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Removalists Ipswich to Sunshine Coast

Moving families from Ipswich to Sunshine Coast for well over 100 years.

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

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 Sunshine Coast than any other removalist
  • Investment in training our own teams of removalists, and 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 since the company was established more than 160 years ago.
  • 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).
  • Over 70% of our business comes from repeat customers, and the number is increasing.
  • 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 the 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 furniture removalist and furniture storage services provider of choice in the area, well-known for providing dependable and cost-effective moving solutions for Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Sunshine Coast

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 Sunshine Coast is about 140 km. Your belongings (furniture and personal effects) will be transported via truck from Ipswich to Sunshine Coast. In general, the longer the distance, the higher the cost.
  • Seasonality – Australians prefer moving during the summer. Home sales, job moves, and business moves are mostly concentrated between November and February. Because of the spike in demand, moving companies face a strain on resources, which in turn leads to prices spiking 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 – There are times when preparing and moving bulky/heavy items 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 and have our removalists take the appropriate equipment to safely move your belongings.
  • 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. 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 25-30 cbm move from Ipswich to Sunshine Coast is likely to be around $85-$95 per cbm. For larger moves, the price per cbm drops quickly as the volume increases.

What to expect with Ipswich to Sunshine Coast Removals?


If you’re currently in Ipswich, you’ll know that prior to European settlement, the district of Ipswich was inhabited by the members of the Jagera, Yuggera, and Ugarapul Aboriginal language groups. The first Europeans in the area were exploring the west of the penal colony of Moreton Bay (now Brisbane). During your stay, you might have also had some time to take a few tours around the city to learn more about its history and appreciate the beautiful architecture that was preserved over the years. Taking the Ipswich House – Heritage House Portraits for example shows a detailed guide and map which identifies 16 elegant houses which serve as reminders of the wealth that some of its residents have indulged in during the late 19th century.

However, if you’re ready to step away from all this, and continue your life journey somewhere else, learning more about the city you’re moving to will help set your expectations right.

Sunshine Coast

Before it became the tourist hotspot that you know today, Sunshine Coast was once home to runaway convicts because of its proximity to the penal colony of Moreton Bay. Now, Sunshine Coast welcomes more than 3.2 million visitors every year who travel to the area to see its most famous attractions including Australia Zoo, Aussie World, The Big Pineapple, Ettamogah Pub (well-known for being the most photographed pub in the world) and many more. The area was formerly known as “Near North Coast” until the people’s petition to have the name changed succeeded in 1966.

If you’re interested in extraterrestrial stuff and UFO sightings, you may have heard about the Glass Mountains surrounding Sunshine Coast as they are a popular UFO attraction. Many of the UFO reports submitted to Queensland’s UFO research team originated from the area where the Glass House is located and date back to 1956.

Your move from Ipswich to Sunshine Coast

Will see you moving 140km. Ipswich and Sunshine Coast Removals may be considered as “local moves” due to the short distance and travel time it takes to complete the move. Depending on the size of your home and the services you have requested for your removal plan, the uplift will usually be completed in less than a day (or maybe only a couple of hours if its a smaller move), then 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.

The Whybirds team can provide you with a quality moving experience on the Sunshine Coast, whatever your reasons for moving (or being closer to your place of employment) or school options, or simply a change of scenery. 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.

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.

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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 Sunshine Coast

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 Sunshine Coast

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 Sunshine Coast

The distance is 140km according to Google Maps, and it suggests that non-stop driving will take you about 2 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 Sunshine Coast

Let the Whybirds team take care of your pet transport needs. Our company works with only the best pet movers in Australia, ensuring your pet is well taken care of during transportation. You’re not going to need this service for your move to Sunshine Coast, but if your pet is coming from somewhere else, we can help with that!

Fun Facts about Ipswich

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

Fun Facts about Sunshine Coast

For our list of top 10 fun facts about Sunshine Coast, 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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