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How much does a removalist cost?

Moving home can be a daunting time, and nothing creates more stress than the thought of how much it might end up costing.

This page will help demystify the cost of removalists so you can start to plan your budget and move without the worry.

Contents

  • What are the different types of removalists?
  • How much does a local move cost?
  • How much does an interstate move cost?
  • How much does a removalist cost per hour in Australia?
  • What is the cheapest day to hire a moving company?
  • What other costs will there be when I move house?

What are the different types of removalists?

When it comes to budgeting for your removalist, one of the biggest factors will be the type of removalist you choose.Β 

The most expensive option when you move home is a valet, or full-service, removalist. This is an all-inclusive option that includes a packing service, packing materials, loading and unloading and even unpacking at your new home.

On the other end of the scale, truck hire or a man-with-a-van is the cheapest option for moving homes. However, you should remember that with this option you will need to supply your own packing materials, and if you have heavy or special items, you may need to pay for a removalist service for the items you can’t manage yourself.

Most removalist companies can tailor their services to meet your budget, meaning you will do some of the work yourself and leave the rest up to them. It’s a good idea to talk to your movers, or a Move-In Connect expert, to find a level of service that’s right for you.

How much does a local move cost?

How much does a local move cost?

A local move is a move within the same city or surrounding areas.Β 

A guide to the cost of a local move in Melbourne, Sydney and other major Australian cities is below. The final cost of your move will depend on the size of your home, the type of removalist service you use and the distance.

Cost Of A Local Move
Small apartment

$370 – $620

3-bedroom house

$1,470 – $1,960

4-bedroom house

$2,200 – $3,150

How much does an interstate move cost?

An interstate or long-distance move can cost from $3,000 to $6,000, depending on the size of your house, the distance moved and the type of removalist service you choose.

The below table is a guide only. Talk to a Move-In Connect expert for a final, guaranteed quote before you move home.

There are some other costs you should budget for your interstate move:

  • Personal moving costs e.g. flights, petrol and accommodation
  • Vehicle relocation
  • Pet relocation
  • Storage

How much does a removalist cost per hour in Australia?

The average hourly rate of a removalist in Australia is between $25 to $40, depending on where you live and the type of service you use.

Hiring a removalist by the hour is common if you are packing yourself and moving locally.

The below table is a guide only.

Cost Of A Removalist Per Hour
2 Tonne Truck | 1 – 2 Movers

$25 – $35

4 Tonne Truck | 2 Movers

$45

6 Tonne Truck | 2 Movers

$50

8 Tonne Truck | 2 Movers

$55

10 Tonne Truck | 2 Movers

$60

What is the cheapest day to hire a moving company?

Sunday to Thursday are the cheapest days to hire a moving company. This is generally because demand is high on Fridays and Saturdays.

However, every moving company is different. Talk to a Move-In Connect expert to get a guaranteed quote for your preferred moving day.

What other costs will there be when I move house?

To avoid any unpleasant surprises, you should consider all the costs associated with moving house, not just the cost of the removalist.

Some things to consider include:

  • Moving insurance (if not included with your removalists)
  • Cleaners
  • Moving boxes and packing materials
  • Storage
  • Rubbish removal
  • Utilities – electricity and gas connection, NBN plan, 5G internet or 4G wireless broadband connection and Foxtel or PayTV

Save yourself a lot of time and stress by letting Move-In Connect do all the hard work for you. We can help you compare gas and electricity providers to connect power at your new home, arrange an NBN connection or home 5G/4G wireless broadband internet AND book your movers, storage and cleaners so you can focus on the fun parts of moving home!

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What other costs will there be when I move house?

Conclusion

The cost of a removalist can be anywhere from $370 for a small local move to $6,000 for an interstate move. The key variables that will affect the price you pay are the size of the move, the distance and the type of removal service you use.

Before moving homes, discuss your moving needs and find an option that suits your budget, by calling our moving experts on 1300 786 045.

Use these links to read more about the costs of moving house.

Gas And Electricity Providers Connection Fees
Connect Foxtel and Pay TV Australia

5G vs NBN Connection: Which Is Right For My New Home

GUIDE: How To Move Home


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