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Removalists Darwin to Mount Isa

Moving families from Darwin to Mount Isa for over 100 years

Whybirds Removals – find a mover to trust with your move from Darwin to Mount Isa

As a successful, family-owned Australian removals business with over 160 years of experience, our heritage shows why we are one of the most trusted removalists in the country. Whybirds Removals & Storage offers a tailored service that ensures your family and your furniture are looked after every step of the way. Here are a few of the reasons to trust Whybirds with your move:

  • Whybirds is the oldest removalist company in Australia, established in 1857, and still going strong after more than 160 years.
  • Consistently great reviews from our customers.
  • At least 70% of our customers are repeat customers.
  • Operations all throughout Queensland and Northern Territory.
  • Moving more families from Darwin to Mount Isa than almost any other removalist.
  • Our own fleet of trucks and roadtrains traversing up and down the East Coast, and into the outback on a daily basis.
  • Family owned and operated, and proudly supporting local community causes around the Queensland and Northern Territory regions

Every move is different, and our removals teams recognise this with removal plans that are created to reflect the uniqueness of every family that we move.

With Whybirds, you’ll discover that our people make the difference. Just read our reviews, and see what customers like you say about our amazing people.

Serving Darwin and surrounding areas for generations, Whybirds is the furniture removalist and furniture storage services provider of choice in the area, providing reliable and cost-effective solutions for Australians for well over 100 years. 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 Darwin to Mount Isa

The cost of hiring a removalist is going to be one of the first questions you ask, and whilst the answer is not really that straightforward, we’d like to help you at least understand how you can manage those costs, and minimise them where possible. With operations bases in both Darwin and Mount Isa, Whybirds is in a great position to support your move.

Here’s a breakdown of the key factors that will influence the price of your move:

  • Move Volume – we estimate this in cubic metres (cbm). A small studio apartment might be 5cbm, and a large family home is typically at least 35cbm or more.
  • Distance between origin and destination – in this case, the distance from Darwin to Mount Isa is about 1,600 km. We use rail on some lanes, and roads where that is not possible. In general, the longer that distance, the higher the cost.
  • Seasonality – Pricing across the country is always higher during peak season in the summer, increasing by at least 10% at that time of the year. For Darwin and Mount Isa, that peak can be even more pronounced.

  • Access – Unless you’re moving from an apartment in Darwin, it’s likely that our trucks can park close to your front door. But if not, that’s ok, it just means your move takes longer, and in some cases, we may need to keep a staff member as security on the truck.
  • Heavy and Bulky Items – Our removalists are strong, and have all the right gear to move your heavy items, but on some items they require an extra man (or more) to help them move it.
  • Early Booking – Booking early almost always gets you a better rate than booking late. Avoid disappointment by booking at least two months in advance if you are moving in summer. In the winter, one month is typically ok.

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The cost of moving 15-20cbm from Darwin to Mount Isa is likely to be between $170 and $180 per cbm. Pricing per cbm goes down quickly as volume increases.

What to expect with Darwin to Mount Isa Removals?


Whether you’ve been living in Darwin all your life or you moved a few years ago, you surely noticed the variety of cultures that is visible in the city. With more than 20 art galleries and museums, independent exhibitions, a thriving theatre scene, an outdoor Deckchair Cinema, and colourful markets, Darwin is a guaranteed happy place for history buffs and culture lovers.

A unique symbol of Darwin that you might have heard about during your stay is the iconic “Darwin Stubby”. The stubby was created in 1958 and held the equivalent of six regular NT Draught stubbies, quickly becoming part of the territory’s folklore. It was downsized to a two-litre bottle before its production stopped in 2015. If you feel like you’re ready to leave Darwin and its thriving culture scene, let’s get to know a bit about the city you’re moving to.

Mount Isa

Famously known as the “Oasis of the Outback”, Mount Isa is a city located in Queensland’s Gulf Country. The settlement was established in 1923 and was named Mount Isa by John Campbell Miles (who found deposits of silver, lead, and zinc leading to the formation of the settlement) after Mount Ida, a goldmine in Western Australia. Since its establishment, Mount Isa has been one of the most productive mines in the world. The city is also home to the world’s largest rodeo and the famous artificial Lake Moondarra which serves as a source of drinking water and a location for water sports, recreation, and birdwatching. Once you’ve settled in, spend some time to experience what the outback has to offer, join mining tours, and visit the old Underground Hospital and Museum.

Your move from Darwin to Mount Isa

You will need to travel 1600 kilometres (17 hours non-stop) to reach Mount Isa if you are moving from Darwin. Our team will likely complete the uplift from your home in less than a day, then all goods will be shipped directly to Mount Isa. Our road trains traverse the outback between Darwin and Mount Isa several times a week, transporting precious family memories over the distance in two days. If you see one of our road trains on the road, give our long-haul drivers a friendly wave – it can get lonely out there on Australia’s long highways, and they’d love to thank you!

Our team of dependable removalists will assist you with your move to Mount Isa, regardless of your reason for moving. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team by calling (08) 8947 1922 if you would like to get a quote or discuss the specifications of your move. Whether you’re looking for moving boxes in Darwin to prepare your belongings for shipping or you need help with vehicle transport from Darwin to Mount Isa, our team will be delighted to help.

If all the information above wasn’t what you’re looking for, here are a few links and helpful bits of information… Hopefully this helps you find what you’re looking for on our site

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Buy Moving Boxes Darwin

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 a more information

Backload Darwin to Mount Isa

We find a lot of customers asking for a backload, expecting that this is going to be a lot cheaper than a full-service move from a company like Whybirds, but it’s not always the case. We can help you get a quote for your move and see if you really are saving as much as you’re thinking.

Car Transport Darwin to Mount Isa

Whybirds provides vehicle transport services throughout Australia for our moving customers, click to learn more.

Distance from Darwin to Mount Isa

The distance is 1,600km according to Google Maps, and it suggests that non-stop driving will take you about 17 hours.

Furniture Storage Darwin

Whybirds can store your furniture in our safe and secure purpose-built warehouses around Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Dog Transport Darwin to Mount Isa

Let the Whybirds team take care of your pet transport needs (cats welcome too!).  We only work with Australia’s best pet moving companies to ensure your pet is properly cared for.

Fun Facts about Darwin

Our customers live in interesting places, click the link for top 10 fun facts about Darwin.

Fun Facts about Mount Isa

For our list of top 10 fun facts about Mount Isa, 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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