Moving to a new house

Many people say that moving to a new house is one of the most stressful things you can do. But what if there were a way to make it easier? At Trucks AU, we’re here to provide an Australia moving guide. When you self-hire a truck and take charge of the process yourself, it helps to have some assistance from the experts. Read on to learn more.


Moving to Sydney is an exciting prospect. As an enticing business hub that has excellent employment opportunities, it’s popular with people from around the world.

Why hire with us? As Australia’s most expensive city to live in, Sydney commands high expenses from the outset. One way to overcome this is to reduce your removal costs as much as possible, which is where hiring a truck proves useful.

Moving plan: Sydney is a busy city, so you may want to plan your removal times to avoid peak traffic periods. Peak traffic hours are usually 8.00am, 12.00 pm, and 17.30 pm. Additionally, factor in considerations such as how you’ll move your goods up several flights if you’re moving into an apartment.

Storage solutions: Storage solutions often prove useful when moving to Sydney, as moving into an apartment is fairly challenging. By booking yours in advance, you can move at your leisure in the weeks that follow your arrival.

As a city that comes with free public transport in the CBD, Melbourne is an easy place to live. It’s well-known for its opulence and hipster vibes, but it offers many family-friendly districts in which to live.

Moving plan: Melbourne Central has late-night shopping on Thursdays and Fridays. As such, if you want to choose a day to move and access shops at your convenience, they’re the perfect ones. Otherwise, most major supermarkets remain open until midnight.

Storage solutions: On the other hand, if you find you have too much stuff, hire a storage unit to place it in until you’re ready to sort through it all. Aim to successfully declutter to make the most of your new Melbourne space.

Moving to one of Brisbane’s many suburbs means you place yourself within an hour of Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast. In addition to enjoying the benefits of city living, you can look forward to sunny days at the beach.

Moving Plan: Although Brisbane has excellent school districts and employment opportunities, parking is challenging in the urban areas. As such, we recommend hitting the city at a time when parking isn’t in demand to secure a space that’ll make moving in easier.

Storage solutions: If you do find you can’t secure a parking space for long, identify a self-storage unit within reasonable distance of your new property. You can leave most of your stuff there and move in only enough items to get through your first few days, before collecting the remainder.

As one of the most isolated cities on Earth, Perth has a laidback vibe. It rests thousands of miles away from cities such as Adelaide and Sydney, which means moving there can feel like a bit of a trek.

Moving Plan: If you do plan to hire a truck for self-moving purposes, we recommend planning your journey to Perth with plenty of rest stops. Moving to a new house is a tiring process, so you don’t want to wear yourself down before your arrival.

Storage Solutions: Even with rest stops, your move to Perth will likely still feel tiring. Because of this, we recommend using a self-storage unit for unloading your boxes so you can collect them at a later date. Spend your first few days in Perth getting to know the area and refresh your energy levels before proceeding to unpack fully.

Adelaide has a charming culture and some of the best dining options in Australia. It’s also full of endless family-friendly activities, making it an attractive prospect for young families looking to settle down.

Moving Plan: If you’re moving to Adelaide at the weekend, try to remember that most shops close at 5pm or before. This means you may want to take a few supplies along with you to avoid feeling stuck for food.

Storage Solutions: If your move to Adelaide is a little rushed and you don’t have time to declutter, we recommend hiring a small amount of storage space. After moving all your essentials into your home, you can use your storage space to unpack everything that remains.

When it comes to regions that are both beautiful and affordable, Hobart is difficult to beat. For those who worry about spending the rest of their lives renting, Hobart is a cost-friendly alternative to major Australian cities.

Moving Plan: As Hobart is in Tasmania, you need to factor in the challenges that come with moving to an island. Make sure you work your truck hire booking around key ferry times and form a contingency plan for if anything goes wrong.

Storage Solutions: If you’re moving to Hobart and are starting out in temporary accommodation before finalising a house sale, you’ll find that self-storage is as cost-friendly as everything else in this relatively inexpensive city. By using it, you can keep all your goods with you before moving into your permanent abode.

With an abundance of national parks nearby, Darwin is popular for lots of reasons. It’s also the perfect place to gain experience with surfing.

Moving Plan: Much like Adelaide, Darwin is isolated from other major Australian cities. Plan your move in stages and revolve it around hotel or motel stays to avoid feeling too tired.

Storage Solutions: If you’re on a tight schedule and need to return your hire truck, leave all your non-essential items in self-storage and collect them later using your everyday vehicle.

Moving with pets

Moving to a new house with pets doesn't need to feel stressful. When you adopt the following tips, you and your furry friends will get through the process unscathed:

Recommended Vehicles

Whether you’re moving in Australia for business or residential purposes, our trucks for hire will make your life easier. Check out our fleet to find one that’s the right size for you.

Considering a big move? Book online or get in touch with the Trucks AU team today and make sure the whole process runs smoothly.

Considering a big move?

Book online, view our fleet or get in touch with the Trucks AU team today and make sure the whole process runs smoothly.