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Cost of local furniture removals

Last updated: 24th May 2019

Local furniture removal services cost approximately $89/hr. This price can still change depending on the particulars of each job, but rates generally go from as low as $80/hr to as high as $100/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 Local Furniture Removalists on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Local furniture removal prices from real customers

Poonam from Vic
He moved from a one-bedroom house in Pakenham to his new home in Point Cook. The items moved were two couches, one table, and one music theatre.
Larissa from Qld
She needed one dryer moved from her unit in Teneriffe to a house in Southport.
Tim from NSW:
He had several items moved from his unit in Cammeray to his new house in Warabrook. The items moved were a lounge suite, one kitchen table, six chairs, one kitchen wall unit, one washing machine, and one refrigerator.

What factors can affect the cost of a local furniture removal job?

The actual price of local furniture removals depends on several factors. Typically, removalists provide quotes based on the following:

Distance of the move

Even if you’re only moving within the same state, the distance involved will still play a part on the cost of the job. Naturally, the farther the move, the higher the amount that you’ll have to pay.

Number of belongings

Additional removalists and trucks might be required if you need to move a large quantity of your belongings. In this case, you can expect the costs to increase.

Extent of service

Removalists can pack and unpack your items for you, but they can charge extra for that. If you have the time and you want to save on costs, you might want to do these tasks yourself especially if you only have small items. On the other hand, bigger items like furniture and appliances are best left to the care of professionals.

How much do removalists in each state charge for their services?

Victorians who are keen on moving house are in luck as removalists in the state charge the lowest average rate in Australia at $80/hr. Meanwhile, residents in New South Wales pay about $90/hr for local furniture removals. The same type of service costs around $99/hr in Queensland and South Australia. In Western Australia, local furniture removalists charge approximately $100/hr. In the Australian Capital Territory, local furniture removals cost around $120/hr, which is the highest rate in the country.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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