Best Furniture Removalists

If you think back to the last time you moved house, you’ll probably remember the chaos and stress of the whole experience - but getting a trusty furniture removalist to move your things with care could change your mind about moving.

Rather than simply opting for the first cheap removalist near you that you find, looking out for a company’s customer service, efficiency, level of insurance and accreditation can help ensure your next move is as painless as it can be. Continue Reading...

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Brisk Transport

Brisk Transport

4.8 from 423 reviews

#1 Interstate Removalist with over 30 years experience. Discover why.

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Safe Removalist & Storage

Safe Removalist & Storage 🏆 2024

5.0  (1,304) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals, Storage and Transit Insurance
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HK G.
HK G.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
  Verified
Mates Group Removals

Mates Group Removals

5.0  (551) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals and Local Removals
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Isaac L.
Isaac L.NSWSydney, NSW
  Verified
Great workBooked 3 movers and got jobs done . Happy with the experience. Thanks for your service
Man With A Van

Man With A Van 🏆 2024

4.9  (1,034) Summary
  • Services OfferedLocal Removals
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Roy M.
Roy M.
  Verified
Moveage Group

Moveage Group

4.9  (649) Summary
  • Services OfferedLocal Removals and Storage
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Ben and Hayley
Ben and Hayley2 posts
  Verified
Great Service!Johno, Daniel and Team at Moveage Group helped us with our recent move. Second time we have engaged Moveage Group. They were excellent. On time. Very efficient. Nice guys too. Highly recommend!
TAXIBOX

TAXIBOX 🏆 2024

4.8  (1,267) Summary
  • Services OfferedInternational Removals, Interstate Removals, Local Removals and Storage
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Bill
Bill4 posts
  Verified
Rockstar performance from Steve!Steve the operator for my job was an absolute star. Did a great job and was very professional throughout I would highly recommend him for his outstanding client services. The HQ team was also first class in any communication and contact that I had with them. Especially Liz. Again highly recommend
The Moving Man

The Moving Man

4.9  (405) Summary
  • Services OfferedLocal Removals, Storage and Transit Insurance
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Chanelle B.
Chanelle B.5 posts
  Verified
Caloundra Removals & Storage

Caloundra Removals & Storage 🏆 2024

4.9  (577) Summary
  • Services OfferedLocal Removals, Interstate Removals, Transit Insurance and Storage
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Was
Was2 posts
  Verified QLD, Sunshine Coast
Smooth Carefree Moving!Our move from the Gold Coast to Bowral NSW went smoothly and without a hitch. The team that picked up our items from the Gold Coast were excellent - courteous, helpful and efficient. The same goes for the team that did the unpacking at Bowral. Would recommend Caloundra Removals to anyone. Great Job !
Brisk Transport

Brisk Transport

4.8  (423) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals and Local Removals
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Craig
CraigQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  Verified
Holloway Removals & Storage

Holloway Removals & Storage 🏆 2024

4.8  (551) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals, Local Removals and Storage
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Robert
Robert2 posts
  Verified
Excellent, efficient, professional and courteous!Excellent, efficient, professional and courteous!
Great communication, respectful, smooth operation.
I highly recommend Holloways!
Optimove

Optimove 🏆 2024

4.8  (366) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals, Local Removals and Storage
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Over it
Over itQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  Verified
AwesomeExcellent service. Couldn't ask for better people to help with my move
Ashtons Removals

Ashtons Removals

4.9  (199) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals, Local Removals, Storage and Transit Insurance
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Elizabeth Sophia
Elizabeth SophiaQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
  Verified
These guys rock!!Ashtons are amazing! From the moment I made contact, packing and unload at new home, they are just amazing. Everything arrived perfectly & nothing was a bother. Highly recommend them when you move
Rocket Removals

Rocket Removals

4.8  (249) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals, Local Removals and Storage
Tony
TonyVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
  Verified
Men That Move

