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Removalists Ipswich to Mount Isa

Moving families from Ipswich to Mount Isa for over 100 years.

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

Whybirds was started in Queensland in 1857, over 50 years before Mount Isa was founded. 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 Mount Isa 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. House removal plans are customised to reflect the individual needs of each family and their moving schedule.

We regularly celebrate staff anniversaries, with many great team members staying with the Whybirds team for decades. Our incredible people are the cornerstone of our business, and we love celebrating those milestones with our coworkers. 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!

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Cost of Removalist Ipswich to Mount Isa

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 Mount Isa is about 1,800 km. Trucks will transport your belongings (furniture and personal effects) from Ipswich to Mount Isa. Generally, the longer the 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 – We will be able to lift or carry your things as far as needed, but it will take longer, so we prefer to be able to park as close to your home as possible.
  • Heavy and Bulky Items – Moving bulky or heavy items requires assistance sometimes. Stone garden ornaments, pool tables, pianos, all might require an extra man to help with the lift. When possible, we prefer that you let us know in advance if you will be moving heavy and bulky items during your move, so we can staff your move appropriately and make sure our removalists have 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.

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To give you an idea of cost, a 20-25 cbm move from Ipswich to Mount Isa is likely to be at least $120 per cbm. For larger moves, the price per cbm drops as the volume increases.

What to expect with Ipswich to Mount Isa Removals?


If you’re currently in Ipswich, you may have attended some of the most popular events hosted by the city including the Ipswich show, one of the largest regional shows in Queensland. The show offers a wide variety of products including handicrafts and other homemade goods. There are also food stalls offering both local and international cuisine. You may have also participated in the events held during the Ipswich festival. The event usually showcases various entertainment programs, art exhibits, interactive displays and more.

Other annual events include Goodna Jacaranda Festival and Fuchs Winternationals. If you feel like you’ve tried everything there is to try in these events and wish to look for new events to participate in, let’s get to know the new city you’re moving into.

Mount Isa

Mount Isa has been one of the most productive mines in the world since its establishment in 1923. The city has vast mineral deposits and is known for producing copper, lead, silver, and zinc. The city was named after Mount Ida, a goldmine in Western Australia, by John Campbell Miles (who found deposits of silver, lead, and zinc leading to the formation of the settlement. Before European settlers arrived, the Kalakdoon Aborigines occupied the area.

The city is called “Oasis of the Outback” and is home to the world’s largest rodeo and the popular artificial Lake Moondarra which serves as a source of drinking water in the area. The lake is also a top choice for water sports, recreation, and birdwatching. Once you’ve settled in, you should definitely visit other famous attractions such as Riversleigh Fossil Centre, the Mount Isa Underground Hospital & Museum, the Lawn Hill National Park, and many others.

Your move from Ipswich to Mount Isa

will see you moving 1,800km. Whilst you’re moving within the state, your move to Mt Isa can hardly be considered a local move due to the distance and travel time required to reach your destination and complete your move. Depending on the size of your home and the services you have requested for your removal plan, the uplift may take an hour or so before our trucks drive to your new address to deliver your belongings. If your new residence can’t accommodate all your belongings or you’re planning on moving back to Ipswich, consider leaving some items for storage in Ipswich for safekeeping and take them back when you’re ready.

Whybirds can assist you whether you’re moving to Mount Isa to enjoy the scenery or to be closer to work, or to give your children better schooling options. 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 Mount Isa

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 Mount Isa

Whybirds provides vehicle transport services throughout Australia for our moving customers, so if you elect not to drive yourself, let us help with the vehicle transport and take the hassle out of that move for you.

Distance from Ipswich to Mount Isa

The distance is 1,800km according to Google Maps, and it suggests that non-stop driving will take you about 19.5 hours.

Furniture Storage Ipswich

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

Dog Transport Ipswich to Mount Isa

Let the Whybirds team take care of your pet transport needs. To ensure your pet is relocated in the most convenient way possible, we only work with Australia’s best pet moving companies. You might need this service for your move to Mount Isa if you’re not planning to drive.

Fun Facts about Ipswich

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

Fun Facts about Mount Isa

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