Dawson Moving Local

When you are moving down the street, across town or to another suburb in Melbourne or Canberra, Dawson Moving & Storage are the professionals for you.  As every removal has different requirements our very helpful staff can provide a quotation over the phone for smaller removals or one of our representatives can visit you to ascertain your exact requirements.

We can provide:

  • Removals
  • Packing Materials
  • Long & Short Term Storage
  • Transit & Storage Insurance
  • Pre-packing & Unpacking
  • House & Carpet Cleaning

Call now to organise your Melbourne or Canberra local move!


Call our Friendly Team
of Removalists on

Client  Testimonials

  • Stellar job from these guys (and their TAS partner firm) moving us across the Bass Strait from Victoria. The only ones I could find who didn't make a fuss about moving a pool table! Thanks Glen and team for sorting this all so well for us.


  • We moved from Melbourne to the Gold Coast. They were very great. The removalists both in Melbourne and Gold Coast were both professional and very accommodating. I have already recommended them to a friend. Also reasonably priced. No need to look for anyone else.


  • The three gentlemen that came to our home to pack everything and then load the truck all in one day were nothing short of awesome. Mick, Vince and Jordon we take our hats off to you. You worked so hard and for such a long day. Thank you very much. And to Glen we also thank, you measured our container load to within a square inch. Amazing team.  This is the second time we have used Dawson's and if we need a removalist in the future we wouldn't bother calling anybody else.  Thank you all. PS the office staff are awesome too.                                                                                                      

    Sandy & Harvey

  • Dawsons provided a good move from Melbourne to Perth for a reasonable price. Their delivery partners in Perth - Key Bros - were also very professional.


  • Just wanted to say thank you, and comment on the great work done by the teams in both Melbourne and Canberra groups. We had Tommy and Matthew pre-pack, and Gary, Levi and Joel uplift from Yallambie VIC. Marty and Nick unpacked all our gear in Vincentia NSW. I'd just like to pass on my sincere thanks to everyone who assisted, they were all extremely polite and professional and the work done was to an impeccable standard. They are to be commended. Please pass on to the team foreman and the boys. Hope to get Dawson's to help me out next time I move. Thanks so much, Joe


  • We are happy to say we had no issues with Dawsons, neither with the organising, packing & uploading, unloading from both Melbourne and Hobart . The move has been as smooth as an interstate move can be! Thanks Dawsons!


  • Fantastic staff! Professional, friendly and easy to deal with. Everything went smoothly from start to finish.


  • To Kirily and Glen, Alex, Glen B, Margaret, the drivers and the crews who were involved in our move and the many others whose names we don't know or have forgotten: Of the eleven moves we have made in our lives (yes, eleven!) this move has been by far the best handled of all. It is a great pity that we did not know of Dawsons on the other ten occasions. Thank you all for what you did and the extra bits too. The two of us are grateful that we should end our forty years of traveling around on a high note. Kind regards, Ingrid and Andrew

    Ingrid & Andrew

  • Big shout out to Dave, Braden and Jordan for the successful delivery, unloading and placement of our furniture and household effects in Hepburn, Victoria. Our stuff was freighted over from WA in mid July and had to be held in storage whilst we took possession of our new home and had some work done on the house. We were a bit nervous about the delivery of a sea container to our street, which is in typical Hepburn/Daylesford country - narrow roads, sharp angled corners and generally not good for bigger vehicles. Despite my advice, the sea container (which was loaded by the great guys at Keys in WA) turned up and we needn't have worried ….. Dave was a calm, professional and safe driver, and the vehicles made it in (and out) of our street no trouble at all. Jordan and Braden were cheerful and relentless in their work, and you could see the great teamwork amongst the 3 guys. all unloaded in 2 hours, giving us the rest of the day (after an early morning start) to start sorting our arrangements. The guys had a 2 hour drive to get here at 8am, and two more jobs to go to … and they left us as cheerful as they arrived, including checking that there was nothing needed relocating our sorting out. Simply awesome. Cheers from John & Tina

    John & Tina

  • I just wanted to tell you what a pleasure it has been dealing with Alex Graham in your office. She has been so helpful and prompt in all her communication, and I just wanted to let someone at Dawson's know that she is very much appreciated. She was very kind and considerate to my father (Patrick) helping him with all his questions. Just recently, she has been extremely professional and great to deal with, helping us with the delivery of our furniture. Kind regards Kimberley


  • We highly recommend Dawson Moving & Storage for a brilliant job done. The working teams were reliable and helpful. The smooth flow of each job was made more effective by the teams’ efficiency and congenial manner. Thank you Dawson Moving & Storage for making our lives easier.


