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Canberra’s Best Removalists


Canberra removalists

Moving house is a huge job. There’s so much to think about: packing, cleaning, organising, getting rid of the old, purchasing the new… the list goes on. The last thing you want is the added stress of dodgy, unreliable removalists.

To help with this, we’ve put together the top 4 removalists based on your feedback. Check it out, see what you think, and fingers-crossed your moving day runs smoothly.

What Makes a Great Removalist?

Let’s clarify what exactly makes a great removalist company.

  • Affordability. That means no hidden costs or nasty surprises.
  • Respect. Workers must treat your furniture, boxes, artwork, and other household goods with care. And, they must do everything they can to avoid damage.
  • Reliability. This means they show up on time and ready to work.
  • Customer service. Service should be professional, friendly, and polite.
  • Efficiency. Removalists should be experienced workers that don’t waste your time. They get the job done, and they get it done fast.

The Top 5 Canberra Removalists According to You

The following businesses are not rated in any particular order, but have been included based on our readers feedback.

ACT Movers

ACT Movers

With over a decade of experience, ACT Movers will help you relax on moving day. Another family owned business, their friendly team offer reliable removal services – from one item to an entire house.

ACT Movers have a range of equipment, tools, and trucks to ensure the safe transportation of your belongings. In fact, they promise to treat your stuff as if it were their own. ACT Movers will also disassemble and assemble large furniture – just another thing you don’t have to worry about.

One commenter, AmyB, described their experience with ACT Movers as the “BEST MOVE EVER.” Here’s what they had to say: “The guys arrived on time, got started straight away, took very good care of our items & genuinely cared about making our move swift & successful.”

Call: 0481 577 477

Pearl Transport Canberra

Pearl Transport Canberra

Pearl has been moving furniture in Canberra for home owners and businesses since 1992.

Pearl are your local Canberra movers. With Pearl, you have the confidence that over twenty years in the removalist industry brings. Our office is in Mitchell, so you can be sure that Pearl knows Canberra.

Pearl can also provide an after move cleaning service so that your house is left clean after we have moved everything.

Contact Pearl today to obtain a free quote.

Call: 0403 580 029

Quality Removals

Quality Removals

Quality Removals in Canberra have offered expert removal services around Canberra and Queanbeyan since 2008.

Regarded as one of the best removalist business in Canberra, Quality Removals pride themselves in providing a high quality, professional service by ensuring every move runs smoothly without any worries.

With their wealth of experience and knowledge, Quality Removals represent the very best in furniture removals. Quality Removals Canberra is a fully insured removals company serving the Canberra and Queanbeyan area. They tailor removals to meet your needs and safeguard your valuables. No job is too small or big.

Many of you recounted your positive experience with Quality Removals. “I would like to acknowledge your service and appreciate your entire team who made our move as easy as possible. We have been impressed by Quality Removals’ professional, safe and caring service.”
“The boys that turned up on the day did a great job, no time wasting and their stacking ability in that truck was second to none!”

Call: 1300 266 599

Mitchell Family Removals

Mitchell Family Removals

With over 30 years of experience, Mitchell Family Removals are a top pick among commenters. This locally owned business specialises in moving furniture both in Canberra, and in all capital cities across the country.

Colin, the owner of Mitchell Family Removals, prides himself on good old-fashioned customer service, and is happy to go out of his way to meet your unique moving needs. Whether you’re moving to a new house or relocating your office, Mitchell Family Removals are one of the best Canberra removalists available.

Your feedback demonstrates the reliability and five-star customer service Mitchell Family Removals offers: “Colin and Gary from Mitchell Family Removals were fantastic and great to work with. They were hard working and really helpful, and showed incredible patience,” wrote AnglicareACT.

Call: 0418 430 422

>Carmen Greens Furniture Removals & Storage

Carmen Greens Furniture Removals & Storage

Carmen Greens Furniture Removals & Storage understand that moving house can be an unpleasant experience, so they aim to minimise stress with their popular Canberra removalist services. That’s why they were another favourite among our commenters.

As a family-owned business, Carmen Greens Furniture Removals & Storage are happy to put together a unique removal package that suits your personal needs. This makes them a cost efficient and reliable option. What’s more, they offer storage options, small-scale removal solutions, and obligation-free quotes.

Here’s what one commenter, KT67, had to say about their experience with Carmen Greens: “They did a fantastic job of our last move and charged by the hour with no hidden charges.”

Who Will You Pick?

Thanks to our commenters who provided insightful feedback on the best – and worst – Canberra Removalists. Hopefully you’ve found the perfect removal company for your upcoming move.

Comment down below detailing your experience with Canberra based removalists. Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? And who would you steer clear of?

