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Removalists Ipswich to Darwin

Moving families from Ipswich to Darwin for well over 100 years.

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

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.

Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Darwin than 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.

We plan every move individually, and our removals teams recognise that each move is unique. Each house removal plan is created to reflect the individual needs of each family, and the schedule on which you need to move.

We regularly celebrate staff anniversaries, with many great team members staying with the Whybirds team for decades. Awesome people are core to the success of our business, and we love to celebrate 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 Ipswich 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 furniture removalists and storage services provider in Ipswich, offering reliable and cost-effective moving services. Our team is looking forward to hearing from you – let’s get started by helping you with a free quote today!

Cost of Removalist Ipswich to Darwin

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 Ipswich to Darwin is about 3,400 km. Your belongings (furniture and personal effects) will be transported via rail on some lanes, and roads where that is not possible. In general, the longer that distance, the higher the cost
  • Seasonality – Australians prefer moving during the summer. The majority of home sales, job moves, and business moves occur between November and February. During the summer months, the spike in demand causes moving companies to strain their resources, resulting in a price spike of at least 10%.
  • 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 – Moving bulky or heavy items may sometimes require extra help. Stone garden ornaments, pool tables, pianos, all might require an extra man to help with the lift. Please inform us in advance if you will be moving heavy and bulky items during your move and we will staff your move appropriately and ensure our removalists are equipped with the proper equipment to safely transport your belongings.
  • Early Booking – Make sure to book at least two months in advance if you are moving during the summer. During the winter months, a month is usually sufficient for scheduling. It is more likely that any quality removalist will give you a better price if you book as early as possible.

To give you an idea of cost, a 5-10 cbm move from Ipswich to Darwin is likely to be around $300-$310 per cbm (we do see a lot of smaller moves going that direction). For larger moves, the price per cbm of course drops very quickly as the volume increases, with best pricing usually from May to September.

What to expect with Ipswich to Darwin Removals?


If you’re currently in Ipswich, you may have tried some of the most exciting experiences in Ipswich including Pterodactyl Helicopter rides to take a tour and see the beauty of the city from a different perspective. If you’re into history and culture, you may have visited the Workshops Rail Museum on a solo trip or with your kids to see the restored locomotives and Queensland’s largest model railway, interactive exhibitions, and simulators. There’s also the Ipswich Antique Centre where you can find massive collections of antique pottery, furniture, clothing, jewels, and more. It’s tough to find a place more exciting than that… but getting to know your new home prior to the move will make it easier for you to settle in, so let’s share a bit of that with you here!


Darwin was named after the famous British evolutionist, Charles Darwin. The Larrakia people are the traditional landowners who lived in the greater Darwin region even prior to before Europeans arrived in the area. They have established trading routes with South and Western Australia, as well as South East Asia. In fact, the Port of Darwin serves as the main outlet for Australia’s live cattle export trade into SouthEast Asia.

Whilst some people may have warned you about saltwater Crocodiles, you’ll find them in the most unusual places in Darwin. Salties have been a protected species since 1971 and have increased to a population of around 200,000. Northern Territory rangers work hard to trap the reptiles before they pose a threat to people. Although vigilence is always recommended, you can still enjoy different outdoor activities on land and water in may locations without worrying too much about a Salty enjoying a snack at your expense.

Your move from Ipswich to Darwin

Will see you moving 3,400km. Our team in Ipswich will complete your uplift in one day for most homes, then ship your goods to Darwin. Our fleet of road trains plie the outback between Darwin and Ipswich several times a week, hauling precious family memories the distance, taking several days to get there. If you’re on the road and see one of our road trains, give our long haul drivers a friendly wave – it can get lonely out there on Australia’s long roads and they’d love to wave back!

No matter why you’re moving to Darwin – for a new scenery, a better work-life balance, or to provide your children with better educational options – Whybirds can provide you with a quality moving experience. Once you are ready to get a quote or start talking with one of our move consultants, please feel free to contact our team of local movers in Ipswich by calling 1300 653 884, or start your free quote process here.

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Buy Moving Boxes Ipswich

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 Ipswich to Darwin

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 Ipswich to Darwin

Whybirds provides vehicle transport services throughout Australia for our moving customers, but we realise you’re not going to need it for this move unless your car is coming from somewhere else, click to learn more if your car is coming from further afield.

Distance from Ipswich to Darwin

The distance is 3400km according to Google Maps, and it suggests that non-stop driving will take you about 36 hours.

Furniture Storage Ipswich

Throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory, Whybirds has purpose-built warehouses for storing your furniture safely and securely.

Dog Transport Ipswich to Darwin

Let the Whybirds team take care of your pet transport needs. To ensure your pet is well cared for, we only work with Australia’s best pet moving companies.

Fun Facts about Ipswich

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

Fun Facts about Darwin

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