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Moving to New Zealand from Australia is a major life decision that more and more people are making for themselves and their families. If you need a moving company from Australia to NZ, then you can trust the experienced team at Overseas Packers & Shippers to take care of moving your belongings to your new home.

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Planning your move to New Zealand

Planning Your Move

Before you move from Australia to New Zealand, you need to thoroughly prepare and plan for every part of the moving process. While Australia and New Zealand may be neighbouring countries, there is still a lot that goes into making sure you have everything ready come moving day.

Here are some of the main things you should keep in the front of your mind when planning your move to New Zealand:

  • Make sure you have all of your documentation (such as passports, birth certificates, driver’s licence etc) ready to go
  • Book your plane tickets early to save on having to cover expensive “last-minute” costs
  • Organise your visa—as long as you aren’t an Australian citizen or resident permit holder

As long as you give yourself enough time to tick off all the boxes you need to, then your move to New Zealand will be far less stressful.

Choose an Experienced Overseas Moving Company

When moving to New Zealand, you want to know that your belongings are being transported by trusted and fully-accredited international removalists who are capable of carrying out every step of the moving process.

Our team of professional removalists follow a water-tight process to ensure your belongings arrive safely and on time in New Zealand. We’ll help you find the best shipping container when moving to NZ from Australia, help you work through customs, and link you up with one of our trusted partners to deliver your possessions to your door.

“We’ve recently returned from Brisbane back to NZ. Two years prior to leaving, I had a few calls with Penny, who was always very helpful. Nearer the time to our move, we booked in a quote and Jo came to see us. She was lovely and gave us a great run down of the procedures and what to expect. We did have two other quotes, but chose Overseas Packers and Shippers, as they were better priced.

On the day of the move, we had Peter, Jackie and Tom come and pack our belongings, they were so good, quick and efficient and really packed our belongings very well, so much so we only had a couple of breakages. I would highly recommend Overseas Packers and Shippers. We thought they did a great job and that also included the team in NZ too.”

Christine Hilder

Why People Are Moving to New Zealand from Australia?

Australia has long been a desirable location for New Zealanders eager to live in a country with great job prospects and warm sunshine. Since the restrictions of the pandemic have eased up, more and more Australians are making the move across the Tasman Sea to the land of the long white cloud. 

For decades, wages have been higher in Australia, encouraging a lot of Kiwis to move for greater employment opportunities. However New Zealand is now enjoying a plentiful job market and strong economic growth — for the first time in decades the Kiwi dollar is expected to be on par with the Australian dollar.

It’s not just Kiwis moving back to New Zealand, Australians are making the jump too. This group is made up of a variety of people – some are Australian-born children of New Zealanders coming home with their parents, others are middle and senior managers on temporary assignment to New Zealand and others have particular skills needed in New Zealand.

There are no longer any Covid-19 restrictions stopping Australians from moving over to New Zealand, and with remote working arrangements becoming more accepted by employers, it opens up a range of flexible employment options. And given the country’s low unemployment rate, welcoming atmosphere, and strong happiness index, there has been a big influx of people moving to NZ from Australia.

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Helping People Move to New Zealand

At Overseas Packers & Shippers, we have had the pleasure of helping countless people move to New Zealand from Australia. Over the years, we have been lucky enough to have received some great testimonials from the families we have helped. Let’s see what a few of our valued customers have had to say about our overseas moving services.

“Cannot fault this company one bit nor the companies they work alongside in order to get peoples’ belongings from one place to another. Moved from BNE to NZ, and I was thoroughly kept up to date throughout the whole process. The team that packed my belongings were amazing and took great care with everything. I was very impressed!


Also, I like how they over quote you originally, so the final invoice is usually less than what you are quoted, which is quite a pleasing surprise! Jo is a true credit to the company and made everything such a smooth and stress-free process. I definitely recommend!”

Tristan Hopkins

Contact Overseas Packers & Shippers for a Free Quote

If you are planning on moving from Australia to New Zealand, then trust in the team at Overseas Packers & Shippers to make your journey a smooth and stress-free experience. Contact us today for a free shipping quote of your belongings to your new home in New Zealand.

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