3. How do I move my car from Sydney to Auckland?
You will be able to move your car to Auckland, provided that the strict guidelines set by the New Zealand government are complied with. Our service for transporting your vehicle includes a delivery service from the OSS depot to our New Zealand partner’s depots, with a main depot located in Auckland.
If you require delivery to another one of our depot locations, please let us know and we can arrange this. Delivery direct to your residence can also be arranged for an additional fee.
The vehicle importing phase includes a lengthy paperwork process, however, here at OSS World Wide Movers we have summarised this process within our Guide to moving to New Zealand, with the appropriate links and paperwork included.
4. How long will my move from Sydney to Auckland take?
When moving by sea freight, it will typically take 2 – 3 weeks. Clearance of your move into New Zealand will take approximately 5 to 7 working days for a Full Container Load (FCL), and 7 to 10 working days for a Groupage (GRP) or shared container load, once the shipping container has been unloaded from the vessel.
To understand more about the different Sea Freight shipping options when moving from Sydney to Auckland, refer to our Sea Freight shipping information page.
5. What insurance should I have when moving from Sydney to Auckland?
OSS offers a full range of moving insurance options depending on your individual needs.
Although your shipment to Auckland will be packed to export standards (designed to withstand the journey), the small cost of insurance gives you complete peace of mind with regard to the exposure and rigours that are always inherent when moving from one country to another.
Learn more about our MoveCover and Marine Transit Insurance product here.
6. Electrical Goods and Compliance when moving from Sydney to Auckland
New Zealand appliances are manufactured to operate on 220-240 Volt AC supply, which is the same as in Australia. You should not expect any compatibility issues with appliances purchased and used in Australia. For New Zealand, the associated plug type is I, which is the plug that has three flat pins in a triangular pattern.
7. Restricted and prohibited items when moving from Sydney to Auckland
When looking to move from Sydney to Auckland you will need to consider the extensive list of restricted and prohibited items. The following is a sample of the restricted list you can see via this PDF: Moving to New Zealand – FIDI Guide
- Objectionable material contained on items like videotapes, films, records, CD-ROMs and in publications
- Weapons like flick knives, butterfly knives, swordsticks, knuckle-dusters and any weapon which is disguised as something else
- Equipment for using cannabis or methamphetamine
- Anything which you are planning to use in a crime
8. Tax implications when moving from Sydney to Auckland
Tax rates are calculated based upon on your total income for the tax year, with your income including salary, wages or earnings from self-employment, work and income benefits, scheduled payments and income from interest, or renting out property. Some types of income are taxed before you are paid, with the amount of tax deducted based on the tax code and income information you have provided. Other categories of income are not taxed before you get paid, with tax deducted from this income at the end of the year, the amount depending on your total income for the tax year. To further understand the differences in tax implications between Sydney to Auckland, refer to the IRD government website for more information.
9. Information and Immigration when moving from Sydney to Auckland
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 need to get a visa in advance. The Australian Resident Visa is available to apply for upon your arrival in Auckland, 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.
To understand how to acquire a New Zealand passport refer to the New Zealand Passport page, for immigration information refer to the New Zealand Immigration page and for New Zealand citizenship information refer to the New Zealand citizenship page.
Here at OSS World Wide Movers, we are experts in moving personal effects overseas, including specialist international packing and a range of cost-effective insurance products to give you peace of mind during the entire relocation process.
At OSS, we are here to help make the transition of your move from Sydney to Auckland as smooth as possible. Click here to enquire today and begin your move from Sydney to Auckland!