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Interstate Backloads / Removal Transit Times

Moving Interstate – Time It Takes

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Interstate Removalists ~ Transit Times

One of the main questions my staff members get asked is “How long does it take to move my goods interstate”?

This is a very logical question and it varies as you are being loaded onto the interstate truck / container in order that best suits the interstate run, whilst the driver / operational team members attempt to balance your requested dates. In the most part and because of Transcorp great network of interstate removal trucks and interstate containers your preferred dates are met but delays can happen, hence this article. Before I go further, I wish to make it clear that if you book the entire interstate truck or request a sole use 20ft furniture container will result in a more certain pick up and delivery schedule that may meet your moving dates. This may cost you more but you don’t then need to rely on another customer(s) assistance in consolidating the load making it viable enough to for the truck / container to travel interstate.

Once the interstate run is determined, other factors may come into play that may also delay the truck or container from reaching you on time. The inventory supplied to the removal company is entered into a specialized removal software called ‘Moveware’ which is then converted into the actual space that will be required on the interstate removal truck / container. Upon pick up if there are a significant amount of ‘additional’ items compared to the list provided to the removal company then this may not only disadvantage other customers waiting to fill their space but it will also cost the offending customer extra in charge (if it indeed fits within the remain space of the pick up truck) . Other factors that can alter transit times are rail delays, consolidation, truck breakdowns, road accidents and diversions, customers having delays in access to property, incorrect access information taking loading /unloading longer, customer(s) not home making the removal team wait and possibly goods not ready to be uplifted when the interstate team turns up. In most cases Transcorp Removals & Storage achieves dates requested but from time to time many small delays can cause a larger delay.

Regardless, I have a summary of approximate interstate travel times (business days)
Note: Some interstate removal teams work on the weekends

  • Melbourne to Sydney (Either way) = 1 to 3 days
  • Melbourne to Canberra (Either way) = 1 to 3 days
  • Melbourne to Brisbane (Either way) = 3 to 5 days
  • Melbourne to Adelaide (Either way) = 1 to 3 days
  • Melbourne to Perth (Either way)= 5 to 10 days
  • Melbourne to Tasmania (Either way)= 7 to 14 days
  • Melbourne to Far North Queensland (Either way) = 7 to 14 days
  • Sydney to Melbourne (Either way) = 1 to 3 days
  • Sydney to Canberra (Either way) = 1 to 3 days
  • Sydney to Brisbane (Either way) = 1 to 3 days
  • Sydney to Adelaide (Either way) = 3 to 5 days
  • Sydney to Perth (Either way)= 10 to 21 days
  • Sydney to Tasmania (Either way)= 7 to days
  • Sydney to Far North Queensland (Either way) = 5 to 14 days
  • Far North Queensland to Sydney (Either way) = 5 to 14 days
  • Far North Queensland to Adelaide (Either way) = 14 to 21 days
  • Far North Queensland to Perth (Either way) = 14 to 28 days
  • Far North Queensland to Brisbane (Either way) = 3 to 7 days
  • Perth to Sydney/Brisbane (Either way) = 10 to 21 days
  • Perth to Melbourne/Adelaide (Either way) = 5 to 10 days
  • Perth to Darwin/ Far Nth Queensland = 14 to 28 days
  • Brisbane to Sydney (Either way) = 1 to 3 days
  • Brisbane to Adelaide (Either way) = 3 to 5 days
  • Brisbane to Melbourne (Either way) = 3 to 5 days
  • Canberra to and from locations are based Sydney time frames.
  • Tasmania to Sydney (Either way) = 14 to 21 days
  • Tasmania to Brisbane (Either way) = 14 to 21 days
  • Tasmania to Adelaide (Either way) = 14 to 21 days
  • Tasmania to Far Nth Queensland or Perth (Either way) = 18 to 28 days
  • Tasmania to Darwin (Either Way) = 21 to 28 days
  • Darwin to Sydney (Either way) = 14 to 28 days
  • Darwin to Brisbane (Either way) = 14 to 28 days
  • Darwin to Melbourne (Either way) = 14 to 28 days
  • Darwin to Perth (Either way) = 14 to 28 days
  • Darwin to Canberra (Either way) = 14 to 28 days
  • Darwin to Adelaide (Either way) = 14 to 28 days
  • Darwin to Far Nth Queensland (Either way) = 14 to 28 days
  • Darwin to Tasmania (Either way) = 21 to 28 days

Note: An Exclusive Truck or sole use 20ft High Cube container may be requested for a particular removal where the time frame from pick-up to delivery is greatly reduced. This rate will be more expensive but you will have more definite times of pick up and arrival times. The above times are based on interstate backload rates which means your goods may be in transit with other removals in the same direction, for this reason our backloads rates are very competitive If these transit times suit your move then please find the time (5-8 mins) to complete our comprehensive free quote form or simply call us during business hours.

Please contact us for all other interstate removal times.

Thank you
John Christoforidis
Managing Director