Interstate Moving Cost Calculator

Get a ballpark price for your interstate move by using our useful pricing calculator below.

How much does moving interstate cost?

The cost of your interstate move move will depend on how much space (measured in cubic meters) you will need in the interstate removalist's truck, in addition to factoring in any difficulties with accessing your pickup and delivery locations. Use the tool below to get a ballpark estimate of the removalist costs to transport your items between capital cities in Australia.

Average prices from and to each capital city in Australia

Choose your house size and how heavily furnished it is and then see the estimated cost for your interstate move depending on where you're moving to and from.

I'm moving my
A few items of furniture
A moderate amount of furniture
A lot of furniture

Estimated space needed: ~35m3

Brisbane Sydney Melbourne Canberra Hobart Adelaide Perth Darwin
to Brisbane $132.12 $167.50 $158.15 $260.78 $164.04 $229.20 $202.78
to Sydney $138.61 $143.14 $133.72 $237.51 $130.92 $154.64 $312.10
to Melbourne $148.42 $130.72 $148.30 $180.50 $119.43 $160.40 $175.77
to Canberra $147.34 $123.18 $138.83 $263.00 $174.46 $232.42 $330.00
to Hobart $214.91 $246.76 $210.04 $232.22 $308.12 $361.80 $390.00
to Adelaide $173.43 $153.17 $137.77 $153.14 $204.35 $147.35 $178.10
to Perth $239.06 $241.70 $208.49 $279.00 $301.21 $186.06 $366.91
to Darwin $225.51 $331.55 $252.29 $378.49 $361.54 $236.18 $390.97

Calculations and prices are based on industry-standard, generic calculators and should be used as a guide only. This information does not constitute a fixed quote.

What's included when you book an interstate removalist with Muval?

Muval interstate moving boxes on the back of a removalist truck

Other factors that influence cost

While the cost per cubic meter of space is a large factor in calculating costs for an interstate move, there are other factors that can play a role, too. These include:

  • Access to your properties and how far away the truck needs to park from your front door
  • Seasonality; the busiest (and most expensive) time of the year to move interstate is between November and February
  • Heavy items like pool tables and pianos
  • Specialist equipment needed like a balcony lift

You can potentially save money when moving interstate by utilising backloading. This will require you to be flexible on dates, but if your items can fit inside a truck that is already travelling, you can end up getting a much cheaper price.

Talk to Muval today about organising exact prices and booking your upcoming interstate move.

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Frequently asked questions

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No one expects that you keep the original box that your TV came in when you bought it. Most removalists can provide special TV moving cardboard boxes that can help to keep your TV safe and secure while being transported (make sure you enquire about this before your move day. Otherwise, you can protect your television by wrapping it in blankets and then wrapping that tightly in cling film. Finally, as a peace of mind measure, we recommend purchasing one of our affordable moving insurance policies to protect your most valuable possessions like your TV in case of an accident.

This can be organised but will incur an extra charge.

A cubic metre is 1m x 1m x 1m. A full-sized container size is 38m3. 

Truck sizes vary from 20m3 to 70m3 and sometimes 100m3.

The packing service is not included in our standard pricing. Please check with our support team to get a quotation.

If you change your list of items or space required to an increased amount, the removalist will adjust the price accordingly. It is advisable to inform Muval as soon as you know that your moving volume has increased. This way, we can plan to avoid any items being left behind on the move day. Please contact Muval about two days before your move once you have finished packing; this way, we can give the correct information to the removalist company before the day. 

Generally, it is around four porta-robes or 6 standard cartons for a wardrobe.

Reading reviews is a great way to determine if a removalist is the right one for you. Platforms like Google, Product Review or Muval are great for this because they have built-in mechanisms to ensure reviews are from genuine people that have actually interacted with that business.

However, we advise to be cautions of moving companies with hundres of reviews and a perfect 5 star rating on these platforms as reviews unfortunately can be faked. Don't get us wrong: honest companies with a perfect 5 star rating do exist and they are excellent (we have a few on our platform!). But, given the nature of furniture removalist work, something, at some point, is bound to go wrong. Maybe the truck breaks down and is late for a job. Maybe someone accidentally trips and some items in a box are damaged. Whatever it is, accidents unfortunately do happen and these sorts of occassions rarely attract a 5 star rating.

Because of this, companies with a 4.5 or above rating are often just as good as a company with a perfect 5. So, we suggest, instead of looking for all 5-star reviews, take a look at a companies worst reviews and pay special attention to how they responded to the issue. Were they sympathetic? Did they respond promptly? Did they offer a resolution? Were they contactable for the customer to voice their concerns? These are the sorts of things that separate the best removalists from those who don't deliver a high level of service.

Read more about how to avoid dodgy removalists here.

Muval is a booking platform. We find reliable moving companies at a competitive rate. We help companies fill their space with customers that are happy to fit in with the truck schedule. It is called a shared load option.

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