Use our moving cost calculator to find out how much you next Melbourne move will cost – the calculator has 4 steps only!
See your moving cost calculated at the end – no waiting for us to get back to you!
About This Moving Cost Calculator
Looking for a removal costs calculator? You’ve come to the right place. Our removalist cost calculator will help you get an idea of your next Melbourne moving. We created this removalist calculator to help you estimate your Melbourne moving cost by entering some basic parameters of your moving job.
The calculated moving price is indicative. The final price depends on a number of factors and smaller details. We’ll be happy to prepare you an exact Melbourne removalist quote once you submit the results of this cost calculator. If you’re looking to move in Sydney NSW, you can create your Sydney moving quote here.
How to Use the Removals Costs Calculator
Information about the moving pick up and drop off
Add details about your moving locations and items you’d like us to move
Click on the NEXT button once you’ve entered all the moving job details
Fill out your details
Fill out the form so that we can have your details and send you the indicative removalist price calculation
Send the form
Click SUBMIT to send the form and check your mailbox for the Melbourne moving cost estimate you just created
Our Four Melbourne Depots
Click on a depot to see its address and open the address in Google Maps to calculate your distance from the depot.
Confirming the Final Removal Cost
After submitting the form with your data from this free moving calculator, one of our friendly team members will be in touch with you to discuss the details of your moving project. They will explain the various items and their impact on the moving price. After going through the details, our team will be able to send you a final quote, containing the final removal price.
Typical Melbourne apartment moving cost
Based on our experience, this is the moving cost that you can expect based on the # of bedrooms
1 Bedroom moving cost
When moving a 1 bedroom apartment, you will typically use a 4T truck, which can cost around $150 per hour.
If you have an average amount of stuff, the moving time could be around 2 hrs. Adding some driving distance, you can expect your 1 bedroom moving cost to be $300 – $350.
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We have four depots that we use when servicing our Melbourne customers. This means that we are your local removalist for many Melbourne locations which minimises the surcharge for time to travel to your pick up location. Estimate the distance in km from the depot nearest to you.
Select the number of bedrooms you are moving. This gives us an indication of the number of items you might have. We'll discuss some more details with you if you decide to get a final removalist quote later on.
The access is an important factor in the removals costs calculator as the access influences how easy (or difficult) it will be to get the furniture out of your apartment or house to load it onto the moving truck.
Again, our movers will need to travel back to our depot from the moving job. To calculate this distance, use the same depot you used when calculating the distance for the pick up location as the truck will go back to the same depot.
Although we do not specialise in piano removals, depending on the situation (its location, number of men available etc.), we might be able to take the piano with us and load in onto the moving truck. We'll confirm with you once we get more details about the moving job.
Sometimes, we may need to use a balcony lift to get bulky items from or to your new Melbourne home. If you think that this might be your case, turn it on in our removal costs calculator to get a more precise estimate of your moving cost.
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Various Use Case Scenarios of Our Removal Costs Calculator
The importance of local removalists
You can see how important it is to find a local removalist for your Melbourne moving job. Our moving cost calculator will show you the extra cost that is added to your moving quote with the increasing distance from the removalist's depot. Thanks to us having 4 depots in Melbourne, we are your local removalist for Melbourne metro and Bayside suburbs, optimising your moving costs.
Although you cannot change the number of stairs to any of your properties, you can do a few things related to access that can help you optimise your removal costs. For example, enabling us to park the truck as close to your entrance as possible. With apartment buildings, this might involve creating some space on the street and/or asking neighbours to move their cars temporarily.
We indicate the number of your belongings based on the number of bedrooms you have. However, there can be many items to be moved from a 2bdr apartment and less from a 3 bdr apartment, depending on your circumstances. Your final moving cost will depend on the number of items you have as we need time to move them out of your old house and into your new home.
There are a few items that are bulky or need extra attention. Our removal costs calculator will show you how taking them with you influences your final removal bill. See how adding piano or pool table changes the moving costs estimate. See how us using the balcony lift adjusts the removal costs and what does it do to the moving cost estimate if another removalist attends on your moving day.
More Expert Advice on Melbourne Removalist Cost and Prices
Answers to Questions About Moving Costs
1. How much does a removalist cost?
The answer depends on the circumstances of your move. Our free online moving calculator can give you an indication of the removalist costs. You can see which factors influence the moving cost. Distance plays a significant role. Moving a smaller apartment, if both the pick up and drop off points are close to your local removalist’s depots, should typically cost somewhere between $300 – $600. If your new home is further, but stay within Melbourne, the cost can go up to $1,000+ with a larger apartment. For a house, you need a bigger truck which increases the cost slightly and also, the time to move can grow, influencing your moving cost. Long-distance removals can cost up to a few thousand $$$, depending on many factors.
2. How much do removalists charge per hour?
The removalist hourly rate depends on the moving company, their vehicles and pricing policy. The market standard is charging per vehicle type per hour. The bigger the moving truck, the higher the removalist hourly rate. We at Easy Peasy Removals, for example, charge $121/hr for our smallest moving van with 2 men and continue to $143/hr for a 2T truck with 2 men etc. You can see all the options in our pricelist.
3. How much do furniture removals cost?
Moving your furniture is usually part of moving your whole home. However, sometimes you may need to move just one or a few pieces of furniture. Depending on its size, the price can start somewhere around $90, if you are close to your local removalist depot and also your drop off point is closeby. The price for furniture removal can go up to a few hundreds of $100 and more, depending on the circumstances.
4. How to find the cheapest Melbourne removalist?
Although everyone wants to save money, we do not recommend you to focus on finding the cheapest removalists as they might not be the best ones for you. Instead of comparing the prices only, try to find the best Melbourne removalist. They should have great customer reviews, proving that they really deliver what they promise, have an experienced team, and be responsive in communication from the very beginning, starting with discussing the moving job with you and providing you with a quote.
5. What can I do to save money on removals?
You can save a lot of money by following our advice on how to get ready for the moving day. Of course, you need to choose a reliable removalist. Apart from that, you can get rid of some furniture and belongings that you know you won’t need. Selling them on eBay, Gumtree or just donating them to your local Op Shop might do the trick. Then, organising your moving boxes (labelling, colour coding) can help the removalists do their job quicker. Explore our Moving Tips section for more advice.
Tips for Reducing Your Moving Costs
Rusty and our team of expert removalists have put some easy to follow and valuable tips together for you to save money on your next removal. Read them to make sure you understand how to choose the best removalist (may not be the one that looks the cheapest) and get ready for the moving day,