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7 Tips to Follow When Hiring Interstate Removalists in Canberra

You have many things to look forward to when you move interstate. Your new home, the new environment and the new places to explore will definitely keep you up at night in the days leading up to the move. However, you should not be kept awake worrying about hiring an interstate removalist. At Dawson Moving … Continue reading “7 Tips to Follow When Hiring Interstate Removalists in Canberra”

17th August, 2018 Read More

5 Questions to Ask Your Interstate Removalists in Melbourne

As you prepare to move interstate, you will need to consider hiring an interstate removalist company that can transport your belongings in a timely and secure manner. There are many companies offering interstate removal services, so asking the right questions will help you choose the removalist you require. In a previous blog we posted titled, … Continue reading “5 Questions to Ask Your Interstate Removalists in Melbourne”

27th July, 2018 Read More

7 Tips on How to Find a Good Moving Company in Melbourne

Moving houses in Melbourne can be a stressful time and it is best to find a moving company who has the experience and equipment to help achieve the smoothest move possible. For a hassle-free start in your new home remember these tips when hiring movers in Melbourne. Here we share top 7 tips on how … Continue reading “7 Tips on How to Find a Good Moving Company in Melbourne”

25th June, 2018 Read More

Top 5 Tips for Hiring the Best Removalists in Canberra

Wise up with this quick read from expert Canberra removalists who share 5 top moving tips. 1. Truck depot distance should be considered Whilst different furniture removalists in Canberra have different policies regarding travel fees from depot to depot, it is usually best to choose a company whose depot is within 15km of either your … Continue reading “Top 5 Tips for Hiring the Best Removalists in Canberra”

2nd June, 2018 Read More

How Much Does It Cost To Relocate in Melbourne?

The best way to achieve a cost-effective relocation in Melbourne is by planning well. Whether you are moving to a rental property in Melbourne or a newly purchased home, the cost of relocating with professional Melbourne removalists can range from $500 – $1500. Melbourne movers are likely to be your primary expense when relocating. The … Continue reading “How Much Does It Cost To Relocate in Melbourne?”

8th May, 2018 Read More

How Much Do Moving Companies Charge in Melbourne?

As with any service, the most common question posed to movers in Melbourne is ‘how much does a moving company cost in Melbourne?’ There is no wonder that cost is a primary concern because there are often plenty of other expenses that come moving time; from house cleaning to the purchase of new home furnishings, … Continue reading “How Much Do Moving Companies Charge in Melbourne?”

1st May, 2018 Read More

How Much Does It Cost To Hire Movers in Canberra?

Being well prepared for your upcoming local move in Canberra is the best way to ensure the smoothest move possible; and knowing the costs of hiring movers in Canberra is the first step. Hiring Movers in Canberra There are dozens of professional removalists in Canberra who offer similar services but when asking ‘how much do … Continue reading “How Much Does It Cost To Hire Movers in Canberra?”

30th April, 2018 Read More

How Much Do Long Distance Movers Cost in Australia?

Long distance removalists in Australia offer specialist services in areas such as packing, storage ad transportation of your furniture and goods. Australia is an enormous continent, with many interstate moves requiring long journeys across hundreds to thousands of kilometres. When you consider the fact that your interstate removal or long-distance move requires expert loading, safe … Continue reading “How Much Do Long Distance Movers Cost in Australia?”

15th April, 2018 Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Move a House in Canberra?

    Essentially, there are two ways to move houses in Canberra; DIY moving or hiring professional removalists in Canberra. When moving houses on a budget, DIY moving may seem like the best choice, however it is always best to do some research to make sure your decision is well informed. DIY Moving in Canberra … Continue reading “How Much Does it Cost to Move a House in Canberra?”

22nd March, 2018 Read More

How Much Does Self-Storage Cost in Melbourne?

Self-Storage Cost in Melbourne Self-storage for furniture and boxed items is an excellent way to free up space in your Melbourne office or home. Whether you are downsizing, decluttering, presenting your property for sale or rent, leaving Melbourne or have someone moving in, the option to store your bulky furniture and unused items is best … Continue reading “How Much Does Self-Storage Cost in Melbourne?”

13th February, 2018 Read More

How Much Does Moving Houses Cost in Melbourne?

The cost of moving houses in Melbourne is one of the most important considerations when it comes to planning your move. Whether you choose to hire professional Melbourne removalists or do it yourself, moving houses in Melbourne generally costs in excess of $300.00. Of course, the scale of your move will impact the price of … Continue reading “How Much Does Moving Houses Cost in Melbourne?”

