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Get your move started by booking your removalist or organising self-pack. Best Rated Transport is a leader in Darwin budget moving options and can assist you every step of the way, from analysing your inventory to comparing Darwin moving quotes to organising a container hire or booking a removalist.

How do you want to move? 

1. Do it youself and save with Self-Pack. 

2. Get the full-service experience with Darwin Removalists.

3. Find the best rate with Backloading. 

Whatever you're after, your first step in the right direction starts right here with Best Rated Transport. Welcome to your smoothest move yet. 

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Get instant free quotes from trusted interstate removalists in Darwin and discover how stress-free and affordable an interstate move can be.


Best Rated Transport has helped thousands of people move interstate. Rather than contacting several movers in Darwin, we’ve done the research for you. Simply fill in your details about your interstate move to or from Darwin and we’ll connect you with quotes from trusted transporters. And guess what - it's all FREE! No credit card needed either. 

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Making the Trek up North?

Darwin Moving Guide

Hey there future Darwinians! So, you're packing your bags for the Top End? Get ready for a wild adventure. Named after Charles Darwin (yep, the evolution guy), this tropical paradise is Australia's best-kept secret.


Balmy weather all year round, stunning sunsets that light up the sky and a laid-back vibe that's as refreshing, Darwin isn't just a city; it's a lifestyle. Whether you're into outdoor escapades like fishing for barramundi or exploring lush national parks, Darwin has something for everyone.


So, get ready to embrace the warmth, the culture, and the adventure that Darwin offers. Moving here isn't just a change of address; it's a leap into a whole new way of life


How Much Does it Cost to Relocate to Darwin? Darwin moving costs


Relocating to Darwin from another state can be expensive. We can thank the rising cost of fuel for that! The good news is there are several budget moving options when relocating to Darwin including backloading and container hire. 

Our goal at Best Rated Transport is to ensure you find the best rate for your move.


So how much does it cost to move to Darwin? Generally speaking, to move to or from Bunbury, you’re looking at around $150 to $300 per cubic metre. 


How Long Does it Take to Drive or Fly to Darwin from Major Cities? 

Below are some of the most common distances: 


Melbourne to Darwin: It takes around 35-40  hours driving time from Melbourne to Darwin or 4 hours and 30 minutes to fly. 


Sydney to Darwin  It takes around 40-45 hours driving time from Sydney to Darwin or 4 hours and 30 minutes to fly. 


Central Coast to Darwin:  It takes around 35 hours driving time from Central Coast to Darwin or 5-6 hours to fly. 


Adelaide to Darwin:  It takes around 30-35 hours driving time from Adelaide to Darwin or 3 hours and 30 minutes to fly. 


Perth to Darwin: To drive from Darwin to Perth it will take around 40-45 hours while flying will take 4 hours. 


Cairns to Darwin:  It takes around 30 hours driving time from Cairns to Darwin or 3 hours to fly. 


Darwin to Brisbane:  It takes around 35-40 hours driving time from Darwin to Brisbane or 3 hours and 30 minutes to fly. 


Can Best Rated Transport Handle My Move to Darwin?

100%! We are an Australian owned and operated company that specialise in affordable moves to regional, remote and rural areas around Australia including Darwin budget moves. We go everywhere (man) and we can safely and securely transport your goods to or from Darwin and beyond. If you're heading anywhere to the Outback, we look forward to getting your stuff there! 


Our goal at Best Rated Transport is to ensure our customers have a stress-free moving experience. Our online platform allows you to compare trusted removalists and moving companies to find the best rate for your move. Keep the team at Best Rated Transport a call and we’ll help ensure this move is your smoothest one yet. 


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What options do you have when moving to Darwin? Can you do it completely on your own or will you need a professional to assist you?


You might be surprised with how many options you have when moving house, from DIY to container hire and more. The right option for you will depend on a number of things including your budget, how much you need to move and how far the move is. 


Hiring Darwin Removalists

The most popular option for moving, especially if you are moving interstate or long distance, is to hire a professional removalist to assist you with your move. 


Removalists are also known as house movers and furniture movers and, essentially do the heavy lifting for you. This is also known as a full-service move. They will pack your contents into a truck for you and then transport your item to your new location. They will also unload your furniture and other items so you don’t have to worry about any of that.


If you are after the easiest and less stressful way to move, this is by far your best option.


You don’t need to worry about insurance, fuel costs, unloading and loading your goods and transporting your items. This is all done for you. 


Backloading - Darwin Backloads


Backloading is another removalist option and is the most affordable option if you are looking to hire house movers. Backloading is when you book available truck space on a large interstate removalist truck that already has a primary load. 


You may not need to book the entire truck for your move and thus, with backloading, you only pay for the space that you need. 


With a Darwin backload removalist, you will still receive the same services as a house mover - loading and unloading and transport. You also don’t have to worry about insurance or fuel costs.


FUN FACT: This is one of our specialities at Best Rated Transport and it’s our recommendation for those who do have some flexibility when it comes to their moving dates.


Self Pack, Container Transport, Budget Moves Darwin


Container transport is another smart option when it comes to big moves. These are also known as self-pack moves as you will be unloading and loading your contents into a container. Then a carrier will transport the container from your house to your new location. 


If you have your own container, you can pay for “transit only” which means a carrier will move your container from your house to your new location. You will need to pack the container yourself and unload it at your new home, but you don’t have to worry about getting the container onto a truck or finding a way to move it. 


If you don’t have a container, you can hire one which involves the same as above, but you will be given a container for 28 days. You then load it up and arrange for pick up and delivery. You can then unload it at your new location before the container is picked up. 


Container transport is generally done by either rail or road depending on the distance. While container transport isn't always cheaper than using a professional removalist, it is with some long distance moves. 


Like hiring professional furniture removalists, you don't have to worry about making the drive yourself and containers can carry furniture as well as vehicles (be sure to request this). This is definitely a plus for anyone looking to bypass the long distance drive and just fly to their new home. Like removalists, you also don’t have to worry about insurance or fuel costs. 


What about Darwin car transport or caravan transport?


We can most certainly help you with that! Our network of transporters can move furniture, vehicles, boats, caravans and heavy machinery. Whatever you’re bringing to Darwin, we can help get it there!


How do I get started?

Simply Click on the Get Quote button below and fill in a few details. Log in as a guest or use your email and no credit card deets are required to access free quotes. Moving is hard enough without making comparing moving quotes hard too. So take the easy route and book with Best Rated Transport today! 


Not a fan of the internet? That’s cool! We are more than happy to help you over the phone instead! Give our friendly team a call on +61 1300 339 140. 


We look forward to helping make your move to Darwin the smoothest one yet.


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