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Shipping costs to Australia

Shipping to Australia From Ireland

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

29 - 34 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to Australia

1 bed flat

£1,783 - £1,971
£7,132 - £7,883

3 bed house

£2,743 - £3,032
N/A

5 bed house

£4,115 - £4,548
N/A

Shipping Container Costs to Australia

Shipping your stuff to Australia doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There are a number of ports in Australia, so you can choose the one that is closest to your new home.

Whether you are moving to Perth on the west coast of Australia, Sydney on the east coast, or anywhere in between, MoveHub can help you find a moving company to get your belongings to your new country.


Different shipping options to Australia

Shipping your belongings to Australia should be fairly easy, as you can either send them via sea or air. Obviously sending your belongings to Australia by land only isn’t an option, and while shipping by air is usually faster, it is also more expensive than by sea.

Depending on how quickly you are planning your move to Australia and by when you will need your belongings, you should consider shipping your stuff as early as possible. Make sure to retain some possessions and bringing them with you on your arrival to Australia.


Door-to-door shipping is a standard in international shipping, and if you are moving to a non port city in Australia, this is one of the most convenient options for a large move abroad.

40ft Shipping Container

67 Cubic Meters | 12.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 40ft Container

Price: £5,212 - £5,761

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image of shipping container

20ft Shipping Container

33 Cubic Meters | 6.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 20ft Container

Price: £2,743 - £3,032

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Car Shipping Costs from Ireland to Australia

In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.

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Car Shipped by Sea Freight

Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)

Base Price: £2743 - £3032

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £3,743 - £5,532

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Unusual Restricted Items

Tea & Coffee

Foodstuffs

Tea, coffee and milk based drinks.

Pet Food

Foodstuffs

Pet foods.

Wicker

Home & Garden

Wicker and cane such as chairs and wicker baskets.

Dried Flowers

Plant & Animal Products

Dried flower arrangements & Pot Pourri.

Skins & Furs

Plant & Animal Products

Wool and animal hair. Skins on drums.

Beeswax

Plant & Animal Products

Any products from Bees including candles, honeycomb and pollen.

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