Leader Removals & Storage4.60 · 92 reviews
Part of being the best removalist in Canberra, begins with a visit. We aim for a visit so there's no surprises for the customer or for us. This is not always possible but is it always ideal. We'll stay in touch leading up to move day so that by the time our crew arrives we will know how well prepared our customer is, what assistance they need from us or what other services we can help them to organise. When our crew arrives, the focus is the lifting and shifting not all the. We provide Local and Interstate Relocations, supply of removal cartons & packing materials, pre-packing of removal cartons and unpacking of removal cartons, and container storage. We also work with other service providers such as conveyancers, painters, gardeners, rubbish removals etc.
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We moved house with Leader Removals two weeks ago. It's the second time we've moved house with them. Adam, David, Oscar and (oops, sorry we can't remember!) were incredibly fast and efficient, and very careful with everything. We had a lot of stuff to move, and they were also very patient with putting everything in the right place at the other end. A very good experience (as much as moving house CAN be a good experience!) and we would highly recommend them to everyone.
Hey Fran Just like to say a huge thank you to yourself and the team for my relocation on Tuesday the 7th June 2016 from Jerrabomberra to Turner The guys that completed the move were outstanding Thank you once again Regards Jason
Very professional and efficient team at Leaders Removals & Storage. Handled all our office furniture with utmost care and walked us through the whole process prior to the move. Not a single item was scratched during the process. The booking process was also really simple and all email correspondences were answered really promptly. Highly recommend their services as they are a reliable team of professionals and take pride and care in the services they deliver.
Leaders have handled a number of removals for me, from the Gold Coast to Canberra, within Canberra, and for my parents, Bronwen and Ron, within Canberra. They have always been highly professional and efficient, flexible in terms of accomodating the customer's needs, and pleasant to work with. Leaders is the best removalist experience we've had, and we'd always come back to them. Forget the rest - Leaders is the Best!
When planning our recent move from the ACT to Queensland we sought feedback from friends who had moved house recently, and Leader Removals was highly recommended. Right from the start we could see that Andrew and Fran at Leader were genuine, professional and honest family business operators. Ours was quite a complicated move as our requirements kept changing. During the process we decided to store and then transport some of our items because our son was moving to Melbourne. At the time we couldn't even anticipate when they would be required in Melbourne. It was absolutely no problem. Anything that came up at the last minute was dealt with in a 'no problem' way. Then we decided to take more things than were quoted originally. Again, no problem with that. At the last minute we decided to transport a car to Queensland. Again, it was absolutely no trouble making adjustments. We've moved houses a number of times in the past and this was by far the best removal company we have ever used. Both the crew working with Andrew in Canberra and then the one delivering our furniture on the Gold Coast was great and totally professional. Our houseful of furniture was loaded up in Canberra on Monday and delivered in Queensland at 8 am on Wednesday. Amazingly, not one item was damaged or scratched. And the same with the car! Andrew and Fran, we cannot recommend your company more highly. Thank you for making our move as stress-free as possible !
Matt and Oscar were so helpful and put my mum at ease throughout the move. They disassembled the beds and reassembled, were super careful with furniture, walls, glass and plants and were friendly, cheerful and nothing-is-too-much-trouble type of people. Fran in the office was always really responsive and helpful despite its placing our booking quite late. Cannot recommend more highly!
Andrew and Clint were amazing they worked with complete professionalism and made our move so smooth and enjoyable just wanted to say thankyou and I will be definalty use leader removals again and they are high recommended in my books.
Leader were amazing to deal with. The booking process was smooth and easy. The staff provided lots of helpful information about how to pack boxes and what to expect on the moving day. The boys who did our move were friendly and professional. Highly Recommend!
I have used Leader removals from my first move in 2009 until now in 2019. Their service is competitively priced, efficient and all items are handled with care. The process was seamless from quoting to pick-up, (storage in this instance), to delivery. The on-site team were responsive, polite and efficient, understanding if items required delicate handling. Will continue to use for future moves and have recommended to others requiring removalist services. Thanks for a great move.
We sought a number of quotes for relocating items from Canberra to Melbourne and Leader removals was one of the most competitively priced. Removalists at both ends were quick and efficient and staff kept us informed of pick up and drop off times. No items were lost or damaged and all boxes were labelled by Leader removals. Turn around time was less than a week. Very happy with the service received and would highly recommend this company.
