The ultimate Perth removalists price guide

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9 min readLike all capital cities around Australia, Perth has had ups and downs in the property market. Its rapid population growth is mostly a result of the wealth boom for people working in mining and infrastructure industries.

With housing set to become more affordable and new interest forming in the Perth real estate market from interstate, it is a great time to look at moving services to help you keep money in your back pocket for your next move.

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Your quick guide to finding a great deal on Perth removalists

It may be common practice to search Google for ‘Cheap removalists in Perth’ when trying to organise your next move; however, there are multiple factors to consider that may influence your moving budget.

Regardless if you’re a single person moving one room or a family shifting an entire house, these principals are designed to save you time and money.

  1. Be specific and realistic when getting quotes – Give your moving team a realistic and specific outline of the size, shape and weight of your items. Items that don’t stack well in the back of a truck, such as pot plants or bicycles, should be noted as you’ll need more surface area in the truck to move these types of irregular shaped items. Typically heavier items will also add extra cost to your load if movers are required to use stairs or travel a significant distance between the house and the moving truck.
  2. Declutter in advance – If you have been thinking about items you no longer want or need at your new home, use the time in the lead up to the move to sell, donate or throw out any unwanted items. As obvious as it sounds, the more you move, the more it costs.
  3. Disclose any access, parking and entry point issues – Access to your home is something that should be discussed early on with your movers. It’s imperative to note the ‘to’ and ‘from’ locations and type of access to both. Things like internal stairs and levels, lift access, gated communities and off-street parking are all factors which can alter your quote. So don’t get stung at the end of your move and be upfront about this. A good sign your removalist is on the ball is they will double-check your access points and parking with you.
  4. Hacks to save when moving in Perth – The aim of the game when moving house is to avoid paying too much. There are a variety of tricks to ensure your next move is smooth sailing. Like, try to be the first job of the day. The earlier start, the better. This will help avoid any delays at jobs before yours, and they are usually more energetic and pleasant to deal with first thing too (but that’s insider information). It will also mean you get it over and done with quicker and can get started unpacking and settling in. Hunt for a removalist whose depot is as close to either your pick up or drop off destination as possible reducing the travel fees to and from the base which you can potentially have to pay for.

Here’s our comprehensive guide to give you a better idea around the cost of your next Perth move.

Estimate pricing for your move in Perth

Residence size Total items size Average Perth removalist price Time needed for 2 people (loading and unloading)
Studio apartment 8m3 $307 2 hours
1 bedroom apartment 15m3 $583 3.8 hours
2 bedroom apartment 23m3 $889 5.8 hours
3 bedroom apartment 32m3 $1226 8 hours
4 bedroom apartment 42m3 $1609 10.5 hours
2 bedroom house 26m3 $1011 6.6 hours
3 bedroom house 35m3 $1364 8.9 hours
4 bedroom house 48m3 $1870 12.2 hours
5 bedroom house 55m3 $2146 14 hours

Source: Muval

Whilst the average price guide is excellent to follow; we recommend discussing pricing down to the half-hour when booking your move. In Perth, the average price per half hour is $76.75 for your removalist, so you can save by only paying for the time taken on the day. It’s also wise to note that some removalists don’t like you to be hands-on with your move so discuss with them before booking if you can assist on the day to help save time and ultimately money.

As always with moving house, there are little things that’ll help keep your costs down. One big factor to remember with moving house is time = money, so the more you can do pre-move the better. Such as:

  • Disassemble and reassemble your furniture yourself. Dissaembling bed frames, cots, and change tables will create more space on the truck, and therefore they will be able to fit more items in. Remember to take a photo of the furniture before disassembling and keep all screws somewhere safe to make it easy to put back together again.
  • Create a central space or pile for boxes and other items to be moved on the ground level of your place. Moving as many of the boxes yourself into an easily accessed area will allow the team to pick up and move your items to the truck quickly.
  • Label your boxes with which room or space you want it placed into in the new home. Having someone directing the removalists to which room items go in will clear up any confusion for them and save you struggling to move heavy items yourself later.
  • Don’t forget to label any boxes with fragile items to protect them from breakage. Check out this guide on fragile moving items and how to protect them.

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Take the guesswork out of your interstate move to Perth

Interstate removalists in Perth have the option to send your goods by rail and truck, and depending on how flexible you are; you can save quite a lot of money. Allowing a longer delivery window means you may be able to use a rail service that departs and delivers on select days of the week. Sending your container by a mass transit system typically equals a lower price.

