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Cost of office removals

Last updated: 30th May 2019

Moving offices cost approximately $95/hr. However, depending on some specifics of the job, the price can go up to $100/hr or decrease to $80/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 Office Removalists on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

What factors determine the cost of office removals?

Knowing the variables that can affect the price of your removals job will  help you ensure a sufficient budget. To better prepare for your moving expenses, make sure to take note of these things:

How many men do you need?

 A standard package typically includes two men and a truck. If you have a small office, this may be enough for your needs. However, if you have a large office and a lot of big equipment, you’ll definitely need more than two men to handle the removals. Consequently, you’ll have to pay more for more workers. Of course, you can opt to still hire only two men, but this will slow down the moving process.

Do you  need boxes and other packaging materials?

Many office removals businesses offer to provide boxes and other packaging necessities. Sometimes these are included in their service packages, and other times these are considered add-ons that incur extra costs. Make sure to clarify this with your chosen business so you won’t be shocked with any additional fees you may need to pay. Moreover, check with the removalist if they’re going to charge a callout fee.

Are you considering a temporary storage?

Apart from add-on services, office removalists can also provide you with a temporary storage for your office equipment, furniture, etc. Of course, you’ll have to pay extra for this, but it is definitely more convenient than finding another company that offers a storage facility.

What’s the cost of office removals across Australia?

Businesses in New South Wales usually charge $93/hr on average for moving offices. Meanwhile, the same service costs about $90/hr in Queensland. Office removals is a lot cheaper in Victoria where you can hire removalists at around $80/hr.

Moving offices is quite different from moving homes. In the latter, you can consider doing it all on your own, at your own risk, especially if you’re just moving a few things. Office removals, on the other hand, deals with a lot more equipment like computers, printers, etc. This job is a lot riskier, so it’s best to hire only a professional to carry it out.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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