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Thinking about a move to Melbourne? Or are you moving out of the city? For any move, removalists re there to make it easy for you. They assist with packing, loading, and transport, as well as various other aspects of removals. On this page, you will find information on the costs of moving, what life is like in Melbourne, and how to take advantage of movers’ services.
Removalist Melbourne: What are the costs?
As highlighted in our removal costs page, there are multiple factors that affect removal company prices, some of which include:
- The volume of your items
- The distance between your old and new properties
- Ease of access of your old and new home
- Extra services
Similar to other large cities, traffic and parking are significant issues that you will have to deal with if you are moving. With such a busy city as Melbourne, congestion plays an important part in influencing your moving situation and your movers’ prices. Keep in mind that if you or your removers get stuck in traffic, not only will it increase total time, it will also drive up costs.
The following tables illustrate the average costs for hiring a removal company for a local and long-distance move, as well as additional moving services.
Average cost of local and long-distance moves
|Number of Rooms|
$150 - $350
$400 - $500
$265 - $400
$450 - $600
$400 - $650
$800 - $900
$650 - $850
$900 - $1,000
|Service||Packing Cost (Per Hour & Per Packer)||
Cost Per Hour (2 Hour Minimum)
|Disassembly and Reassembly||- Help with assembly / disassembly of furniture||
|Storage||- Space if you cannot move immediately||
$30 per week
|Cleaning||- Cleaning of old and new house||
$15 per hour
|Parking Permit||- Ability to park in front of property|
- Price depends on area and trade association membership
$30 - $75
|Piano Removal||- Proper care and specialist equipment for safe removal|
- Remove and replace doors or windows for access
$120 - $480
It is usually the responsibility of the customer to apply for a parking suspension or dispensation. If the movers receive a parking ticket or penalty charge notice, the costs will be passed down to you by the removal company. Rather than risk incurring these high costs, we advise you to obtain the proper permits well in advance—the application fee varies depending on your area, so check with your local city council to find exact prices.
Find the right removal company for your move
Whether you are going to move to or from Melbourne, hiring a removal company would greatly benefit you. With removers’ added services, your move will become so much easier than if you did it on your own. However, any company just won’t do; it is important to find the right company for your move. Compare prices and you will easily see the best removers in terms of services and value. Fill in the form and save up to 40% in a non-binding quote request.
Life in Melbourne
With more than 5 million people living in the city proper, distinguished industrial heritage, strong economic growth, and incredible cultural diversity, Melbourne has a strong claim to the title of Australia’s “Second City.”
Melbourne has something to offer for everyone. Shopping and nightlife are bustling, with a wide mix of bars, clubs, and venues. Also, the restaurant scene matches its cultural diversity, with places ranging from new and upmarket, to cheaper, quality places.
Cost of living
Prices in Melbourne are similar to Sydney, making it an affordable and attractive place to live. Below are the average costs of living:
- Average house rent: $1.400
- Average flat rent: $800
- Average cost of a meal: $12
The weather in Melbourne is fickle, with sun and rain on the same day. Summers reach an average of 25°C, while temperatures drop to single digits during the winter. In colder months, there is some snowfall, but only in small amounts and for a short period of time.
Transport within the city
With nearly 5 million people living in the metropolitan area surrounding Melbourne, roads are likely to be highly congested. Because of this, the best way of getting around, in terms of time and cost, is public transport. There is a 24-hour bus service that runs throughout the city—perfect for those late weekend nights! Buses operate from stops dispersed around the city centres as there is no central station.
Things you need to do after you move to Melbourne
One of the most important tasks that you need to complete either before or immediately after you move to Melbourne is to register for council tax. Procedures differ from area to area, so check with your local city council.
Additionally, one way to make settling into your new home much easier is to know beforehand the schedule for rubbish collection in your area. Again, the best source for this information will be your local city council website. You can find the collection schedule, along with other important information, on the Melbourne city website, by plugging in your address or postcode.
During your move, you may find yourself with unnecessary furniture or items that you do not have space for in your new home. If your furniture is still usable, consider donating it to charitable organisations or sustainable living groups.
The city also offers bulky waste collections you can book via phone. Alternatively, certain removalists offer a disposal or large item collection service that, if needed, you should request when talking about your moving situation.
Removals Melbourne: How they can help you
Moving to a new house is often thought to be a stressful and chaotic time. That is why it is understandable to feel discouraged from going through with a move. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way—moving companies are there so your moving experience is smooth and easy. Removers grant the following benefits:
- No hassle: Based on the level of service you require, removers are able to manage various aspects of your moving project. You can leave the disassembly, packing, loading, transport, cleaning, and other tasks to movers.
- No worry about driving: Instead of navigating busy, unfamiliar streets by yourself, hand over driving duties to local, professional movers. They know the quickest routes and when certain roads are congested, meaning your move progresses much more quickly.
- Safety and savings: Removers have the technique and equipment to properly move your items. Additionally, companies offer insurance coverage so that you can rest easy knowing your belongings are safe.
Save on your removal in Melbourne: get quotes
If you are ready to experience the diverse food options, vibrant nightlife, or the strong job opportunities in Melbourne, then your next step is to plan your move. Include hiring a removal company in those plans, and you will benefit immensely. To find the best mover for you, send a request and compare multiple quotes. It only takes 1 minute, potentially saves you 40%, and you are not obligated to accept the offers if you are not happy with the prices.