“The Winner is Sydney” – Perhaps one of the larger world stage moments for Sydney and Australia.
If you are moving to or from Sydney you are in luck. The AIR network has a very strong presence and resources in Sydney and in fact are known to provide some of the best moving Quote options you can find. When moving from Sydney there are a number of factors that can greatly influence your investment, as well as the timing, efficiency and perhaps susceptibility of stress playing out on your move. We will delve into this a little more down the page.
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Sydney Backloading as Well as Dedicated Loads
Backloading is highly efficient in and out of Sydney, particularly to other major cities. Due to the enormous population and affluence in Sydney, it has more interstate migrations than any other city in Australia.
In the 2014-2015 year, 178 000 people moved in and out of greater New South Wales region of which the larger majority came through Sydney to reach their final destination. This means that with greater volumes comes a greater number of resources to plug into, which leads to more competition and better value for you.
You may also be interested in a dedicated truck or container for you move. Whilst typically this option can be a little more costly, Sydney’s affluence seems to support this in greater numbers. If you have ever moved locally, a dedicated truck or container is what you would have received, this is the same with interstate although far less common.
This is something we are proud to offer you.
What is Backloading and How Will it Help Your Move to or From Sydney
If you are more focused on price, but still expect high quality service that won’t leave you disappointed, then Backloading is an excellent option to consider.
Backloading in short, is the process of getting a load “back” from a destination to share the costs of the trip between a few customers, but also includes two or more jobs or customers possessions in any truck or container in any single direction.
Example of a Backloading cycle.
Consider you are Job A
We load Job A on the truck first, then travel within the same city or on the way to the destination and pick up Job B. We may also pick up Job C and Job D. Once we arrive at your destination, we unload in reverse going to Job D delivery first, Job C second, Job B third and then we finally unload your possessions safely at your destination. Then we may go to pick up Job E, F and G and so on and head back to the city we started.
You can see the need for excellent systems and procedures here, especially when you consider all of the above jobs have specific needs and desired uplift and delivery times as well. This is why we insist you consider not just choosing on price but also on the reputation and expertise of the removalist you hire. The AIR network infact specialises in this kind of move and have spent many years, over thousands of customers manicuring our service to what it is today.
How Much Does it Cost to Move to Or From Sydney
As mentioned above, we recommend you steer clear of claims of instant online Quotes or removalists who don’t make personal contact verbally over the phone. Moving is NOT black and white and this is particularly the case with Sydney relocations.
As you can see in the above example, there is a lot to factor in just in the procedures, then on top of that, there is the issue of access to your property. Is it steep? Is it an apartment block with an elevator? What about access to the elevator and other tennants? What about difficult parking? Semi trailers and even smaller moving trucks find it very difficult to park in small streets when we have to use a ramp to load and unload safely.
All of these factors can affect the cost or as we like to call it, investment in peace of mind.
To feed your curiosity a little, an average interstate move in or out of Sydney can range anywhere from $600 – $2500 and can also increase, sometimes considerably with just a few factors like access issues, higher volume of possessions and greater travelling distance.
Be diligent, be detailed and spend a little extra time now, and save time, stress and money later.
All Charges Are Based On Volume and Distance
Interstate moves are based on a few primary factors, the volume of possessions you have measured in cubic meters and then the distance your goods will travel.
To give an idea, an average 2 bedroom apartment can have approximately 15-20 m3. This is an approximation so please don’t take it as yours. Here are a few measurements just to give you an idea:
- A standard 3 seater couch = 1.5 m3
- A standard lounge chair = .6 m3
- A standard top loader washing machine = .5 m3
- A standard single door fridge = 1 m3
- 5 x Tea Chest Boxes (large) = .9 m3
The distance you are moving can easily be calculated by using Google Maps now days.
Other changes that cost extra include insurance and extra services like post move cleaning.
Our Removalists Schedules Can Impact Moving Cost
The AIR network run quite tight schedules due to the efficiency of our operation and how we manage our resources. Depending on the time of year you move and how much in advance you make a booking, a busy schedule can also influence the cost of your move. Similar to a reputable Airline like Virgin Australia, as seats on a plane fill up, the prices go up too. Trucks that are certainly going to be full can cost a little more, particularly in the peak season.
As mentioned in the opening header above, approximately 178 000 people move in and out of Sydney a year so this translates to good news for you provided you don’t leave it to the last minute which is extremely common. Make the time now and get the ball rolling on your move.
