Moving to Perth
Moving to Perth? We've got furniture removalists loading to and from Perth on a daily basis - so whether you're making the big move from the East to the West, or vice versa, we've got you covered. This handy guide aims to make planning your furniture removal to or from Perth as smooth and easy a process as possible.
Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is Australia's fourth largest - and most isolated - major city. Travel to and from this beautiful city, however, need not be difficult: there is easy access to Perth by rail, road, and air from the rest of the country. Moving to Perth is a slightly more complicated process, but an experienced interstate furniture removalist - and our handy guide! - can take the stress out of your furniture removal.
Moving to Perth Specifics
- Quarantine regulations restrict the removal of any plants, plant matter, fruit and seeds brought into Western Australia, and are enforced by Quarantine WA. Only permitted species of plants satisfying the applicable treatment and certification requirements may be imported into the state, and failure to meet the legislated requirements can result in confiscation or destruction of the goods and the issuance of fines of large fines. As such, the transport of plant matter to or from Perth is not currently available through us, however we would be delighted to assist you with arranging clearance including Quarantine forms for the your furniture removal. Further information can be obtained from Quarantine WA on (08) 9334 1800.
- Given the great distances typically involved in a furniture removal to or from Perth, the packing of goods so that they will be secure and arrive at their destination undamaged is of great importance. Spending more time packing, or arranging for one of our furniture removalists or pre-packers to come out and assist, to assist the smooth and safe removal of your goods is important. Read our packing tips to ensure that your furniture is well protected.
- The rigours of transport from Australia's east coast to the west coast, and the great distances involved, introduce a degree of uncertainty in removals to and from the region, particularly considering the dependence of all furniture removalists on the rail system to transport goods in and out of the state. If you're planning a move to or from Perth, it is important that you are prepared to be flexible in regards to transit times.
Getting to Perth
As we mentioned, Perth is accessible by road, rail and air. Regular flights to Perth from all major Australian capitals and regional centres within Western Australia, offered by many major airlines, makes flying into and out from the city an attractive and often cost-effective means of access. The Perth Domestic and International airport is located only 12 kilometres east of the Perth CBD, making it a short trip to the heart of the city. Perth is reached in approximately 4 hours flying time from the east coast capitals, making flying a very attractive proposition.
If you've got time up your sleeve, the drive from the east coast to the west via the Eyre Highway is one of Australia's great road trips. The highway extends across the Nullarbor Plain from Port Augusta in South Australia to Norseman in WA, stretching more than 2000 kilometres. For the golfing enthusiast, the trip now features the world's longest 18-hole par 72 golf course - a truly unique experience and a great way to break up the trip into shorter segments. By road, Perth is approximately 2700km from Adelaide, 3500km from Melbourne, 4000km from Sydney, and 4400km from Brisbane.
Perth is also accessible by rail, with the Indian Pacific connecting the city to Sydney via Adelaide, and TransWA Prospector, Australind and Avonlink connecting Perth to regional WA.