Welcome to the Australian International Movers Association

"FIDI has written to its Affiliates around the world to update them on the significant rise in the cost of energy, and the impact on the international moving industry.

In the open letter to its membership issued on June 20, 2022, FIDI Secretary-General Jesse van Sas said the World Bank expected energy prices to rise 50 per cent this year compared to 2021, with diesel, oil and coal among the commodities which will see substantial rises."

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Published: June 27, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all personal effects shipments into Australia subject to mandatory quarantine inspection?

Yes – Australia is in the fortunate situation of being one of the few countries relatively free of common pests and diseases found in other countries. For this reason, the Australian Government has mandated that all unaccompanied shipments of used personal effects, motor vehicles and vessels be screened and physically inspected at approved and licenced unpacking depots by Department of Agriculture and Water Resources inspection officers.

Why is there a fee for the mandatory quarantine inspection?

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will only permit the unpacking of imported personal effects to occur within the confines of specially licenced and approved warehouses with adequate contamination containment measures, trained and accredited warehouse staff and the required electronic interface reporting systems. The fees for quarantine inspection, clearance and attendance charged by AIMA members cover the cost of annual depot licencing, use of bonded warehouse space, attendance and inspection fees for DAWR inspection officers and required interface software licencing.