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Tropical Townsville awaits! Get ready for your smoothest move yet! At Best Rated Transport we can sort out your big move to or from Townsville. 

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Best Rated Transport has helped thousands of people move interstate. Rather than contacting several movers in Townsville, we’ve done the research for you. Simply fill in your details about your interstate move to or from Townsville 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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Moving to Townsville?

Townsville Moving Guide

Home to the Strand, Castle Hill, Magnetic Island and the Cowboys, Townsville is thriving with opportunity and adventure.

Expect laid-back days, warm nights and year-round fun. Start your journey to Townsville by securing the best rate on your moving requirements, whether you're looking for a DIY move, budget move or full-service move to Townsville. 


Townsville moving costs

How Much Does it Cost to Relocate to Townsville? 


Townsville is located on the coast with plenty of trucks making the drive daily. This is good news for anyone moving to Townsville, whether coming up the coast, across the country or from up North.


The costs of moving in general have increased immensely with the price of fuel but 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 Townsville?


Generally speaking, to move to or from Townsville 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 Townsville from Major Cities? 

Below are some of the most common distances: 


Melbourne to Townsville: It takes around 27 hours to drive from Melbourne to Townsville and 3 hours to fly. 


Sydney to Townsville:  It takes around 23 hours driving time from Sydney to Townsville or 2 hours and 45 minutes to fly. 


Central Coast to Townsville:  It takes around 22 hours driving time from Central Coast to Townsville or 3 hours to fly.


Adelaide to Townsville:  It takes around 28 hours driving time from Adelaide to Townsville or 2 hours and 45 minutes to fly. 


Perth to Townsville: To drive from Townsville to Perth will take you around 52 hours and 5 hours to fly.


Cairns to Townsville:  It takes around 4 hours driving time from Cairns to Townsville. 


Can Best Rated Transport Handle My Move to Townsville?

Yes we can!  We are a Queensland-based company located in Cairns and work with trusted transporters across Australia. We go everywhere (man) and we can safely and securely transport your goods to or from Townsville and beyond.

We can also assist with any regional and remote moves around Townsville including Magnetic Island, Ayr, Charters Towers, Mount Isa and Bowen.


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. 


Self Pack, Full Service and Backloading: Best Budget Options when Moving to Townsville

What options do you have when moving to Townsville? 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. 


DIY Moves

Self move means that you hire your own truck or UHaul and drive it yourself. You can purchase a truck or a trailer which can be towed by your own vehicle.


This is one of the most popular choices for local moves or even intrastate moves. If you do have to make a few trips back and forth, it tends to be okay. However, if you are moving interstate, you will need to ensure the truck is big enough to hold all of your belongings in one go. 


You will need to pay insurance and the hire fee and pack the truck yourself. You will also be in charge of the fuel costs and protective items for your belongings. 


The good thing about this option is you can make a road trip out of it and that your belongings remain with you along the way. This is also ideal if you have pets, if you prefer not to fly and if you are wanting to take in the sights along the way. 


Hiring Townsville 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 - Townsville Backloads


As mentioned above, Townsville is located on a very popular highway with plenty of load going through daily. This means you will be able to secure a backload or less-than-full-truck-load. This is your 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 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.


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 Townsville?


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 Townsville, we can help get it there!



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


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