Self Pack Shipping Container Moves - Frequently asked Questions

WHAT SIZE CONTAINER DO I NEED? WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF A 20FT & 40FT SHIPPING CONTAINER?

Generally we find that our 20ft container is sufficient to hold the contents of a 3 bedroom household.

To calculate the approximate cubic volume of your homes contents  please click here for a size estimation calculator

You can also  download a shipping container specification sheet here that will give you all the information regarding external and internal dimensions of our containers, including cubic volume on 20ft, 20ft HC, 40ft & 40ft HC containers.

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Here are some photos of a 20ft container, all containers provided have lockable doors (you will need to supply a sturdy padlock).

All of our container have tie rails either all the way around the container (as shown below), or tie down down loop points approx every 1metre on the roof and also on the floor.

 

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DO I NEED COUNCIL PERMISSION?

Shipping containers should be placed within your property boundaries – in your driveway or on your front lawn. In these instances, council permission is not necessary. If however, you would like the container on the nature strip or across any part of council land, then it is very likely that you will need a permit. Every council is different and has its own regulations on sea containers. It is recommended that you give your local council a call before making a purchase or arranging a shipping container to be delivered to your home or business for your Interstate move.

WHAT IF, FOR SOME REASON, YOU CAN'T GET A SHIPPING CONTAINER INTO MY STREET/HOUSE/APARTMENT?

This happens from time to time. Perhaps your street is too narrow for a truck, power poles or overhead power lines are in the way or council restrictions prevent the delivery of a container. In these instances, give us a call and we talk about the best way to load or unload the container.

HOW IS THE SHIPPING CONTAINER DELIVERED TO MY HOME?

Delivery methods usually depend on access to your property. The two most common shipping container transportation methods are tilt tray trucks for 20ft containers and side loading trucks for 40ft containers. Below is a photo of a 20ft container being delivered via Tilt Tray Truck- our most common container and truck used for residential moves.

We then transit your container to our nearest rail point, where your container travels via rail Interstate to your closest rail point at your new destination.

Our driver then collects your container and delivers out to you via Truck. Once you have completed unpacking, we then come and take the empty container away and return it to our local depot (see our list of depots nationally here)

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CAN YOU OFFER STORAGE FOR MY SHIPPING CONTAINER?

As we are predominantly a removalist company, we only provide short term storage. We allow 30 days hire of our shipping container during your move. If you require to hire our container after this period, storage and hire fees of the container will apply (Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions documentation provided with your quote). We allow a maximum of 30 days storage in our depots. Your quote includes 30 days container hire, after this you may wish to hire it for an additional 30 days (60 days in total) please see your quotation for charges applicable.

HOW SECURE ARE THE SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR MOVING INTERSTATE AND FOR STORAGE?

Shipping containers provide excellent security for your household items. They are robust and can be secured with up to 4 four locking devices. A good sturdy padlock is the most common way to secure the doors and we would recommend that you use at least one for peace of mind.

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED BY AUSTRALIAN CONTAINER REMOVALS?

Bookings will be secured with a 50% deposit with the balance due before collection of your full shipping container. We accept bank cheque, direct deposit or credit card payments. Credit card payment attract a 1.5% bank merchant fee.

Call the EXPERT Interstate Removalist. Australian Container Removals 1300 857 851

CAN I USE MY OWN SHIPPING CONTAINER?

When our customer said their shipping container was pink, they weren't kidding!! I wonder what the locals in Kalgoorlie will make of this?? Did you know that you can use your own shipping container for your Self Pack Interstate move? (Subject to rail compliance) We don't mind what colour it is!! When booking we will require your container# and a copy of the containers current compliance plate/certificate. Ask us for a quote to move your own 20ft or 40ft shipping container Interstate today. Call 1300 857 851

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DO YOU PROVIDE INSURANCE?
Yes, a confirmed booking with ACR entitles all customers of ACR to TRANSIT Insurance Cover for Total Loss Only. In the event that the container and contents are a total loss due to any one of the following specific events – fire, explosion, lightening, flood, collision, overturning, jack-knifing or derailments – customers will have cover under ACR transit insurance. Please note that this will be in the event of total loss only. The limit of any one claim is $100,000.00. Customers are not covered for incidental or accidental breakage or damage to goods inside the container during transit. Australian Container Removals will not be responsible for breakage or damage to goods inside the container during transit, irrespective of the nature or cause of the damage. ACR encourages all clients to consider independent transit insurance to ensure they have adequate cover in the unlikely event of incidental or accidental breakage or damage to the goods inside the container during transit and storage. We suggest you contact your home and contents insurer. ACR carries public liability insurance.
DO I NEED FORMS FOR WA QUARANTINE?

If you are moving to Western Australia you will be required by WA Quarantine .to declare goods in your container before arrival.

We will email you the WA Quarantine forms required, these must be signed and returned to our office prior to the departure of your container in another state.

Items that need to be declared include:
Fruits and Vegetables Plants / Flowers
Seeds Honey Fresh Nuts
Soil / Landscaping Products
Any type of Motor vehicle
Garden Tools and Machinery

If you have any of the goods above in your container, WA Quarantine will most likely conduct an inspection to your container and charges will apply.

*Please refer to this WA Quarantine link for other Frequently Asked Questions about moving goods into WA 

IS AUSTRALIAN CONTAINER REMOVALS PTY LTD A MEMBER OF AN ASSOCIATION?
Yes, Australian Container Removals is a member of the Self Storage Association of Australasia. Self Storage Association of Australasia