The Best Cleaning Companies in Canberra


Canberra’s Best Cleaning Companies

Looking for cleaners you can trust to get your home spic and span? You’ve come to the right place.

We’ve put together a list of Canberra’s best cleaning companies based on real-life customer feedback.

So, whether your lease is up and you need a thorough house clean, or you’re looking for someone to tidy your place on a regular basis, we’ll help you find a Canberra based Cleaning Company to suit your needs.

What makes a great cleaning business?

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.

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 Nicholas says, “Mint cleaning provided an excellent end of lease cleaning including carpet steam cleaning. The house was left spotless and the carpet looking fresh. Communication was also excellent with prompt responses from Mint cleaning. Would highly recommend 5 stars!”

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 Gail says: ‘Great service and great result on removing stains from my carpet. Great value for money.’


With a consistent 5-star rating, Emily offers both regular cleans and one off cleans for your home. Customer service is a priority for Emily, as well as offering a wide range of package services including end of lease cleans. Facebook reviewer Sally says: ‘Easy to deal with, hassle free, completely trustworthy and all for a very cheap price. I highly recommend ‘Clean EM.’

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 Amy says: ‘Fantastic service, very high quality. Casey and the team are so easy to deal with. Look forward to dealing with them again.’ 

Aussie Dry Carpet Cleaning

Mick and Sue, a husband and wife team that has been servicing Canberra and surrounding areas for over 20 years. They focus on only using environmentally friendly products and roll up in their equipment packed van, meaning no need for the use of electricity. Punctuality and honesty are well regarded by this family-owned business with one Facebook reviewer Sandra commenting: ‘My carpets look and smell like new thanks to this cool carpet cleaning duo.’

Able Carpet Cleaning Canberra

Bryan is known for his easy and ongoing attitude as well as his motivation towards a perfect result. He specialises in carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout steam cleaning as well as stain treatments. Due to excellent service and reasonable pricing, most of his work is repeat clients, with one Facebook reviewer commenting: ‘I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from Bryan – turned up on time, did a great job, and stuck to the quoted price’

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. One Facebook reviewer says: ‘Michael was responsive, on-time, highly professional and definitely value-for-money.’ 

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. Facebook reviewer Helen says: ‘Reliable, responsive and performs a high quality clean. We are very happy with their service, and love the personal touches they add.

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. One Google reviewer says: “Blue Cleaning Group was fantastic with our end of lease cleaning. Our real estate agent even asked who we had hired for the job as he was impressed!

If your carpets need some expert attention, check out our article on the best carpet 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.

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33 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

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

Elboy Elboy 8:55 am 25 Oct 14

Phill Belgrove. 0431 764 247
Really nice guy and easy to deal with.

Parkway Parker Parkway Parker 5:52 pm 13 Jun 12

Ask your neighbours, that is how I found mine. I was surprised how many of my neighbours have a cleaner. Makes it easier for your cleaner too.

Mumbucks Mumbucks 10:24 pm 07 Dec 11

Lazy I said :

In before Gen Y bashing and “do it yourself”

Yer Mr muscle
Mr sheen
And any of the aldi’s products of course and put in a bit of elbow grease!

jules_from_latham jules_from_latham 9:09 pm 07 Dec 11

Avoid Bebrite – not that good and two items stolen from my house

bywongqueen bywongqueen 5:49 pm 07 Dec 11

Try My Adelina Cleaning Services – use all environmental products and very reliable.

Lazy I Lazy I 12:21 pm 16 Nov 11

SophieMarie said :

Dear Lazy, thanks for the suggestion. But just spent 6 weeks in intensive care. Not up to doing it myself. But thanks.


Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:14 pm 16 Nov 11

Jean Reno does a pretty good job as a cleaner and he’s professional.

Watson Watson 11:54 am 16 Nov 11

SophieMarie said :

Thanks ThatGuy. I’m kinda looking for someone to regularly clean my home though. Someone who will not only do the carpets, windows, kitchen and bathroom but also polish my furniture, make the occasional bed, put on and clear the dishwasher. You know – like a mother would. Except not my mother. She’s very messy and a little bitchy. Bit like me, really. So not like me or my mother. Someone good, who’ll take the time and care to make a house look like a home rather than a bomb-site (which is what it looks like now)!

That made me lol.

I told my 6yo the other day that she had not done a very good job of wiping the bench and her reply was “But mum, a clean kitchen is a sign of a wasted life.” I get the feeling that she will be looking for a cleaner in a couple of decades too.

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