Shipping 20FT 40FT Containers & Less than
Container Loads (LCL/Shared Container Services) to
Whether you are moving your goods to any of the United Kingdom ports: Felixstowe, Grangemouth, Immingham, Plymouth, Rochester, Southampton, Teesport, Tilbury
or to inland destinations: Bristol, Cambridge, Croydon, Derby, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Gloucester, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Luton, Manchester, Northampton, Norwhich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Reading, Sheffield, Slough, Swindon, York and many others,
we provide all the services you need: cheap international shipping, professional packing, loading, insurance, Door to Port and Door to Door options for both 20ft and 40ft containers.
We also provide cheap shipping in a shared container (Less than a Container Load-LCL) to the following UK destinations:
Bradford, Bristol, Cadderton, Derbyshire, Dundee,
Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester,
Middlesborough, New Castle, Oxford, Southampton,
Southshields, Stockport, Thames Port, Tilbury,
What documents do I need when moving to the UK from Australia?
When moving to England or
to anywhere inside the UK it is very important to
know what are the documentation requirements by the
UK Customs Authorities. Completing the required
documentation correctly saves you time and avoids
The main documents that
need to be submitted to the UK authorities when your
cargo is entering the UK are the Bill of Lading or
Sea-Way Bill, the C3 form, valid consignee's
passport, the Packing/Inventory list, and, if you
are importing a car, you will also need to complete
and submit the C104A form.
Both C3 and C104A forms
are available to download from the right hand side
of this page.
Importing a motor vehicle into the UK
Importing a motor vehicle into the UK from outside of the European Union is tax/duty exempt if the vehicle is for the temporary import, otherwise varied duty 6-10% is applicable on permanent imports, please see the duty rates from the HM Customs and Revenue page here.
Importing a motor vehicle into the UK will require a completed C104A form for UK Customs, more information on importing and declaring from the HMRC can be found here.
C104A form is available to download from the right hand side of this page or directly from the HMRC government page found here.
What is prohibited to import into the UK?
Some items prohibited
from importation into the UK are: Narcotics, drugs,
explosives, weapons, plants, animal produce,
protected-species animal products, pornographic
There is no tax or duty
on cash brought into the UK from outside the EU but
you are required to declare cash of 10,000 Euros or
more (or equivalent in foreign currency). You can
find more information on how to declare here.
How to import firearms into the UK
Any firearms aimed for the importation into the UK must have legitimate certificates and warrants issued by the relevant authorities from the country of origin.
If you wish to export
firearms from Australia, contact the Australian
Government Department of Defence and complete
the Restricted Goods Permit for Export (RGPE) form
available on the right hand side of this page. Also,
more information and detailed guidance on offensive
weapons import controls is available from the UK
Government weapons import information page.
Tobacco and alcohol allowances
Importing alcohol and
tobacco may be subject to heavy duties to prevent
excessive importation, check the UK
Government Alcohol Duties detailed guidance page.
For information on tobacco, alcohol, perfume limits and applicable duties please see here.
Will you be taxed importing personal effects into the UK?
To declare your belongings to the Customs and to claim any duty and tax-free reliefs that may apply, you need to complete form C3.
To find out what goods
are exempt from taxes/duties up to certain values
check the HM Revenue and Customs Notice 3 here.
Varied duties apply to personal belongings and vehicles brought back to the UK, please read more on that here.
You may consider contacting your local embassy in Australia to find out more information regarding tax reliefs on used personal effects being imported into the UK.
your local British Consulate here
of your Move and Tips
Moving to the UK will can problem free with the right planning, the right advice and the right people to move your world.
what you want to ship, and how much space you will
need for your move.
for common container sizes
(more types and detailed internal dimensions here)
Width Height Volume
20 ft (6.1 m) 8 ft (2.44 m) 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m) 1,360 cu ft (38.5 m3)
40 ft (12.2 m) 8 ft (2.44 m) 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m) 2,720 cu ft (77 m3)
you need a larger 40 ft container we can organise a
High Cube container which is 9 ft 6 inches in
Type a detailed Packing/Inventory list of the goods you want to ship overseas. You can use our packing list template here.
Plan when you want your goods to arrive to your destination, average transit time to UK destinations is between 40 and 45 days with vessel sailings weekly. Make a booking with us at least 3 weeks in advance of vessel departure, this can help ensure space on the container vessel that arrives into the UK at the most suitable time for you.
Avoid weekends and public holidays for any container drop-off and pick-up, this minimizes any extra charges that can be avoided just by planning correctly in advance.
If you are packing yourself make sure everything is packed before the container arrives at your premise. If you want us to do the packing, not a problem we will arrange everything on time every time!
you need the container a few days to load,
we will plan with you the best possible time for the
container delivery, thus ensuring there will be no
extra hiring charges from the carrier that leases
the container to you. If you want us to do the
loading goods into container, our professional team
will do it efficiently, carefully and quickly.
that your chosen place of residence can handle the
goods you wish to ship.
Contact us, we are the professionals who will take care of your shipping needs.
there is always the possibility of cargo damage or
cargo loss during shipping, we always recommend to insure
your cargo for the actual replacement value of
Shipping to the UK is easy
with Moving Your World, contact us today for a free
non-obligatory and hassle free quote.