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Removalists Ipswich to Sydney

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

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

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 Sydney than any other removalist
  • Training our own team of removalists, and owning our trucks and road trains, has given us a distinct advantage over our competition.
  • 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.
  • There are teams throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory, where our core operations are located.

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 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 Sydney

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 Sydney is about 925 km. Your goods will be transported on a truck from Ipswich to Sydney. 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. Moving companies across the country find themselves strained as a result of this spike in demand, which ultimately leads to price increases of 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 15-20 cbm move from Ipswich to Sydney is likely to be around $110-$120 per cbm. For larger moves, the price per cbm drops quickly as the volume increases.

What to expect with Ipswich to Sydney Removals?


If you’re currently in Ipswich, you may have heard from elders or learned from history tours that when the convicts arrived in the district, they called it “Limestone Hills” since they were employed quarrying limestone. The name was used by the district until 1842 when the town plan was drawn and titled “Proposed Plan of the Town of Limestone” but then-Governor Gipps overruled this and changed the name to Ipswich.

Whilst living in the city, you may have visited some of the most popular destinations including Belmont, Ginn Cottage, Ipswich Grammar School, Queens Park, Old Fish Shop, Orion Lagoon, and more. Whether you’re moving to a bigger city or a smaller town, learning about the place you’re moving to may help you adjust more quickly.


Sydney was the site for the first British colony in Australia. It was established on 26 January 1788 and was supposed to be named “Albion”. However, the city’s founder, Arthur Philip, changed the name to Sydney in recognition of the efforts of Thomas Townsend Lord Sydney in authorising the establishment of the colony.

When the Sydney Tower opened in 1981, it was Australia’s tallest tower and remains to be the second tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere. Once you have settled in and started adjusting to your new lifestyle, find an opportunity to visit some of the most iconic attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Queen Victoria Building, Bondi Beach, Barangaroo Reserve, Hyde Park, George Street, and many more.

Your move from Ipswich to Sydney

Will see you moving only about 925km. For most homes, our team in Ipswich will complete your uplift in one day, then ship your goods to Sydney. Your goods will make their way to Sydney either on road or rail, arriving safely a couple of days later at your new home. You’ll often see our brightly coloured Whybirds containers on the road, or rails hauling their way to Sydney and back!

You can depend on the Whybirds team to provide you with a quality moving experience, whether you’re moving to Sydney for better employment opportunities (or closer to the office) or school options or just 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.

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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 Sydney

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 Sydney

Whybirds provides vehicle transport services throughout Australia for our moving customers. Some elect to drive the distance, but if you’re rather we take care of that for you, just ask your move consultant for more

Distance from Ipswich to Sydney

The distance is about 925km according to Google Maps, and it suggests that non-stop driving will take you about 10hours.

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 Sydney

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. You’re not going to need this service for your move to Sydney, 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 Sydney

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

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