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Removalists Darwin

Darwin's mantra is "thinking big is nothing new, it’s just what we do". They do say everything is bigger in the territory and some of the recent projects have shown this to be true. From major Gas projects, to new tourism projects and all things in between you can expect to find a range of opportunities to suit.

To find removalists who can help you move house in Darwin, get started to compare removal companies and book online in minutes.

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How much does it cost to hire removalists in Darwin?

Darwin removalists start at $58 per half hour, with an average price of $58.00. So, for a full-service move of an average-sized, 3 bedroom house moved by one of the quality removalists Darwin offers costs as little as $731. You can save money by comparing Darwin moving company prices on Muval to find the best deal for you!

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Our highly recommended network of Darwin removalists

We have hand picked the best removalists in Darwin to give you the ultimate peace of mind for your move.
Book with confidence that you'll get exceptional service and care starting from $44 per half hour.

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Removalist services in Darwin

We offer a range of removals services to suit your needs.

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Furniture Removals

We take price in ensuring that your household furniture is handled with care when you move. Your items are wrapped in heavy-duty removal blankets to avoid damage. We can also provide furniture disassembly and reassembly where needed. All of our removalists are hard working professionals with excellent customer service who work quickly to make your move stress free and cost-effective.

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Last Minute Removals

When you need a team fast, our instant direct booking platform takes the hassle out of the moving process to save you time searching for removalists in Darwin and still get value for money. We understand that hiring a removalist is often the last thing on your mind when you're moving house. When you need someone friendly that is available to answer your questions, and provides a way to book a quality removal company at the last minute, look no further than Muval.

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Office Removals

The way we work is fundamentally changing - and no one understands that better than us. Whether you're upsizing or downsizing your office, we provide excellent service for your next office relocation. We have vetted all the best movers Darwin has to offer to bring you quality moving services for the home or office.

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Commercial Removals

Our network of professional furniture removalists in Darwin allows us to quote on "bulky" freight and logistics moves where only the best removalists will do. This service is ideal for items that are bigger than can be managed by a courier, but are also unable to be loaded on to shipping palletes. For example, we've worked with a range of furniture companies to ensure that their products are delivered safely to their customers, or between their depots.

We also provide packing supplies, packing and unpacking services, removals insurance and more!

What every Darwin removalist wants you to know before you move

Local moves are priced based on the time it takes to move your designated items. Very few removalists will give you a fixed price for your move, and it usually works out better to be charged based on time anyway because it gives you the flexibility to use as much or as little time as you want.

The level of access to your property will be a major determining factor in how long your move will take. Obstacles like many flights of stairs, steep driveways, no parking out the front of your residence, elevators, and so on can dramatically slow down the time taken to load an unload the truck. Other factors like having multiple pot plants (that often need to be carried one at a time) can also slow down loading and unloading.

If you're looking for ways to save money, you can always:

  1. Disassemble all of your furniture (like beds) yourself
  2. Move all of your boxes in to the garage on your ground floor to make them quicker to load
  3. Help the removalists load the truck on the day
  4. Ensure there is easy-access parking to your property
  5. Move pot plants and other difficult items yourself
  6. You don't need to book to move everything! You can just book the number of hours you want, and move the rest yourself

As mentioned above, the cost for your local move will depend on how long your move takes. Some dishonest moving companies quote very cheap hourly or half-hourly rates to get your job, and then work slowly on the day or surprise you with additional charges in order to make more money.

Unless they are running a limited special offer, most honest removal companies need to charge at least $45 per half hour or more in order to pay their staff (two people usually come to load and unload the truck for you), pay their insurances, and make sure their trucks are serviced regularly.

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 perfect 5 star ratings on these platforms. Given the nature of furniture removal 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.

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.

Packing and unpacking boxes for your house is not usually included by default when you book a removalist. This is a service that needs to be booked separately (you can do this through Muval) or done yourself, and is best arranged for a day or two before your removalist is scheduled to do your uplift.

In our experience, people always dramatically under estimate the time it takes to pack their house, and it's usually one of the most burdensome tasks of moving! If you're packing yourself, make sure you start early and do a couple of boxes a day. Otherwise, save yourself the hassle and book packing services through Muval. Your future self will thank you.