Men That Move

4.8  (221) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals, Local Removals and Storage
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concerned
concerned
  Verified
AAA City Removalist

AAA City Removalist 🏆 2024

4.6  (1,696) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals, Local Removals and Storage
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Moey
MoeyNSWSydney, NSW
  Verified
Truck 14 (Rond and Michael)Rond and Michael were amazing! On time and extremely professional. Very quick with loading and unloading, all items got to my place safe and sound. I will highly recommend them for anyone looking for movers.
Budget Self Pack Containers

Budget Self Pack Containers

4.9  (127) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals, Local Removals and Storage
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Antonio
AntonioQLDWide Bay-Burnett, QLD2 posts
  Verified
Moved using my own containerNot cheap but well worth the money for the ease of doing business and peace of mind this service provided moving my 20ft high cube 2000k interstate

I found all the staff I dealt with to be very knowledgeable, courteous and professional

Communications were excellent, pickup and delivery were spot on time and the drivers were also very helpful

Quick & Easy Removals

Quick & Easy Removals

4.6  (910) Summary
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Sal
SalNSWSydney, NSW2 posts
  Verified
Excellent service from start to endFrom my first call to make an enquiry Melinda was excellent helping me work through the stress of moving! The moving guys arrived spot on the time agreed and were v efficient and friendly. No hassle at all. Great communication throughout. Would totally recommend quick and easy removals.
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Pick & Pack Removals

Pick & Pack Removals

4.8  (166) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals and Local Removals
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Sasi
SasiNSWSydney, NSW4 posts
  Verified
James & montaz fantastic fast moversJames and montaz on time and great care of my glass items and furniture small move but done great and will use in the future again if needed to move recommend to all .
A2B Removals

A2B Removals

4.7  (264) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals, Local Removals, Storage and Transit Insurance
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Benjamin
BenjaminWAPerth, WA
  Verified
Commercial MoveVery happy with the service as well as efficency of A2B removals. The guys turned up on time and were very helpful and went out of their way to do whatever they could do make the move as painless as possible. Many thanks Leo and Stefan for your service. You were great!

Would highly reccommend.

On Time Removals

On Time Removals

5.0  (103) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals and Local Removals
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Samantha M.
Samantha M.
  Verified
iMove

iMove 🏆 2024

4.6  (994) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals and Local Removals
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Paula
PaulaVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
  Verified
OSS World Wide Movers

OSS World Wide Movers

4.6  (511) Summary
  • Services OfferedInternational Removals
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Gian A.
Gian A.NSWSydney, NSW2 posts
  Verified NSW, Kings Park
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Home James WA

Home James WA

5.0  (83) Summary
  • Services OfferedLocal Removals and Transit Insurance
Marie L.
Marie L.WAPerth, WA
  Verified
Careful Movers

Careful Movers

4.7  (214) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals and Local Removals
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Tracy
TracyNSWSydney, NSW
  Verified
Vicmovers

Vicmovers

4.9  (94) Summary
  • Services OfferedLocal Removals
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Marc
Marc
  Verified
Top Removals

Top Removals

4.6  (210) Summary
  • Services OfferedLocal Removals, Interstate Removals, Transit Insurance and Storage
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ScottT
ScottTNSWSydney, NSW
  Verified Sydney
Robina Removals

Robina Removals

4.8  (110) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals, Local Removals, Storage and Transit Insurance
Alisa
Alisa
  Verified
Great experience, would definitely recommend!Robina Removals were fantastic. Lana made the whole process enjoyable, she was great to deal with and communicated well. The move went smoothly and the removalists were professional and friendly. Will be using them again. Show reply
Muval

Muval

4.6  (219) Summary
  • Services OfferedInternational Removals, Interstate Removals and Local Removals
Is B.
Is B.
  Verified
Peter Sadler

Peter Sadler

4.7  (118) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals and Local Removals
Kimberley C.
Kimberley C.VICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts
  Verified
Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck

4.4  (548) Summary
  • Services OfferedInterstate Removals and Storage
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Hercules V.
Hercules V.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
  Verified
Move My Stuff

Move My Stuff

4.4  (291) Summary
  • Services OfferedLocal Removals, Storage and Transit Insurance
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sioux
sioux3 posts
  Verified
Brisk Transport

Brisk Transport

4.8 from 423 reviews

#1 Interstate Removalist with over 30 years experience. Discover why.

