The best cleaning companies in Canberra


Synergy Four Services, one of Canberra’s most recommended cleaning companies. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Whether you live in a two-storey house or a studio apartment, keeping your space clean – as important as it is – can be a one of those jobs that many of us simply don’t have that time for. From vacuuming to dusting, window-washing to deep cleans in kitchens and bathrooms, you might feel like it’s something you’d rather not have to deal with – so why not hire aA cleaning company instead?

Hiring a cleaning company is a great way to get your home beautifully cleaned at a professional level without taking any time out of your week. Whether your lease is up or you’re looking for a once-off job, or maybe you’re looking to book a regular company, taking that extra time and energy off of your own back will come as a huge relief. But how can you know what makes a great cleaning company?

In this article, we’ll give you a quick run-down of some of the most important traits to look for in a top-quality cleaning company, as well as a useful guide to some of Canberra’s top companies.

What makes a great cleaning company?

Hiring a cleaner can be a complex process – there’s a lot more that goes into cleaning a home than you might think.

Here’s a list of qualities a great Cleaning Business should have.

  • Reliability. Not only being on time but instead understanding that they are being invited into your house and therefore creating a solid foundation of trust.
  • Affordability. You don’t need to hire the cheapest cleaners on the market but you should get what you pay for. There’s nothing worse than being ripped off.
  • Efficiency. The Canberra cleaners you decide on should get the work done at a reasonable pace without cutting corners whilst ensuring an excellent product.
  • Respectful. If you are hiring cleaners to tidy your home, you want them to respect your space and your belongings.
  • Effective. When the cleaners are done, your home should be clean, really clean. Attention to detail is very important.

The best cleaning companies in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Synergy Four Services

Synergy Four Services

Synergy Four Services has more than a decade’s experience in construction, commercial, new builds and end-of-leasing cleaning. Providing a 100 per cent satisfaction guarantee, Synergy Four Services’ motto is to only leave when its cleaners would be proud to call a property their own.

Family owned and operated, Synergy Four Services provides quality services at competitive prices. Services are available for a single project or Synergy Four Services can provide routine cleaning on an ongoing basis.

With construction, experienced cleaners project manages sites until they are cleaned to perfection. This includes mid-construction site cleaning, site office and facilities cleaning, post-construction final cleaning, handover cleaning and full waste removal.

With commercial premises, Synergy Four Services provides trusted cleaning for office, schools, hospitality, medical practices and more. Additional services include window cleaning and high-pressure washing.

New builds and end-of-lease cleaning is detailed so residential properties are ready for new owners or tenants. Synergy Four Services works with residential builders, property owners, strata managers and body corporates.

Synergy Four Services is fully insured and certified, white card and asbestos inducted and has secure local jobs code certification. As an Indigenous-owned business, Synergy Four Services is Supply Nation registered.

Obligation free quotes are available.

Mint Cleaning Group

Along with a quick response to your initial enquiry, Dora from Mint Cleaning Group is a pleasure to deal with and is happy to work around your schedule. From regular home cleans to restaurants, windows or even construction sites, Dora caters for any kind of cleaning job.

Google reviewer Brendan Bishop says, “Really appreciate the professional and thorough job. Would recommend, and would definitely use again.”

Impact Carpet Cleaning Canberra

The team from Impact Carpet Cleaning are well known for their friendly chats and great customer service. Sam is more than accommodating when it comes to last minute bookings and has a reputation for stepping in when others have folded the opportunity.

Happy Google reviewer Vanessa Mann says, “Excellent service, well priced and cleaned at a high quality! Would definitely use again.

JC Cleaning Services

JC Cleaning Services is a family business providing Canberra with high quality and professional cleaning, offering a uniquely wide range of services. Whether you’re after residential or commercial cleaners, an end of lease clean, or a tidy up after a renovation, or even management of your AirBnB property, JC Cleaning Services is more than prepared to tailor their service to your needs.

In their residential cleaning service, on top of standard cleaning they can also do deep cleans in your bathroom and kitchen, and even give your oven some proper attention. If you’re looking for a team to take care of a commercial or office space, JC Cleaning will remove rubbish, disinfect shared spaces, and even replenish supplies in the bathroom and kitchen. And, in their service for AirBnB properties, JC Cleaning will report damages and purchase supplies needed for the property.

