How Much Does It Cost To Relocate in Melbourne?

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 effort and logistics involved in safely transporting your furniture and goods requires the expertise of experienced Melbourne removalists.

How Much Does It Cost to Relocate?

In general, an hourly rate of $145 – $170* applies for local Melbourne moves. Variables such as the day, date and location, as well as the size of your property will play a part in determining the number of hours required for the job.

As a rough guide, removal times are typically as follows;

1-bedroom apartment – 2.5 to 3 hours

2-bedroom apartment – 3 to 3.5 hours

3-bedroom home – 4 to 5 hours

4+ bedroom home – 5 to 6 hours

How to Achieve A Hassle-Free Relocation?

When researching how much Melbourne removalists cost, you need to consider your situation carefully. Do you need short or long-term storage? Will you require professional packing or unpacking assistance? Do you have oversized or unusual pieces which will require specialist transportation, such an aquarium, a piano, antiques or a billiard table? Are there any major issues which will make your move difficult, like steep inclines or an abundance or stairs? Do you require comprehensive goods in transit insurance?

Naturally, the abovementioned factors will be best handled by a competent Melbourne removalist company who can offer a comprehensive range of extra services to accommodate your move. More than this, you should know that these additional moving and storage services will add to your moving budget.

To avoid overspending during your Melbourne move, be smart during the lead up to your move.

  1. Make the most of council hard rubbish collections to eliminate the cost of a rubbish removal service. You may want to book 2 consecutive collections if you have the allowance.
  1. Take photos of each room at your new property and pre-plan the items which will go in each room (including cupboards and storage spaces). Labelling your items clearly with room names will save your removalist in Melbourne a decent amount of time when unloading. This means more money in your pocket.
  1. Save newspapers and sturdy boxes for packing household items to decrease the amount of packing supplies you need to buy.
  1. Organise a free in-home inspection from a moving advisor at Dawson Moving & Storage. They will provide you with a precise, all inclusive quote outlining how much your relocation will cost. Their professional observations and advice will also be invaluable.
  1. Create a moving schedule starting at least 6 weeks prior to moving in Melbourne. If you allocate times to pack, arrange utility connections and mail redirection etc. you will avoid stress and last-minute disruption to your lifestyle.

Call Dawson Moving & Storage today on (03) 9763 0222 to discuss the price of relocating to your new home in Melbourne.


* All prices are subject to change, and are dependent on; seasonal variations, difficulty of access to properties, volume and type of goods to be moved, location of properties and individual circumstances.

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