22nd November, 2017 Read More

How to Move Interstate from Melbourne?

It is understandable that moving interstate from Melbourne can feel like a massive undertaking for those who need to do so. There is an interstate moving strategy which Dawson Moving & Storage follow to make the process less stressful for their clients. Here they share their advice on how to move interstate from Melbourne. Secure … Continue reading “How to Move Interstate from Melbourne?”

30th October, 2017 Read More

Where to Get the Best Removalist Quote Online?

A crucial component of choosing professional home or office removalists in Melbourne is obtaining quotes. This first step in the process of moving, will help you determine which local removalist you will hire. Getting the best removalist quote online does not always mean hunting for the cheapest quote, but rather finding out who will offer … Continue reading “Where to Get the Best Removalist Quote Online?”

10th October, 2017 Read More

Where to Buy Cheap Moving Supplies?

It is impossible to move without the right moving supplies, but you don’t want the cost of packing products to eat up your budget for moving in Melbourne.   The solution is to buy your cheap moving supplies from Dawson Moving & Storage. Cheap moving supplies including; tape, moving or storage boxes, porta-robes, packing paper … Continue reading “Where to Buy Cheap Moving Supplies?”

5th October, 2017 Read More

Where to Buy Carton Boxes for Moving in Melbourne?

A well organised move requires the best moving equipment and supplies. In Melbourne, Dawson Moving & Storage sell quality packing supplies at cheap prices so that your valuables can be safely transported locally or interstate. When you are looking to buy moving boxes in Melbourne, it is best to create a rough list of your … Continue reading “Where to Buy Carton Boxes for Moving in Melbourne?”

19th September, 2017 Read More



  • We were very happy with the 3 guys who we had who went out of their way to may the day run as smoothly as possible.  Would definitely use you guys again!

    Sam & Tracey

  • Thank you for the delivery yesterday (Canberra) and the four men were so amazingly strong, polite and respectful. They looked after my delivery with great care . I would highly recommend you and your team. Thank you


  • Just a quick note of thanks to you and the staff at Dawson Moving for the excellent support and removal from Burra to Rochester. Everything arrived in good order. In particular Candy and I would like to thank Marty for an outstanding and professional job. His skills and advice are to be commended. Also the two teams assisting Marty did a great job. All the best and we will certainly recommend Dawson Moving to anybody we know moving.

    Len & Candy

  • Thankyou to Dawsons for making our move from Melbourne to Leeton a very smooth move. Thanks to the drivers and workers all did a fantastic job thankyou.


  • I’m writing to compliment Dawson Moving & Storage (Canberra branch) about my very positive experience with the removalist staff that conducted my recent relocation from Queanbeyan to Barton. From initial contact, the 2 removalists were friendly and went to great effort to affect the move quickly but with the upmost care. Because of their professional approach to the task, my move was completed quickly with no damage, nor any need of assistance from me, making this one of my easiest moves. As agents representing Dawson, they certainly portrayed the company as professional, reputable and customer service focused.  I commend the two gentlemen for their professionalism and superlative customer engagement, they are a credit to be associated with your company. Please pass on my appreciation to them. I could not be more satisfied and will have no hesitation advising others of the exemplary service provided by the Dawson Moving & Storage.


  • A compliment to the staff and organisation of Dawson Moving and Storage Pty Ltd. From the first contact we made for a quote, through to the final return of the boxes to the warehouse, our contact with them was a pleasure. We could not fault the attention and advice that Kirily and Anne gave us in the office, and appreciated how good tempered they were when we asked the same questions over and over. We learned that if Kirily said we needed more boxes, just take her word for it! On moving day, a terrible day of 38 degrees, Bob and his team arrived on time, packed, transported, unloaded and looked after our possessions as if they were their own. I chose to return the cartons in spite of Dawson's offering to collect. All it took was a call to Kirily, and staff were made available to unload my vehicle. Moving is stressful, but a good carrier makes it much less so.  

    Marg & Frank

  • I just want to thank you for your moving of my furniture on Tuesday. The chaps were so helpful and did a great job.


  • I would like to acknowledge the excellent service provided by your company for our move from Huntingdale to Rutherglen. We would like you to know the packers Mick and Helen were awesome. We have now unpacked everything and there were no breakages. It was very impressive the speed at which they packed, they were true professionals. Please pass on our thanks to them. Gary and his removalists were also fantastic with the pickup and drop off. Everything was dropped off where it needed to go, even with the complexity of the garage not being next to the house. Gary was very easy to work with and made light work of the task. Again please pass on our thanks. We would definitely recommend Dawson Moving & STorage to others. It was a great experience and great value for money.

