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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 5 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

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 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.

Pearl Transport Canberra

Pearl Transport Canberra

Established in 1992, this Mitchell-based removalist company have more than 20 years’ experience working throughout Canberra and the ACT. Possibly the biggest benefit of choosing them is their box supply service, where they can deliver all the boxes you’ll need for the move to you in advance so you can get everything packed and organised in the lead-up to moving day.

They’re also a good choice if you’re working to a strict budget because they’ll let you specify an hour cap so you don’t get any nasty bill-shock at the end of the day. They’ll deal with all the largest and heaviest items first, so if you reach the time cap you should be able to manage any remaining smaller items on your own. If you’re not sure how long you’ll realistically need, they’ll even send someone out to give you a time estimate based on the items you need moved and give you a quote based on that.

With a fleet of 3 trucks they can handle most types of moves, they have full transport insurance and also offer a post-move cleaning service if that’s something you want help with.

Phone Phone: 0403 580 029
Level 1, 1-5 Woolley St
Dickson ACT 2602
ACT Movers

ACT Movers

This family-owned business have been running for more than 20 years and service the entire Canberra region, as well as other nearby towns like Yass, Murrumbateman, Queanbeyan and Royalla.

Their prices are good and they can help out with things like insuring valuable items for the move, disassembling your furniture or getting rid of unwanted furniture. They carry moving blankets and their trucks are fitted with padding and straps, so your things shouldn’t get damaged during transit. They also have a decent fleet of trucks and trailers in different sizes, so you won’t waste money paying for a larger truck than you need.

You should get really good service if you call them and speak to Yesu, with one Rioter (AmyB) commenting on how valuable his advice was helping them get ready for the move, and he even called them the night before to double-check they were still good to go for the following day.

Phone Phone: 0481 577 477

Who did 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.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

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

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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?

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!!

katsandris 12:03 pm 07 Aug 18

I moved 10 times in 12 years and finally settled in my forever home. My wife and I agreed to go with the bigger companies, We just figured they would be a safe bet… each move was a new experience but unfortunately, it was worse than the last.
From scratched floors, cracked stairs, marks and holes on walls, ripped carpet, damaged and broken furniture. One company reversed into my house and knocked a corner wall down. Another crew had a fight amongst themselves on our driveway.
I couldn’t believe the lunacy we were paying to see. We do laugh about it now.
I asked my real estate agent if he knew of any good removalists, he suggested White Knight. They also came highly recommended to us in Melbourne as we were looking to move back to Canberra. Though at that time we regrettably went with another company.
Since then, White Knight has moved us 4 times. Matt (the owner) has packed our stuff away in the truck in one go every time, my wife and I couldn’t believe it, it is impressive to see. Above all, nothing has ever been damaged.
I can assure you, guys like this are hard to find.
Thanks for everything White Knight.

petebright 8:41 am 03 Aug 19

We just moved between Camberra suburbs with Mitchell Family Removals. Can’t speak highly enough of them. Colin and Gary worked twelve hours straight with no lunch break; they were friendly, professional and efficient. Would definitely recommend.

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