The suitcases for your trip to Australia fill up quickly. Luggage limits for your flight are 20 -30kg in general, depending on the airline you are using.
Depending on type and quantity of the goods and the urgency needed, different solutions are available. There is no ONE solution. Everyone's situation is different and the amount you take with you and in which way depends on the particular circumstances and needs.
For smaller amounts up to 20 - 30kg. Carriage time (3 - 19 days) and prices depend on the chosen option (urgent/priority/economy). For details check conditions and prices at Swiss Post international parcels (Australia is Zone 5).
Airlines Cargo Service
Luggage, boxes and goods like bicycles may be sent as 'unaccompanied baggage‘ via the Cargo Department of an Airline.
Freight Companies/Moving Services
The cheapest way to move goods is sea-freight, which takes about 8 - 12 weeks from Switzerland to Australia. Prices are either calculated by volume or weight. Depending on what you want to move you might need a container (20Fuss or 40Fuss) or a few cubic meters in a consolidated container. A lot of companies offer whole packages (door to door service including packing and all formalities).
Whilst comparing the often confusing quotes from companies, pay special attention to the the following points:
It is definitely worth comparing several quotes. Prices for the same services vary greatly.
Ask your preferred Airline whether they are willing to grant you more checked luggage because you are 'emigrating'. It has happened and worked well before!
CSA Oceania, the council of the Swiss abroad delegates for the Oceania region have a website! Created in October 2016 to improve information exchange and be present as delegates online.