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International Moving Made Easy

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 6% of permanent Australian residents moved overseas in 2021. While this seems like a relatively low number with 29% immigrating to Aus, you must recognise that among other things one of the key reasons for this is that moving your family, business or belongings overseas is a massive undertaking. The amount of social and mental preparation needed to make the move to another country or continent is reason enough for sleepless nights.

In strenuous circumstances like this, even the most organised individual can have trouble deciding what they want to take with them, the items they will leave behind and the best way to go about it. Especially with permanent moves, be it for work or a change in lifestyle, simple decisions like packing breakable and unbreakable items, moving large furniture, electronics and wardrobe can seem like an insurmountable task.

The best way to overcome these challenges and ensure a hassle-free move overseas is to get assistance from a reputed moving company like Chess Moving. Choosing the right international moving company can not only boost your confidence but also give you the much-needed clarity for the entire duration of your relocation so that nothing is missed.

Benefits of Hiring a Specialist

While technology and connectivity have grown in leaps and bounds over the last decade, the magic of quality global relocation still lies in good old-fashioned logistics. The best and most efficient way to ensure that your international move is safe and not an unpleasant experience is to hire an international moving specialist.

You can trust experienced international moving services like Chess Moving to handle all the particulars such as proper routing and insurance. You can fully rely on their service right from the start even with tasks like using the most suitable materials for packaging various items around your home or office.

The skilled and knowledgeable staff as those at Chess Moving can also give you a fair estimate on the cost based on your destination, recommend storage solutions and provide on-site support for planning and moving your belongings into the pallet, truck or container.

All of these elements must come together cohesively for an effortless international move and nobody does it better in Australia than Chess Moving Company.

Who We Are?

Chess Moving is an Australian-owned and operated moving company that was founded in 1887. The company later merged with two other leading Australian removalists to form the Harmony Relocation Network. This is now one of the largest global moving networks, with over 250 member companies operating in more than 60 countries.

Our goal is to ensure that any international moving project that we undertake is carried out in the most efficient and stress-free way possible. We are accredited members of:

  • Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA)
  • The International Association of Movers (IAM)
  • Australian Removalists Association (ARA)

Chess Moving has an integrated management system that ensures the highest quality service and is fully compliant with the legislation, regulation and code set out by the government and associated bodies. We are also recognised as a quality assured business by the Western Australia Department of Commerce.

Why Choose Us?

As part of our global removalist network, Chess Moving has the resources to service over 1500 destinations worldwide. Located in every Australian capital city and a few regional centres, we have over 100 years of experience in providing relocation services to individuals, families and businesses across the country.

With a comprehensive range of services and a fleet of purpose-built removal trucks and trailers, we are the ideal choice for international moving. When you choose Chess Moving, you can also rest assured that we will ensure all the required documents for freight and customs are in order.

Your International Moving Checklist

While Chess Moving is here to help you with international moving, here is a brief checklist that will help you stay on top of your pre-relocation formalities and avoid any last-minute panic.

People & Places to Call

  • Post Office
  • Clubs & Associations
  • Bank & Credit Card Company
  • Family Doctor & Dentist
  • Accountant & Solicitor
  • Taxman & Electoral Roll
  • School or College
  • Insurance Company
  • Landlord
  • Property Cleaning Service
  • Friends & Relatives

Services to Terminate

  • Gas & Water
  • Electricity Provider
  • Phone & Internet Service Provider
  • Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions


Start packing as soon as you can as it can be a laborious job – the team at Chess Moving can help you pack your belongings professionally. We use durable packing materials and protective padding suitable for all distances and modes of transport.

  • Order packing boxes and labels from us, if required
  • Check if all your cupboards, wardrobes and drawers are empty
  • Do not pack jewellery, deeds, money or family photos – plan to carry these yourself
  • Do not pack dangerous and flammable goods

Tips for Organising Your Boxes

  • Keep larger or heavy items in the bottom
  • Pack your heavy items in small boxes
  • Pack boxes in room order and label them clearly
  • Use port-a-robes for clothes
  • Use paddings like bubble wrap
  • Do not pack essentials and important documents

Chess Moving – With You All The Way

If you have any questions or concerns during any stage of your international move, a personal consultant at Chess Moving is always ready to assist. If you need long-term storage for any of your personal or official belongings either in Australia or in your destination country, we can arrange it for you. All our staff are trained regularly for high quality and efficient service. We constantly assess risk right from pickup to delivery to ensure the safety of your valuables. So if you are considering an international move or would like to discuss your plan with us, feel free to give our friendly team a call. We are happy to discuss the features of our removal service in detail and provide a free quote.

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