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Cost of a home theatre installation

Last updated: 14th Jun 2019

The average cost of installing a home theatre system is around $80/hr. Installers can charge a lower amount, though, especially if the job is quite simple. For home theatre systems that are not that complex, the price of the installation can go as low as $65.75/hr.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Home Theatre Installers on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

How will you know if you’re paying a fair price?

Prices vary because of the differences of each job. These are taken into consideration every time a business quotes.

For home theatre installation projects, tradies also consider different factors when computing for the final price. Some of these are the following:

The simpler your home theatre system is, the more affordable the job of installing it will be. The price naturally goes higher as the system becomes more complex. This is because more components are added, more wires and cables are used, and more time is spent setting everything up.

Exposed cables and wires can sometimes be an eyesore. You can ask your installer to hide them within the walls; however, it might cost you extra fees. One alternative is to use cables that are the same colour as your walls and ask the business you hired to organise them.

You should also take note that installing extra power points and jacks adds to the total price of your job.

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Home theatre installation costs across the country

Cost of home theatre installations

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Now is a great time for Queensland residents to have a theatre system installed in their homes. The average cost of the job is $70/hr — the lowest home theatre installation price in Australia.

Installers in the Australian Capital Territory and South Australia have the same hourly rate, which is around $75/hr. This is only slightly lower than the $80/hr average cost of home theatre installation in Victoria.

The price climbs higher in New South Wales where the average price of hiring home theatre installers is approximately $90/hr. In Western Australia, residents pay about $99/hr for the same service. has home theatre installers who are fully equipped and prepared to take on your job. Feel free to check them out on the site.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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