Shipping Container to Ireland| Moving to Ireland from Australia

Shipping 20FT 40FT Containers & Less than Container Loads (LCL/Shared Container Services) to the Republic of Ireland

International Freight to Ireland, Moving Overseas To Ireland

Moving your goods from Australia to Ireland is easy and affordable with Moving Your World. Our team of shipping professionals will provide you with top quality service and best freight rates.

Whether you are moving your goods to any of the Irish ports: Dublin, Cork etc or to inland destinations: Kilkenny, Wexford, Tipperary, Limerick, Roscommon, Castlebar, Ballina, Drogheda, Portlaoise, Galway etc.

We can provide all the cargo shipping services you require: affordable international shipping, professional packing and loading services, insurance, International freight to Ireland, Moving overseas to Ireland from Australia, Shipping containers to Ireland, Shipping boxes to Ireland Door to Port and Door to Door options for both 20ft and 40ft shipping containers & boxes.

We also provide affordable shipping through our shared container services (Less than a Container Load [LCL]) to the following Ireland destinations:

  • Belfast, Cork, Dublin & to the door to any destination in Ireland!

What documents do I need when moving to Ireland from Australia?

When moving to Ireland it is important to know what are the documentation requirements by the Irish Customs Authorities.

The main documents that need to be submitted to the Irish authorities when your cargo is arriving is the Bill of Lading or Sea-Way Bill, the Tranfer of Residence form, valid consignee’s passport, International freight to Ireland, Moving overseas to Ireland, Shipping containers to Ireland, Shipping boxes to Ireland the Packing/Inventory list.

Find more about the Transfer of Residence here.

The Transfer of Residence form is available to download from the right hand side of this page.

Importing a motor vehicle into Ireland

For returning citizens: VRT Relief form is available to download directly from the Irish Revenue page found here.

What is prohibited to import into Ireland?

Some items prohibited from importation into Ireland for Prohibitions and Restrictions check here.

For a full list of Prohibitions and Restrictions click here.

Tobacco and alcohol allowances

Tobacco Excise Duty Rates here

Alcohol Excise Duty Rates here

Will you be taxed importing personal effects into Ireland?

To declare your belongings to the Customs and to claim any duty and tax-free reliefs that may apply, you will need to complete the ToR form.

What rules apply to the relief?

Duty and tax must have been paid on the goods in the country of purchase.

You must have had possession of, and used, the goods for a minimum period of six months (12 months in the case of goods acquired duty-free by diplomats and members of international organisations) before the date of transfer.

You must have lived outside the European Union (EU) for a continuous period of at least 12 months before the transfer. However, you can also claim relief if you can prove that you intended to live outside the EU for a continuous period of at least 12 months.

You must import the goods within six months before, or 12 months after, the date of the transfer. Where the importation takes place before the transfer of residence, you must agree to reside in the State within six months of the importation.

In the case of trousseaux (bridal and groom goods) and wedding presents, you must import the goods in the period two months before, International freight to Ireland, Moving overseas to Ireland from Australia, Shipping containers to Ireland, Shipping boxes to Ireland and up to four months after, the marriage date.

The value of wedding presents imported under this relief cannot exceed €1,000.
If you hire out, lend, sell or otherwise dispose of your goods within 12 months, you must pay the import charges.

For more information on procedures of importation, click here

Timing of your Move and Tips 

Moving to Ireland will can problem free with the right planning, the right advice and the right people to move your world.

Plan what you want to ship, and how much space you will need for your move.

Capacities for common container sizes

Shipping Containers
LengthWidthHeightVolume
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)

If you need a larger 40 ft container we can organise a High Cube container which is 9 ft 6 inches in height.

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 Irish 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 Ireland 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!

If 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 International freight to Ireland, Moving overseas to Ireland from Australia, Shipping containers to Ireland, Shipping boxes to Ireland our professional team will do it efficiently, carefully and quickly.

Our move consultants will discuss all your shipping needs at the time of your convenience and provide you with a quote ASAP, usually on the same day. We have specialized in serving shipping services to the US. We move everything whether it’s a furniture, a car or moving your complete household contents overseas, we deliver the container at the arranged time to your preselected address by side loader.

Your container is therefore on the ground, in the front of your property, Shipping Boxes to Ireland, Shipping Containers to Ireland, International Freight to Ireland, Moving Overseas To Ireland which is the most convenient way for you to load your belongings. We do it at no extra charge, and for the period of time which suits you. We give you complete assurance of safely and timely delivery of your products at the right place

Check 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.

Unfortunately, there is always the possibility of cargo damage or cargo loss during shipping, we always recommend insuring your cargo for the actual replacement value of your cargo.

Shipping to Ireland is easy with Moving Your World, contact us today for a free non-obligatory and hassle free quote.