Myths when Migrating to Australia
by Guest Author
We were told by friends, family and even one person at the removals that you cant bring certain things. After checking and from our own experience, we have found out the following
Your braai: You can bring it. Just make sure its clean. You can use porta braais on the beach here.
Sports equipment: Especially wooden cricket bats. You can bring them, just have them fumigated and vacuum packed at any local sports shop.
Matscarpets: You can bring them. Just have them cleaned and let them dry long before you come.
Gardening tools: You can bring them. Just make sure theyre spotlessly clean and give them a lick of spray paint if theyre looking a bit rusty. Gardening stuff here is quite pricey.
New furnitureappliances: You can bring them. Just take them out of their boxes and wrapping so they looked used otherwise you must pay import.
Booze: You can bring it, but just buy as much as you want at the airport duty free. Dont try to sneak it in your container.
Fishing stuff: You can bring it, and that means everything line, sinkers etc just make sure theyre all clean.
Wood: You can bring it as long as its a store bought item and not markethomemade. If it is homemade, make sure there are no chips in it and its well varnished.
You cant pack your own stuff: You can, and what I did was put important stuff into black or see through plastic clip containers and labelled the container (e.g. my important documents, CD and DVD collection, board games and books, small things like fishing stuff). As long as you label it and dont seal it so that they can look inside and confirm the contents.
Incidentally, packing in black boxes also helps if you rent when you get to Oz. You dont have to pack unnecessary items, they stack well in the garage and are waterproof.