IMPORTANT NOTICE: TRAVEL EXEMPTIONS SHIPMENTS TO AUSTRALIA (26th August 2020) The Australian Government has tightened entry permits into Australia and these measures will flow through to customs (Australian Border Force) clearance of HHGPE shipments. If your client is not entitled to travel to Australia then no concessions will be given to any Household Goods [...]

September 9th, 2020|Moving News|


Covid-19 Update - The position in Australia (As at 13th August 2020)  Like most countries Australia has a number of Covid-19 lockdown measures in place. All cafes/bars/restaurants/gyms/pools, most retail shops (Other than supermarkets) and sporting events are closed or are operating on a restricted basis depending on their location. Certain industries are able to [...]

August 13th, 2020|Moving News|

Milestones at OSS

Like a proud parent, OSS World Wide Movers is proud to announce it has had another two employees join the 10+ years of service club and one join the 20+ years! Cameron Hines – National Operations Manager – 20 years Balvinder Singh – Group Financial Controller – 10 years Erin Wray (now Richie) – [...]

March 7th, 2019|Moving News|

The Challenges You’ll 100% Face If You Leave The Nest & Start Fresh Overseas

I wholeheartedly believe that one of the driving factors behind people moving overseas is so that they can finally walk down to the shops in their underwear without bumping into a single familiar face. I’d like to believe this is why people move overseas, as it was 100% my main motivation. Complete transparency though, [...]

October 19th, 2018|Moving News|

The best countries to live and work in – and to boost your salary

Moving overseas boosts the average worker's income by $US21,000, with the best-paid staff found in Switzerland, the US and Hong Kong. That's the conclusion in a survey showing that 45 per cent of expats said their existing job paid more internationally and 28 per cent changed locations for a promotion. In Switzerland, famous for [...]

October 18th, 2018|Moving News|

How common etiquette in Australia differs from overseas

According to director of the Australian School of Etiquette, Zarife Hardy, Australians tend to have less of a fascination with etiquette than many overseas. “Australians have a very relaxed and casual approach to common etiquette. After all, etiquette is all about how you make someone feel in your presence, whether that be formal or informal. Some [...]

August 31st, 2018|Moving News|

Residents are abandoning Australia at record levels according to new ABS figures

Residents are abandoning Australia at record levels, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Almost 85,000 people formally departed Australia in the final three months of 2017 — almost 9,000 more than in the same period in 2016. But experts are unsure about exactly what is causing the increase. The [...]

August 9th, 2018|Moving News|

Congratulations Colleen on your 10 years with OSS World Wide Movers

Thanks for being such a valuable team member and always bringing such a positive vibe to our workplace. All of us at OSS World Wide Movers wish you a fantastic day 😁❤️ ⭐ 🍰 🚚 #OSSWORLDWIDEMOVERS If you would like to speak with an OSS consultant about your next overseas move please contact us [...]

May 25th, 2018|Moving News|

Australia could double annual migration by 2054 and boost economy

Committee for Economic Development of Australia report says the increase would bring enormous economic benefits for the average person. With better long-term planning around population growth, infrastructure, urban congestion and the environment, Australians would benefit greatly from annual permanent migration doubling by 2054. Australia could double its annual permanent migration over the next 40 [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

Boost the migration intake but relieve population pressures on big cities

Australia has a lot to gain from ramping up its migration intake but the current flow of new arrivals into Sydney and Melbourne will not be sustainable unless policies change, a report says. Annual permanent migration could be doubled over the next 40 years and deliver "significant per capita economic benefit", research by lobby [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

New Australian visa and points test changes for skilled migration

A new category of visa to attract and retain the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent is now open to new applications. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the Government was driving economic growth through innovation, including through our Business Innovation and Investment visa program. "The new Entrepreneur visa provides a [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

How many migrants does Australia take every year?

Just how many people move to Australia every year? It seems straightforward, but ANU migration researcher (Henry Sherrell) and Inside Story contributing editor (Peter Mares) find that it is anything but. Towards the end of ABC TV’s special “Sovereign Borders“ edition of Q&A last week came an intriguing but frustrating back-and-forth about the number [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|

New statistics show more Australian are moving overseas

Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that more Australians are permanently moving overseas to take advantage of business opportunities. The Australian Bureau of Statistics say in the year to April, more than 92,000 Australians permanently departed the country, an increase of nearly 5.5 per cent on the previous year.While New Zealand was [...]

August 21st, 2017|Moving News|