Originally Posted by CollegeGirl
Unfortunately there really isn't any such thing as "affordable" shipping to Australia. It's expensive any way you cut it. Essentially you can get it shipped slower, via sea, or you can get it faster via air (but that's more costly). Someone here recommended White Glove Express, who had handled their move and not broken a single thing, so I called around to multiple movers including them and they were right in line with everyone else, so I ended up taking a chance and using them. My things will be here in a couple of months. I can't speak to the quality yet personally since my stuff isn't here yet, but Ken at White Glove has been great to work with so far.
Looks like checking-in as many extra luggage that will be allowed is the way to go. Thanks for your reply though.