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.

The best way to ensure a successful move day is to be prepared. One way to do this is to notify your removalist about any very heavy or awkward-to-move items before move day. It can never hurt to double-check with them that they understand that you have these items, even if you have also submitted an inventory list. These sorts of items include:

  • Grand / Baby grand piano
  • Pizza oven
  • Concrete furniture
  • Pool / snooker tables (particularly slate)
  • Many pot plants / large pot plants

How long will my move take?

The cost of moving house with Darwin removalists will vary depending on how long it takes to load and unload your items from the truck.
Get a ballpark idea below:

How long will your move take?
A few items of furniture
A moderate amount of furniture
A lot of furniture
~7.1 hours
Estimated time needed by two people

What's moving Darwin?

Looking to live in Darwin? You best move into a place to swim as the northern part of Australia's Northern Territory (NT) has a tropical monsoonal climate. There is a dry season and a wet season.

The dry season from May to October is when most tourists visit. The days are sunny and the evenings are cool. The humidity is low with an average daily temperature around 32°C.

This is perfect weather when the southern parts of Australia face winter.

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How does Muval work?

Here's how muval helps you to find the best removalists in Darwin in a few easy steps:

Phone connected to a truck via a line illustration 1. Tell us what you're moving

Our platform automatically calculates the space required for your items.

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We'll find available trucks at great prices with space when you need it. You can filter by dates, price, rating and more to find the best company to suit your move.

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Illustration of thumbs up 3. Compare quotes and book instantly

There’s no waiting for removalists to come back with quotes. No hidden surprises, all pricing is up front. You’ll get up to 10 quotes instantly online that you can compare reviews & request to book in one spot.

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Why use Muval to find removalists Darwin?

Get peace of mind from our fast and efficient Darwin movers who get the job done.

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Instant pricing

Our platform automatically calculates and prices your move from a range of quality removal companies without you needing to call around and speak to pushy sales people.

Insurance options

We offer comprehensive insurance cover as an additional extra to your move.
Find out more here.

Secure online payment

Pay your booking deposit securely through our encrypted online payments form.

Satisfaction guaranteed

If you’re not satisfied with the company you are matched with after you pay your deposit, we’ll refund you within 2 days.

Move managers

Our team of move managers are available to help you and answer your questions at any point during your move.

Packing, unpacking and more

For customers looking for a full-service experience. Muval provides access to book pre-pack and unpacking services, packing materials, and even an exit and entry clean on your premesis.

Find removalists in popular Darwin suburbs

Our hand-picked, vetted removalists Darwin operate all over the city and surrounds. Find one in your suburb:

Frequently asked questions

Each company has differing policies about notification before the pickup and delivery. Some companies can provide a time window on booking, others provide this the day before, while others will provide notice within an hour of their arrival. 

All furniture items will be wrapped in heavy removalist quilted padding to best protect your furniture; Some removalists will also use shrink wrap as well.

If you change your list of items or space required a week before your move, we can usually adjust the price accordingly. In some circumstances this won’t be possible depending on the booking volume and amount of change and notice provided.

Yes, all of our prices are GST inclusive.

If you cancel within 48 hours of your booking (if your move is more than 5 days away) or give three weeks’ notice before your pick up date, you will get a full refund of your deposit.

The final payment must be paid five days before the nominated pickup date.

When quoting on your job, we provide the name and reviews of the company that matches your inquiry. Although we vet every company on our system, we encourage you to do your own due dilligence on the company you choose.

Yes. This varies depends on which company you are using. Usually, the minimum charge is around $300-$500 dependant on the origin and destination.

We encourage bookings ASAP, and this will hold the price, reserve the space, and give you peace of mind. This can also mean you avoid any future price rise.

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Don't take our word for it

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Natasha Gallahar

Muval customer on google.com.au 5 gold stars for removalist services

Fantastic service, always go above and beyond and more than happy to answer questions. I’ll never use another company as I know 100% I get the best price and best service with Muval.

I highly recommend for anybody looking at moving interstate to contact these guys, I’ve used them twice.

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