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Make your move to Mackay the smoothest one yet. At  Best Rated Transport we can sort out your big move to or from Mackay. 


We pride ourselves on connecting our customers with top-rated removalists who offer exceptional service, competitive pricing, and peace of mind throughout the moving process.

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


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Moving can be hectic but we make it extra easy. In fact, you can compare self-move options and full-service moves in just one click. Get quotes instantly whether looking to move via container transport, with a Mackay furniture removalist or on a backload. No matter how you move, your first step starts with Best Rated Transport


Rather than contacting several movers in Mackay, we’ve done the research for you. And guess what - it's all FREE, instant and easy! 


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Our professional moving coordinators can assist you every step of the way, including with inventory, quotes and packing materials.


We only work with furniture removalists in Mackay that pass our stringent 7-point comparison inspection and our dedication to a personalised moving experience is what sets us apart from the rest. 





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Moving to Rockhampton?

Rocky Moving Guide


Welcome to Mackay, where the sun's as bright as the opportunities! Nestled along Queensland's stunning coast, Mackay isn't just about beaches and barbies (though we've got plenty of both!). It's a buzzing hub for workers and families with a knack for balancing work and play.

Mackay's not just about business—the community spirit is as strong as their tradie's coffee. If you've making the move to this slice of paradise where work meets play, you're in for a treat. 


Mackay moving costs

How Much Does it Cost to Relocate to Mackay? 


Mackay is located on the East Coast and is quite accessible. There are trucks going down the coast daily so backloads are a good option when moving to or from Mackay. Our goal at Best Rated Transport is to ensure you find the best rate for your move, whether through a backload, container transport or full-service removalists. 


So how much does it cost to move to Mackay? 


Generally speaking, to move to or from Mackay you’re looking at around $120 to $250 per cubic metre. 


A large house move is typically around 40m3 to 65m3 while a 3 bedroom house is typically 25m3 to 40m3. An apartment is around 10m3 to 20m3 but again, this all depends on your contents. 


You could be looking at:


10m3 - $1,200 to $2,500

20m3 - $2,400 to $5,000

30m3 - $3,600 to $7,500

40m3 - $4,800 to $10,000



However, there are other factors involved when calculating moving costs including flights or fuel if driving, accomodation along the way and packing supplies. 


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

Below are some of the most common distances: 


Melbourne to Mackay: It takes around 25 hours to drive from Melbourne to Mackay. Flight time is around 3 hours. 


Sydney to Mackay:  It takes around 20 hours to drive from Sydney to Mackay and the flight time is 2 hours and 20 minutes. 


Central Coast to Mackay:  It takes around 18.5 hours driving time from Central Coast to Mackay or 5 hours to fly (connecting flights).


Adelaide to Mackay:  It takes around 26 hours driving time to get from Radelaide to Mackay or 5 hours of flying.


Perth to Mackay: Expect around a 50 hour drive from Perth to Mackay or a 6 hour flight.  


Cairns to Mackay:  It takes around 8-9 hours driving time from Cairns to Mackay.


Can Best Rated Transport Handle My Move to Mackay?

100% we can!  We are a QLD owned and operated company, located in Cairns, QLD. We work with trusted transporters across Australia that go everywhere and we can safely and securely transport your goods to or from Mackay and beyond. 

We can also assist with any regional and remote moves in Queensland including Mount Isa, Bowen, Gladstone and Cannonvale.  


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. Give the team at Best Rated Transport a call and we’ll help ensure this move is your smoothest one yet. 


Let's Move for Less: Budget Moves in Mackay

There are two main things to consider when moving. First is time. Second is money. For those who are time-poor and happy to spend a bit more for the full-service (loading, unloading, etc) then we recommend a Mackay removalist.


For those who are on a budget and happy to do a bit of heavy lifting to save, we suggest a self-pack move through container transport or container hire.


Compare BOTH options with Best Rated Transport and see which one works best for you and your moving needs.


Mackay Removalists: Full Service Moves

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 - Cheapest Mackay Moving Options


Backloading is another removalist option and is the most affordable option if you are looking to hire house movers. The good thing about moving to Mackay is that you are on a direct highway which means you should be able to find a backload. 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 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.


Container Transport (Self-Pack) 


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 car transport to Mackay?


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 Mackay, we can help get it there! 



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Moving is hard enough without making comparing moving quotes hard too. So take the easy route and book with Best Rated Transport today! 


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"What a fantastic company to deal with, right from my initial call to Katie who organised everything and was such a lovely person, to Ross the delivery driver who was so friendly and helpful he kept us informed every step of the way. Very pleased and furniture arrived earlier than anticipated. The cost was very good as well. I got two other quotes that were twice the price that it ended up being. Highly recommend this company to anyone who wants to move."

Glen Kitto

"Absolutely incredible service and communication I highly recommend. Will definitely use this service again! Absolutely go above and beyond , my second time using and I’ll only ever recommend and use Best Rated Transport again!"

Belle Joski

"You just don't get service like this anymore. Super friendly, super professional, nothing was too much trouble. Katie went above and beyond to ensure the transport of our freight from Rockhampton Qld to Perth WA was nothing but a pleasant experience. We could not recommend Katie, Chris and crew highly enough. A big thank you to all involved."

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