Moving to Queensland

An interstate removal guide

Planning an interstate removal to Queensland, the “Sunshine State”? With its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant cities, who wouldn’t want to move to Queensland? Good thing that you stumble on to Sirelo’s guide then! Here, you can learn about the costs involved in moving to Queensland, expert tips, and free moving quotes to help make your move less stressful.

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Cost of moving to Queensland

A move is always exciting, a chance to see new scenery and start life in a new city. However, it does come at a cost, and that’s not always the most fun to talk about, but it’s something you’ll want to know. So, the average price for interstate removals to Queensland range between, $2000-$4000.

That doesn’t seem like a bad price. Yet, it’s not so simple there are various factors that can, and will, affect the cost of your move to Queensland. For more information, you can read our page on interstate moving costs, it’ll save you some moolah.

Below, you can see the cost estimations for servicing a removalist to Queensland from the different Australian states. To make things simple, the estimation is specific for a move to Brisbane and assumes a 2-bedroom household size.

Moving to QLD fromRange
Western Australia (Perth)$2925 – 4675
Southern Australia (Adelaide)$2775 – 4250
Victoria (Melbourne)$1650 – 2500
New South Wales (Sydney)$1275 – 2000
Northern Territory (Darwin)$4410 – 5260
Tasmania (Hobart)$3000 – 4875

If you’re curious about the volume of your move, then you can use our volume calculator to help estimate how big your move will be, as volume will influence the cost of your move.

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Unless you happen to have a truck, you’re going to need help with interstate removals to Queensland. So, fill in the form below and find up to 5 removalists for a move to Queensland!

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Moving to Queensland tips

A move to Queensland contains more hurdles and requires more planning than your average local move. A great place to start planning your move is with our moving house checklist, it’s very thorough! Below, there are some points for a move to Queensland.

Change of address

Regardless of whether you’re moving from New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, or elsewhere to Queensland, you’ll need to update your address. Otherwise, you might run into difficulty with your tax record or even voting.

An efficient resource to find all the government agencies you need to inform is none other than the government! It’ll quickly link to all the institutions you need to inform.

Also, it can be difficult to remember everyone and every institution even with a checklist, you’re only human after all! In that case, you can use the mail redirection service offered by the Australia Post to make sure you never miss a letter.

Change utilities

It is easily forgotten when planning an interstate move but changing your utilities is very important. You will need to cancel the accounts you have at your current address for utilities such as gas, electricity, water, and internet.

Tip! If you’re moving into a rented home, then it is worth finding out if any utilities are included in the rent.

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How to move your car to Queensland

Of course, you always have the option to drive your car to Queensland yourself. This would save you money on paying for a car transportation service. Although, you may also want to consider the cost of fuel for your car and a few nights accommodation, as you are unlikely to make the drive in under a day.

However, those of you moving from Western Australia, or other far-away states, may not be too keen on a 48-hour+ drive! In that case, your removalist may be able to help, so be sure to ask them.

Once your car arrives in Queensland, you will need to complete some important administrative work in order to legally use it. For instance, you will need to register for a Queensland driver’s license and car registration. You can find all the information you need on the Queensland Government website.

How to move your pets to Queensland

When moving to Queensland, you will need to consider how to move your pet. If you opt to drive yourself to your new home, then your pet can always ride along! However, if this isn’t possible, then you may want to look into using a pet relocation service.

The Queensland government restricts certain animals from coming into the state. Your average cat or dog is fine, but maybe surprisingly, animals like rabbits and hamsters are banned! So, it’s a good idea to just double-check whether your pet can legally join you in Queensland.

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Ready for your move to Queensland?

By now, we hope that you are feeling excited about your move to Queensland and that you feel prepared. In case you’re in need of further helpful information, we recommend that you check out the pages we have linked for you below. 🙂