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Moving interstate? Find out how to save yourself the hassle with a removal service

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Moving house tops the list of most stressful things to do, and for good reason. There are a lot of things to consider and a lot of work is involved. Because of this, it's comforting to know you can trust the heavy lifting to the professionals.

Keep reading to find out what to look for in an interstate removal company and where to book online.

What is an interstate removal?

Interstate removal is where you pack up your household or business and move to another state. You can hire an interstate removal company to help you move just about anything from cars to farming equipment and machinery.

Interstate removal involves hiring a team or company of interstate removalists to take care of the packing, transporting, and unpacking. Some companies also offer storage and additional services such as safe pet transportation.

When should I use an interstate removal company?

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If you are moving to another state and have a lot of items to be moved, you could use the help of an interstate removal company. They can take care of the entire move from start to finish. Some interstate removal companies will also help you move big items such as heavy gardening or gym equipment.

How do I compare interstate removal brands?

It's always a good idea to compare a few interstate removal companies to see how they differ. Websites such as Airtasker, Oneflare and TaskRabbit are good places to start. When you post your moving requirements online through these platforms, you will get several quotes from different companies, making it easier to compare.

Take a look at what services the interstate removal company offers and for what price. It's also important to look at the company's online reviews to get a sense of quality. You should check third-party review sites, not just those listed on the company's website.

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Name Product Free quote? Flat rate fee? Insurance? Interstate moving? Areas serviced
Mooval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Across Melbourne and Sydney
Muval
Muval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart
Muval provides connections to removal companies for those wanting to move interstate or locally.
Allied
Allied
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga
Allied provides moving services around Australia and the world.
Mini Movers
Mini Movers
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast
Offers local, direct door-to-door, short distance moving with hourly rates.
Dawson Moving and Storage
Dawson Moving and Storage
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, New Castle, Townsville, Bunbury, Hobart, Launceston
Local furniture mover and interstate removalist.
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How much does interstate removal cost?

Most interstate removal companies will charge by the hour with prices typically around the following:

  • Low range: $70 per hour
  • Mid-range: $110 per hour
  • High range: $200 per hour

The mid-range hourly fee for removals is around the average cost. The higher range fees would include extras such as packing items and wrapping furniture.

You will probably pay more for special requirements such as moving heavy equipment or pet transportation.

How should I prepare for my interstate removal?

Depending on who you've hired and which service you've booked, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your move:

  • Keep your driveway and entranceway clear so the movers can park as close as possible
  • Clean and clear each room of any clutter
  • Cover and protect flooring and carpeting with drop sheets
  • Pack precious items such as jewellery yourself and transport them in your own car
  • Make an inventory of all your valuable items for insurance purposes
  • Label and itemise all boxes to make unpacking easier
  • Get copies of your new door keys cut for the movers
  • Provide directions and the address of your destination
  • Empty and defrost your fridge and freezer.

Do I need to be home during my removal?

Some people prefer to leave the whole business of packing and moving to the professionals, while they focus on preparing the new location for the move-in.

On the other hand, being at home or on site lets you keep an eye on things and make sure nothing gets mistreated or left behind.

What does an interstate removal service include and not include?

What's included and not included in your interstate removal all depends on the company and your moving requirements.

Here are a few of the services you can expect to find when you use an interstate removal company:

Included

  • Packing items to be moved
  • Truck and transportation
  • Storage
  • Pet transportation
  • Plants and agricultural, soil
  • Animals or animal products
  • Farming and gardening machinery and other equipment
  • Recreational machinery
  • Gym equipment
  • Cars and other vehicles.

Not included

  • Storage isn't always available

Pros and cons of using an interstate removal service

Make sure you weigh up the benefits and drawbacks of using one of these services before you hire them:

Pros

  • Leave all the heavy lifting to the movers
  • No need to rent a moving truck or equipment
  • No need to pack everything yourself.

Cons

  • Not all companies offer insurance
  • Sometimes boxes and items get lost in transit
  • More expensive than moving yourself.

Bottom line

Depending on the kind of move you have ahead of you and how much time you have to get everything done, hiring an interstate removal company can take a lot of the stress out of the move itself. Not only will they take care of the heavy lifting, but they can also unpack everything at your new location and have you ready to move in right away.

Frequently asked questions

Is the interstate removal company insured to cover damages?

The moving company should have insurance, but for added peace of mind make sure this is the case before your move starts.

What's included in their fees?

Find out if the interstate removal company's fees cover any additional services, such as a missing items policy.

How long do you have to book ahead and do they guarantee on-time delivery?

Ask the interstate removal company about scheduling and if they can guarantee an arrival date and time. It will make your move go that much smoother.

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