How Much Do Furniture Movers Cost in Melbourne?

Furniture Movers in Melbourne

The cost of movers in Melbourne varies greatly from job to job, so finding out how much furniture movers will cost for you will depend on the following;

How close are you to the removalist company’s depot?

For local Melbourne moves, suburb to suburb, most removalists will charge an hourly rate for two men and a truck. This hourly rate which typically ranges from $150 – $170 per hour* will include the time it takes from depot to depot. It is worthwhile hiring a removalist within 20km of your starting point in order to maximise the working hours.

What day of the week are you moving in Melbourne?

Naturally, Melbourne removalists are busiest on Fridays and Saturdays, as this is an ideal time of the week to move homes for most people. The demand for Saturday removals, means that the hourly rate is higher. If you can, schedule your move for a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to get the cheapest moving deal. Some companies also require minimum booking of 2 or 4 hours on certain days. Based on typical fees, a Monday to Thursday move starts at $280* Fridays $560* and Saturdays $640*.

Besides the hourly rate, what other costs are involved in furniture removals?

Professional furniture removalists who are affiliated with AFRA (Australia Furniture Removers Association) are required to offer separate insurance policies for ‘customer goods in transit’ insurance. Be aware, if a cheap Melbourne removalists claims to include insurance in their fees, they are NOT certified AFRA removalists, and may not offer expert service and safe handling of your furniture and goods.

Storage is often required during downsizing moves in Melbourne. The cost of self-storage will depend on volume, whereas container storage starts at $55 per week with a one-off fee for transportation at either end.  Dawson Moving & Storage offer competitive rates on storage in Melbourne.

Being organised can save you plenty of time and money of moving costs. It is always worth using professional removalists for a stress-free move. For some helpful moving tips click here


* 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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