As happy customer Carolina Bonnel writes in their Facebook review, “They are well organised,quick and provided a great quality. I highly recommend them. I’ve had a experienced them in my house and at my workplace. Always spotless clean.”

Cosmic Cleaning ACT

Book. Clean. Relax. The steps followed upon booking Corrine and the team to deliver a top cleaning service. With the option of easy online booking, Corrine has been able to grow the business she started in 2015. Great service, promotions and word of mouth are the key elements this business thrives on for their growth.

As Facebook user Leisl Meyer writes, Great work! Hard working cleaners who are very reliable. Their attention to detail is great. I would recommend these guys to anyone who is looking for help at home.”

Magic For Mums

This is not a typical cleaning business. Magic For Mums offers a wide range of services spanning from cleaning houses, ironing your clothes to delivering home cooked meals and sending your friends and family gifts. Magic For Mums enjoys the sense of helping others, by providing the best services they can.

Facebook reviewer Helen Kenneally wrote about their experience with Magic for Mums, Amazing professional and efficient Service. Staff are respected and valued. Our home feels squeaky clean. Highly recommended. Thank you so much MfM. Bravo.”

The Rug Spa Carpet Cleaning Canberra

For 26 years Michael has been steam cleaning Canberra’s rugs and carpets. With a range of different packages, it’s easy to jump on his website and select the package that suits you or your business. With great service and excellent reviews, Michael can steam clean almost anything and he’ll even pick up your rug, give it a spa, and return it to your door.

See what Google reviewer Donna Anthes had to say, “Michael has cleaned our carpets and lounge on seperate occasions. He is conscientious, always punctual, professional and does a great job. He’s the go to in Canberra for carpets, rugs and upholstery.”

Blue Cleaning Group

Melody started Blue Cleaning Group after seeing a need for a trustworthy cleaner in Canberra for both domestic and commercial cleans. Blue Cleaning Group offers a huge range of cleaning services including carpets, upholstery, end of the lease or an emergency call out for your home or business.

As Google reviewer Vilaisan Campbell writes, “Efficient service and excellent job done with care, thoroughness and old fashion politeness.”

If you’re after more information on the best cleaners in Canberra for something a little more specific, check out our articles on the best carpet cleaners, the best window cleaning services and the best end of lease cleaners in Canberra.

Your experience with cleaning companies in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the cleaning companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between a regular clean and an end-of-lease clean?
An end-of-lease clean is a lot more involved than a regular house clean. In an end-of-lease clean, the service will not only vacuum and wipe surfaces as they normally would, but they will also clean out empty cabinets and drawers, wipe down your windows, clean your stove top - it depends on what kind of property you have. The purpose is to make the home look virtually untouched for the next tenant.
Are there environmentally friendly cleaning products?
Absolutely! There are many companies nowadays that specialise in products that are made with sustainable manufacturing practices, minimise waste and are naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients that won't harm the environment or the inhabitants of your home.
Is it worth hiring a cleaning company for regular jobs?
This depends entirely on your lifestyle, but if you are someone with a very busy schedule, or are living in a large home, or are living alone, then it's definitely something you should consider. If any or all of those traits apply to you, then hiring a professional cleaning company can mean an extra couple of hours in your week to do the things you want to do, all the while living in a professionally maintained home.
Can a cleaning service also do laundry and dishes?
Occasionally. Dishes and laundry do not fall under the normal list of jobs that you can expect a professional cleaner to perform, so it's best not to assume that they will do these things for you. However, it's definitely worth having a conversation with them to see what they are willing to do, particularly if you are looking to hire them regularly.
Can I provide the cleaners with my own cleaning products?
For the most part, yes. Cleaners will bring their own mops and vacuums, but if you have specific products that you'd like them to use due to allergies or wanting to be more environmentally friendly, then you can definitely consult with the company and make sure that this will be acceptable to them.

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71 Responses to The best cleaning companies in Canberra
Ally-J Ally-J 3:20 pm 15 Aug 20

ive heard really good things about for commercial cleaning

saralyall saralyall 2:59 am 03 Aug 19

I changed from using services of cleaning companies to an individual’s as they often swapped cleaners that was what I did not like because I am the one who care about privacy. One of my friends referred her to me. She is a professional and responsive cleaner. Her price was reasonable, and a bit surprised me as it was much cheaper than those of the companies I had used. After almost two years, she is still doing great job.

