forwarder focus only on normal cargo transportation.
What can I buy in Australia?
The chances are you'll be able to get whatever you need to furnish your new home when you arrive, so before bringing items with you, you may want to compare the cost of buying the items here with the cost of shipping your existing items from home.
To get an idea of the cost you do some research online. There are a number of Australian online electrical and homewares retailers where you'll be able to get an idea of prices, or alternatively you can choose to buy items second hand.
Cashing in before you leave to move to Australia
If you decide to leave your belongings behind and start again, why not consider selling what you can before moving to Australia? This could help pay for the cost of making your move.
What can I bring into Australia?
Australia has some tight quarantine laws, particularly around food, plant and animal material. There are also other restrictions on what you can bring into the country and in some cases permits may be required.
To be safe, it is best to check with customs before deciding what to bring with you when you move to Australia.
Relevant article: Items of quarantine concern before moving to Australia