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, and/or career opportunities are common occurrences.

Moving to New Zealand for the Lifestyle

New Zealand – a unique land of breathtaking scenery that includes some of the world’s most surreal and wonderful life form; 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.

New Zealand was 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. New Zealand has overwhelmed and wowed viewers on the big screen. It is certain to 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. It punches well above its weight in terms of what it can offer to any expat moving to New Zealand. The North Island of New Zealand is less dramatic visually than its southern counterpart. However, it 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. Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, creates a vibrant and multicultural experience.

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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 New Zealand from Australia with Confidence

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

Our partners in 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 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 on 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 an Australian 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.

If you are an Australian citizen moving 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:

Moving to New Zealand – Recent Blogs

Sydney to Auckland – Moving Home

Moving home to Auckland, New Zealand? Moving to New Zealand is commonly enticed by a change in lifestyle, often caused by a recent retirement, change in jobs or moving closer to family and friends. To read more about your move home to Auckland and moving to New Zealand in general, click here. 

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What to Think of When Moving Overseas to New Zealand

Are you moving your household goods overseas to New Zealand? Whether you’re moving to New Zealand for work, study, or just a change of scenery, there’s a lot to think about! Here are our top moving tips to help make your transition as smooth as possible: Moving Overseas to New Zealand

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Moving Reviews about Moving to New Zealand

Our Second New Zealand Move With OSS

We used OSS World Wide Movers three years ago to move us from Sydney to New Zealand and then back to Australia this year. They were a pleasure to deal with online and in person. Our move from New Zealand back to OZ was of a four bedroom house and a split shipment wherein half went into their storage. They handled it with no problem. We’ve just had the remainder moved into our new house in the Blue Mountains and it was easy as. I highly recommend OSS and would gladly use them again.

This post about moving from NZ to Australia was made on October 25 2022

An Excellent Job Moving Household Goods to New Zealand

OSS were the final, and arguably the most important, link in the chain involved in getting our possessions shipped over from New Zealand to Australia. From keeping us updated on the status of our container, to letting us know when our stuff finally cleared customs, to organizing the final delivery, they were effortlessly professional. The guys who brought them to us arrived on time, and were careful and respectful of our things. Everything arrived, nothing was lost or broken. A first class job. I would unhesitatingly recommend them.

This post about moving from New Zealand to Australia was made by Steve on September 10 2022

Across the ditch without a hitch – Moving to New Zealand

We moved 133 of boxes and furniture items, being 35cubic metres of household effects from Australia to New Zealand into storage. The pickup went off without any problems as did the transit into storage and no damage. All the staff and contractors we had contact with were very professional and we always had our original contact to fall back to should we have any concerns and they were always so helpful. We could not commend them highly enough.

This post about moving from New Zealand to Australia was made by Malibu on October 6 2022

Are you Planning on 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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