Removalists Canberra To Brisbane – Cost, Moving Tips, Checklist

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If you are planning to move from Canberra to Brisbane, Dawson Moving & Storage can help. Whether you are moving for employment, business, family, education or retirement purposes, we have the equipment, skills and experience to help you make a successful transition. With nationwide coverage and serving Australians for a very long time, we can move and store your personal belongings with ease without unnecessary stress, delays and cost.

Moving interstate is an exciting time. You should not feel daunted by the prospect of preparing to move. Planning well in advance is key to a successful relocation without the worry. Once you have made the decision that you want to move to Brisbane, start early and write down all the things you need to do. This might take you a couple of days because you might not realise all the tasks that need to be completed on the first day of preparation. Among the tasks on your list, you will need to plan the relocation of your personal belongings.

Do not underestimate the time it tasks to move your personal belongings. You will need to consider how you will transport your valuables, day-to-day items, large furniture, bulky items and other possessions such as vehicles, caravans, garden sheds and pets. Most importantly, remember to organise the transportation of yourself to your new home or business in Brisbane (a task many people forget!). If you need any help with the planning process, our expert consultants are available to guide you through all steps.

To help you get started, here is a quick guide covering cost, moving tips and checklist tips. Remember to consider other matters too. If you need further help, feel free to give the team at Dawson Moving & Storage a call.


Average cost to move belongings from Canberra to Brisbane

The cost to move your personal belongings only from Canberra to Brisbane varies depending on the number of belongings, the average size of the items, the distance between locations and more. The average cost sits between $5,000 and $8,000. This price does not include additional services. If you would like a more precise cost estimation, feel free to contact us or request a quotation online.

Tips to minimise removal costs?

Here are a few handy tips to minimise your removal costs:

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.

Make sure you are ready on removal day to prevent delays.

Make sure someone is present at the destination to help the removalists unload the truck.

Be honest with the removalists so that they can adequately prepare for the move (i.e. don’t tell them at the last minute about a large and bulky item).

Arrange insurance cover so that any mishaps are covered.

Be prepared to check that everything has arrived using your list of items.

Moving Tips

Prepare Before the Move

Before you move from Canberra to Brisbane, planning is required. In addition to changing your postal address, connecting utilities to your new property, selling or leasing your old property, organising vehicle registration, enrolling in schools and much more, make sure you determine what items you will transfer to your new home. It is always best to prepare a checklist and to box all your items in an easily identifiable manner. At Dawson Moving & Storage, we can help you pack your belongings and clean your home to give you the additional time to do other things.

Do your research

Choosing an interstate removalist in Canberra does require time and care. Remember to surf the internet, call prospective removalists, read online reviews and ask around. Obtain quotations and remember to compare like-for-like services to make an informed decision. Also, ask the professional removalist questions and ensure that they provide you with the answers you need.

Importantly, make sure you select a removalist affiliated with AFRA (Australian Furniture Removers Association). Accredited companies all meet strict criteria for health and safety practices, staff training, premium service offerings, reliable equipment and a good track record in the industry.

Understand the terms and conditions

As you prepare to negotiate your requirements with the interstate removalist, ensure that you completely understand the terms and conditions of service. Reputable removalists will provide transparent prices and details of all inclusions. Make sure you consider the following, among others:

Insurance cover;

Return-to-depot fees;

Fixed fees vs payable by the hour;

Number of removalists;

Type of equipment to remove, transport and deliver antique furniture and pianos; and

If you need clarification or further information, ask questions to avoid surprises!

Complete customer care

Choose an interstate removalist which is a one-stop-shop for all your needs. 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. Our informative website and friendly staff will help you understand the full range of services that we offer so that you can prepare for a smooth move and transition to your new home or business.


To help you move from Canberra to Brisbane with a comprehensive understanding of what is involved, we have prepared the following checklist that will get you started.

1. Plan you move:

Before you finalise any details in relation to your move, you must plan. In addition to the above, consider what items you want to take with you. Can all the items fit in your new property? Does your existing furniture and appliances suit the décor and rooms?

2. Document your items and pack carefully:

Especially when you are moving interstate, you need to document all your possessions. Whether you are moving home or business, creating a catalogue of items is vital. When it comes to unpacking, you will rely on this checklist to ensure nothing is missing.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Arrange insurance:

It is wise to obtain insurance to ensure your belongings are protected during transit. We can help arrange appropriate and adequate insurance cover that will suit your needs.

6. Do you require temporary secure 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.

7. Organise your transportation to your new place:

It is important that you do not forget about organising transport for yourself, your family, your pets and/or your friends/colleagues.

8. Ensure utilities, essential services and permits are active:

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.).

9. Be prepared to unpack:

At your destination, you will need to factor in the time to unpack your possessions. If you have to start working or sending kids to school, remember to ensure you plan for time to unpack.

10. Make sure everything has moved safely:

After you have unpacked all items, make sure you check everything. It can be difficult to undertake a complete assessment. However, it is important to ensure nothing is missing or damaged.

By the time the day to move your belongings comes around, Dawson Moving & Storage will ensure all the logistical elements are taken care of. All that will be left for you to do is to farewell Canberra (for now) and look forward to the next chapter of your life in Brisbane. Speak to a friendly staff member today by dialling 1800 066 846 or request a quotation 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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