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Why You Should Choose Us For Your Move to or From Sydney
You can find many reasons why we believe we are worth considering for you interstate move on this page. Aside from competitive pricing and flexible options to choose from, we bring honety to the game of moving, as well as reliability and proven processes that ultimately lead to more peace of mind in a time that should be more of an adventure than an ordeal. Choose adventure. Choose the AIR network.
Interstate Removalists Sydney to Melbourne
Moving from Sydney to Melbourne is a relatively straight forward trip. There are a wide variety of highways that our drivers are able to take, and this will largely come down to what other freight and deliveries are in the same truck as yours.
Being an entire day’s drive means that this is likely to be only a single week run for most of our owner operator drivers. However you will occasionally get some young operators who push to get two runs in per week.
Never the less, you can rely on us having a driver who will be making the run from Sydney to Melbourne at a time that will be most convenient for your move.
Backloading from Sydney to Melbourne
Backloading is an option you might want to consider if you are looking for ways to make your move more economical. In the removalist industry, backloading offers a budget option for people who are willing to be flexible. When our removalists go to one location to drop off goods, they often have space left on the truck for more items. You can get your items on the truck for the return trip, and only have to pay for the actual space your boxes and other belongings take up on the vehicle.
Remember, other people will also be loading their belongings onto the truck for the return trip, so you will be sharing the truck space with other customers. If you do not mind that, then backloading may be ideal for you. It is a good way to get cheaper removalist services, and is perfect if you are moving a large amount of items for a long distance, and don’t care about having a private truck. It is not the best option for moving only a small number of items, or one item, or moving a short distance. Keep this in mind when considering using backloading, and know that even though you are sharing a truck, your belongings will still receive the same care and attention they would if you were using a private truck. You will just be saving money.
Things to Remember When Moving from Sydney to Melbourne
Moving from Sydney to Melbourne is a relatively long trip. It is approximately 878 km, and nearly 91 hours of driving (and that is if you don’t figure in rest stops). It will take you all day to get there. The entire drive skirts two national parks….the Kosciuszko and the Alpine. However, you won’t actually be going into either park, just driving their outskirts, so you will get some nice views, while staying in relatively populated areas the whole time. Unlike some parts of Australia, you won’t get too far from civilization on this move.
Whether you are following your removalists in your own car, or riding with them, you will want to come prepared for this trip. It’s not like you can turn around and go back to Sydney easily if you forgot something. Here are some things to keep in mind when making the journey from Sydney to Melbourne.
- Bring snacks and water to last the whole day. You don’t know how often you are going to stop along the way, or what types of refreshment you will find, so it is better to bring your own. Pack a cooler with sandwiches and drinks, and keep a bag with other edibles you and your family like, so everyone stays hydrated and well-nourished all day on the way to Melbourne.
- Stop every two to three hours to stretch your legs, even if you don’t feel like you need to go to the restroom. Sitting in a car for too long can be bad for you, and has the potential to cause serious health problems. If you have kids, they will likely become irritable if they can’t move about, as well. So, get out of the car or truck every two or three hours, and walk around for 15 to 20 minutes, minimum. You will all be happier when you get there this way.
- Charge your mobile phones and tablets before you leave, and expect pockets where there won’t be any service. If you have a portable charger, bring it with you. If your car has a built-in charger, that is even better.
- Bring backup maps in case your sat nav loses its signal. You don’t want to get lost along the route, so have an alternate way to get there, and you can’t go wrong.
Interstate Removalists Sydney to Brisbane
Backloading from Sydney to Brisbane
Are you looking for a more economical way to do your move? Then backloading from Sydney to Brisbane may be for you. When our removalists make a stop to unload in Sydney, they can pick up your things to take back to Brisbane. You will, of course, be sharing the truck with other customers who are backloading, but as long as having a private truck is not a top priority for you, this is a perfect way to get your things where they need to go and save a significant amount of money doing it. Our commitment to excellence in customer service will still apply to you just as it would for someone paying more for a private truck, so no worries there.
Things to Remember When Moving from Sydney to Brisbane
This is a drive that takes all day, but it is relatively scenic. As the 10 ¼ hour drive is largely along Australia’s beautiful Pacific coastline, you will not lack for gorgeous and inspiring landscapes to keep you entertained and enthralled along the way. Just keep a few things in mind for the journey:
- Though the drive is officially 10 ¼ hours, that is assuming you don’t encounter any traffic backups, and it doesn’t take into account any stops you make. The drive may end up being several hours longer.
- If you don’t think you can be on the road for more than 10 hours without losing your mind, make plans to stay overnight at a hotel along the way. You can easily break this trip up into two drives of smaller chunks of time.
- Bring a packed lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinks. No one likes to travel while hungry or thirsty.