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jagster 7:03 am 25 May 18

We recently relocated from just outside the ACT to western Sydney. Colin and Garry from Mitchell Family Removals did a stellar job. The level of care and consideration was amazing; they looked after our (mountain of) belongings as you would if it were the Mona Lisa. Everything packed onto the truck(s) with precision, and wrapped and stacked to prevent damage. We highly recommend them!!

JitterBlip 2:41 pm 12 Jan 17

After reading reviews on this thread about White Knight, we recently used them to move house, but had a bad experience. They scratched the front of our fridge by dropping it in a stairwell, chipped several wooden chair legs, and worst of all, put a small ~5cm hole in our plaster wall after pushing a door knob through it after removing the door stop. This didn’t concern us greatly until we contacted Diane to discuss repairs, however she angrily argued that it was ‘our fault’ (somehow?) and that we shouldn’t expect them to spend the time, effort or expense to rectify the damage they caused. Mind-blowing arrogance. Will never use this company again.

AmyB 6:56 pm 19 Nov 15

Hi, We recently booked our move with ACT Movers – BEST MOVE EVER!
We booked in advance & the guy on the phone (Yesu?) was very helpful, gave us very good advice for getting ready before the move & for on the day of the move. Yesu called me the night before to
confirm booking & made sure we were still good to go. The guys arrived on time, got started straight away, took very good care of our items & genuinely cared about making our move swift & successful. Not only that they were clean, sensibly dressed, did not stop for cigarette breaks or any break for that matter! They even helped us disassemble 2 beds! We will be recommending ACT Movers to anyone & we will definitely be using them for our next move

    ruyhliu 9:31 am 31 Jan 18

    I’d like to second this recommendation. I used ACT Movers service recently and it’s very nice experiences. The two guys arrived on time. They treated the items very carefully. The minimum booking was for two hours and not cheap, but I’m happy with their services. Highly recommended!

Stallion 4:09 pm 20 Sep 15

“Quality Removals” – do not be misled by the name at all, there is nothing ”quality” at all about these guys. Team was unenthusiastic, slow, small in stature and/or old. With the exception of the truck driver (who seemed to know what he was doing) the rest of the team were very inexperienced (e.g. ram things through doors rather than use their brains to twist/use angles etc to avoid damage etc). They damaged several of my items, took 12 hours for a standard move and cost me over 2k. When I complained and gave feedback afterwards, I didn’t get a response of any sort from the owner – not even an acknowledgement. Recommendation based on my experience – avoid them like the plague.

Iphone75 12:24 am 17 Mar 15

We used ACT MOVERS to move our house on February, they were great. Very friendly and polite guys, Good price and really careful and professional. Fully recommended.

AnglicareACT 12:06 pm 15 Jan 15

I can highly recommend Mitchell Family Removals.
We recently relocated a disability service from one site in Canberra to another. Colin and Gary from Mitchell Family Removals were fantastic and great to work with. They were hard working and really helpful, and showed incredible patience as we had clients accessing both sites.

Moved_to_Curtin 8:33 pm 29 Oct 14

I had a great experience with White Knight Transport in April 2014 for a local move between suburbs. They were professional, careful with our stuff, and worked hard. The price was competitive were the second cheapest of five quotes that I received. Sometimes there are reasons not to go cheap. My move was more difficult than they anticipated because of poor street access, and I am appreciate their effort. (Just an aside: I wouldn’t book an afternoon move with any mover because the first job of the day can take longer than expected and that throws off their schedule.)

Raidensnan 1:14 pm 30 Sep 14

One firm I would NEVER recommend is Grace Removals. I paid extra by using them as I thought their reputation was good. The move from Canberra to Newcastle proved this wrong. One damaged lounge and smashed statue says otherwise. Paying upfront you don’t have much recourse. Efforts to settle my claim have met with lack of service and almost no communication on their part.

imarty 1:27 pm 30 Sep 13

OK, here’s something you don’t see everyday on Riotact, positive feedback.

We used White Knight last week for our move and are very happy. We were quoted on both an hourly rate and an estimate based on the amount of furniture etc we had with what ever works out cheapest being what we’ll pay. They also recommended three guys would be best for our move.
Lee, Quentin and Karl turned up right on time, were very friendly, took a look through the house and suggested two trips would be quickest rather than packing everything in one trip.

Two loads and under five hours later a large three bedroom house and garage full of crap was transported to another three bedroom house with garage with a minimum of fuss and zero damage or breakages. Admittedly it was neighbouring suburbs but that does not detract from the great job they did. The boys also helped out with moving some existing furniture in the new place to different rooms.

If you’re looking to move, White Knight Removalists come highly recommended from this rioter.

imarty 9:08 pm 02 Sep 13

Wanted to bump this thread and would prefer to see positive comments from regular posters rather than non regulars of you know what I mean…
Urchin, Mighty Joe, how did you go?

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