Sending shipping containers to Australia from the UK is one of the best ways to transport large quantities of goods. It is more cost-effective than sending air freight, and with part load containers, 20-foot, and 40-foot containers to choose from, as well as the chance to send your own shipping container, Rapid Shipping can help you transport shipments from the UK to Australia with ease.

Our international shipping experts are on hand to help with import duties, customs clearance, and the vital paperwork you need to secure your shipment. We ship commercial and personal effects regularly, with door-to-door and door-to-port removals to make receiving your goods easier. Contact the team today for more information on our shipping services.

The Cost of Shipping Containers from UK to Australia

Cost is an important factor for many of our customers, which is why we offer a range of shipping container services to suit your needs. We offer departures from all major UK ports and terminals to reduce the cost. It can take up to 8 weeks for your sea freight to arrive in Australia, which helps to reduce the cost while allowing you to send more items at once. At Rapid Shipping, we are proud to offer the following services:

  • Departures from all major cities, ports and terminals in the United Kingdom, including London
  • Shipments to all major Australian ports and terminals including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Fremantle
  • Comprehensive shipping container insurance
  • Expert advice on import duties and Australian customs clearance
  • Different container sizes are available
  • Additional services available, such as professional shipping container packing and unloading services

We offer free quotes to our customers so call today on
01604 926201 for more information and to get your custom shipping container quote. Our dedicated team will help you choose the right option for your needs and we pride ourselves on offering great customer service to you, whether you are relocating or you are sending commercial goods.

Part Load and Sole Use Container Shipping

Part load containers, also known as partial load, shared containers, or less than a container load (LCL), are shipments that don’t fill the entirety of your container. This is ideal for sending larger shipments as you can save money without having to use the full space available in the container.

Want to use the entirety of the container space available? We can also send full container loads (FCL), also known as sole use containers. This is often the preferred method for international removals, as you’ll get complete peace of mind when shipping furniture that your items are secure.

20-Foot Container Shipping to Australia from the UK

20-foot containers are a popular shipping option for UK-to-Australia shipping as they hold the contents of the average 3-bedroom home. This is ideal for household goods, as your dedicated surveyor will visit your home to confirm that your belongings will fit without issue.

Contact our team of home surveyors on 01604 926201 to book your slot or to get a custom international moving quote. We’ll help you choose the right size of shipping container for your needs and will make recommendations if 20-foot container shipping from the UK to Australia isn’t right for you.

40-Foot Shipping Container from the UK to Australia

For 4 or 5-bedroom houses or commercial shipments, a 40-foot shipping container gives you the space you need for your items. Our expert surveyors will calculate the space you require for your goods to ensure the best use of the space and give you an accurate estimate of the cost of a 40-foot shipping container to Australia from the UK.

The difference between a partially full and a full 40-foot container can be significant, which is why it is best to speak to a member of our team. We can provide you with the dimensions of our containers and have ‘hi-cube’ 40-foot containers available to give additional space. Call Rapid Shipping on 01604 926201 to find out more about our 40-foot containers.

Send Your Own Shipping Container to Australia

We offer the option to ship your own container to Australia from the UK for homeowners or commercial businesses needing to keep a container for extended periods. This gives you the time you need to load your container at your leisure or to unload it in Australia without the need to rush or stress about time constraints.

Our dedicated team can arrange to pick up your container from your premises in the UK and ship it. Don’t own a container yet? We can help. We supply brand-new and refurbished containers perfect for your UK-to-Australia shipments. The Rapid Shipping team will deliver your new container to your UK premises in advance so that you have plenty of time to fill it, and we will then collect it when you are ready to ship to your destination port. Get custom shipping quotes from the team today.

Packing and Unloading Your UK-to-Australia Shipping Container

If you are moving to Australia, packing a shipping container can add a level of unnecessary stress to the process. At Rapid Shipping, we offer professional packing and unloading services for UK-to-Australia container shipping for household items, commercial businesses, and more.

Our team of packers will use their extensive years of experience in international export standards to expertly pack your shipment and create a numbered packing list. Once they have checked that all items are securely loaded, they will lock the doors and add a uniquely numbered seal. This gives you complete peace of mind that your shipment is secure. Want to know more about our UK-to-Australia packing and unloading container services? Call our team on 01604 926201.

Containers by Sea Freight UK-to-Australia

Sending containers by sea freight is one of the most cost-effective shipping methods. At Rapid Shipping, we work with different shipping companies to give you the best price and tariff, helping you save on the Australia cost of moving.

The Rapid Shipping team are here to help so call now on 01604 926201. We can arrange a home survey to help give you shipping rates for the size of the container you need and can help you with loading and unloading your shipment. Take the stress out of sending sea freight UK-to-Australia with Rapid Shipping.

Shipping Containers from the UK to Australia with Rapid Shipping

Unsure of which shipping option is right for you or whether you need a professional packing service? The Rapid Shipping team are here to help. Call us on 01604 926201 to discuss your needs and to find out whether a less than a container load (LCL) or a full container load (FCL) is best for your needs.

Shipping Containers to Australia FAQs

What is the cost of shipping a 20ft container from the UK to Australia?

Container shipping costs to Australia from the UK will vary depending on the size of the container, how full it is, and the shipping route selected. Typically, a 20–foot container costs around £4,000 to ship so contact the Rapid Shipping team for a custom estimate to suit your needs on 01604 926201.

Can I send my own shipping container to Australia?

Yes. At Rapid Shipping, we can help you send your own shipping container to Australia from the UK. This is the preferred method for homeowners requiring more time to load their home into a container. We can even help you buy your own container if you don’t already have one.

How long does it take to ship a container from the UK to Australia?

The shipping route, load, and more can affect how long the container shipment to Australia from the UK takes. A full container load (FCL) tends to take up to 8 weeks, while a less than a container load (LCL) could take longer. Our team will provide you with accurate transit times when you call 01604 926201 for a quote.