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Removals to Australia | Shipping to Australia | Overseas Moving Service

We carry out frequent removals to Australia, predominantly for individuals moving to Australia for work or for lifestyle reasons. Most of the enquiries we receive about shipping to Australia are for the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, but our overseas moving service covers all the Australian states and we can deliver to any town or city.

Moving to Australia remains an attractive option for many UK citizens and this continues to be encouraged by the Australian government, keen to attract skilled people to work in education, healthcare and information technology, among other areas. Consequently, at Dolphin Movers we receive many requests for removals to Australia and have extensive experience of helping people and businesses to arrange shipping to Australia.

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About Australia

Australia is the most popular destination for UK people moving abroad. Apart from it being one of the most distant destinations, there is not much for Brits to dislike about this country. It offers a wide range of job opportunities, great weather, friendly, humorous people, an abundance of locally grown food and wine and fantastic wildlife and scenery.

Of course, Australia is the major part of the continent of Australasia and as such includes a huge diversity of climates and landscapes, so it is hard to generalise about life in Australia as a whole. So here we take a whistle-stop tour through Australia's seven states.

Australia's southernmost mainland state, Victoria has a cool, rather wet climate which suited early Victorian and modern settlers alike and has helped to make it one of the most populated states. Melbourne, the capital, is home to around 80% of the population of Victoria, and is a major centre of commerce in Australia and worldwide. With an abundance of Victorian and modern architecture Melbourne has a very "European" feel, making it easy for British immigrants to feel at home quickly.

Lying off the coast of Victoria and due south of Melbourne is the island of Tasmania (capital Hobart), Australia's southernmost state. The island has a cool, temperate climate, similar to that of the British Isles. It has a small population of around half a million people. The climate is ideal for agriculture of all kinds, especially fruit including grapes for wine, and there is also mining and forestry here. One of Tasmania's biggest industries is tourism, which attracts many Australians looking for a change of climate and spectacular unspoilt scenery.

New South Wales
The capital of New South Wales is Sydney, home to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach, rivalling Melbourne in terms of population and as an important business centre. The state also incorporates Australian Capital Territory and the city of Canberra, Australia's national capital and centre of government. Sydney and most of the rest of the state is noticeably warmer and drier than Victoria, which many Brits prefer, although the Snowy Mountains offer skiing in winter. New South Wales is internationally known for its wine. Wineries offer great weekend days out for locals and tourists alike.

South Australia
South Australia lies to the west of Victoria and extends north into the interior of Australia, making it significantly hotter and drier than Victoria or New South Wales. There is a strong sheep farming industry here, both for meat and wool, as well a fishing industry. Inland the state is largely desert or semi-desert although there is a wide range of microclimates, including mountain ranges and river valleys, particularly the River Murray. Most inhabitants live in and around Adelaide, the capital, which lies on the cooler coastal area of the state and provides a great climate for agriculture, especially wine growing.

Western Australia
The state of Western Australia makes up one-third of the area of the entire country and yet is home to only ten percent of the population (about 2 and a half million people). It has no temperate areas at all and is a mixture of desert and grassland, with tropical areas in the far north. As a result, the state is largely uninhabited. Only the south western area of the state is cool enough for humans to live there and it has a sub-tropical, Mediterranean style climate. It is here, on the south west coast that you will find the state capital Perth along with other major towns such as Albany and Fremantle. The state is rich in a variety of natural resources and mining is a very strong industry here, backed up by Perth's thriving business centre and attracting a great number of economic migrants from Europe, Asia and the rest of Australia.

Queensland is known as the "Sunshine State" for good reason. It occupies the northwest corner of Australia and is home to Australia's northernmost (i.e. hottest) mainland point, Cape York. Most people here live somewhere along the extensive coastline in major tourist centres such as Brisbane (the state capital), Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Cairns and Mackay. Off the coast is the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts thousands of visitors each year, while to the north of the state are huge areas of tropical rainforest. Both agriculture and mining are strong industries here, with the state specialising in produce that requires heat but also humidity, such as bananas and sugar cane.

Northern Territory
Australia's Northern Territory is the place to head to if you are looking for the iconic Australian experience, provided you can stand the heat! Darwin, the capital city, has average highs of around 32 degrees all year round. Temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees even at night and inland temperatures can climb even higher. People coming to work here are usually drawn to either the mining or tourist industries (the state is home to Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock), or as service workers in healthcare, education and so on.

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Further information

Removals to Perth, Australia
Removals to Sydney, Australia
Removals to Australia – A Guide to Brisbane


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