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What do furniture removalists do?

Two furniture removalists removing cardboard boxes from the back of a van

Furniture removalists remove and move household and office furniture to different locations - this can be anywhere from between two places in the same suburb to between two places in the same state, territory, or country, and sometimes even internationally.

They generally come to the pick-up address, remove furniture and other goods, and load them into the removal vehicle (usually a van or truck) before transporting them to the move-in site and unloading them there.

However there’s more to furniture removal than the name suggests.

Furniture removalist services sometimes also offer the following:

  • Inspection of the pick-up premises to determine what needs to be moved.
  • Packing and labelling items when required.
  • Unpacking boxes.
  • Hiring boxes, cartons, and other moving containers.
  • Cleaning services.
  • Moving pets and/or plants.
  • Storage for furniture or other items at their own or a third-party storage facility.
  • Clearing out unwanted items and moving them to a donation facility or the tip.

Is it worth hiring a furniture removalist?

That depends on what resources you have available to you at the time of your move. If you have plenty of time to spare, the right vehicle, and don’t mind doing the heavy lifting yourself, then you may find that outsourcing this work isn’t worth the cost.

Pros
Less stress. The stress of coordinating and executing a move can be difficult, and movers can take over this process for you. You also don’t need to worry about putting friendships to the test by roping in your mates or family to help you.
Movers are trained to move all types of items. Having experienced, professional movers means they’ll know how to move items that are more fiddly to transport - such as that huge couch or piano that you’re scratching your head over.
Less time consuming. You won’t have to worry about constant back and forth trips between our old home and new home - a mover can usually do it all in one trip.
Don't need your own equipment. To do your own move, you may need to borrow a van, or buy or borrow equipment like a hand trolley or lifting straps to move heavier items, and surface guards or furniture mover pads to protect your floors when you drag items over it. Hiring a removalist means you don’t need to worry about getting these extra tools, as they’ll have everything needed.
Less physically demanding. Movers are physically fit and will do all the heavy lifting for you, so in many cases you’ll barely have to lift a finger. If you experience chronic pain, back pain, or another physical condition, you may want to sit a DIY furniture removal out.
Cons
More expensive. The removalist cost is often the main (and sometimes only) reason many people don’t enlist professional help. For many, the repeated car trips in between homes to save that extra cost is worth it - you’ll have to think about the trade-off and see whether you value your money or time more.
Can be difficult entrusting your belongings to strangers. You may have valuable and sentimental items, such as family heirlooms, antiques, or fragile items that make it difficult for you to hand over to movers - and even if you don’t, you may still be concerned about the safety of your things. That’s why finding a reputable mover is so important.

What to look for in a furniture removal company

Customer service

A good place to start when trying to figure out the reputability of a mover is by asking around - word of mouth will be as good as gold in your search.

Read the latest reviews to find out more about a company’s level of customer service, whether the movers arrived on time for the job, and how well they performed a job.

Having the weight of positive reviews about a removalist’s great service behind them can help you rest a little easier during the moving day stress.

Some companies also offer socially distanced furniture removal services to keep in accordance with any relevant COVID-19 restrictions.

Accreditation

Furniture removalists don’t require a specific certification in order to do their job, but for some people, knowing that their mover is subject to certain checks can give them peace of mind when entrusting them with their belongings.

The Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA) audits its members and has a code of conduct that outlines removal training, practices and standards that accredited movers must undertake and abide by. You can consult their website to find a removalist that complies with the organisation’s regulations.

