Moving Overseas from NZ

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Moving From NZ (International Move)

Moving Overseas from New Zealand

NZ Van Lines is the country's leading international moving and storage company, and one of the world's most trusted and respected brands in worldwide moving today. We provide relocation and shipping services to all overseas locations from New Zealand.

Whether you are moving internationally for family, work, retirement or to experience living in a different part of the world, NZ Van Lines are the experts in international relocations and can take care of everything making the whole moving process easy!  Founded in 1986, proudly 100% NZ owned and operated, New Zealand Van Lines has been moving individuals, families, and businesses for over 35 years within Aotearoa and around the world.

#1 International Moving Company

As New Zealand’s leading international movers we specialise in door-to-door relocation shipping of household goods.

Annually we assist thousands of people move overseas. No move is the same, therefore we tailor every relocation to suit your specific items and requirements. With our extensive network of 13 branches and warehouse facilities around NZ in: Auckland, Blenheim, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Invercargill, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Central Otago, Tauranga, Wellington and Whangarei and more than 35 years’ experience in the relocation industry you can trust NZ Van Lines with your international move.

Premium Worldwide Movers

New Zealand Van Lines – Premium Worldwide Movers are equipped with the expertise, experience and resources to make your moving experience an enjoyable and stress-free one and can deliver a complete ‘door to door’ international moving service to any corner of the world.

NZ Van Lines has developed strong relationships with partners in all major overseas destinations. These relationships are built on trust, a commitment to delivering excellent services consistently over the decades that we have been providing international moving services, through reciprocal business, and personal visits of our owner and international team to our partners’ facilities across the world, which is all wrapped up through our international accreditations and memberships of FIDI and OMNI, to deliver the security, expertise, and offer comfort for our customers relating internationally.

In selecting overseas partners for international moves New Zealand Van Lines has no vested interest in the choice of provider at origin or destination. Our selection criteria is based on two critical aspects, proven service and price competitiveness; we only work with international movers who have an excellent reputation in the industry and the same global accreditations as ourselves. This ensures that your move is handled with the same high level of service and efficiency no matter where in the world you are moving to or from. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us and find out why we are considered New Zealand’s Premium Worldwide Movers. We can also provide specialist moving services: movers insurancestoragepet relocations, vehicle shipping, office relocations, settlement services and lots more.

Contact our award winning team today. Request a free moving quote for your international relocation online, or call us on: 0800 362 236

International Shipping from New Zealand

If you are considering an international relocation we will provide a seamless door-to-door process. As New Zealand’s biggest volume international mover you can be assured that NZ Van Lines has the best shipping options to meet even the tightest deadlines. 

Air Freight

Air Freight shipments are generally needed when there are specific personal effects required, within a short time frame. Many customers will have a smaller air freight shipment arriving in advance of their sea freight.

This is a popular option for customers moving into longer term transit accommodation while they wait for their primary shipment, or self-employed workers setting up their home office.

Sea Freight Sole-Use Container

Sole-use 20’ or 40’ shipping containers are most often used for full house loads, and can include additional items e.g. motor vehicles.

Sole-Use containers are the most efficient and quickest option for a direct door-to-door service. 

Sea Freight Shared Container

Shared or Groupage Container Shipping is a popular choice, often being used for small shipments or when two to three households of personal effects can be consolidated into the same container.

Generally, a shared container is very cost effective, as you only pay for the space you use. They are especially popular with less time sensitive customers.



Moving to australia

Are you moving to Australia from NZ? New Zealand Van Lines has been helping Kiwis ‘cross the ditch’ since 1986. We provide a range of comprehensive moving solutions to all destinations in Australia.



Moving to the uk

The United Kingdom is New Zealand Van Lines’ second-largest overseas destination (behind Australia), and we are therefore proud to provide one of the most regular shared or sole-use container services to the UK available in NZ. 


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Moving to the usa

Nicknamed the ‘land of opportunity’, the United States of America has always been a popular relocation destination. New Zealand Van Lines proudly offers quick, efficient and hands-on service for individuals and families moving between New Zealand and the ‘land of the free’.



Moving to Canada

Whether you’re heading to Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary or the French-speaking Montreal, New Zealand Van Lines can provide a seamless door-to-door service throughout The Great White North.


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Moving to asia

We have consistently delivered quality removal services to our clients making the move to China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and everywhere in between since 1986.


Move to Europe from New Zealand

Moving to europe

Planning a move to Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands or another European destination? NZ Van Lines provide a one company service to Europe.


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South Africa is one New Zealand Van Lines’ most popular destinations and we are therefore proud to provide one of the most regular shared or sole-use container services to South Africa available in NZ. 


South America

Moving to south america

New Zealand Van Lines’ are proud to provide regular shipping services to South America. Find out more about our quality removal services to Argentina, Brazil, Chile and everywhere in between.

our GLOBAL standards and accreditations

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FIDI is the world’s largest global alliance of international moving and relocation companies, with members in over 100 countries. All FIDI affiliated companies have one thing in common: their high level of quality service - and we prove it.

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IAM (The International Association of Movers) is the moving and forwarding industry's largest global trade association. With more than 2,000 members, it comprises companies that provide moving, forwarding, shipping and logistics in over 170 countries.


OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) is a network of the world's finest corporate moving and relocation companies operating on every continent. Represented worldwide by companies that have demonstrated the excellence of their service, market influence, financial security and innovation.


NZOMA (New Zealand Overseas Movers Association) is a national organisation for members who are quality accredited with a global industry specific standard, whose objectives include delivering high professional, financial, ethical, operational standards, and leadership for the New Zealand international moving industry.

Moving with NZ Van Lines

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High praise for the service provided and compliments to the staff on their professionalism and helpfulness.


Excellent service and a great team of people to deal with at NZ Van lines, both in the office and on the ground when it came to uplifting our effects. Everything
was efficient and went to plan, and our effects arrived safely and on schedule in France. Highly recommend!


NZ Van Lines were a pleasure to deal with. They made the process stress-free and their team did an exceptional job with a fantastic, professional, and
flexible attitude.


In our 17 years and multiple moves to London, Hong Kong and New Zealand, you and your team have by far been the absolute best. Everything arrived in
perfect condition. The care and thoughtfulness that you and your team exhibited in arranging the pack was above and beyond. The communication was amazing.
Thank you.

Marc Holtzman

Lovely friendly team who was well run and organised getting our house items set up and delivered. Very happy with service.