Interstate moving costs are calculated based on the total size or volume of the items being moved (known as a cubic metre/m3), and how much space they take up in the truck or container, so you can get a set price for your move no matter how long the move generally takes.

Know your cubic meters!

When looking to move interstate you need to know the answer to the question ‘How many cubic metres are you moving?’. Knowing this helps speed up comparing quotes from different removal companies. To work out how many cubic metres of stuff you’re planning to move think about a box that is one metre tall, one metre deep and one metre wide. That will give you a good idea for how big a cubic metre is and how many of those boxes it’ll take to move your things.

Approximate volume of items depending on residence size

Residence size Space needed
Studio apartment 12m3
1 bedroom apartment 18m3
2 bedroom apartment 28m3
3 bedroom apartment 35m3
3 bedroom house 40m3
4 bedroom house 45m3
5 bedroom house 60m3

How much do Perth interstate removalists cost?

A large proportion of the cost of your move will depend on the distance and route travelled between your two destinations. Outlined below is a quick and general guide to average pricing on moving between the major cities around Australia and Perth.

Moving between Perth and Adelaide

The average cost of moving from Perth to Adelaide is $110.01 per cubic metre. From Adelaide to Perth, on average, is $186.28 per cubic metre.

Interstate removalist prices from Perth to Adelaide

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $1,056 – $1,320
1 bedroom apartment $1,584 – $1,980
2 bedroom apartment $2,464 – $3,080
3 bedroom apartment $3,080 – $3,850
3 bedroom house $3,520 – $4,400
4 bedroom house $3,960 – $4,950
5 bedroom house $5,280 – $6,601

Source: Interstate removalists from Perth to Adelaide on Muval

Interstate removalist prices from Adelaide to Perth

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $1,788 – $2,235
1 bedroom apartment $2,682 – $3,353
2 bedroom apartment $4,173 – $5,216
3 bedroom apartment $5,216 – $6,520
3 bedroom house $5,961 – $7,451
4 bedroom house $6,706 – $8,383
5 bedroom house $8,941 – $11,177

Source: Interstate removalists from Adelaide to Perth on Muval

Moving between Perth and Sydney

The average cost of moving from Perth to Sydney is $174.31 per cubic metre. From Sydney to Perth, on average, is $206.55 per cubic metre.

Interstate removalist prices from Perth to Sydney

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $1,673 – $2,092
1 bedroom apartment $2,510 – $3,138
2 bedroom apartment $3,905 – $4,881
3 bedroom apartment $4,881 – $6,101
3 bedroom house $5,578 – $6,972
4 bedroom house $6,275 – $7,844
5 bedroom house $8,367 – $10,459

Source: Interstate removalists from Perth to Sydney on Muval

Interstate removalist prices from Sydney to Perth

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $1,983 – $2,479
1 bedroom apartment $2,974 – $3,718
2 bedroom apartment $4,627 – $5,783
3 bedroom apartment $5,783 – $7,229
3 bedroom house $6,610 – $8,262
4 bedroom house $7,436 – $9,295
5 bedroom house $9,914 – $12,393

Source: Interstate removalists from Sydney to Perth on Muval

Moving between Perth and Brisbane

The average cost of moving from Perth to Brisbane is $178.36 per cubic metre. From Brisbane to Perth, on average, is $180.16 per cubic metre.

Interstate removalist prices from Perth to Brisbane

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $1,712 – $2,140
1 bedroom apartment $2,568 – $3,210
2 bedroom apartment $3,995 – $4,994
3 bedroom apartment $4,994 – $6,243
3 bedroom house $5,708 – $7,134
4 bedroom house $6,421 – $8,026
5 bedroom house $8,561 – $10,702

Source: Interstate removalists from Perth to Brisbane on Muval

Interstate removalist prices from Brisbane to Perth

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $1,730 – $2,162
1 bedroom apartment $2,594 – $3,243
2 bedroom apartment $4,036 – $5,044
3 bedroom apartment $5,044 – $6,306
3 bedroom house $5,765 – $7,206
4 bedroom house $6,486 – $8,107
5 bedroom house $8,648 – $10,810

Source: Interstate removalists from Brisbane to Perth on Muval

Moving between Perth and Melbourne

The average cost of moving from Perth to Melbourne is $150.00 per cubic metre. From Melbourne to Perth, on average, is $182.71 per cubic metre.

