Small shipments by sea or air from Canberra
Leaving Canberra and heading overseas for an extended period ? Our international baggage shipping service is perfect for the safe transportation of personal quantities of clothing, books, sporting equipment and household belongings.
Depending on the amount you wish to send, along with your final destination, we can arrange for your belongings to be transported door to door by sea or air. We service most common international destinations including England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malayasia, the United States, Canada, UAE and mainland Europe.
Our excess baggage shipping service includes:
- Providing you with appropriate export quality boxes to pack your possessions.
- Collecting your belongings from your Canberra home, or receiving them at our warehouse.
- Security clearing your belongings (for possessions moved by air).
- Weighing and measuring your belongings.
- Ensuring your belongings clear customs at both ends of their journey.
- Covering your air or sea terminal charges.
- Delivering your belongings to your overseas residence.
Our excess baggage service is significantly more cost-effective than paying for airline excess baggage or arranging for your belongings to be moved by international courier.
Faster transit times
To save costs, many shipping companies will hold your belongings at their warehouse until they are able to fill an entire shipping container bound for your destination. This means that you may wait weeks, or even months, for your belongings to depart Australia.
We are committed to shipping your belongings quickly and effeciently, and offer a transit time guarantee for most international locations.
Frequently asked questions
For shipments sent by sea the cost is calculated by volume (in cubic meters).
Air freight is calculated by 'chargeable weight' - the actual gross weight or the volumetric weight of the shipment - whichever is the greater. Volumetric weight for airline couriers is determined by a formula (length x width x height of each package measured in cm multiplied by 5000) to reach a chargeable weight measured in kgs.
In all cases, we move your belongings in the most cost-effective manner so to pass on the best possible price to you. Contact us to receive an accurate, no obligation quote.
Yes, there are a number of belongings that are prohibited, including LPG gas bottles, paints, aerosols and solvents.
A full list of prohibited items will be provided to you by your moving consultant.
Whilst it is unusual for items to be damaged or lost in transit, for your peace of mind we recommend that you take out transit insurance. To help you get the right cover, we have put together a cost-effective policy specifically designed to protect your belongings during transit and/or storage.
Have another question? Call us on 1300 368 893 or visit our FAQs page.