One of the most commonly asked questions we receive on a daily basis is the question “how much will my move cost? Whilst the cost of a move varies depending on a large range of factors, we thought we would put together some information for you to help give you an estimate of the cost of your move when moving within Sydney.
The cost of moving in Sydney, i.e. the cost of using a removalist in Sydney depends on a number of factors including but not limited to:
Taking into account the above factors and any issues that may arise on the day, we are still able to provide you with some estimated moving times based on typical properties. Please note any of the above factors will increase the times we have listed below. These estimates are averages based on the move times of moves we have undertaken over the past few years in Sydney.
Generally, it takes 1 hour to load 10 cubic metres and 1 hour to unload 10 cubic metres.
A typical studio/1 bedroom unit takes between 2-4 hours.
A typical 2 bedroom apartment/house takes between 4-6 hours.
A typical 3 bedroom apartment/ house takes between 5-8 hours.
A typical 4 bedroom house takes between 7-10 hours.
Your move may indeed be quicker than the above mentioned times. If access is really good, everything is packed and ready to go, and you are only moving down the road then your move may be quicker. Please note with Hire A Mover there is a 2 hour minimum on every move so even if you were just moving one piece of furniture, you would still pay the 2 hour minimum plus whatever travel fee you were quoted. From our years of moving people, even to this day we find it difficult to give people a close estimate of how long their move will take. We have been shocked to witness some 2 bedroom apartments taking 11 hours, and some 4 bedroom houses taking 4 hours. As mentioned above, every property is different and every move is unique. Rest assured our movers will work as quickly and as professionally as possible, keeping in mind our goal is to take care of your goods to avoid damage or injury.
Based on the above average moving times, see below for the costs based on our recommend number of removalist and trucks.
The below pricing has been based on Hire A Movers normally hourly rates which are $180 an hour including GST for 2 men and a truck. The rate for 3 men and a truck is $240 an hour. If you are moving within 30km of the Sydney CBD, there is normally a once-off travel fee of $90 for a 2 man job and $120 for a 3 man job. These stated prices include GST.
A typical studio/1 bedroom unit that takes between 2-4 hours with 2 movers and a truck would cost between $450 and $810. This includes a $90 call out/travel charge assuming you are moving within the local metro area.
A typical 2 bedroom apartment/house that takes between 4-6 hours with 2 movers and a truck would cost between $810 and $1170. This includes a $90 call out/travel charge assuming you are moving within the local metro area.
A typical 3 bedroom apartment/house that takes between 5-8 hours with 3 movers and a truck would cost between $1320 and $2040. This includes an $120 call out/travel charge assuming you are moving within the local metro area.
A typical 4 bedroom house that takes between 7-10 hours with 3 movers and a truck would cost between $1800 and $2520. This includes an $120 call out/travel charge assuming you are moving within the local metro area.
You will always be able to find lower hourly rates, as well as higher hourly rates. This does not mean that the overall cost of your move will be cheaper. It is important to remember that inexperienced movers will take significantly longer to move your goods than professional movers will. One reason for this is the experience required to load a truck properly – to ensure no damage during transit. Inexperienced movers are also more likely to damage your furniture so it is important to assess this risk and take this potential cost into consideration when choosing a Sydney removalist based on price alone. We are also fully insured with both Goods in Transit insurance and Public Liability insurance (PLI), which gives you extra piece of mind in the rare event there is any damage.
We always recommend looking at reviews on Facebook and Google. Every removalist company will have some negative reviews, that’s just the nature of the industry, however it is important to look at the overall majority of the reviews. Also it is important to question a company with only 5 star reviews, to ensure the reviews are legitimate.
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