    Amy Victoria Amy Victoria 11:04 pm 03 Jan 20

    Could you possibly share their name? I agree that swapping cleaners all the time is super frustrating

    saralyall saralyall 8:09 am 18 Jan 20

    Hi Amy, Her name is Huong. She is doing Master of Accounting if I am not wrong. She sometimes comes together with her husband Daniel. They are very nice and excellent cleaners. Her number is 0410189138.

    Harrison Jasmin Harrison Jasmin 9:10 am 07 Mar 20

    Hi Saralyall,
    I totally agree with you. Just about posting a similar review for these guys. They are awesome! I am happy to be a reference for them if someone is after a cleaner. My email is and happy to give my phone number through my email.

J D J D 10:11 am 13 Mar 19

Our experiences with cleaning companies have definitely been a bit hit and miss. Some cleaning companies can be fantastic and then completely drop the ball and others just can’t do the basics from the start. We have recently started using Superb Property Group and found them to be the best. Their attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile is admirable and great value for money. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for office cleaning or any other cleaning service.

david007 david007 10:39 am 29 Oct 18

Our experience with Cosmic Cleaning was less than stellar. The casual appearance of the staff was reflected in the job that we received. We requested an initial deep clean with the intention of having the company clean our apartment on a regular basis. There was little adherence to their own cleaning checklist. While Louie did offer to rectify the situation by sending another cleaner at a later date, the cleaning job provided was so poor that my wife and I were not willing to provide a second chance. At $350+ this was an expensive and disappointing experience. Based on this outcome, we cannot recommend Cosmic Cleaning.

josiejo josiejo 12:44 pm 19 Sep 18

Emily from Clean ‘Em is amazing! She has been cleaning our busy household monthly for the last 2 years. She is thorough, reliable and really really well priced! I highly recommend Emily for all your cleaning needs!

    Darryl Tuck-Lee Darryl Tuck-Lee 2:33 pm 16 May 19

    I saw your comments re “Clean EM” last year and was wondering if she is looking for more work as I’m looking for someone to help out at my place. Any contact details will be much appreciated.
    or she could contact me 0402 226149

    grace777 grace777 1:29 pm 15 Jan 20

    Hello. Clean Em sounds great but I can’t find a phone number to phone. Are you able to give me one please. Thank you

    Daniel Pham Daniel Pham 7:26 pm 17 Jan 20

    Hi Grace,
    My name is Daniel Pham. I am not sure that you a still looking for a cleaner, but if you are, we are more than happy to work for trial. We guarantee that if you are not happy with our cleaning quality, our visit will be free. We use all safe and green cleaning products, no harsh chemicals for regular house cleaning to protect your health.
    If you have a minute, please visit our website for more information.
    My number is 0410189138. Feel free to contact me anytime.
    Daniel Pham

Misha Kaur Misha Kaur 7:26 pm 17 Sep 18

Clean Em (Emily!) has been doing our cleaning for over a year and she has been extremely reliable, well priced, thorough, will accommodate our requests for extra or special cleaning as we need. Em is flexible if we require changes to timing, brings all her own equipment and is always a pleasure to deal with! Recommend her to anyone! Contact her on ?+61 477 913 250? 🙂

    grace777 grace777 1:31 pm 15 Jan 20

    The phone number you listed for Clean Em is not connected. Do you have any other number
    . Thanks

Daniel Wong Daniel Wong 6:03 pm 12 Jun 18

Changed cleaners due to scheduling and used at friends suggestion Molly Maid aka ACT Cleaners. Charged way more for no cleaning supplies, late arrival and incomplete work.

Will be sticking with Privilege Cleaning

Akhter Hassan Akhter Hassan 5:22 pm 30 Oct 17

Well guys, I can challenge any one who is not happy with Get Clean ACT.
Get Clean ACT is the best cleaning services provider in Canberra and Queanbeyan areas.
They are the best ever in my life from carpet cleaning to end of lease cleaning, to curtain and leather cleaning and restoring. and very affordable prices.
Their services come with 100% satisfaction WRITTEN guarantee and they provide you the professional receipt as well for the landlord or real state agents.
Their number is 02 6247 1582 or 0412 615 211.
Just give them a call to accept my challenge.