- If you are bringing kids, make sure they have toys and games that can be used in the car to keep them entertained.
- Make plenty of stops to get out and stretch your legs. It’s good for you.
- Get your car serviced before making the trip to minimize the risk of breakdowns on the way there.
Interstate Removalists Sydney to Adelaide
Backloading from Sydney to Adelaide
Going from Sydney to Adelaide is a long move. It helps save money to use backloading if you don’t mind sharing a truck. When we drop a customer’s things off in Sydney, we can pick up your things, as well as other loads from other customers, and take them with us back to Adelaide. It is a cost-saving measure for such a long trip, because you only pay for the space your belongings take up in our truck, not the driving, as we were going to be doing that anyway.
Things to Remember When Moving from Sydney to Adelaide
This is a long move, with a more than 14 hour drive from your starting point to Adelaide. Plus, it is a lifestyle change, in a way. You are going from the Pacific coast to the Indian Ocean coast, and to a place that is much farther removed from other populated towns than places like Sydney and Melbourne. While Adelaide is well-populated and has all the modern amenities, there’s not much else around there. The drive there is pretty desolate, too, skirting the edges of the Outback at times. Here are a few things to remember on your way there:
- Get a hotel. Don’t try to do it all in one day. You’ll be exhausted otherwise.
- Charge your mobile, but be prepared for quite a few spots along the way where there isn’t service.
- Bring plenty to eat and drink. You won’t find too many places to get food on the route.
- Keep the kids entertained. There won’t be much of interest to look at, and even fewer places to stop on this drive.
Interstate Removalists Sydney to Perth
Backloading from Sydney to Perth
If ever there was a good opportunity for backloading your move, it is when going from Sydney to Perth. This is a major move from one side of the continent to the other. If you backload by getting your belongings on our truck when we’ve already unloaded in Sydney and are headed to Perth anyway, you won’t have to pay for the drive, just the space (which you will be sharing with other customers, but that’s okay, right?).
Things to Remember When Moving from Sydney to Perth
This is a nearly two day drive, clocking in at 41 hours if you did it straight through with no traffic or stops. Naturally, it will take longer in reality. If you can fly there, you will save a ton of time. You will also save yourself a long and largely empty drive across Australia. If you have to drive, though, here are some tips for the journey:
- Make arrangements for at least one, but ideally two or three hotels along the way. You cannot do this in one drive.
- Bring backup directions along with your sat nav. If you get in an area with no satellite connections, you don’t want to end up lost in the Outback.
- Check the route for restaurants, restrooms, and convenience stores before you leave, or you might not find them.
- Bring anything that will make you more comfortable and entertained while you are driving the long, desolate highways of the continent.
Interstate Removalists Sydney to Hobart
Backloading from Sydney to Hobart
Enjoy some savings on your move by backloading. When we drop off a load in Sydney, we can pick up your things, as well as the belongings of a couple of other clients, and take them to Hobart with us. We’re going there anyway. Why not tag along for a reduced price?
Things to Remember When Moving from Sydney to Hobart
This is a full 24 hour trip that includes a ferry ride. Unless you are flying, there is no other way to get from the main continent to Tasmania. Bear this in mind when planning your journey, along with these other things:
- Call around first to find a ferry that will transport your vehicle.
- Make sure to take plenty of pictures on the ferry ride. It’s quite scenic.
- Pack a cooler full of food and drinks. You’ll need it, as you won’t find many other places to buy it along the way.
- Ask the ferries about their pet policies if you are bringing pets with you.
Interstate Removalists Sydney to Canberra
Backloading from Sydney to Canberra
Backloading is always an excellent way to save money on your move. If we’re in Sydney and going to Canberra anyway, just load your things onto our truck and only pay for the space you use, not the distance. You’ll be sharing the truck with other customers, but if you don’t mind your things traveling with strangers’ things, it’s an excellent money-saving idea.
Things to Remember When Moving from Sydney to Canberra
This is a relatively quick trip, so you will be there before you know it, barring traffic. There are plenty of towns along the way, too, so you will never truly be outside of civilization. As far as moves in Australia go, this is one of the easier ones, at only about 3 ½ hours. Still, as with any road trip, there are a few things to keep in mind, including:
Make sure your car has had an oil change, tire check (and change, if necessary), and tune up before you go, and put a full tank of petrol in it. This will ensure you have the highest chance of getting there safely.
Bring your favorite music to listen to along the way. It makes the drive more fun.
Learn some car games to play with your kids, if you are bringing them. Singalongs and looking for plates from different places makes the drive more entertaining for them.
Bring snacks and drinks to keep everyone happy and hydrated until you get to your new residence.