It can be difficult to move into a house. This is why you need to plan and prepare. You must address many logistical problems. A system that is organized will help you manage them all.

People are fortunate to have family and friends who can help them with this difficult task. If you don’t have someone to help, it’s a good idea to hire a professional to lift the heavy lifting.

What is a Removalist? What are their services? They will be very expensive. These are the things you need to know if you’re considering hiring someone to move your stuff.

What do professional removalists do?

Professional removalists will transport your belongings safely to your new residence. The professional removalists must also load your belongings and put them in the appropriate places, either inside or outside of the house. These services may be offered by removal companies. They can pack, unpack furniture, set up appliances, and clean.

Oneflare says that professionals offer three types of services. These services are:

1. Back-loading

If you choose this service, your belongings will share space with other people’s possessions in the removalist’s vehicle. You will only need to pay for the area – usually measured in square metres – in the truck or van that your things occupy.

2. Moving-only

Many moving companies offer packing services at an additional cost. You can save time and money by choosing to not use packing services. You can find packing materials at your local grocery store for free or you can purchase them from a moving business.  

3. Full-move

If you have limited time and need to move quickly, a complete service is the best option. This includes all aspects of packing such as loading, unloading and packing. Many moving companies also offer furniture and appliance setup.

How much do professional removalist services cost?

Oneflare claims that professional removal services are available at prices as low as $100 or as high as $8,000. The total cost depends on many factors.

1. What size and type of home do you want to move to or from?

A bigger house will probably hold more than an apartment with fewer rooms. Factors such as parking availability and accessibility to lifts and stairs can affect the cost of moving.

Below is an estimate of how much it would cost to hire a professional removalist, depending on which type of property you own.

  • Moving from one house into another: $160 to $600
  • Moving from an apartment: $170 to $420
  • Are you moving into a house or apartment? $160 to $550
  • Move into an apartment for $170 – $450

2. Distance to the move

There are two types: removal companies that move houses within the same city or state, and those that move out of state. The further you are from the house you want to move, the higher the cost of the services. Here is a breakdown of how moving locally and interstate will cost you, according to Oneflare’s platform.

Local removalists

Average cost

South Australia

Prices from $100 up to $400


$100 – $500

New South Wales

$110 to $950

Interstate removalists

Average cost

Australian Capital Territory

From $500 up to $4,000


From $1,000 to $2,500

New South Wales

$575 – $6,000


400 to $4,300

Removalists from the Region

Average cost

New South Wales

$150 to $3,500


From $200 to $3.300


From $200 to $1,000

3. Type of service needed

Standard services include packing of your belongings and their unpacking. Cleaning, furniture assembly, and packing are all possible additional charges.

How can you reduce the cost of moving companies?

There are many ways you can save money on removalists. Here are some ways to cut down on removalist fees.

  • You can pack all your belongings yourself.
  • Packaging materials can be found at your local supermarkets and shops for free instead of having to pay full price.
  • It is possible to save space by moving small items.
  • Decluttering can help you avoid overpacking.
  • It is important to ensure that there are places for removalists near your home.
  • Arranging your move during off-peak periods.
  • Before you make a decision, compare the quotes of multiple removalists.

While moving to a new house – with all the hard work it entails – can be stressful, careful planning and a sound strategy can help keep the process moving smoothly and your stress levels down. Research is key. Get as much help as you can.