In all of our years of moving internationally and interstate, our experience with Leader Removalls has been without doubt the best! From the first point of contact with Fran you can clearly see what a professional, thoughtful service is provided. Andrew and the team were so efficient, polite and nothing was too much trouble. This was our first move where nothing at all was damaged or broken. The team worked relentlessly and were an absolute pleasure to be around at such a stressful time. If you are looking for a removal company and are unsure which one to use, look no further!! Our experience was so reassuring, calm and professional, I can’t recommend Leader Removals enough!!
Andrew and Leader Removals & Storage are without question the most professional company I’ve ever dealt with. I stupidly made arrangements with another company for my removals from Canberra to Melbourne. Like heros, Andrew and Leader stepped in at short notice when the other company simply failed to turn up to the agreed removals date (even though it was booked and paid for weeks in advance). Leader just took charge of everything...removals, storage, cleaning and returning my keys to the agent. And totally reasonably priced when I was in a complete bind, as I needed to leave Canberra and vacate the premise. A really stressful situation that they just made simple and hassle free. Kim in the office reassured me that from handing over the key my stressful situation was over and i could drive back to Melbourne as planned and they would take care of everything, and she could not have been more right. Andrew kept me up to date throughout with photos of the removals, and I got my full bond back without any issues raised by the agent - so the cleaners clearly did a good job. Absolutely amazing service. Great value. Cannot recommend them highly enough for anyone looking for Canberra removals or storage!! Thank you so much!!
The team were fantastic to deal with and took the extra time to ensure my furniture was delivered in pristine condition. I organised an interstate delivery along with a local delivery and both removals were delivered to my home together with no issues at all. Very happy dealing with Leader Removals and I’ll happily use them again for all my storage and removal needs
We cannot recommend Andrew and his team highly enough. Our move went seamlessly from the initial quotation meeting until the last box was delivered. Our move included two pick-up points in Canberra and two delivery destinations (including short term storage for a backload delivery to QLD) . Despite the complex nature of our move it went smoothy from start to finish. Andrew shared valuable tips on how to approach packing and communicated his schedule clearly and accurately eliminating any stress on our part. In short, the service provided by Leader Removals and Storage went above and beyond our expectations in every respect.
I moved from Canberra to Brisbane this time last year and found Leader Removals to be very professional and easy to deal with at this stressful time. The staff are all wonderful and nothing is too much effort for them. All belongings made it safely to Brisbane very efficiently. So when my parents were making the same move this year, I didn't hesitate to recommend they use Leader Removals. We are all so glad they did. This move put a lot of strain and stress on my parents who are in their late 70's. Leader Removals handled everything for them and the move went incredibly smoothly. In addition to the actual move, Leader packed my parents belongings, cleaned the house, arranged for the car to be transported from Canberra to Brisbane, and arranged storage when there was a delay on settlement. The incredible staff, in particular Fran and Andrew, made sure that the actual removal was not ever going to cause my parents any worries. Can't say enough good things about this company and would recommend them to anyone and everyone! Thanks guys!
Looking for a removalist? Look no further. I have moved a couple of dozen times in the last 45 years, and have never come across a better removalist. On time, professional, careful and experienced. Five stars is not enough. They took the panic, stress and headache out of a very stressful day, and we are so appreciative. Thankyou Josh and Jimmy.....you were FANTASTIC!!!!
Chris & Cindy Murphy
Leader Removals helped us out of a tricky situation when another removalist couldn't provide us a booked service on the day of our move. Leader turned up the next day with two guys who worked extremely hard and were both friendly and professional. We really appreciate the assistance and the two boys who turned up are a credit to your company. Thank you and will definitely recommend you and use you in the future.
Fast, effective, competitively priced (and a nice bunch of blokes, too). Go with these guys -- they're rated 5 stars for a reason.
Couldn't recommend Leader highly enough. Outstanding customer service, incredibly friendly and helpful, and very careful and professional movers. We had some difficult timing issues and their flexibility and willingness to accommodate us was above and beyond.
These guys are THE BEST OF THE BEST!!! A thousand stars!! 5 is nowhere near enough!!
We have used Leader Removals and Storage several times over the past 15 years for big and small jobs. Staff are always courteous, helpful and professional. Nothing is too much trouble and no job too big or small. Thanks for taking cares of our belongings.
