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Removalists Mackay to Ipswich

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

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

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. Mackay 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 moving from Mackay to Ipswich than probably 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.

Our removalists understand that every move has unique requirements. Hence, we plan every move individually and each house removal plan is created to reflect the individual needs of each family, and the schedule on which you need to move.

Having several great team members staying with the Whybirds team for decades, we regularly celebrate staff anniversaries. Awesome people are core to the success of our business, and we love celebrating 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 Mackay 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 provider of furniture removals and storage services in Mackay, renowned for providing reliable, cost-effective moving solutions for local 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 Mackay to Ipswich

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 Mackay to Ipswich is about 1005km. Your goods will be transported on a truck from Mackay to Ipswich. 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. Due to this spike in demand, moving companies throughout the country are forced to raise prices 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 – 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 10-15 cbm move from Mackay to Ipswich is likely to be around $160-$170 per cbm. For larger moves, the price per cbm drops quickly as the volume increases.

What to expect with Mackay to Ipswich Removals?


If you’re currently in Mackay, you may have been enjoying the opportunities/advantages of living in the bustling, modern coastal city in Queensland. As the producer of more than a third of the country’s sugar, Mackay became known as the Sugar Capital of Australia.
The area was home to the Yuwi Aboriginal people before European settlers arrived. If you have been in Mackay for a long time, you may have been able to try some of the unique experiences and visit some of the most beautiful attractions in Mackay, especially Pioneer Valley, Finch Hatton Gorge, Cape Hillsborough National Park, GoWake Cable Park, and more.
There are several places you can visit and activities to try in Mackay. However, if you feel that it’s time to continue life somewhere else, it’s best to learn more about your new home – read on below!


Ipswich became the rapid-growing city that it is today, the district was known to employ convicts to quarry limestone. Aside from having several preserved and restored historical sites and buildings.

Ipswich is also known for several significant firsts including the establishment of the first Queensland racecourse — “the Grange” racecourse — which is located in Raceview, the opening of the first Queensland coal mine (1843) by John Williams at Redbank, the opening of the first Medicare office in Australia (1984), and many others.

Once you have settled in you can start exploring some of the preserved buildings and different areas of Ipswich to learn more about the city. For a more exciting approach, join the tours or follow its brochures such as the Heritage trails to guide your exploration of the city.

Your move from Mackay to Ipswich

Will see you moving 1005km. Although you’re moving in the same state, the distance or travel time required to transport your belongings from your old home to your new residence can hardly be considered a local move.

Depending on the size of your home and the services you have requested for your removal plan, the uplift will take less than a day (much less if you don’t have many items) before our trucks drive to your new address to deliver your belongings. It is also possible that your belongings won’t be delivered on the same day, depending on the number of scheduled delivery or the request you have added to your removals plan.

If your new residence can’t accommodate all your belongings or you’re planning on moving back to Mackay, consider leaving some items for storage in Mackay for safekeeping and take them back when you’re ready.

No matter what your reason is for relocating from Mackay to Ipswich, you can rest assured that the Whybirds team will 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 Mackay 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.

Removalists Ipswich to Mackay

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Removalists Mackay

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Removalists Ipswich

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Buy Moving Boxes Mackay

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 Mackay to Ipswich

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 Mackay to Ipswich

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 Mackay to Ipswich

The distance is 1005 km according to Google Maps, and it suggests that non-stop driving will take you about 11.5 hours.

Furniture Storage Mackay

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

Dog Transport Mackay to Ipswich

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 Ipswich, but if your pet is coming from somewhere else, we can help with that!

Fun Facts about Mackay

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

Fun Facts about Ipswich

For our list of top 10 fun facts about Ipswich, 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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