Moving to New Zealand
from Australia

Since 1969, OSS World Wide Movers have provided complete global door to door moving services to New Zealand. That’s over 50 years of specialist international moving, and over 200,000 moves.

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New Zealand is, and has always been, a popular and exciting destination for Australians and returning New Zealand nationals. Moving to New Zealand for lifestyle opportunities, family, to further one’s professional training, skill base, and/or career opportunities are common occurrences.

Moving and Living in New Zealand

New Zealand is a unique land of breathtaking scenery that includes some of the world’s most surreal and wonderful life forms, from flightless birds to gigantic kauri trees. Superlatives abound here and visitors to New Zealand may struggle to adequately describe everything they see and experience.

Thrust into the world’s spotlight by the success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the country has seen a massive surge in visitor numbers and continues to reap the benefits of this cinematic triumph; and if New Zealand overwhelmed and wowed viewers on the big screen, it’ll leave them breathless when they arrive and explore its remote, rugged and remarkable landscape in person.

New Zealand is an incredibly diverse and complex nation, punching well above its weight in terms of what it can offer to any expat moving to NZ. The North Island of New Zealand is less dramatic visually than its southern counterpart, but is home to around two thirds of the country’s inhabitants. The majority of the major urban centres are here, including Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, both creating a vibrant and multicultural experience.

The South Island of New Zealand, in contrast, is home to far fewer people, but boasts the country’s most spectacular scenery. Breathtakingly remote and isolated beaches, soaring mountain ranges, glaciers, fjords and wide-open expanses are all waiting to be discovered.


Outdoor enthusiasts are really spoilt for choice in New Zealand, with superb tramping (hiking), cycling, climbing, white-water rafting, caving and other adrenaline-fuelled activities such as zorbing and, of course, bungee jumping on offer. Moving to NZ will ensure that you have the opportunity to experience these adventures at any time.

New Zealand revels in its status as a world leader for ecotourism and has developed into one of the cleanest and greenest countries in the world. There are 14 national parks throughout the country and almost a quarter of New Zealand is protected environment. Home to a mass of animals and birds including the reclusive kiwi, fur seals, yellow-eyed penguins, Hooker’s sea lions, dolphins and whales, New Zealand is also a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers.

Moving to the New Zealand from Australia with OSS

At OSS World Wide Movers our network of FIDI / FAIM accredited partners cover the whole of New Zealand

Our partners in the New Zealand are well versed in all aspects of the requirements for importation of personal and household goods.

This guarantees you a seamless, tailor made move to the New Zealand, right through to your new home not only your personal effects and vehicles, but also for your much loved pets as well.

Pair the country’s natural traits with a cultural resurgence that’s seeing local films, literature, painting, sculpture and design gaining more and more attention, and there’s a destination that’s becoming increasingly cosmopolitan.


Information and Immigration when Moving to New Zealand

Because of the close historical relationship between Australia and New Zealand, trans-Tasman immigration is easier than you may expect. If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, you won’t even need to get a visa in advance. The Australian Resident Visa is available to apply for upon your arrival in New Zealand. All you need to do is be able to prove that you’re an Australian citizen or permanent resident and are of “good character”. This means that you don’t have a criminal conviction, haven’t been deported from another country and aren’t an official security risk to New Zealand.

New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia

Includes contact information for the High Commission and the Consulate-General, and also a brief comment on the New Zealand-Australian relationship:

New Zealand Visa Information

General visa information can be found here:

New Zealand Passport Office

Apply for an adult New Zealand passport, a child passport, or renew an existing. You won’t need to print off forms, mail us anything or visit a Passport office:

New Zealand Immigration Information

New Zealand immigration information. Learn about visa requirements and how to apply for work, business, study and visitor visas:

New Zealand Citizenship Information

A guide to citizenship:

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Learn about exporting from New Zealand, buying New Zealand products and key investment sectors:

Are you moving furniture and other household goods to New Zealand? OSS World Wide Movers provides safe and reliable moving & relocation services to all parts of the New Zealand. Our professional international relocation service can quickly and efficiently move your effects through customs via our New Zealand moving partners.

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