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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Best Furniture Removalist

Safe Removalist
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021
Furniture Removalists

Safe Removalist

5.0 from 1,039 reviews

Latest review: They guys come on time they came 2 trucks and start loading the truck no complain and all I’m very happy with their service I’ll definitely use safe removalist aga

  • Rates and Fees
    4.8 (172)
  • Job Satisfaction
    5.0 (175)
  • Timeliness
    5.0 (174)
2nd Best Furniture Removalist
Man With A Van
  • Award Winner 2022
Furniture Removalists

Man With A Van

4.9 from 850 reviews

Latest review: 3BR house with steep narrow stairs! Matthew and his mate were great. Fast, efficient and extra careful. Inside had just been painted and floors polished prior to move in. Not a single mark anywhere!

  • Rates and Fees
    4.7 (179)
  • Job Satisfaction
    5.0 (190)
  • Timeliness
    5.0 (190)
3rd Best Furniture Removalist
Moveage Group
  • Award Winner 2022
Furniture Removalists

Moveage Group

4.9 from 618 reviews

Latest review: We moved from a 4 brm home, 40 minutes distance to our next property. The guys were efficient, courteous, respectful. The communication from the first contact to the end was very

  • Rates and Fees
    4.7 (90)
  • Job Satisfaction
    5.0 (93)
  • Timeliness
    4.9 (93)
Mates Group Removals
Furniture Removalists

Mates Group Removals

5.0 from 263 reviews

Latest review: I really appreciate your help today specially with the raining highly recommended thanks a lot for you hard work today. I’ll definitely recommend you to all my friends and family thank y

The Moving Man
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021
Furniture Removalists

The Moving Man

4.9 from 397 reviews

Latest review: Moved from Perth to Dunsborough. Great punctual / efficient service, very happy with my decision to go with this company. The 2 guys were very friendly and looked after all our belongings. Highly

TAXIBOX
  • Award Winner 2022
Furniture Removalists and Storage Providers

TAXIBOX

4.8 from 1,003 reviews

Latest review: Excellent customer service from taxi box. Constant keeping in touch and letting you know what the next step was how much it would cost and when it would happen. Very happy with this company and would

Brisk Transport
  • Award Winner 2021
Furniture Removalists

Brisk Transport

4.9 from 357 reviews

Latest review: We moved from a large 4 Bedroom house, two containers worth from Melbourne to the Gold Coast - came on time, 2 hours to pack both containers and 2 hours to offload. The staff were very helpful and

Caloundra Removals & Storage
  • Award Winner 2022
  • 2021
Furniture Removalists

Caloundra Removals & Storage

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4.8 from 465 reviews

Caloundra Removals & Storage operates primarily on the Sunshine Coast – but also does efficient interstate removals between Brisbane, Sydney, the Sunshine Coast and Melbourne.

Ashtons Removals
Furniture Removalists

Ashtons Removals

4.9 from 201 reviews

Latest review: 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

Rocket Removals
Furniture Removalists

Rocket Removals

4.8 from 247 reviews

Latest review: We recently sold a house and moved into smaller apartment. I received advertising in my mail box from Rocket and decided to give them a go. Fantastic is all I can say. They are soooo obliging and

Men That Move
Furniture Removalists

Men That Move

4.8 from 212 reviews

Latest review: Guys were to arrive in between 7am and 8am, first guy arrived at 8am, had a look at items to be transported ( 2bedroom apartment ) told me 4 hours maximum . The truck and second guy arrived at 8.30am

Pick & Pack Removals
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Pick & Pack Removals

4.8 from 164 reviews

Latest review: We had a very large move to 2 different addresses. The guys worked hard and got everything moved, but they broke the glass top of a desk. "Don't worry, we'll fix it" they said. That was 4 months

AAA City Removalist
  • Award Winner 2022
Furniture Removalists

AAA City Removalist

4.6 from 1,433 reviews
Services OfferedInterstate Removals and Local Removals

Servicing NSW and the ACT, AAA City Removalist can move your belongings from your home or office to your new destination, giving you extra peace of mind about your relocation.

Quick & Easy Removals
Furniture Removalists

Quick & Easy Removals

4.6 from 833 reviews

Latest review: Apartment, 2 bedroom Melbourne to Sydney Started and delivered on time in full Items were safely moved with no damage Great service from George and his team White goods and expensive furniture

OSS World Wide Movers
  • Award Winner 2022
Furniture Removalists

OSS World Wide Movers

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4.6 from 455 reviews

Latest review: We knew moving during a pandemic wouldn't be easy, but the way our timeline unfolded, we left Texas, August 2021. We had hired a local moving company but unfortunately the bad news never stopped

A2B Removals
  • Award Winner 2022
Furniture Removalists

A2B Removals

4.7 from 233 reviews

Latest review: Would highly recommend A2B for anyone looking for a professional removal company. Both Dalis and Dennis were professional, efficient and extremely easy to deal with, ensuring our house move was pain

iMove
  • Award Winner 2021
Furniture Removalists

iMove

4.6 from 810 reviews

Latest review: Firas and Evon moved us from our 4 bedroom house in Sydney in pouring rain to the Gold Coast in one day arriving at a decent time and unloading quickly and without

Careful Movers
Furniture Removalists

Careful Movers

4.7 from 196 reviews

Latest review: I only needed a single but very heavy piece of furniture moved. It can be hard to find a mover with the necessary equipment for a small job like this, but Careful Movers got back to me straight away

Vicmovers
Furniture Removalists

Vicmovers

4.9 from 91 reviews

Latest review: I know this review is late- Back in the last weekend of May (Melbourne's 2nd lockdown), I used Vic Movers to move from a first floor apartment to a house 30mins out of Melbourne. I was just amazed

Home James WA
  • Award Winner 2022
Furniture Removalists

Home James WA

5.0 from 73 reviews

Latest review: Moved from storage container to apartment in the city. An experienced and lovely team who completed the job in a timely manner. Professional, flexible and were great to have a conversation with.

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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.