Hi, congratulations on selling your house so soon! How did you do it! That's a really good start for your marvellous new adventure in Oz. Get good advice from others on who to use for shipping because I've heard there's quite a variety in the quality of service you get, and different amounts of time for the shipping to arrive regardless of what you were told by the firm. Ask around.
Also bring jumpers and warm clothes, I have been told our houses are not as draught-proof and insulated as your houses are, certainly not centrally heated or double glazed. We concentrate on summer-proofing and air conditioning and just put on more clothes during the winter months. We have these marvellous extremely unfashionable boots made of sheepskin, called ugg boots, and they are just so beautiful and warm to snuggle up in, especially the ones that go up to the knee.