I've moved state a few times and each time I have taken my entire house load of furniture. I got free boxes by asking around.
I never had to worry a out transport as I had a few utes etc.
Transport can be quite pricey and sometimes it can be easier to just start fresh when you move and buy it all then.
I moved from Newcastle NSW to Melbourne VIC. We packed everything ourselves into a 20ft shipping container and sent it by rail (Pacific National). My husband picked it up in Melbourne and delivered to our new house using a truck from work. This cost just under $2K but that included about 6 weeks hiring of the shipping container.
I didn't move states, but moved from nz to Aussie. We shipped obviously, we paid 3.5g nz$ for half a 20ft container.
So glad we did, no way would have we saved money buying new, and it saved the hassle of buying everything new again..
Oh and they packed and unpacked it all our stuff actually arrived 4pm Xmas eve, poor guys unpacking our stuff!
Def get quotes tho, from as many places as you can, ours ranged from 3.5 to 10g! We went with the cheapest option but I was happy with their service.
If you end up use a moving company- research & get insurance! That's the main lesson we learnt when moving from qld to Vic. We went with a cheaper company and got a "backload" for about $800- big mistake. Would have been worth spending more money and having peace of mind. Good luck with your move.
Indigo - how much was it to send your car?
Anyone done Perth to Sydney?
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Did Mel-Perth and used a backload company with no problems. Be aware though that your stuff will probably get 'double handled'. Eg. Loaded onto one truck then unloaded at warehouse then reloaded onto the interstate truck and probably same again at the other end. It also took about 3 weeks door to door. From memory it cost around $2k for 2br 1living house worth of stuff.
We also took some other stuff over in a horse float and do NOT recommend this - so much damage!
Also check out car prices in the new state before shipping the car. We found anything 4WD much cheaper over East but family sedans cheaper in WA. WA cars typically have higher K's too due to distances here.
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We got quotes to send a car from perth to darwin and the prices were $800-$1500 depending on company and pick up/drop off location, we had to add to that another $2000 to get it barged over to the island.
I have moved interstate, but it was at the cost of my ex DH's employer. If I was to do it on my own, I would sell everything - that's what my sister did (she was moving from one end of QLD to the other, so not even interstate)...they were quoted thousands upon thousands to move their things. They kept the plasma and a few antiques (I think they went on a trailer attached to the car?) and sold the rest.
By the way, have you spent a great deal of time in Sydney or lived in Sydney before?
Moved from NSW to QLD. Paid a friend $500 plus food/accommodation to take necessities on his truck and then just bought new furniture when we got there. Much easier and cheaper for us.
Was quoted $3000 for a removalist.
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