The cost of moving part 2

House with pool

Everything is coming together for your Darwin removal, have you considered the other moving costs? Darwin movers, Camco Transports offer these tips:

Other moving costs

In addition to your do it yourself or professional movers' costs, here are some other costs you need to factor into your moving budget.

Skip hire

One thing you can guarantee: you'll have more rubbish than you imagined by the time you've finished packing. Hiring a skip can save you going to the rubbish tip if you have big, bulky items and also help get rid of day-to-day rubbish. This is especially relevant if you live somewhere where you can't purchase extra rubbish bags for your home collection.

Make sure you shop around. Some companies offer recycling/green waste skip bins also.


Remember to budget in the cost of any storage you might need and the insurance needed to cover these possessions.

There are many options. You can take your items to a storage container. Or you can hire a container to be delivered to you and then taken away to store. This will then be delivered to your new address. Pricing for these will vary depending on the solution you choose.

See how much storage you might require using this storage space calculator.

If your belongings are going to be in storage for some time, clearly mark each box and record separately what is stored in each box

Power and Water

What used to be called power and water in Darwin is now Jacana Energy and PowerWater. When you ring PowerWater asking them for electricity, you guessed it they don't sell it! And they don't know the named of Jacana (against policy). Welcome to the Territory! So this mob for Water: and this mob for Power:

PS. Remember to cut of the utilities at your last residence.

Cost to transfer other utilities

There might be a cost to set up or transfer other utilities such as:

  • Broadband and land lines
  • Redirecting mail

Make sure you contact your utilities providers ahead of your move date.

Budget in advance

Once you know how much your movers, your packing materials and any other costs will be, make a plan for how you're going to pay for your move. Advance planning is key.

Our Fleet

  • Volvo Tandem Drive 14 Tonne -Tray truck equipped with container locks and gates.
  • Isuzu 9 Tonne Curtain Sider - Gates and ramp ideal for local furniture removals and general freight.
  • Toyota Dyna 2 Tonne - Racks, tail gate loader with 400kg capacity, ideal for removalists.
  • Mazda "Luton Peak" Furniture Truck - Fully equipped for removals of all types of local Darwin removal requirements.