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Removalists Cairns to Ipswich

Moving families from Cairns to Ipswich for well over 100 years

Whybirds Removals – find a mover to trust with your move from Cairns to Ipswich

Whybirds was started in Queensland in 1857, and from the time of its founding has been family-owned and operated. With over 160 years of experience, Whybirds is the oldest moving company in Australia and one of the most trusted removalists in the country. Brisbane families can count on Whybirds to provide a reliable moving service that ensures the safety of their goods, and your family is well looked after every step of the way. There are many good reasons to trust your move with Whybirds, here are a few:

  • Whybirds move more families from Cairns to Ipswich than probably any other removalist
  • Investment in training our own teams of removalists, as well owning our own fleet of trucks and road trains gives us a huge advantage over our competitors.
  • Being family-owned and operated, Whybirds has been consistently supporting local community causes around the Queensland and Northern Territory regions as long as the company has existed.
  • Established in 1857, Whybirds has survived depressions, pandemics, two world wars, fires, dust storms, and floods, and is still going strong after more than 160 years.
  • Our customers consistently send us wonderful reviews (please do check them out and see for yourself).
  • Our repeat customer business is over 70% of what we do and continues to increase.
  • Our core operations are in Queensland and Northern Territory, and we have teams all across the regions.

Our removalists understand that every move has unique requirements. Therefore, we plan every move individually and each house removal plan reflects the specific needs of each family, as well as the date on which you need to move.

We regularly celebrate personnel anniversaries at Whybirds since several of our terrific team members have been with the company for decades. Awesome people are core to the success of our business, and we love celebrating those milestones with our colleagues. Just read our reviews, and see how our people make a difference for customers just like you.

Whybirds has been servicing moves to and from Cairns and different parts of Australia, partnering with other specialised service providers to provide quality moves for every family. Since it started operating, Whybirds has become the leading provider of furniture removals and storage services in Cairns, renowned for providing reliable, cost-effective moving solutions for local residents. Our team is looking forward to hearing from you – let’s get started by helping you with a free quote today!

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Cost of Removalist Cairns to Ipswich

Finding a moving company that offers the quality of moving service you need, at the time you need it, at the price that fits in your budget can be challenging. We’ve outlined a few key factors that will impact the price of your move in order to help you understand how you can potentially reduce your moving costs.

  • Move Size – any removalist will estimate this in cubic metres (cbm). Your fridge is about one cubic metre, a queen sized bed is around 1.7cbm, and a small one bedroom apartment holds about 10cbm of items. A larger family home is typically going to be over 35cbm.
  • Distance between houses – in this case, the distance from Cairns to Ipswich is about 1750km. Your goods will be transported on rail and truck from Cairns to Ipswich. In general, the longer that distance, the higher the cost.
  • Seasonality – Australians love to move in the summer. Most home sales, job moves, and business moves are concentrated between November and February. As a result of this spike in demand, moving companies throughout the country raise prices by at least 10% during the summer months.

  • Access – Our removalists can lift or trolley your things as far as needed, but of course, that takes longer, so our preference is always to be able to park as close to your home as possible.
  • Heavy and Bulky Items – Some items you have may require an extra bit of help. Stone garden ornaments, pool tables, pianos, all might require an extra man to help with the lift. If you’re taking heavy and bulky items during the move, let us know in advance and we’ll staff it accordingly.
  • Early Booking – If you’re moving in summer, book at least two months ahead to avoid disappointment. Booking a month in advance is usually sufficient during the winter months. When you book early, you are more likely to get a better deal from any quality moving company.

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To give you an idea of cost, a 25-30 cbm move from Cairns to Ipswich is likely to be around $210-$220 per cbm. For larger moves, the price per cbm drops quickly as the volume increases.

What to expect with Cairns to Ipswich Removals?


If you’re currently in Cairns, you probably heard some interesting facts and stories about the city. Cairns was named after the former governor of New South Wales, Sir William Cairns, who established the city’s original penal statement in the 1820s. As you already know, Cairns is one of the best jump-off points to the Great Barrier Reef and the ideal gateway to the Daintree Rainforest. If you have been staying in the area for a long time, you may have visited some of the most popular destinations in the city including Abbott Street, Former Cairns Courthouse, Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Bolands Centre, Fitzroy Island, Flecker Botanical Gardens, and more. While there are lots of interesting things you can explore in Cairns, it may be possible that you found better options somewhere else, let’s get to know the new city you’re moving into.


Ipswich was probably named after a city in England. Convicts who arrived in the district named it “Limestone Hills” because they were hired to quarry limestone. It was changed after 1842 when the plans for the town were drawn with the title “Proposed Plan of the Town of Limestone”. Then-Governor Gipps overruled this and named the town Ipswich.

As the oldest provincial city in Queensland, the city has an extensive list of historical buildings and landmarks that locals and tourists can visit to learn more about the city’s rich history and culture.

When you’re done unpacking your belongings and are ready to explore, you may take the Ipswich Heritage trails which will guide you in visiting some of the most iconic and historical buildings such as St Mary’s Catholic Church and Presbytery, Claremont, Ginn Cottage, Ipswich Hospice, Queensland Times Building, The Bostock Chambers, and more.

Your move from Cairns to Ipswich

Will see you moving 1750km and it’s a move route that our professional removalists are very familiar with. Depending on the size of your home and the services you have requested for your removal plan, most moves will be completed on the same day (that is unless you need to put your items in storage for a while). If you’re not staying in Ipswich for a long time and you plan on returning to Cairns after some time, putting your belongings in storage in Cairns is an option you can consider instead of taking everything with you.

Whether you’re moving to Ipswich for better employment opportunities (or to be closer to the office) or school options or just a change in scenery, you can rely on the Whybirds team to provide you with a quality moving experience. When you’re ready to get a quote or speak with one of our moving consultants, please feel free to contact our team of local movers in Cairns by calling 1300 653 884, or start your free quote process here.

If the above wasn’t exactly what you’re looking for, then perhaps some of the site links below will help get you to where you need to be to continue planning your move. Or, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us on the chat icon at the bottom right of your screen.

Removalists Ipswich to Cairns

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Removalists Cairns

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Removalists Ipswich

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Buy Moving Boxes Brisbane

If you’d like to get started with just buying some moving boxes, there’s a little more information on moving boxes here, or just reach out to us for more information.

Backload Cairns to Ipswich

Backloads are often assumed to be a low-cost way of moving. The costs are about the same, but with AFRA-certified moving companies, you will receive a better level of service. Why not reach out to one of our move consultants and get a quote for your move from us, and see if you’re really saving as much as you think!

Car Transport Cairns to Ipswich

Whybirds provides vehicle transport services throughout Australia for our moving customers. Just ask your move consultant for advice on this if you’d like some help to move your vehicle.

Distance from Cairns to Ipswich

The distance is 1750km according to Google Maps, and it suggests that non-stop driving will take you about 19.5 hours.

Furniture Storage Cairns

Whybirds offers furniture storage in our purpose-built warehouses in Queensland and the Northern Territory, which are safe and secure.

Dog Transport Cairns to Ipswich

Let the Whybirds team take care of your pet transport needs. Only the best pet moving companies in Australia work with us to ensure your pet is well taken care of. If you need help with pet moving, make sure you let your move consultant know!

Fun Facts about Cairns

Our customers live in interesting places, click here for top 10 fun facts about Cairns.

Fun Facts about Ipswich

For our list of top 10 fun facts about Ipswich, click the link!

If the above isn’t what you’re looking for, just click on our chat tool, ask your question, and we’ll get back to you by sms or email as soon as we can!

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