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Shipping to Austria from Australia

When shipping a 20FT or 40FT container (FCL) to Austria you are paying a fixed sea-freight rate (subject to USD/AUD exchange rates) and may load as little or as much cargo into the sole-purpose container as you require.

With this type of service, the container space is not shared with other cargoes and your goods are not handled from one container to another at several points during transit such as is the case with shared container services, rather, the goods stay in the same container they were packed at origin, until delivery at the final destination.

What size shipping container do I need for moving my personal effects to Austria?

20FT shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and a capacity of 33m3//1,158cubic feet:

5.90m x 2.35m x 2.38m // 19.35 ft x 7.71 ft x 7.80 ft

20FT containers are usually sufficient for an entire 2-3 bedroom house contents

40FT shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and have a capacity of 67m3//2,372cubic feet:

12.01m x 2.35m x 2.38m // 39.39 ft x 7.71 ft x 7.80 ft

40FT containers are usually sufficient for an entire 2-3 bedroom house contents and a motor vehicle, or, an entire 4-5 bedroom house contents.

40FT (High Cube) shipping containers have inner dimensions as follows and have a capacity of 76m3//2,679cubic feet:

12.01m x 2.35m x 2.69m // 39.39 ft x 7.71 ft x 8.82 ft

40HC containers are 30cm//1foot higher than a standard 40FT container and are designed for when that little bit of extra space is needed for excess cargoes.

What if I wish to ship only a smaller volume of goods to Austria?

If you wish to send only boxes and/or minimal amounts of furniture, our shared container services (LCL) may be the best option for you.

The minimal charge in our shared container services is 1m3//cubic metre, equivalent to approximately 10 standard moving cartons (tea-chest size), these cartons are 43cm x 41cm x 60cm each. See our LCL page here for more information about this type of shipping service.

Are you planning on Moving to Austria?

We provide self pack options or professional packing services (should you require them) to move your household goods and/or motor vehicle/s in 20FT and 40FT shipping container/s from your door in Australia to your door in Austria.

If you have owned and used the goods for more than 6 months, and are planning to move back to Austria after being outside of the country for more than 12 months, you may be eligible to import your goods tax/duty free.

It is important to keep records of utility bill services i.e. electricity and phone, rental/purchase receipts of property for the purposes of proving to customs at destination that the importer has resided outside of the country for at least 12 months for the purposes of tax relief.

Required documents for import:

  • Passport photo page
  • Bill of Lading (provided to you once the goods are shipped)
  • Comprehensive inventory list in either German or English, dated and signed by you
  • Power of attorney for the destination agent to complete import customs clearance on your behalf
  • Entry certificate obtained from the local police station
  • Residence permit (Meldezette) to be completed within 3 days of arrival
  • Certificate of change of residence
  • Letter from Austrian consulate or employer attesting that you have lived outside of Austria for a period of more than 12 months

Motor vehicle/s are exempt from import tax if you have owned and used the vehicle/s abroad for at least 6 months. It cannot be sold or transferred within 1 year of importation. Imported motor vehicle must meet Austrian specifications. A NOVA tax will need to be paid at the time of registration.

If you are considering moving to Austria speak to one of our friendly professionals to assist you with all your shipping related questions, call us on (02)9575-7614.