  • Great job, pleasure to do an interstate residence move with Highly recommend this Family business


  • Fantastic communication and professionalism by all staff both in Melbourne and then Canberra.


  • Today the guys from Dawson Storage and Removals delivered all our belongings which have been stored for 6 months. When they arrived we had some final work being done and the house was not ideal to receive “goods”. I showed Phil where to leave the load of stuff that he was lugging, only to find our carpenter working in that spot. I was stressed and felt bad for Phil, because he had to move it somewhere else. I apologized to him, he could see I was stressing, his response was absolutely wonderful, he said “ It’s alright love, this is me job, I can move it as many times as you want me too”. I immediately felt the stress and tension leave me. Thanks so much Phil, you were an absolute delight, as was Levi and Gary. And All the staff in the office. I spoke with Alex a number of times and nothing was too much trouble. For hassle free, professional removal, storage and drop off I would definitely recommend Dawson. Well done guys.


  • We wanted to let you know, how pleased we were with the whole process. Everything arrived in good order and we would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone. Glen, Levi and another gentleman ( sorry, we can’t remember his name,)were absolutely brilliant and were quick and efficient from beginning to end, in fact during the delivery to Qld, the men this end, commented to each other, how well packed everything was. The unpack this end, was just as good. The men unloading couldn’t do enough for us, and again, the whole process went well.

    Dennis & Bette

  • Thank you, the move went well. The 3 staff were careful, courteous, efficient and helpful. With all this and no broken items or scratched walls etc one could not expect more, well done!


  • Your service from beginning to end was fantastic. Happy with the quote, happy with the fast, professional service and happy with all the guys who helped do the move. They were great, friendly and reliable and never complained once. Will highly recommend you guys for removalists any time.  

    Danny & Karen

  • Dawson’s managed our removal from the ACT to Victoria in January this year.  I promised myself I would touch base with you after I’d unpacked…and today, after 13 weeks and four days, we have FINALLY unpacked the last box! I wanted to thank you all for such an amazing and professional moving experience.  From your initial visit to our property in Red Hill Chris, the amazing service we received from Michelle right through the process, to the pre-packers who were just so much fun to be around, the boys who had the challenge of packing it all into the van (which was such a work of art) on a really hot day, to the lovely fellows who delivered it to us here in Rosebook, it was faultless and we were impressed! Chris, you should be thoroughly proud of your team.  The care and attention that your crew put into our move was evident with only incidental damage to one small item.  We would be grateful if you could pass our thanks and appreciation on to all. We are so pleased that we chose Dawson's to look after our move and we will be absolutely recommending you. Kind regards and our thanks again,

    Lynne & Paul

  • I just wanted to pass on my thanks to Dawson Moving for the fantastic service I received in my move.  Daniel (sorry I can’t remember his surname) helped out on both moves and was assisted by another Daniel (to move me out) and another guy whose name I cannot remember (apologies!). They were great - very quick and careful with things, and very easy to get along with.


  • We were very happy with the 3 guys who we had who went out of their way to may the day run as smoothly as possible.  Would definitely use you guys again!

    Sam & Tracey

  • Thank you for the delivery yesterday (Canberra) and the four men were so amazingly strong, polite and respectful. They looked after my delivery with great care . I would highly recommend you and your team. Thank you


  • 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.

    Len & Candy

  • 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.  

    Marg & Frank

  • 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.

    Darren & Fiona

  • 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.

    Liz & Steve

  • 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.

    Ed & Katrina

  • 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.

    Max & Karen

  • 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.  

    Denise & Graham

  • 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!

    Jade & Aaron

  • 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.

    Peter & Sharon

  • 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.

    Doug & Angela

  • 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

    Lorna & Kara

  • 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.

    David & Judy

  • 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. Sincere Thanks

    Ron & Beverley

  • 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.

    Natalie & Scott

  • 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.

    Toll Transitions -VICTORIA

  • 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.

    Sally, Ben, Josie & Adam

  • 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.

    Rosanna & Andrew

  • 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.

    Bronwen & Ian

  • 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.

    Michelle, Tim & Oscar



  • We were very happy with the 3 guys who we had who went out of their way to may the day run as smoothly as possible.  Would definitely use you guys again!

    Sam & Tracey

  • 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 just want to thank you for your moving of my furniture on Tuesday. The chaps were so helpful and did a great job.


View All