Moving Interstate? Ask your removalist these 8 questions

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When moving interstate you want to make sure you’re fully prepared. If you’re planning on moving with removalists, you’ll want to find out that they know what they’re doing and are qualified to move all your belongings safely interstate. How do you find this out? By asking them the following questions!

  1. Are they accredited and insured?

It’s good to know that the company you are using when moving interstate is well qualified. You don’t want to end up moving with a company that is not insured or accredited as if your belongings are lost or stolen there is no way you’ll get them back.


  1. Can they give you an accurate quote?

Early on you need to make sure they give you an accurate quote for how much your move will cost. This will help you to budget accordingly and ensure you have enough money set aside for emergencies. This will also help you to find the best removalist for your move.

  1. Are there additional charges not included in the quote?

Before moving interstate and signing the contract with your removalist you need to check that there aren’t any hidden costs. You don’t want to find out later that you’re being charged for services that you didn’t know would cost extra.

  1. What do you need to do before moving day?

In the lead up to moving interstate, there are lots of things to do. It may be worth asking the removalists what they expect you to do before you move as they might have a specific list of tasks that need to be done. This will help you save time and effort on moving day, so you can get to your new home faster.

  1. Are there any prohibited items?

Some items may not be able to be shipped if they are too dangerous or risky. You’ll need to talk to your removalist if you think you have anything that may be considered a risk to transport to find out what your options are.


  1. Do they do the packing and loading themselves or use a third party?

Some moving companies use third parties to load your belongings into shipping containers. If this is the case, you’ll need to look into this third party as well. You need to make sure they are accredited and a legitimate business as you don’t want to put your belongings at risk with a company you don’t trust.

  1. Are there any quarantine restrictions for where you’re moving to?

When moving interstate you need to consider the quarantine restrictions in the state you’re moving to. Some states have stricter policies than others, so ask your removalists what items are banned from the state so you know to avoid bringing them.

  1. What is their cancellation policy?

It’s good to check what the cancellation policy with the moving company is in case you do need to cancel your move. You don’t want to find out later that you’ll be charged a large amount of money to cancel your contract. It’s much easier to find out before it’s too late!

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Emily Felton

Following a degree in Marketing, Emily cut her teeth in the world of journalism, writing features for various national publications. Her particular areas of interest are sustainable housing, renovation and good old interior design.


iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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