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 to find a good moving company in Melbourne:
Value-for-money doesn’t mean the cheapest quote, it means a high level of service for a fair price. Choose a professional, experienced, well-equipped team to handle your move and your money will be best spent. Good moving companies in Melbourne will try to assist where possible with off-peak scheduling and backloading opportunities to save you some money.
Good moving companies are often well established and have been in the industry for a long time. As they say, practice makes perfect, and this is true when it comes to handling precious furniture and items during a removal. Dawson Moving & Storage have been successfully moving Australians everyday for more than 40 years. Having worked through thousands of challenging moving scenarios with success, Dawson Moving & Storage is synonymous with quality, affordable removals and storage solutions in Melbourne.
Most Melbourne removalists will offer an online quoting service which will estimate your moving cost based on minimal information. Some even claim a flat hourly rate for 2 removalists and a truck. These estimates often lead to unexpected additional fees when your move is complete. The best way to avoid extra charges is to seek a company that will provide an all-inclusive tailored moving quote. Dawson Moving & Storage offer free in-home inspections to ensure that both the client and staff are well informed before any moving services take place.
Moving companies that are affiliated with AFRA (Australian Furniture Removals Association) will be listed on the AFRA website. These companies all meet strict criteria for; health and safety practices, staff training, premium service offerings and a good track record in the industry.
Moving is a multi-faceted endeavour which often requires a customised approach. Good companies respect the fact that their clients want to be informed and guided through the moving journey, and in turn will see the value in delivering plenty of helpful information on their website. You want to hear about their scope of services and learn a little about the history of the moving company too. When you browse through a company’s website, ask yourself, “does this company take moving and storage seriously?” If the answer is yes, it is worth contacting them for a no-obligation quote.
With all the tasks you need to do in the lead up to moving, it is best to find a company who can handle everything related to your move. From packing products and supplies, to packing and unpacking services, comprehensive insurance to cleaning services and storage solutions, Dawson Moving & Storage can arrange absolutely everything for you. When all is said and done, you’ll be glad your entire move was managed professionally.
A quick phone call can help determine what kind of company you are dealing with. Is the customer service member helpful? Do they genuinely want to take the stress out of my move? Do they respond quickly to my enquiries?
Share these tips with a friend or family member who is looking to move, and feel free to add your own tip for finding a good moving company in Melbourne below!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.