Fran and the team are the best removalists - caring, professional and value for money
I was moving interstate and After contacting multiple removal companies in the ACT leaders were the only company that got back to me with a response same day. They provided a quote within a few days and the quote was cheaper then anything else I found. (Other companies gave me quotes but it was difficult and communication was poor) They kept me updated on all changes. They picked up my items and delivered Interstate within a few days. When the boys arrived they were able to get the truck down our narrow drive way. They were Quick, efficient and friendly. I didn't have to worry About a thing. They had it covered. I would recommend these guys 10/10 Thanks again guys!
Professional, friendly and gentle with our belongings. They do a great deal on secondhand boxes too! Heartily recommended.
I booked my move through CBD movers and it was a terrible experience. I called Leader Removals to ask for help and they were very understanding and helpful. They also quoted my a much cheaper price than what I paid CBD. I highly recommend you use this legitimate and responsible moving service.
Five stars services! These two young boys are champions, did really awesome jobs!!!!!!!good organised, no damage, I bought drinks and paid them tips, they desired. Fantastic, will come back to use leader removal again! Introduced to my friend already!! Really reasonable price.
Leader just moved us from Queanbeyan NSW to small town in rural VIC, near Wodonga. They were fantastic from start (on site quote) to finish (flawless delivery) and all things in between. Entire process was seamless and, unbelievably, stressless. A big (real big) recommend that you give Leader some serious thought if you are on the move. Cheers Darren and Jacqui.
I’ve moved interstate twice with Leader over the last couple of years. Excellent service at a reasonable price, and really genuine, helpful people. Best value for money in the Canberra market by a long shot.
Such a wonderful service from Fran and her team, you can really tell that they work hard at their jobs and customer satisfaction. I have used many removalists over the years but will never use another other than Fran and her team again!! If you want the best job for the greatest service, don't bother going anywhere else but Leader removals, if you think anyone else is better you would be wrong!
The team from Leader removals (Matt, David and Lachlan) were amazing during our local Canberra move in June 2019. We were unpacked and relaxing at our new home by lunchtime thanks to their efficient work. The team were extremely professional and friendly, and handled all our items with care. I highly recommend their services!
We used Leader Removals to move our office. They made it so easy to put everything back where it was so we could get back to work! Service: Local moving
Fantastic moving experience. Who knew that was a thing!! Andrew, Fran and there great team helped me every step of the way during what is always a very stressful time. They moved me from Coast to Canberra taking excellent care of all my furniture and goods, provided reasonably priced storage and kept me laughing along the way. Thank you again Leader team. I highly recommend your services to people moving locally and interstate.
I was put on to Fran & Andrew at Leader Removals by my sister who had a very positive experience with them when relocating from Canberra to the Gold Coast. I had purchased a brand new fridge online from a supplier in Queensland and due to the Covid pandemic, the supplier was unable to deliver from Queensland to Melbourne. Enter Leader Removals- even though only a single item, they were able to collect the fridge and store it in their warehouse in Canberra for me, until such time as it was safe and practical to deliver down to Melbourne. From the first contact, Fran and Andrew were very helpful and their communication was great during co-ordination of pick-ups and deliveries. I would have no hesitation in recommending Leader Removals for either a major move, as was my sister's, or a small transportation job, as was mine, and will absolutely call them straight away if ever we have need for this type of service again. Efficient, professional, friendly, dependable-you really feel looked after, and all delivered with a sense of humour (thanks Andrew!) In summary, it was indeed very refreshing to work with a company that is family owned and operated, so personable and customer focussed- yay for small businesses and the little guy! (And no, I'm not a relative, giving such a glowing review- it is all genuine!!) Sharon W
It is such a pleasure to be able to say that Leaders Removals made my move an enjoyable experience. They listened, and fitted with my every need; indeed they were so professional that they anticipated with a service that fitted perfectly around that. No commercialised hype, which was great. Just a fabulous service. One day they packed up and the following day they delivered and set up. They took heavy furniture and a piano, all with good humour, even in the pouring rain that happened that day. They worked so hard, and always with a bit of fun and camaraderie. Thank you, all of you, I can't emphasise that enough. I do hope that I won't need to move for a long time, but I would certainly call you again, and recommend you to others.
