Planning on moving to Australia? Here are things that you should know!
When you think about Australia what is that comes to mind? Kangaroos and Koalas. But there is more to it than just wildlife. With a population of over 24 million people, Australia has one of the most diverse cultures in the world.
Australia is an island nation that has Indian Ocean on the West and Pacific Ocean on the East. Since Australia is mostly a desert area, many of the populous cities are located on the coastline. Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra are some of the cities located on the coast.
Australian culture is derived from British culture in the sense that it is primarily a Western culture. The first outsiders on the island-nation were British. The indigenous people living in Australia are the Aboriginal people. Many of aboriginal customs have trickled down to become a cultural identity of Australia. So in essence Australian culture is both derived from the settlers and the native population. But the language of the Australian people is English which varies greatly in accent from US and UK.
Over the years, Australia has witnessed immigration from various countries specifically European and Asian countries. Australia is one of the counties that takes prides in cultural and ethnic diversity.
Apart from cultural diversity, Australia is known for its natural landmarks and wildlife. Some of the most famous beaches of the world are in Australia including the popular Bondi beach.
Australia provides favorable conditions for expats. Australia’s immigration policies have allowed many people to opt for Australian citizenship. Australia provides education and healthcare facilities that attract people to move to the country.
Major Airports and Seaports
Since majority of the country’s cities are located on the coast, this had enabled major seaports to emerge such as the Seaport of Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney. Australia relies heavily on imports and exports of its products. With the construction of these seaports, shipping to Australia is easier than ever.
In addition to this, airports to Australia also are options for shipping to Australia. Each of the major cities have their own airports including Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.
Every country has its own regulations when it comes to customs and other duties imposed on imports. When shipping your goods, you have the option of either booking an entire container or a portion of it. It depends on the volume of the goods that you pack.
When shipping to Australia, your household goods will go through Australian Quarantine Examinations. The charges on import depend on a variety of factors, the type of item whether electronic or clothing and such.
Why Universal Relocations?
Universal Relocations is one of the leading moving companies that provides packing and shipping services. With us, your move to Australia is stress-free. We provide our clients with information related to customs and other guidelines. We help our customers with the required documentation. Check out our website for more information. Get a free quote on the cost of shipping your household goods to Australia.