Sam Munztier Sam Munztier 4:01 pm 13 Oct 17

Hello we hired Ultimate Helpers which was referred to us from a friend that had a them for a spring clean. The ladies that came out for the exit clean did an amazing job and went over what was asked from them. We passed the real estate inspection and got all our bond back, I Highly Recommend them

Weaselburger Weaselburger 11:37 pm 21 Oct 16

look in the “Work wanted” section on gumtree. should easily find someone

carnardly carnardly 5:54 am 20 Oct 16

maybe it’s a single person that only pees once in the morning before going off to work and a couple of times at night. between many people that shower elsewhere (such as a gym or workplace) i can understand how it doesn’t get too festy….

Masquara Masquara 5:06 am 20 Oct 16

Who cleans a bathroom only once a month? I would say that a monthly clean is a strange ask. A bathroom that doesn’t get a minimum clean is going to be a much heavier cleaning task than a bathroom that is kept to a maintenance clean. For a monthly clean expect to pay quite a premium – or have a high supplier turnover.

    Maya123 Maya123 5:56 am 20 Oct 16

    Depends how you treat the bathroom. If the bathroom is wiped around after use and kept tidy, a thorough clean once a month might be enough. I used to have a monthly cleaner (three person household) and that was enough, as none of us were grots that fouled the place up in between cleans. On the other hand, I have seen some people’s bathrooms that need cleaning after each use. Depends on who uses the bathroom and their habits.

    “monthly clean of only bathrooms” though makes me think there might be many bathrooms, such as in a business. Do you mean bathrooms or toilets?

gadeli4ka gadeli4ka 2:27 pm 29 Feb 16

Bebrite have cleaners all over the Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. They also do regular house cleaning and are very affordable.

Here is their website

rosscoact rosscoact 6:32 am 16 Feb 16

I’ve been using Absolute Domestics and our cleaner is fabulous. Everything is bright and shiny, she is totally reliable and tolerant of renovations.

Almost half the cost of our previous, less competent cleaners too.

Rich Rich 6:17 pm 15 Feb 16

You could try Dream City Cleaning and Housekeeping
Well presented, reliable and do a good job.
maybe not the cheapest but have insurances etc.
Check out their website;

Joshy97 Joshy97 2:12 pm 11 Jan 16


My family use Cosmic cleaning canberra. They are a new company and very very good.

Their website is

The best thing is their are no quotes, all done on their website.

Joshy97 Joshy97 2:09 pm 11 Jan 16


My family use Cosmic cleaning. They are a new company and very very good. They seem to have the best website.


The best thing is there are no quotes, its all very straight forward.


cbatsh cbatsh 3:36 pm 06 Jul 15

For cleaning Southside of Canberra call Molly Maid 0424933800. The do regular cleaning and can provide back up if needed. They directly bill if it is insurance related cleaning. If your not happy with whom they send you let them know and they will send you someone else to try. That way you get what you want in a cleaner.

jordanmullen jordanmullen 11:52 am 19 Jun 15

Hi There. We found cleaner called A Cut Above Cleaning in Canberra. The lady who runs the company is called Tania. They dont have a website, they dont advertise and this because they dont need to because they are that good. We had massive with issues real agent asking clean & fix that were originally there when we moved in! She was willing and help us with these issues even though we were interstate.

If you want someone is professional, does job on time and supports you through the process I suggest you avoid anyone Google and call this lady. She doesnt advertise because she doesnt need to.

Tania is her name and they are priced well for the service they provide.

Tania 0402124370 – A Cut Above Cleaning

    Linda Kirk Linda Kirk 1:10 pm 18 Jul 18

    I would not recommend A Cut Above to anyone, friend or foe.
    They charge way more than other cleaners and are unreliable and unprofessional.
    I had a clean booked and confirmed by text on Monday 2 July. When I messaged Tania on the day to find out the time the cleaners would arrive I was phoned by her and told that the booking would have to be rescheduled as they only clean on the Northside one day a fortnight. The clean was rescheduled to the Friday afternoon of the same week. I was given a window between 12 and 1pm. At 2:30pm Tania called to say that the cleaners could not find a park. I was asked to give them my parking space in my building which I could not do, and so the clean was cancelled because the cleaners had to finish by 3:30pm. The cleaners told me Tania would be in touch with me to reschedule another time. I never heard back from Tania. My efforts to follow her up resulted in me being told that they were fully booked on the next date I requested three weeks later.
    All I can say is, don’t waste your time with this lot.

Housekeeper Housekeeper 11:41 am 14 Nov 14

Hi,”the best cleaners I have found in Canberra and most reliable are from the housekeeping school , its an agency 0437826993 is the number

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