Very good and swift service. Very organised, good advice, very competetively priced.
Our recent move with Leader was nothing short of sensational. From the booking process with Linda and Frances, to the pre-removal inspection and then the actual removal, it couldn't have gone any better. Dave, Jimmy, Izzy, Ohio and the others (apologies we didn't catch all the names) were superb. Punctual, polite, careful, accommodating and unbelievably hard-working. Our first move in over 30 years and it exceeded all expectations. We can't speak highly enough of the process, but in particular the whole team... they certainly are a credit to the company. Thanks again. Neil and Tanya
Fantastic service from everyone in the company, multiple sets of revivalists and from head office with Fran. Good value for money and will certainly use again without hesitation!
Excellent job team was fantastic
I found Leaders through another site's recommendation and they were immediately great - responsive from the first email. They couldn't fit me in for a local move on my desired date but could do it very shortly after. Originally the move was scheduled for the PM, but I got a call at 9:20am to say they were on their way (this was fine because I was able to work from home - and the early move actually meant I could go into the office for the afternoon). The move was super fast, the movers polite and careful, and the whole experience was A+. Can happily recommend.
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I cannot recommend Leader Removals highly enough - they provide a top rate service. The fellas took great care moving my stuff into storage and then delivering it to my new address. Not only do they take care in moving your possessions but they are super friendly and helpful. Fran and Michael were also super helpful in answering my questions and organising insurance for me and cleaners. Don't use anyone else, Leader are great!
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Awesome service - above and beyond! Leader’s removals are absolutely the best movers we have ever had! Friendly, polite, helpful and fast thinking. Moving always happens at a time of change in one’s life, but we had some stressful last-minute changes that the team coped with amazingly. The apartment we were to move into fell through the week before, so Fran organised for everything to be carefully removed into one of Leader’s containers and stored, but then work gave me one week’s notice that I was to be posted overseas for four months. We knew which numbered boxes we needed to get our next season’s clothes. Andrew was awesome! he problem solved and was able to speedily retrieve what we needed. It would have been disastrous for us if Leaders hadn’t made it smooth from their end, by staying calm and coming up with workable solutions. Fantastic service - above and beyond! We are so happy with the Leaders team and can’t recommend them enough!
I cannot commend this company highly enough. I have relocated numerous times across Australia and overseas and I can honestly say LEADER REMOVALS and STORAGE have provided an outstanding service. Every aspect of the removal was handled in a highly professional and competent manner by friendly and cooperative staff. They provided expert advice, and practical solutions to any issues that arose. They packed my possessions with a care and dedication to a standard that I have not observed before. I genuinely felt that they treated my possessions and furniture with as much care as their own. Flexible, friendly and highly competent, they are an absolute delight and I heartily recommend them to anyone.
The guys did great. Arrived on time, were quick and delivered as promised. Reasonable prices for a delivery from Sydney to Canberra. Very happy. Will be my go to for any future moves.
Fran and her team are the best removalists in Canberra. Friendly, super efficient, with good systems, strong careful workers and clean blankets. Their gender balanced, COVID safe and quiet team made light work of my chattels despite stairs and difficult access. All this, at a very reasonable price.
Everybody involved was so helpful and super friendly. The guys were so quick with getting everything out and left the place without a scratch. Will definitely be going through Leader for future moves!!
We sold our home after living there for 43 years & required a removalist. We chose Leader Removals in Mitchell ACT. They also stored our goods in a container for approx 3 months then delivered our goods to our new residence when we purchased our new home. I would highly recommend this company, their professionalism is exceptional their employees are very helpful & considerate to your needs & go above & beyond. We didn’t have any of goods damaged & everything was handled with care. From the owners to the employees of this business they try to make your experience of moving as least stressful as possible.
The Leader Removals team helped me out with my move today, providing packing, moving and storage services. They are also providing a quote for cleaning services, so they're a one stop shop for all your moving needs. Moving is usually pretty stressful at the best of times but the team were all extremely friendly, helpful and professional. They worked very quickly and efficiently and helped to put my mind at ease. They really go the extra mile to provide a good service and I can't recommend them enough.
These guys made moving bearable. Thank you very much. Great experience from quote to trucking.
