Moving to US

International Removals to and from Australia

Hopping across the pond to Middle Earth is one of the easiest moves Australian citizens and residents can make. It’s a short journey, they speak the same language and there’s enough of a cultural similarity that you aren’t going to be surprised by much when you arrive. You don’t need a visa, either, and much of the paperwork you might require when moving to another country just doesn’t exist or has already been streamlined by the two countries to make your move as smooth as possible. But, it’s still an international move and logistically, there are still several steps you need to take to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.

We’ve connected to a trusted network of removalists across New Zealand, from the tip of the North Island to the depths of the South Island. This means that wherever you are located, you can rest assured that your Chess Moving consultant will be close enough at hand to help you with any concerns. Our knowledgeable staff will give you the right advice and deliver on time, every time.

Chess Moving has more than 100 years of experience in moving people, and objects all around the world. Over the years, we’ve helped individuals and small business, as well as large corporations and government departments too.

Our people are the best in the business and we treat each move with care and attention to detail, because our brand and our reputation are built on trust.

Who is the Harmony Relocation Network?

Established in 1947, the Harmony Network previously UTS believes that moving overseas shouldn’t be an impossible task. Members of the network work hard to ensure that the standard of quality and local knowledge is consistent across your entire move, so that you can have peace of mind as you settle into your new international home. We give you a single point of contact to assist you throughout the move and help you overcome unique challenges throughout your move.


Moving to New Zealand

We understand that there’s a lot of paperwork and stress involved in moving your family to New Zealand, so we’ve equipped ourselves with all the requirements to help you make your move as smooth as possible.

We’re able to provide assistance for every step of your move, from customs management to helping you divert your superannuation and even sign up for public health.

What do you need to move to NZ?

We are able to assist you with any of the following:

  • Pension applications
  • A New Zealand bank account
  • New Zealand Superannuation
  • Navigating NZ’s health system
  • Travel and moving insurance
  • Global mail redirection

We specialise in moving people from the following locations to NZ

Customs Management

Like Australia, New Zealand was isolated from much of the world for a long time, resulting in a delicate and unique ecosystem that can be easily upset by the entry of foreign items. We are well versed in New Zealand’s border patrol and will help you understand if there’s anything in your belongings that may pose a red flag upon arrival.

Vehicle Relocation

Your car can quickly feel like it’s family, and the short distance between our two countries can make it tempting to ship it across the pond. We can organise vehicle relocation for cars, bikes and more through our network to ensure your beloved vehicle arrives in one piece and in top working order at your new home.


We understand that you might not have purchased a house immediately and may not want your belongings to arrive until there’s a place to unpack them. We offer short and long term storage solutions so that you can call on your belongings when you’re ready for them.


Organising a move can be stressful and exhausting, especially if you’re working a full time job right up until the last minute. Our dedicated team of packers can come to your home and ensure your belongings are packed up swiftly, neatly and carefully. They take the same care with your belongings as you would, ensuring everything is properly padded to last the distance.

More Of Our Moving Services

  • Comprehensive and obligation-free quotes
  • Tailored services Door-to-door or Door-to-port
  • Packing and packing materials.
  • International Customs management
  • Full packing and unpacking service
  • Preparing, packing and loading of containers and lift vans
  • Storage
  • International Customs information, declaration and handling
  • Landing charges at the destination port, or terminal of destination
  • Crating design and assembly services for special or delicate items
  • Cleaning services
  • Management, documentation and handling of sea or air freight
  • Long and short term storage in secure and bonded storage facilities
  • Moving Insurance


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