Expert local and interstate removalists - Canberra / ACT
King & Wilsonâ€™s Canberra removals teams have developed a fine reputation for friendly, skilled and efficient moving services. Our Canberra moving branch is one of the preferred interstate removal suppliers to the Department of Defence and other key Australian Commonwealth government departments.
We have the training, careful staff selection and proven processes will ensure your move is both smooth and cost effective. How it works:
On the scheduled moving day, we visit your home to pack your belongings into specialised cartons and professionally prepare and itemise your furniture.
Our removalist team will carefully load your packed belongings into either a dedicated King & Wilson removal van or a steel removal container for transportation and delivery to your new home.
All interstate removals include the careful compliation of detailed packing list. All items transported are numbered and listed to ensure every object is accounted for. For those states with domestic quarantine clearance requirements (WA and Tasmania), we ensure all of your necessary paperwork is in order to facilitate prompt inspection and clearance.
We unpack your cartons, re-assemble and position your furniture to your requirements and dispose of any packing debris or mess.
We pride ourselves on providing you with as much assistance as you need to make your move stress free. Should you require it, we can arrange:
- Moving your pets by air (for interstate moves)
- Storage of your belongings at either end of your move
- Support services including house cleaning and home rental search
- Car and motorcycle transportation
Every year King & Wilson helps thousands of households move locally and interstate.
We lead our industry in our commitment to quality and cost-efficiency and regularly benchmark our services against world standards.
Independently audited and fully accredited
We are active members of Australia's peak industry bodies (AIMA and AFRA) and amongst a select group of movers who have achieved FAIM accreditation from the FIDI, the peak international moving association.
This means that when you move with us, you can be sure that you are receive world standard service and support.
Moving in Canberra / ACT
With a local fleet of over six vehicles and a specialist local removalist team, we are in the best position to make your local move stress-free.
We service all Canberra suburbs and can arrange local storage should you require it.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can pack your own boxes. Some clients elect to pack clothes, books and linen and leave the more fragile items to us. If you choose to do this, we will supply you with appropriate professional quality boxes and packing materials.
We can also provide you with instructions for packing your boxes to professional standards, however we can not be responsible for any breakages in boxes packed by you.
The amount of notice required depends on the nature of your move.
We recommend that you book your interstate move four to six weeks prior to departure. Booking ahead will allow us to secure and confirm your booking for your preferred dates and give you sufficient time to prepare for your move.
Of course, interstate moves can be still be arranged successfully at shorter notice, depending on your individual circumstances.
For local moves, we usually require 3-4 days notice. For moves in December and January it is a good idea to provide additional notice to book your preferred date.
Most interstate removals are effected using specially constructed hi-cube furniture containers which are loaded and sealed at residence. These containers travel between Australian cities on the Pacific National freight rail network. The use of inter-modal containers is a feature of the contemporary Australian moving industry, offering customers the benefits of minimising excessive handling and allowing for short-term storage at interstate destinations.
Local moves are carried out by specialist moving trucks. Depending on the belongings in your inventory we may utilise specialist equipment for moving heavier items.
Most local moves are conducted on the same day, unless you require your belongings to be stored between your two homes.
Interstate transit times vary depending on the distance involved and the quantity of belongings being moved. Transit times from Melbourne are:
- Melbourne to Sydney - 2-4 days
- Melbourne to Canberra - 3-5 days
- Melbourne to Perth - 20 days for a small move, 5 days for a whole house move
- Melbourne to Brisbane - 7-20 days for a small move, 5 days for a whole house move
- Melbourne to Adelaide - 7-20 days for a small move, 5 days for a whole house move
- Melbourne to Darwin - 25 days for a small move, 8 days for a whole house move
- Melbourne to Cairns - 30 days for a small move, 9 days for a whole house move
- Melbourne to Townsville - 30 days for a small move, 9 days for a whole house move
Please contact us for transit times to destinations not listed above.
Yes, we can! We have specialist staff who are trained and accustomed to moving antiques. We also have an art transport division equipped and skilled at moving, storing and installing valuable and fragile works of art. This department uses specialised air ride climate vehicles and our art handlers are trained to museum handling standards.
Many of our vehicles contain piano trolleys and have hydraulic tail lifters. Our staff are also experienced at disassembling and reassembling grand pianos and multi piece slate billiard tables.
Have another question? Call us on 1300 368 893 or visit our FAQs page.