I have used a number of removalists in the past and Leader have been the best I have ever experienced. They were friendly, helpful, extremely professional, took excellent care of my furniture and provided exceptional customer service. I highly recommend them to all who require large or small jobs. Thank you Leader!
Efficient, great service, careful lads. 100% satisfied
Great service! The office kept me informed all the way. When I had a last minute problem arise, they came up with a solution and took all the stress out of it for me. The guys doing the uplift were very professional, friendly, respectful and efficient. Highly recommend if you want a stress free move.
A few hiccups but they were ironed out straight away very pleased with them 4.5 stars would definitely use them again
Bit of sour grapes here. We were a customer of Leader who packed up our house in Canberra. Just a bit unfortunate that they were unable to follow through with relocation.
I have given 3 stars, the actual removalists, Oscar and Robbie, were amazing, and my initial quote was appr $1, 480 it actually turned out to be $980 for an inventory and $300 for storage ($1280), which was also amazing. When I needed my furniture taken out of storage, less than 3 weeks later and transported 166 klms away, the price was over $2,000 after a discount for not using the storage for long. I was stunned and said so at the time, but they had my furntiture so I had no choice. I was very surprised as a friend recently had the same service with another carrier and it cost her $945. I do appreciate that my items were sent the same week, which I was grateful for. I could not attend the delivery, but the driver and I spoke twice. I asked for all heavy items and all boxes to come into the house. I even left lists on each door. Unfortunatley, most of the items are still in the garage, even really heavy ones. I am over 61 and live alone and cannot bring the items in, so now I have to hire someone to come and help me take everything inside. I would possibly use them again, but next time would get a relocation quote in advance and make sure that my things were put in the house, not left in the garage. Thank you for the jobs you did well.
While the pack up and cleaning were competent and prompt, the movers locked my keys in the house I moved into on purpose, claimed it was normal and that "everyone" has an extra set of keys. Then the owner rang me up and was extremely abusive, shouted at me and said I was a liar. He only stopped when I said I would leave a negative review. It's taken me this long to feel comfortable to leave a review as honestly the experience terrified me. Edit: more than happy to be contacted by Google, as I have all my receipts as proof.
EDIT to original post: In response to Leader's comments lets be clear: I was seeking quotes from several removalist companies with a long lead time for the removal due to the lockdown. Leader removal offered an earlier date and I accepted. At no point was I seeking a removal on short notice or had not had any success with other companies. I noted in my original post that Leader was the most expensive quote - this is fact and not a 'grouse' over the price. Dismantling and reassembling the bed was a request at the time of quote and I was not advised in the return quote that it was 'complimentary' The bed was mentioned to removalists when they were called back to fix their work. The door is dented /chipped and not scratched. Given the last correspondence I have from Leader was on 21 September with no follow up to advise of any issues with delay I don't expect that the door will be fixed. I organised for Leader Removals and Storage to take a small amount of items to a unit in Wollongong, certainly not a full house load. They were the most expensive quote but I thought they would be the most professional. The pre-pickup service was fine however the crew damaged my front door through sloppiness - not taking the feet off the lounge and trying to force it through the front door space. On the delivery end, the reassembly of the queen bed (with under bed storage) was also sloppy and incomplete. They were called back to fix it as it was quite obviously not sitting correctly in one area. However on further inspection we found a number of screws had been thrown in the centre of the bed, hidden by the mattress and slats and other parts had been positioned but not screwed in. Disassembly and reassembly of the bed was requested at the quote stage. I lodged a request for the door to be fixed, which they accepted however I am at a loss to understand what was done as all I could see was blue tape left on the door and the area where the wood was chipped - the worst part - was not fixed. I emailed and was advised someone would come back. That never happened and I don't think I should have to continue following up with them. Overall a less then satisfactory experience.
Had a small move, one bedroom about $600 max. Accepted their quote and then sent a $100 deposit. Emailed one query in December, no response. Then in early January I emailed again to note changes in my moving amount. They replied I had not accepted the offer. I replied I had. They again said I had not. I provided proof of this and the deposit, they then apologised but no confirmation about my moving details or date. Called them and they were very helpful and said their driver would call me early the moving week to confirm the exact date. I was not called even though it’s two days before. Decided to cancel the service and use my car. They won’t refund the deposit which I guess is part of their conditions but still am a bit disappointed given the great reviews here.
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