    Darren & Fiona

  • This is just a short letter of appreciation for the professional manner we encountered from all your staff in our recent move from Kilsyth. Special mention to the removalists, Brett, Tim, Daniel and Dan, nothing was a problem for them, especially placing things in rooms of our new home. We have already given your details to friends in Melbourne who have a move in the near future and we will continue to do so when asked. Thank you again.

    Liz & Steve

  • Our experience with Dawson was great! The guys were on time, tried to work within the time allocations and yes, there were no breakages! Dawson really eased our move, I recommend them highly!


  • The two removalists who handled the pick up from  Wanniassa were simply outstanding! They took pride in their appearance, communicated with us so well, and worked professionally around the home. They put a lot of thought into the packing of the container - it took them around 5 hours of careful packing. They deserve the highest praise for their efforts and we could not be any happier with the service provided. Nothing in the container was damaged and this in part was very much due to their careful packing. At the other end, Winter Valley, Ballarat, the two removalists who emptied the container, turned up on time, and worked hard to bring all of the contents into and around the house. I guess, the only blemish in the unloading was that the younger man appeared to be suffering terribly from the flu. He was not really that talkative, but he didn’t stop working either. We had labelled the boxes for the rooms, and made it clear where the rooms were, but many of these ended up in wrong places, which was really not much of a problem. Given that he did have the flu, this haphazardness was understandable, but unfortunately, 2 days later, I ended up with the same flu! The team leader was courteous and thoughtful. We are settling in to our new home well.

    Ed & Katrina

  • Thank you for your help.  I am very glad for the job you have done.  You are the best team! You have very good people.  I will stay with you all the way.  


  • We are now settling in very well to our new home and we are pleased to say that the move was completed in fantastic fashion by Rob, Jake and Colin. There were no dramas on either day and we are completely satisfied with your company's efforts. Please thank the boys for us.

    Max & Karen

  • I would like to thank you for all your help with my move.  Even though there was trouble with the settlement and eventually getting the keys, all went smoothly moving out and in.  The two men were very helpful and cheerful!! I will recommend your firm to anyone who is moving in the future.  Thanks again!


  • We are pleased to say, overall, the quote process, pick up, transfer and delivery by Dawson was quite stress free.  The crew at Canberra end accepted suggestions and blended these with their loading methods.  We remarked that the unsaid co-ordination, steady work flow and general goodwill between them was commendable. At delivery to Moe, the Melbourne crew also willingly accepted information from us as to how the loading was undertaken, helping them to unpack the container without damage to any item.  And, manoeuvring quite a sizeable vehicle into the driveway (and out) without any wheel depressions in the footpath area was exceptional.  The care with which furniture items were moved within the house area must also to be mentioned. As remarked earlier, overall we are very satisfied with the Dawson experience.  

    Denise & Graham

  • Thanks again for helping us with the move.  The boys did an excellent job, they were professional, efficient, and gentle.  Very impressed and pleased with how smoothly everything went on the day!

    Jade & Aaron

  • We would like to take this opportunity to make you aware about our  total satisfaction with your company as reflected purely by your front line workers, two young men, Blake & Brodie.  Just to let you know it was a hectic time for us given the failure of our previous carrier and we were totally unsure of the service you could offer at short notice.  Having said this we were totally overwhelmed by the effort the two young men put in both loading and unloading our furniture and household effects.  They were both courteous, concerned and extremely careful.  They were prompt, professional and fantastic ambassadors for your business.  Again could you pass on our thanks to Blake & Brodie and we would not hesitate to recommend either your company or these young men as individual workers.

    Peter & Sharon

  • A quick note to thank you for organising the move so quickly and to say what a great crew who did the move for us was.  They were very efficient and most of all patient with us and the move went very smoothly.

    Doug & Angela

  • The move went very well no major problems accept a broken pot plant container. The men were very good and professional at both ends of the move, I would recommend Dawson’s without any problems.


  • I will definitely give feedback!! Incredibly impressed with the first half of our move - just the other half to go on Friday. The guys that moved us were amazing and I was really impressed at their professionalism and communication.


  • It was a pleasure working with Dawson's given our various false starts, they came on the day, and without drama, picked up and set down our belongings, we would have no hesitation recommending them to others in need of a removalist. Many thanks

    Lorna & Kara

  • I just want to praise the excellent service we received from the two young men Damian and Darren (not sure if that is their correct names). They were courteous, professional, efficient and nothing was too much effort. To be so young and so good at what they do is a asset to your company,I have nothing but praise for them and your company. Please pass on my gratitude.