Insurance

While all reputable furniture movers will do everything they can to ensure your belongings are safely moved from A to B, the reality is is that not everything is in our control and accidents can and do happen.

An insured removalist is more likely to be a safe removalist. Considering you want your items to be delivered intact, you should only book an insured mover.

Consider the following questions when shopping around for a furniture removalist - bonus points for movers who have their level of insurance listed clearly on their website.

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • Are the transported goods insured? What happens if goods are damaged or lost? Movers should be able to confidently provide you with a ‘replace or reimburse’ guarantee.
  • Is their vehicle insured?

How much does it cost for furniture removals?

Woman writing 'Fragile' on a cardboard box

Before shopping around for a home or office removalist, you should take note of your contents so you can give a mover an idea of what needs to be transported to get a more accurate removalist quote and see if they can feasibly do the job.

Different home removalists will charge differently, but most will either charge by the hour or quote you for the entire job, often from how long it takes to leave their base for the job until the time it takes them to return to the base after the job’s completion.

Removalist prices will vary depending on a few factors:

  • Type of move. Are you after a single item removal, moving a few pieces of furniture, the contents of a room, or a whole home? The more you have to move, the more you will need to pay, particularly if you need a truck removalist rather than a van or the removalist company needs to send out multiple people to do the move.
  • Type of property you’re moving from and into. If you’re moving from or into an upper floor apartment - particularly one without an elevator - then you’ll likely need to fork out more than if you’re moving from or into a single story house.
  • Distance between pick-up and move-in addresses. The longer the mover will be on the road travelling from one location to the other, the more you’ll have to pay.
  • Date of move. Keep in mind that you may be charged a surcharge for moving on a weekend or public holiday.
  • Time of move. Take the timing of your move into consideration and try to book a removalist when road traffic will be lightest to help you keep your costs down and ensure a (relatively) speedy move.

Many removalist websites will offer online estimates to help you determine a rough cost, and then can provide you with a more detailed quote once you send them more information about your specific move.

You should try and get at least 3 different quotes from different local removalists to see how much you should expect to pay to move your things as well as to ensure you’re getting a good deal. This however doesn’t necessarily mean you should go with the cheapest quote, as you should look for value and level of service above all else.

Backloading

If you’re doing a long-distance move, consider looking into backloading services to reduce costs - it’s often the cheapest way to move furniture interstate.

Backloading refers to when your belongings are loaded onto a vehicle that is returning empty back to the city it originally came from - it’s simply taking advantage of a truck that’s in the right place at the right time.

It usually means you’ll only really have to pay for a one-way rather than a return trip, or you may even only need to pay for the space that your belongings occupy on the moving vehicle.

This is usually a more viable option for those who can be more flexible with their move date, as they’ll have to wait for when the vehicle is passing through their area.

Preparing for your removalist

Removalists can usually only do a good job if you’re also pulling your weight in the lead up to and on the moving day. Here are a few tips to help you organise yourself and your things so that the movers can be efficient.

  • Have your things packed in secure, clearly labelled boxes. Highlight any fragile items or items that are special to you to ensure that they’re handled with extra care.
  • Disassemble furniture if required, and empty and defrost your fridge ahead of time.
  • Ensure you also have someone at the move-in address to let the movers into the property and provide direction with unloading.
  • Make sure that there’s adequate parking for the removalist vehicle at both addresses. If you have your own vehicle, you could park it in a large space the night before to ‘reserve’ the spot for your mover, or even get permission from a neighbour to use their driveway. Doing this can prevent you racking up a fine or angering your new neighbours if the removalist has to double park.
  • Label any packed boxes with the room they should be moved into to save time and help you locate items easily.

Wrapping up

Packing up your life and moving can be a significant milestone for many people, and having professionals there to help you can help make the process as smooth as possible. However, everyone's moves are different, so deciding whether a mover is the right option for you is ultimately up to you.

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