How to Move Interstate on a Budget

  • Ask questions about items that concern you
  • Pack items you will need upon arrival in a box and place in your car
  • Keep jewellery, passports and other valuable documents separate to be conveyed by you
  • Check the manufacturer’s instructions for moving appliances
  • Empty all petrol powered items safely. BBQ gas cylinders need to be purged by an authorised dealer
  • Wash all garden tools of soil if travelling interstate and check which plants can be taken
  • Keep cleaning equipment apart so you can clean when the removalist has gone
  • Inspect the house thoroughly before leaving for the last time

Professional interstate furniture removalists are few and far between so be warned that unless the removal company has the credentials like we do here at Caloundra Removals they aren’t worth considering.

Interstate furniture removalists with years of experience value the importance of making your move as painless as possible.

Choose right first time

We are certainly one of the main interstate furniture removalists in the region, but there are many companies out there who will be vying for your business. By doing your research and checking out the important aspects of what is going to give you peace of mind for your interstate move will be the most cost effective route to take.

Visit the company website

The way the information you need is presented is important. The site should be easy to navigate and the information clear and to the point. If you chance upon a shabby site, it is almost certainly an indication of what to expect from the actual process of your household removal.

Check customer reviews

These will give you a good indication of what the interstate furniture removalist will do for you. Go to our about section of our website’s “about” section and click on the “testimonials” tag to see what our customers have to says. For example we moved the Williams family and they wrote in to say: “We would like to say thank you for the excellent service we have received from the removal from our furniture into your storage facilities.

The services you provided are truly exceptional and we would reiterate that everyone from the guys to the office admin are streets above every other company we have personally dealt with.”

AFRA Accreditation

We are proud to be a member of the Australian Furniture Removers’ Association. Our business premises are regularly inspected and we have always met the standard criteria.

Our equipment and vehicles are customised to meet AFRA’s standards on quality and even appearance. If we are good enough to carry the association’s logo on all our vehicles, then the vehicles have to look good enough to display it.

Our storage facilities comply with AFRA regulations to make sure your possessions are safe and protected in transit or in storage.

We rely on AFRA training manuals and visual training aids to make sure our staff are fully trained and equipped to deal with removals whether it be interstate or from one street to another in the same neighbourhood. You will also have access to AFRA’s Associate Members’ services if these are required during your removal. These associates are geared to deal with everything from balcony moving solutions to pet transport.


Choosing the right interstate furniture removalists is a no-brainer if you take a look at what we here at Caloundra Removals and Storage have to offer. With us moving from one state to another is far easier than you think. Give us a call on: 1300 014 334 for more information.

If you’re looking for more tips, check out our previous post:

Best Furniture Removal Tips

Following the recent lockdown for South East Queensland, we can advise we are operating as normal as our industry is deemed an essential service. Our crews have all the required PPE and many are being regularly tested.

Unfortunately our Sydney operation based in Ingleburn is restricted to receiving and dispatching freight from our warehouse only.

We are not servicing Victoria ourselves but are working closely with our agents of more than 20 years to ensure we service our customers moving to or from Victoria the best we can.

North Queensland is operating as per normal.

If there are any queries or concerns involving your removal, please feel free to call on 1300 723 783 or email: operations@caloundraremovals.com.au

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE is committed to ensuring the health and safety of workers and others affected by our work activities.  We place the highest priority on making sure work activities are carried out safely and reasonable measures are taken to remove (or reduce if they can’t be eliminated) risks to the health and safety of workers and others.  People are our most important asset and safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a potential hazard for workers and other people at workplaces. CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will apply the necessary measures in order to protect workers and all other persons from contracting COVID-19.

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will to keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 information and advice to ensure that any action taken is measured and appropriate. This includes closely monitoring the Australian Government Department of Health and any advice from state or territory government agencies.

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will initiate control measures that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review and promote our infection control procedure.
  • Ensuring workers are aware of the isolation/quarantine periods in accordance with advice from the Australian Government Department of Health.
  • Providing clear advice to workers about actions they should take if they become unwell or think they may have the symptoms of coronavirus, in accordance with advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and state or territory health department.
  • Eliminating or minimising international work travel, in line with the travel advice on the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website.
  • Providing regular updates to workers about the situation and any changes to organisational policies or procedures.
  • Contingency planning to manage staff absences
  • Providing workers with information and links to relevant services should they require support.

Workers also have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and to not adversely affect the health and safety of others. Workers should be reminded to always practice good hygiene and other measures to protect themselves and other against infection. This includes:

  • To self-isolate if returning from an overseas trip, or being in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Washing their hands often, with soap and water, or carrying hand sanitiser and using it as needed
  • Covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing, but not using their hands to do so
  • Seeing a health care professional if they start to feel unwell
  • If unwell, avoiding contact with others (including shaking hands or other touching, such as hugging).
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