Moving from Melbourne To Brisbane – Moving Tips, Cost, Checklist

Moving from Melbourne To Brisbane

If you need to move to Brisbane for work, family, retirement or other purposes, out of all the tasks you need to complete, moving your belongings should be high on your list. While the thought of moving might scare you, don’t worry about how you will relocate your personal belongings to your new home or business. Professional removalists provide services to help you move all your belongings without delays, damage and unnecessary costs.

To ensure you effectively move all your belongings from Melbourne to Brisbane, you need to start the planning process early. While many people neglect to start early because they feel other tasks take priority, getting all your belongings together ready for moving day is a task that does require time and effort on your part. Rushing the process will only make you anxious and cause unnecessary mistakes. If you need that additional help prior to the move, professional removalists can help you sort, pack and place your belongings ready for the day of the move.

To help you prepare for the day of the move, we have prepared this blog which contains guidance tips about moving, the costs and the checklists you should follow. This blog is by no means exhaustive of all requirements. If you need additional support, please contact our friendly team who are happy to provide you with the guidance you require.

Moving Tips

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Consult and obtain quotations

Like with any good or service acquisition, obtain quotation! Do your research and talk with family, friends or colleagues who have moved interstate. Talk to them about their experience and the professional removalists they used. Listen to their tips and learn from any mistakes that they made. When you consult various professional removalists, discuss all questions and make sure you compare like-for-like services.

Acquire insurance

It is wise to obtain insurance to ensure your belongings are protected during transit to Brisbane. We can help arrange appropriate and adequate insurance cover that will suit your needs. We partner with reputable insurance companies to give our customers reasonable insurance products at affordable prices.

Arrange your transport

It is important that you do not forget about organising transport for yourself, your family, your pets and/or your friends/colleagues. With an interstate move from Melbourne to Brisbane, you might want to consider plane travel. You may need to make a few trips up and down to help you finalise your move. Ensure that you have booked appropriate transportation, so you can move everybody in comfort without any delays.

Temporary storage?

After you have planned your move and things do not go to plan, we can help you temporarily store your possessions in secure storage. We understand that circumstances might change which may require you to move into temporary accommodation because you cannot move into your new place as scheduled. To ensure your belongings are not left behind in Melbourne, we can safely transit your possessions to secure storage while you make changes to your plans.

Remember to consider settling in

Before you move into your new place, remember to connect utilities and essential services (such as water, gas, electricity, telephone connection, etc.) and activate any permits (i.e. for driving, pets, etc.). If your new place has been purchased or recently built, it is also wise to inspect your new property before you move into it. This is to ensure your transition is smooth without any delays or unexpected costs. Do not leave this to the last minute because these processes take time.


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Before you finalise any details in relation to your move, you must plan. This involves doing research, consulting family members or colleagues and discussing your intentions with professional removalists. You will need to determine when you want to move, what you will be moving and how you will go about moving the items. We can help you with all three considerations and provide you with options to help it suit your needs and requirements.

The following list of features will help make your move simple.

We can deploy removalists to assist with your move at a time that suits you.

We have the equipment to help you move all your possessions, so nothing is left behind.

We can help you list all your items, so you can keep track of what you wish to move.

We can provide you with all the packing supplies to help you securely pack your possessions.

We can help move your possessions in stages to help you transition to your new place without any rush (because we understand that unpacking takes time!).

Document your items and pack carefully

Especially when you are moving interstate to Brisbane, you need to document all your possessions. Whether you are moving home or business, creating a catalogue of items will reassure you when you unpack. You might think that you know all your belongings and where you have stored them. However, when it comes to unpacking you will forget, and you will spend unnecessary time trying to find a particular item which delays the unpacking process. You can avoid this hassle while settling in to your new place by allowing us to perform this task. Our staff are trained to handle your belongings with care, work to your timelines, prevent damage to your items and securely transport your belongings for your peace of mind.

Pack well in advance

Do not underestimate the time it takes to pack. Once you have locked in the date to transport your items, make sure you spend a couple of weeks before the move packing your items. There will be many items to pack and there is no benefit to be gained by rushing the process. When you pack in a rush, you will misplace items and it will make it harder for you to locate your items.

Here are some tips to help you when you pack:

Label your boxes or crates so you know where you have placed your items.

If you had a draw or cupboard which contained certain items, ensure you place those items in a separate box and do not mix them up.

Place similar items in the same box.

Make sure you wrap items carefully, so they are not damaged in transit.

Do not squeeze items into the box or crate as the box or crate might collapse or damage might occur to the items inside.

Tape and secure your boxes so nothing falls out or no foreign objects come in.

Consider additional services

When you are packing your belongings, you might require specialist services. At Dawson Moving & Storage, we can help you move your grand piano, fridge, billiards table, large wall painting, chandelier, and more. Our staff are equipped with specialist tools and equipment to safely and correctly dismantle your items for safe transit. Our removalists also have years of experience and are familiar moving items from various types of properties. Also, if you make a mess after you have packed your items we can also undertake house cleaning services to get your property ready for rental, sale or as a spare/holiday home.


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Average cost

The average cost to move your belongings only from Melbourne to Brisbane varies between $3,000 to $6,000. This depends on whether your belongings are transported by air or road. The cost will also increase if bulky items are being transported which require special equipment and vehicles. Any additional services we offer, will be charged separately.

Additional costs

You might incur additional costs during your move. These costs might occur if you have not appropriately planned your move (i.e. you forgot to move a bulky item or you are required by law to have an item quarantined). At Dawson Moving & Storage, we aim to minimise additional costs by scoping all your belongings so that we deploy the correct equipment, resources and vehicles for the move.

How to keep costs low?

Here are a few tips to keep your moving costs low:

Remember to itemise all your belongings.

Be honest with the professional removalist so they are fully equipped.

Do not underestimate the time it takes to pack because any delays will cost you.

Remember to pack carefully to minimise damage to goods during transit.

Ensure you supervise your removalists to prevent unexpected surprises.

Check that all your items have arrived safely.

Don’t feel daunted by the prospect of moving interstate. Engage a professional interstate removalist that provides a comprehensive package. At Dawson Moving & Storage, we understand the importance of a timely, safe and comprehensive move from Melbourne to Brisbane. With reliable trucks, plenty equipment, trained staff and years of experience, we will help you worry less about interstate removal so that you can focus on other things that matter. Call us on 1800 066 846 or request a quote online.

For your removal, packing, storage and other related needs, contact us today on 1800 066 846 or submit an online request for a quotation.

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