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Shipping costs to Melbourne, Australia

Shipping to Melbourne, Australia From Nicosia, Cyprus

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

24 - 29 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to Melbourne, Australia

1 bed flat

£1,410 - £1,558
£5,639 - £6,232

3 bed house

£2,169 - £2,397

5 bed house

£3,254 - £3,596

Shipping Container Costs to Melbourne, Australia

Located on the large natural bay of Port Philip, Melbourne is regarded as one of the world's most liveable cities for many reasons, including its broad cultural offerings and highly rated education and healthcare. Unofficially known as Australia's sporting capital, sport fans will appreciate the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. The city is home to several highly rated universities, including the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University). You can also enjoy Melbourne's many museums, galleries and not forgetting the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens for those who love nature. Melbourne's year round warm climate makes it a perfect place to lead a healthy active lifestyle, whilst enjoying all that the city has to give.

The process of shipping your items to the beautiful city of Melbourne should be a very straightforward one and for those who are unsure of what sized container to use, here is a rough guide: two small city-cars or the contents of a 3-bedroom house can fit into a 20-foot container. A 40-foot container will be enough to accommodate the contents of a 4/5-bedroom house, with room left over for your lawnmower and bicycles, if you are not taking your car.

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: £4,121 - £4,554

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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: £2,169 - £2,397

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Car Shipping Costs to Melbourne, 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: £2169 - £2397

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £3,169 - £4,897

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Unusual Restricted Items

Tea & Coffee


Tea, coffee and milk based drinks.

Pet Food


Pet foods.


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.


Plant & Animal Products

Any products from Bees including candles, honeycomb and pollen.

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