Moving from China to Australia

Australia Removals Company, Shipping Furniture from China to Australia, Shipping Personal Effects from China to Australia
Shipping your household goods and personal effects to Australia? Looking for professional packers and movers in China? 

RapidWorld Relocations is a leading international moving company in China with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. Our services cover whole China with our three main offices and local partners in some remote areas. 

We have vast experience of shipping furniture and providing removals services to people who move from China to Australia.

If you are also moving from China to Australia or move from Australia to China,Submit a quote requestemail us or call us at 86-21-5443-6852, and we will get back to you shortly.

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Australia is a very popular location, especially for young families seeking to start a new life in the sun. But what puts it top of the list?

Not only does Australia offer the promise of an easy going outdoor lifestyle, it’s also an easy place to adapt to, especially for Europeans. Australians speak English, share cultural icons, play cricket and rugby, and love wine.

Australia’s dramatic scale has maintained an irresistible pull for travelers and emigrants for more than fifty years.

In the 1950s, the UK government offered assisted emigration in a drive to broaden Australia’s skills base. Although that program ended long ago, it’s still relatively easy to migrate to Australia.

There is a process that is long established and RapidWorld is able to help you resolve any issues. From arranging visas, finding properties and school places, to helping you decide what to take, packing it and shipping it to your new home, you won’t be alone. Our services cover whole China span including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Xiamen, Jinan, Nanchang, Changchun, Harbin, etc. We can move you to everywhere in Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, etc. Here below are some important information regarding moving personal used household goods and effects to Australia. Please feel free to contact us should you have any question.

The following is not permitted into Australia and if included in shipments will result in seizure of all prohibited items and possible legal penalties against the shipper:

  • Birds, feathers and poultry products
  • Cereal seeds, dried beans and peas
  • Dairy products (except products from New Zealand and baby foods not exceeding 1 kg)
  • Eggs and products containing eggs
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Honey and bee products (for example, royal jelly)
  • Live plants, animals and insects
  • Meat and meat products (fresh or dried) including canned pork
  • Salmon and trout (fresh or dried)
  • Soil and sand
  • Straw and hay packing/stuffing and straw ornaments
  • Drugs of any kind including DHEA’s, narcotics, hallucinogens, amphetamines, barbiturates, tranquillizers and steroids.
  • Pine cones, mainly found on Christmas decorations.
  • Customs advise that conch shells are a prohibited item and will be seized. To clarify, Customs seize only large ones with the pink color inside going right through to the middle.
  • There are smaller ones that look alike but are not the real conch shells and they are not prohibited.
  • Weapons including firearms or parts, ammunition, replica firearms, spring bladed knives, daggers, knuckle dusters, swords and martial arts equipment.

Please note: Some weapons may be allowed into Australia. All guns/rifles (including air rifles) will be seized by Customs for ballistic testing. They will only be released to the client on presentation of an Australian shooters license, providing the seized gun complies with Australian Customs Laws. 

  • Exposed cinematographic (movie) film or videotape depicting death or pornographic material involving children or animals.
  • Medicines (whether prescribed by a medical practitioner or not) including herbal.


  • Cut flowers except those capable of propagation (for example, roses and carnations)
  • Bone and shell articles
  • Dairy products from New Zealand and baby food not exceeding 1kg
  • Animal trophies if professionally prepared (taxidermy certificate may be required)
  • Chinese herbs/medicines (in most cases)
  • Dried flowers and plant material/seeds
  • Foodstuffs (except items listed under prohibited items)
  • Holy water
  • Rawhide, native drums and artefacts, particularly cured hides/skins and leather goods/saddlery
  • Rice, flours and spices
  • Rocks (clean and free of soil)/sand pits/soil
  • Seeds (in most cases) and nuts
  • Wooden articles including cane, banana leaf products, water hyacinths and bamboo
  • Models (wood)/soft toys/candles
  • Thai cushions
  • Garden furniture/tools
  • Christmas decorations
  • Lawn mowers
  • Motor vehicles
  • bicycles/motorbikes
  • Ivory
  • Fishing bags/nets
  • Diving equipment- wet suits, shoes, buoyancy vests
  • Hiking boots
  • Horse gear/equipment

Taking up temporary residence or moving to Australia for the first time
·      Passport identity page copy
·      Visa
·      B534 Customs Form
·      Passport identity page copy
·      B534 Customs Form
·      Passport identity page copy
·      B619 Customs Form
Customs clearance times

Air ShipmentsSurface Shipment (FCL)Surface Shipment (LCL)
5-7 working days10-14 working days10-14 working days

Above times are estimates only and on the basis that all required documents are available and in order. Actual time for customs clearance may be subject to change. For more information please contact destination office.

Customs and quarantine procedures 
Customs prefer the owner of the shipment to be in Australia when the consignment arrives. However if they are travelling, we must still present Customs with a completed and signed B.534 by the owner of the effects. This includes a copy of their photo identification page in their passport and a copy of their Australian Visa (if required.)  If the shipper is not in Australia when the shipment arrives, Customs prefer the owner to arrive within six to eight weeks either side of the shipment’s ETA.
Please ensure you are contactable at all times during the clearance process. All shipments of household and personal effects entering Australia must be devanned/unpacked into a licensed “bond” store for the Customs and Quarantine inspections. Shipments cannot be delivered direct to residence in the shipping container or liftvan without first having been devanned for inspection.  
All Rapidworld offices around Australia have a licensed bond store where the Quarantine inspection takes place under their supervision.

Above times are estimates only and on the basis that all required documents are available and in order. Actual time for customs clearance may be subject to change.  For more information please contact RapidWorld.
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National Sales Manager: Patrick Kung

Customer Services Manager: Alison Shaw