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Moving Interstate Quotes

A price guide for your interstate move:

We are often asked for a 'rough quote' or 'price guidance' for interstate container moving. It is difficult to give an accurate estimation of price because often, very similar projects will have quite different requirements and that will result in a significant difference in price.

 An example would be two interstate container removals jobs, both going from the same suburb in Melbourne to Perth. The first is going to South Perth which is 18km from the rail terminal. The 2nd is going to Rockingham which is 55km from the rail terminal. You might think that the overall difference in distance is tiny given that we have transported the containers all the way from Melbourne to Perth but the difference is price would actually be about $200 - about 5% of the overall price for the interstate container removal. The reason is that the bulk of the distance is by rail which has a low cost per km. From the rail terminal to the final delivery location in Perth, we have to use a truck. Trucks have a relatively high cost per km and we also have to send the truck out and back twice.

Another thing you may notice below is that the cost to move to Perth from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide is much more that moving from Perth to any of these destinations. The reason is that the rail rates going to Perth are much higher than going out of Perth. This is due to Perth, Western Australia being a net importer of goods from New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia - so the trains are full going in to Perth and empty on the return trip.
Move interstate cheaply - Budget Self Pack Containers

How much does it cost to move interstate in Australia?


The prices below are fairly typical of what you can expect to pay for a 20ft modified shipping container with a capacity of 38 cubic metres, (with tie rails and timber floor). All locations are within 30km of the centre of the city.


  • Brisbane to Perth = $4,595

  • Sydney to Perth - $4,330

  • Melbourne to Perth = $3,995

  • Adelaide to Perth = $3,325

  • Perth to Brisbane = $3,430

  • Perth to Sydney = $2,490

  • Perth to Melbourne = $2,520

  • Perth to Adelaide = $2,190

  • Perth to Hobart = $5,580

  • Adelaide to Brisbane = $3,150

  • Adelaide to Cairns = $4,670*

  • Adelaide to Sydney = $2,595

  • Adelaide to Melbourne = $2,220

  • Darwin to Melbourne = $3,880*

  • Darwin to Perth = $5,090*

  • Darwin to Brisbane = $4,790*

  • Darwin to Sydney = $4,260*

  • Darwin to Adelaide = $3,550*




    **Please note: Prices in and out of Townsville, Cairns and Darwin are subject to change over the Christmas period.