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Moving with Hooker Pacific is designed to make life easier. We can customise your plan to handle as much or as little as you need, from do-it-yourself to full service moving and storage. We have been in business since 1869 and have helped thousands of families move nationwide and overseas. Planning a move?

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Packing

Hooker Pacific Moving & Storage provide a professional packing team to come to your residence.  All the packing of your household furniture and personal effects is completed at your residence using international packing and wrapping techniques. All fragile items such as fine china & glassware are specially wrapped and supported further with our tube packing technique.  Your art work is specially packed into art/picture packs while lounge suites and mattresses have special plastic covers to protect them during international transit.

 

Planning a move? Fill out our online form and request a free quote. 

Transport

Moving to Australia or overseas can be an exciting but stressful time. Hooker Pacific Moving & Storage have years of experience in transporting your household and personal effects safely around the world.

We offer a full range of options to Australia depending on your moving requirements.

  • Sole-use containers – a shipping container (20ft or 40ft) dedicated to you for all your household and personal effects. This  includes vehicle relocations.
  • Group age containers – share a shipping container with other people (very cost effective option if you have smaller shipments or can not fully utilize the space in the container yourself.)
  • Air transport – Hooker Pacific can offer this service on selected items. This is a much quicker transit time than sea transport; however there is a premium associated with this.

 

Hooker pacific door to door service with full international wrapping, packing and transit insurance. Our customized relocation services are designed to minimize the pressure and stress of moving to Australia.

Delivery

When moving to Australia all of your furniture and personal effects are subject to a physical examination by DAFF (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry-http://www.agriculture.gov.au ). This examination is conducted at DAFF Approved premises and can take up to 14 Working Days after arriving in Australia. Goods cannot be delivered until DAFF have provided authority.

Items of interest to DAFF are any items that have come into contact with soil, vegetation (gardening equipment, sports gear, camping equipment, cleaning equipment). These items need to be cleaned thoroughly before export, however they can still be subject to fumigation or steam cleaning on arrival into Australia. Festive decorations and or wreaths containing dried vegetable matter including pine cones will be subject to further treatment or destruction upon entry into Australia.

Please be aware that any new furniture and household goods are subject to customs duties and GST. You must declare them if you have not owned them for 12 months or they were not used by the importer for 12 Months. Australian Customs may ask for receipts and or other evidence of purchase price for these items.

 

Planning a move? Fill out our online form and request a free quote. 

Storage

If you are moving temporarily or will not be moving into your new residence or office directly, Hooker Pacific Moving & Storage provide short or long term storage, utilising specialised containers. Our purpose-built warehouse provides a clean, dry and vermin proof environment to ensure your possessions are safe and secure.

House Cleaning

Hooker Pacific Moving & Storage will happily arrange a professional cleaning service of your residence or office after you have completed your move.  For more information on our cleaning services call our friendly team on 0800 736 6825. 

 

Planning a move? Fill out our online form and request a free quote. 

Vehicle Relocation

Hooker Pacific Moving & Storage also offer a vehicle transportation service, which includes trailers and boats across the ditch. 

All motor vehicles that are imported into Australia are subject to Customs Duty and or GST. Documents that are required for importing a motor vehicle are below.

  • Formal Customs Entry
  • Copy of Passport
  • Service and Log Books
  • Registration Papers
  • Police Report
  • Sales Invoice
  • Paid receipt
  • Car Condition Report
  • Vehicle Import Approval
  • B534 form
  • Agriculture Australia
  • Refrigerant Compliance Form ( If vehicle fitted with refrigeration/air conditioning system)

Insurance

Transit and Storage insurance is very important for any international relocation. We also know its vital while storing your valuable furniture and personal items. Even though Hooker Pacific Moving & Storage and yourself have put the best processes in place you always need to be protected against the unexpected such as environmental.

Hooker Pacific Moving & Storage can arrange insurance for you with our two insurance options.  We have full cover or disaster only cover for both our transit and storage services.

Full insurance: covers you should any of your furniture and personal effects need repairing or replacing.

Disaster only insurance: covers you should you loose everything because of fire, flood, earthquake, road accidents etc.

For more information on insurance for your international relocation please contact our office on 0800 736 6825. 

 

Planning a move? Fill out our online form and request a free quote.