  • I wanted to thank Dawson's for the great job they did in our recent relocation to Tura Beach. I would like you to again thank Damien & Chris on my behalf , they where a pleasure to work with and they certainly got the hard job done and nothing was a problem. I will have no hesitation in recommending Dawson's to my friends based on our recent experience.

    David & Judy

  • Just a brief note of thanks to the Dawson team for a great job in collecting, storing and delivering our furniture to Yarrawonga on Monday, Jan 30. It was 41 degrees and Gary and Dave did a fantastic job in difficult circumstances for unpacking a Container. I will call Glen later this week but please pass on our thanks to all at Dawson involved, including Brett on pickup in May last year, in the total relocation process. We have now used Dawson for 3 moves and will continue to recommend your services. Enjoy your week. Sincere Thanks

    Ron & Beverley

  • We cannot thank the Dawson's Team enough. The whole team were friendly, courteous, professional, reliable and efficient throughout the whole process. The removalist team arrived on time with all packing materials as promised, and started straight away with a positive attitude. If there was anything that they were unsure about, they took the time to ask us before they packed it up. It is refreshing to have a company provide clear communication and a service exactly as discussed from start to finish, with zero damage to belongings or property at either end.

    Natalie & Scott

  • We've moved dozens of times and moving with Dawson's was by far the best move experience we've had.  Jason and his team in Canberra worked to fit everything in - wrapping all soft goods wonderfully and were so polite and professional throughout.  They took their time to make what is always a stressful experience for me a really easy one. The Melbourne duo were also incredibly polite and professional and helped me work out where best to put items for ease of unpacking.  Best of all both teams had a sense of humour!


  • It was the best experience I have had with moving house!  They were friendly and experienced and made the move great fun!  I would highly recommend them to anyone moving house!  Thanks Ray & the Daniel's!


  • This was the first time I have ever used a removalist.  Wow was I impressed!  Travis and his team had me packed and unpacked in just over two hours!  So little stress, nothing was too much trouble and just an all round great group of guys!!! Thank you!


  • Relocation: Puckapunyal to Cranbourne, Follow up with the member indicates that this relocation went very well. They have advised that your team was most responsive and they would rate it as the best move they have had. Thank you for a job well done.

    Toll Transitions VICTORIA

  • It was a complete pleasure to deal with, work with, be guided by and ultimately have our entire move made 100% easier by the Dawson team. The admin team were great and the guys were a complete delight and reassurance of the phrase “hard working, reliable, caring and of great character” throughout the long long hours of their working with us they never once showed anything to be too much-and there was a lot they could have reacted to! Do please pass on my greatest thanks to the team as I will surely pass on your name as a certain First Class removalist.

    Sally, Ben, Josie & Adam

  • Just an email to say thanks to your company for a quick and easy uplift from Canberra and delivery to our new home in Bemboka. We were especially impressed with our mover, whose professionalism and excellent organizational skills ensured ALL of our belongings were safely packed and delivered. His friendly manner and efficiency made the whole move a lot easier for our whole family, especially our two young boys. Moving day was certainly a lot less stressful thanks to your staff. Once again, thank you, we will happily recommend you to friends and family.

    Rosanna & Andrew

  • My wife Jeannette and I want to express our appreciation for the courtesy and consideration extended to us in our recent removal from Hampton in Melbourne to Castlemaine in country Victoria. Your team put us at ease on their arrival by their friendly and relaxed manner, which set the tone for our working relationship with them throughout the day. They worked swiftly but caringly which meant we were able to settle into our new surroundings well before dark with all our belongings intact. We will recommend your services to anyone contemplating a relocation.


  • We used your company last week to pack up and move our belongings after 45 years of living in one house, and we were absolutely thrilled with the service. The men were so cheerful and efficient, and nothing was too much trouble for them. We had been rather apprehensive about this move, but the whole operation was extremely smooth and professional, a great credit to your two employees. We hope not to move again(!!), but will have no trouble recommending your company to our family and friends.

    Bronwen & Ian

  • We would just like to express our sincere thanks for the care and expertise shown to us by your removalists in moving us from Mornington to regional Victoria. We have utilised your company to move house for us four times now and have consistently been pleased with the efforts of your removalists. A very special thank you to the men for their fantastic level of service in unloading our massive home of furniture in such a hot and arduous conditions. You are very fortunate to have such capable guys and for whom nothing is too much trouble.

    Michelle, Tim & Oscar