When you are moving to another country, the more you plan, the better. Packing away can be a tedious job and hence requires a lot of planning about what goes where. Here are some tips that can help you while you are packing for Australia.




Here are top tips that we can give you while you are packing for Australia.



Australia has strict laws when it comes to quality and health check. After you arrive in Australia, everything you bring in along with you will be checked before releasing it. Keep them clean and ensure they are not contaminated in any form.



If you are bringing in things that are either heavy duty or delicate in nature, make sure everything is safely packed and is safe as per Australian laws. Incase there are minute things like holes or insect infestations, make sure you get rid of them before packing or dispose them off completely.



Make sure you pack all the loose items like kitchen utensils, tools, knives, glass or delicate items well to prevent any damage while shipping.



Labelling things not only helps you remember what is packed where, but also helps the people handling your things to have an understanding of the items in the boxes.



Last, but not the least, make a list! Before you start packing, make a list of things you will be packing and cross check with this list while and after packing. This list will help you while you are unpacking after you reach Australia. In some cases, you may also have to provide this list to the Australian authorities while getting the customs to release this.


Apart from all this, there are two things you need to know about packing for Australia.


#1 The Australian Department of Agriculture will be interested in any object that is plant or animal related, even timber. Make sure you are well aware of things that are and not allowed in Australia.


#2 The Australian Department of Agriculture will also be interested in things that have come in contact of soil, food, water and animals. These include gardening shoes, tools, etc


To make things easier, here are a list of things that are not permitted to be imported in Australia

  • Fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Prohibited seeds and plants
  • Spices and unrecognised seeds, plants
  • Animals and pets without an import permit
  • unprocessed or packed foods of plant/animal origin
  • biological products
  • products with organic residue
  • items infested by insects, pests or disease


Australia is very particular about its cleanliness laws and will detain anything that goes against these laws. Here are some things you shouldn’t do while packing for Australia


  • Do not use old packaging boxes that you have used earlier
  • Do not use anything that has come in contact with anything organic
  • Do not pack your things with saw dust, wood shavings or any organic goods
  • Do not pack inflammable things like firecrackers, aerosols, paint thinners, etc
  • Do not use paper labels as they can fall off. Use permanent markers to label your boxes instead


This is everything about packing for Australia. If there is any help that you need from visa reservations to relocation, please get in touch with Migrate Me. Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT and our visa agents will get in touch with you.

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