Interstate removalist prices from Perth to Melbourne

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $1,440 – $1,800
1 bedroom apartment $2,160 – $2,700
2 bedroom apartment $3,360 – $4,200
3 bedroom apartment $4,200 – $5,250
3 bedroom house $4,800 – $6,000
4 bedroom house $5,400 – $6,750
5 bedroom house $7,200 – $9,000

Source: Interstate removalists from Perth to Melbourne on Muval

Interstate removalist prices from Melbourne to Perth

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $1,754 – $2,193
1 bedroom apartment $2,631 – $3,289
2 bedroom apartment $4,093 – $5,116
3 bedroom apartment $5,116 – $6,395
3 bedroom house $5,847 – $7,308
4 bedroom house $6,578 – $8,222
5 bedroom house $8,770 – $10,963

Source: Interstate removalists from Melbourne to Perth on Muval

Moving between Perth and Tasmania

The average cost of moving from Perth to Tasmania is $242.73 per cubic metre.

Interstate removalist prices from Perth to Tasmania

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $2,330 – $2,913
1 bedroom apartment $3,495 – $4,369
2 bedroom apartment $5,437 – $6,796
3 bedroom apartment $6,796 – $8,496
3 bedroom house $7,767 – $9,709
4 bedroom house $8,738 – $10,923
5 bedroom house $11,651 – $14,564

Source: Interstate removalists from Perth to Tasmania on Muval

Moving between Perth and Darwin

The average cost of moving from Perth to Darwin is $321.58 per cubic metre. From Darwin to Perth, on average, is $265.06 per cubic metre.

Interstate removalist prices from Perth to Darwin

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $3,087 – $3,859
1 bedroom apartment $4,631 – $5,788
2 bedroom apartment $7,203 – $9,004
3 bedroom apartment $9,004 – $11,255
3 bedroom house $10,291 – $12,863
4 bedroom house $11,577 – $14,471
5 bedroom house $15,436 – $19,295

Source: Interstate removalists from Perth to Darwin on Muval

Interstate removalist prices from Darwin to Perth

Residence size Price range
Studio apartment $2,545 – $3,181
1 bedroom apartment $3,817 – $4,771
2 bedroom apartment $5,937 – $7,422
3 bedroom apartment $7,422 – $9,277
3 bedroom house $8,482 – $10,602
4 bedroom house $9,542 – $11,928
5 bedroom house $12,723 – $15,904

Source: Interstate removalists from Darwin to Perth on Muval

Supplies you don’t want to scrimp on

There are a few necessary packing items that you don’t want to forget. However, you want to keep the costs of these supplies to the absolute minimum. Things like packing tape, bubble wrap or anti-static wrap and packing paper can add up if you have a lot of breakables.

Asking friends if they have quality moving boxes laying around is a great way to save some money. Check local community groups on Facebook and Gumtree for free moving boxes and supplies up for grabs.

Storage companies like National Storage as well as Bunnings offer a great range of moving and packing boxes which are generally weight rated. So be sure to pick a box sturdy enough to hold your goods securely.

Average costs of moving boxes

Residence size Estimated cost of boxes
Studio apartment $60 – $80
1-2 bedroom apartment $99 – $110
3-4 bedroom house $150 – $200

Source: Muval’s ultimate moving box price guide

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Research your move

It is reasonably safe to say the choice is abundant when it comes to removalists in Perth, and it can be hard to do your due diligence finding quality care. Muval are becoming leaders in the industry with their online price comparison and booking service. Further capabilities provide a list of quality vetted removalists with an added service that allows you to clearly and specifically add your data for a more accurate quote. 

Disclaimer: Please note, the prices and space estimates noted in this article should only be used as a guide and not a concrete indication of exactly how much your move will cost or how much space is required. All prices shown in this article do not factor in complexities that may arise in your personal situation like availability of your desired move dates, access constraints of your property, or heavy/difficult items like pianos or pizza ovens.

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James Morrell
James Morrell
James Morrell is the CEO and Co-founder of Muval – an online price comparison and booking platform for the furniture removals industry. Muval believes that life’s big moves should be celebrated, not dreaded. The first step in that process is finding a quality, vetted removalist that you can trust. Head to muval.com.au to find out more.

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