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    ECMT International Removals Permit

    ECMT International
    Removals Permit

    British Association of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly Removals

    Eco Friendly

    Removals Made Easy

    Forms & Declarations

    While for many people overseas removals can come with extra worries, for Armishaws customers removals to Australia are made easier. All our moves are allocated their own Removals Coordinator to help guide you through every step of the process.

    • Customs Declarations
    • Port Customs Agents
    • Residency Visa
    • Detailed (digital) Inventory

    Leave the worries of your big move behind.

    Our removals service includes…

    For worry-free removals, to and from Australia.


    Removal Coordinator

    A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.

    Mileage included


    Your quote will include mileage to ensure there are no hidden costs.

    Goods covered in transport

    Cover for Goods in Transit

    We offer restricted liability as standard, further options are available.

    Carbon Offsetting

    Carbon Footprint Offsetting

    We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.

    Trained uniformed staff

    Trained, Uniformed Staff

    All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.

    Cardboard Box Recycling

    Recycled Materials

    Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.

    Blankets & Covers

    Covers & Blankets

    White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.

    Carpet Protectors

    Carpet Runners

    Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).


    Overseas Experience

    Experienced assistance with customs forms, documentation, visas, etc.

    Robe Cartons

    Robe Cartons

    Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments

    Storage Options and Complete House Contents

    Storage Options

    Short and long term storage, with collection and delivery also available. (fees may apply)

    Bio-degradable Mattress Bags

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.

    What our customers say...

    Armishaws International Removals to Australia Removals from Australia.

    Choosing the Right Company for Your Move

    • International permits are required for overseas removals. Always ensure your removals company have the correct accreditations.
    • Use a member of the British Association of Removers, as well as operating under a strict code of practise, BAR members also offer greater financial protection.
    • Ask for a ‘comprehensive quote’, things like mileage, port costs, etc should all be included in your quote with no hidden ‘extras’.
    • Make sure they have experience of international removals. There are extra complications that an experienced removals company will know how to navigate.
    • Check independent review sites like Which and Trustpilot to see what customers have to say about a company before you book with them.

    Eco-Friendly International Moves

    It’s a big world but wherever you’re moving to, it’s vital we all do our bit to protect the planet. Armishaws are committed to reducing the impact of removals on the environment.


    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting over 2,000 trees to help lessen the impact of carbon emission and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Recycled Materials

    Recycled Materials

    We use recycled and recyclable materials for all our boxes and packaging which is better for your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles

    Greener Fleet

    We operate a fleet of greener vehicles, plus our drivers go through eco-efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel we use.

    Acid Free Paper

    Acid Free Wrapping

    Using acid free tissue paper is not only better for your items, it’s also kinder for the environment. Win/win!

    Bio-degradable Mattress Bags

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    Our crews seal mattresses in single use, biodegradable bags to protect them in transport. All bags are then recycled.

    Make your move greener

    with Armishaws. See our Eco Pledge here...

    13 Useless But Fun Australia Facts

    1. Litterbugs
      When debris from NASA’s space station ‘Skylab’ crashed landed in Esperance in 1979, the town fined NASA $400 for littering.
    2. One’s Fired!
      In 1975 the Australian government shutdown as a result of squabbling over the national budget. Her Majesty the Queen stepped in and sacked the entire Parliament and installed a new one.
    3. No Bathing
      No, nothing to do with shark safety, between 1838 – 1902 swimming at beaches in Sydney was made illegal during daylight, as the sight of scantily clad female swimmers was considered ‘indecent’.
    4. The Right Hump!
      Imported from Arabia in the 1840s to help explore such a vast country, camel numbers have gone on to become a real nuisance. The country has far too many, conversely Saudi Arabia has too few and now imports camels from Australia.
    5. Winter Wonderland
      It does get cold enough to snow down under. Australia’s ski region covers an area larger than Switzerland and the ‘Australian Alps’ gets more snow.
    6. Goal!
      The largest ever victory in an international football match occurred in 2002 when Australia beat American Samoa 31 – 0. That’s a goal every 3 minutes!
    7. Not Cuddly
      The deadly box jellyfish kills more people than snakes, sharks and crocodiles combined.
    8. Still Not Cuddly
      Other potentially lethal inhabitants include the blue ring octopus, stone fish and funnel web spider. Even the harmless looking platypus has enough venom to kill a small dog!
    9. But Special
      80% of indigenous animals are unique to Australia. There are more kangaroos than people and over 60 different species.
    10. It’s Big!
      Nearly the size of America (with a fraction of the population), Australia is as wide as the distance between London and Moscow. Australia’s ‘dingo fence’ is longer than the Great Wall of China (3,346 miles). There are over 10,000 beaches and if you were to visit 1 beach a day it would take you 27 years!
    11. Cheers
      Australia has more than 60 separate wine regions.
    12. Wish You Were Beer
      Australians love a beer. Even their famous Vegemite spread was invented using leftover yeast from beer production. And former Prime Minister Bob Hawke once held the World Record for drinking 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.
    13. G’day Mate
      To retrain their ‘casual’ staff, in 2005 the guards at Canberra’s Parliament House were once banned from calling people ‘mate’ for an entire day.

    Moving to Australia – More Useful Information

    Australia has a points-based immigration system that considers factors such as; age, skills, English language competency, qualifications and financial means. There are a number of visas giving extended or permanent residence in Australia including;

    • Skilled Worker Visa
    • Employer Sponsored Visa
    • Spouse Visa
    • Business Innovation Visa
    • Permanent Residency Visa

    If you’re planning to work in Australia and already have employment, in some cases your employer may be able to assist with your visa application.

    Paperwork you may need includes;

    • Passport
    • Employment contract
    • Bank records
    • Proof of gender
    • Proof of address

    It is possible to open an Australian bank account from overseas. A number of large UK based banks operate in Australia. However, having an Australian bank account can reduce charges and avoid transaction fees. To open an Australian account you will most likely be asked for;

    • Passport
    • Visa
    • Proof of address
    • Tax information – TFN (Tax File Number)
    • Employer details & salary

    Australia has a four-stage education system;

    • Kindergarten – 4 – 5 years old
    • Primary School – 5/6 – 11
    • Secondary School – 12 – 17/18
    • Higher Education

    Most schooling is state funded. Higher education is typically split between;

    • Vocational Education Training (VET) which is often paid for by the state and government run employment schemes.
    • University, paid for through grants and student loans.

    Australian healthcare is a mix of state funded and private health insurance. In many cases employers assist with health insurance and many family healthcare plans/schemes are available to cover those fees. Many standard procedures, treatment and care is covered by the state system, however you will most likely require private healthcare provisions. This is something you should discuss with your employer if you are taking a position in the country.

    UK drivers can use a UK license in Australia for up to 3 months, after which time you will need to apply for an Australian license and may need to take a test. It’s also a legal requirement to carry your license with you when driving.

    Australians drive on the left and drive the familiar right hand-drive system. If you’re completing removals to Australia, you’ll find some roads ‘down under’ are vast, covering huge distances. Driving in the Australian Outback is a totally different experience, roads are incredibly long and roadside stops few and far between, so these trips require extra planning and extra water, fuel, etc.

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