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Moving overseas: trusted help from door to door

Moving to a new home can be incredibly exciting but with all that is required, stressful too. The potential for stress reaches a whole new level when you are MOVING OVERSEAS

Not only are you heading off into the unknown, but you have the added challenge of packing up all your worldly possessions for safe transportation. The hunt then begins for an affordable, experienced removal and shipping option, the best way to transport everything, and how to deal with complex regulations and paperwork that comes with clearing your household effects in a new country.

With Rocket Freight, you can kiss your worries goodbye as well as your old address.

We will help you through each step of the process to ensure everything goes just as it should. As you move from Australia or NZ, the only tears we want you crying are goodbye ones with your family and friends and happy ones when you arrive at your new home!


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Here are a few reasons we can confidently be your number one choice for moving overseas...

  • We're committed to your moving process being a smooth and enjoyable one (we want you to tell your friends and family all about us!)
  • Our amazing customer service, we are always available for you
  • We have a huge amount of industry knowledge and contacts to ensure efficient service you can trust
Airplane and a ship Containers

Here are a few things to consider with your impending move…

Air freight or sea freight?

When moving from NZ to Australia or elsewhere, if you have a considerable number of belongings to ship, sea freight is likely to be the best option and the most economical. Keep in mind that sea freight traditionally has a longer transit time depending on your destination. 

If you only have a small amount to send or need your items urgently then air freight may be a good alternative to sea freight. Air freight is a more expensive option to sea freight but may suit your needs better.

Full container or Groupage/Shared container?

If your personal belongings don’t fill up an entire container, we can look at a shared container option, this is an efficient and cost-effective option for part households. Alternatively, you can have a container for yourself. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options, which we can clarify for you, but the transit times would be the main difference. Contact our movers to Australia for clarifications.

What should I bring?

The most important aspect when moving overseas is deciding what to bring. We can look at giving you a price with and without optional items so you can see what is best for you and your budget.

Please keep in mind that some items are difficult to ship or are prohibited in certain destinations. If you are planning on bringing weapons or dangerous goods, then you may need a permit. We are happy to go over these regulations with you based on your destination country. Note: moving to Australia and moving to New Zealand are governed by different regulations.

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Getting an accurate quote

To prepare an accurate quote and to look at the best shipping method to suit you and your family, the best option is for us to send a consultant to your home - it's free and there is no obligation!

Alternatively you are welcome to provide us a detailed list of everything you can’t live without and we will take it from there. We know how much you are juggling and we are here to help with whatever is easiest for you. Whether you're moving to Australia from NZ and vice versa, the challenges are the same.

There is so much to think about when moving overseas.

That is why you need a friendly, trustworthy and experienced company to navigate you through the process. Rocket Freight has staff with combined 40+ years of international relocations experience and takes pride in providing personalised customer service to make your move simpler.

Moving to Australia or back to New Zealand?

✔️ PREPARATION - Have a clear idea of when, where and how you're moving to Australia from New Zealand or vice versa. Create a list of items you need. In case of excess baggage, streamline and pack only what's necessary or within the weight and size limit you paid for.

✔️ QUALITY -  Always choose movers to Australia who prioritise quality service delivery as much you do. Your chosen freight forwarder should not only have a track record servicing the Trans-Tasman route and other major ports around the world, but has also earned the support and approval of a loyal client base.

✔️ COLLABORATION - It is much easier to work with a trusted freight company when moving to Australia from NZ. A reputable firm has the experience and knowledge necessary that will help you move from Australia or NZ to any location of your choice without little to no setbacks.

✔️ BACKUP PLANS - Plan as you might, unexpected events can still get in your way and foil your schedule. It is a common practice among those in the import-export business to always devise a backup plan. In fact, before moving from NZ to Australia, have your goods or cars/vehicles insured under a fair and legitimate freight insurance plan.

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Whether you are moving overseas or moving from Australia to New Zealand, our friendly Rocket Freight team can help you every step of the way.

We will liaise with all the necessary parties to make your overseas move a painless experience. Our team of movers to Australia and New Zealand will provide assistance and track your cargo or shipment real-time. All you need to do is reach out, and we will take care of the rest.

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