Moving soon? Melbourne’s most reliable moving companies listed!

Melbourne’s most reliable moving companies listed

Even at the best of times, moving can be a headache. This headache has been compounded into a migraine with restrictions around movement, the inability to source assistance from your friends and family and a number of smaller operators closing temporarily.

So, to help out, the Roost team has compiled our tried and true list of moving companies that will help pick up the slack and ensure your move is as pain free as possible.  Check your removalist has a valid certificate of insurance in case any common property is damage during your move.

Please note, we are not associated with any of the moving companies listed below. This list is purely based on the experiences of our team!


Man With A Van
Phone: (03) 9417 3443

With one of the catchier names getting about, ‘Man With A Van’ are certainly one to trust when it comes to apartment moves. What started in 2001 with nothing more than a man with a van has since evolved into a large-scale commercial operation – priding themselves on offering unrivalled customer service plus the added benefit of having all their vehicles’ carbon offset through Greenfleet.

Whilst not being the cheapest provider available, the prices are fair, and you’ll be almost guaranteed a smooth and headache free experience.

Bonus point: the booking platform on their website is intuitive and easy to use.

Jake Removals & Storage
Phone: 1300 766 658 or 0433 955 908

One of the lesser known names on the list, Jake Removals have racked up over 200 independent, 5-star reviews and their team have over 20 years’ experience moving furniture around.

One of the great things about Jake Removals is you’re getting a reputable, trustworthy, no-frills moving service at a great price.
Their smallest truck, the 4T option is recommended for one-bedroom moves and fits around 20 cubic metres of ‘stuff’.

Bonus point: Jake Removals accepts cash, meaning all the extra furniture and clothing you’ve Marie Kondo’d on Facebook Marketplace can be exchanged for moving services.

Little Red Trucks
Phone: (03) 9380 6444

You may have seen these famous red trucks motoring around Melbourne for quite a few years, the business started in 2012 and with strong branding they’ve done an amazing job at being one of the first names on your list when looking for a removalist.
Little Red Trucks also offer a service specifically for apartment removals, so you can be assured the removalists are going to be comfortable if the job requires a little ‘Ross from friends’ pivot action.
The booking process is really simple, and you’re provided an estimated quote in just a matter of clicks. They also offer a ‘full-quote’ option meaning you’re able to tick off individual items to get an accurate quote.

Bonus Point: Not only are the trucks red, but the team sport some tidy-looking branded red tees, so you won’t miss them.

Kent Removals & Storage
Phone: 1300 518 859

Kent Removals are one of Melbourne’s oldest and most trusted removal services. Boasting over 500 independent five-star reviews the Kent team have successfully moved over 1 million people. Kent Removals is also a one stop shop where you’re able to pick-up packaging supplies such as tape or cardboard boxes in preparation for your move.

Kent can also assist with interstate or overseas moves too. One thing to note is that you’re not able to get pricing or an estimate without providing your details, however, if you’re serious about a move then Kent Removals is a reliable choice.

Bonus Point: As highlighted above, the Kent Removals team also offers professional packaging supplies so you’re able to get everything in one place for you move.

When it comes to moving in to, or out of an apartment, the four businesses above are safe bets for removalist services. And with Roost, you’re able to easily contact your building team to notify them or book the services lift if you’re living above the ground floor – we try to make things easy.

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