Darwin to Townsville Removals: A Guide to Moving Interstate

Posted on 26 March, 2015 in Interstate Removals

If you’re in the process of moving from Darwin to Townsville then you’ll probably know the whole ordeal is going to take a considerable amount of planning. Moving your home is known to be one of the most stressful experiences you can go through in life, but luckily we’ve got plenty of Darwin to Townsville relocations under our belt and have compiled this handy guide to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.

The Moving from Darwin to Townsville Cheat Sheet

When to start planning

You should begin planning your move as soon as you can. It’s wise to start by contacting a professional and accredited interstate removal company. All good removal companies will give you advice and guidance. As a general rule, try to plan and book your move at least two months in advance, especially if you’re moving on a particular date.

Is there a good time of year to move?

If you don’t have a set date for your move then the good news is you can move from Darwin to Townsville at any time of year. Your belongings will be transferred by road train that has a clear route year round. However, it is worth bearing in mind that moving during holiday periods (such as Christmas and school holidays) can be busier, more expensive, and may need to be booked further in advance.

What’s the most cost-effective way to move?

If you’re on a budget then you can arrange to consolidate your goods with others moving to the same location. Transporting your belongings with somebody is by far the cheapest way to move. The downside is you will probably have to be flexible on your moving day.

How long does it take to move from Darwin to Townsville?

The transit time alone is around two days, and you can expect the whole move to take around seven days if you decide not to consolidate your belongings with someone else. If you do decide to consolidate your move, then it usually takes between two and three weeks from start to finish.

Do you need to insure your goods?

It’s not mandatory to insure your belongings but it is highly recommended. From the moment your items are packed to the moment they’re unpacked they could be at risk of damage. Even with careful packing unfortunate circumstances can result in damaged goods. Any reputable interstate removal specialist will have a “marine transit insurance” policy that covers your goods in the event of a road accident.

However, even that doesn’t offer full protection. It’s always worth asking your removal company if they will provide insurance for the whole move for peace of mind.

Should you pack everything yourself?

On long haul trips like moving from Darwin to Townsville, it’s important to pack everything carefully to minimise the risk of damaging your valuables. You can pack items yourself, but we highly recommend letting your interstate removal company do the packing.

All good removal companies will use strong and secure packaging and packing techniques and in the unfortunate event that your items do become damaged, you should be covered under their insurance policy if you choose a reputable removal expert.

How do you find a reputable interstate removal company?

First, you want to find a company that’s experienced in Darwin to Townsville removals, as they’ll know exactly what to do and will be able to give you advice on your move. Secondly, you want to ensure the company you choose is accredited and is a member of the Australian Furniture Removal Association (AFRA).

All members of AFRA have to follow strict safety and security guidelines and also provide comprehensive insurance options to protect your belongings during all stages of your move. In fact, there are many key reasons to use an AFRA member.

How do you get started?

Well, the good news is you’re in the right place. Top End Removals have completed plenty of successful Darwin to Townsville removals, and we can help you with the whole process, from planning your move to that daunting task of packing and unpacking.

We’re a proud member of AFRA and strive to deliver the best customer experience possible. After all, moving is a stressful time and the logistics of an interstate move can be enough to put fear into the fearless. Luckily, we’re a friendly bunch and are here to make your move as smooth as possible (we’ve got the testimonials to prove it).

So, if you need a hand in planning your move from Darwin to Townsville then get in touch today by either calling us on 08 8931 1133 or by filling out our quote form. Leave it to us, and we’ll have you settled in your new Townsville home without a hitch – that’s a guarantee!


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