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If you are seeking great-value, professional furniture removals in Cairns, Townsville and beyond, we can help. When you move with us, you’ll know your belongings are safe and secure. Giving you peace of mind.

We have provided expert home furniture removalist services and secure storage since 1986. Whether you require local or interstate home furniture removals, let us provide a stress free experience when moving house. From our packing service to our attention to detail, we’ve got you covered.


With packing and storage solutions for everything from prized family heirlooms to four-legged friends, we ensure everything is handled with care.

With over 30 years experience and the right tools for the job, we handle all types of moves. From furniture removals and corporate relocations to office or resort refurbishments, let us help.

If you are moving interstate, within Queensland, Townsville or Cairns, get a free quote from a trustworthy removals company.

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Cairns family moving into their new home

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Cairns Removals team loading the truck with boxes


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The service was excellent in every way. I was also in need of storage for a few months & it was all arranged for me. The staff were so responsive to all my needs.

A very big thank you to David. Such a good person & so caring & looked after my needs.

Maureen H

I write to say a big thank you to all the staff from Chess who were involved in our removal from Cairns to Brisbane.

You took care of us from the beginning with our plans - several quotes - and I know you made sure that the following steps after the quote were followed.

The crews who packed and unpacked were outstanding, as well as being friendly and understanding.

The end result was a stress-free move - with no damage, and two very happy customers.

David & Pamela H

This company is fantastic. From the beginning they introduced themselves with friendly smiles. They were prompt and more importantly very careful with your furniture. They wrapped everything even stuff that I'd already wrapped in plastic.

The guys both in Cairns and Grafton were polite, friendly, hard-working and professional. I have moved a few times and no company has measured up to this company. I can't recommend these removalist high enough.

Bernadette B

GNR were always quick to respond to my communications and handled the many changes I had to make very professionally.

Their pricing was the best of the quotes I received. The delivery guys were very helpful and lovely and even came forward to admit where something had been damaged. Would recommend and use again for sure.

Leanne D

I have had moves from 5 bedroom homes, to shed cleanouts to office relocations and they have always been on time and on budget.

I have recommended them to many of my clients, being in the real estate industry, and many have commented to me that it was simple, no stress and thanked me for the recommendation.

Geena C

Good, old-fashioned service. Communication from Mark in the Cairns depot was fantastic. Even a follow-up call to make sure goods were received - any issues etc.

The quote was received in the specified time frame. Was an easy decision choosing Greater Northern Removals this time. Would definitely recommend.

John Wicks

I am pleased to make positive comment regarding our removal experience across Queensland with Chess Moving.
I can sum up that experience with two words “positive precision”. From the moment that Mr. Paviter Singh arrived at our (then) residence near Atherton until the day that our possessions arrived at our new home, not a single concern was experienced. Every step occurred on the day promised. Every one of our possessions arrived at their destination in perfect condition. Paviter kept regular contact throughout the many weeks of the job and both pickup and delivery personnel were experienced apart from one trainee who was carefully shepherded by the team leader. Importantly, the cost of relocation was only a few hundred dollars more than their charge to relocate us the same distance 7 years previously. We are very grateful for their care and attention.

Jean and Paul

Additionally, with my partners work we have moved houses 8 times over the last 10 years. We are very happy to say that at every stage Chess Nth QLD has easily been the most friendly, responsive, and professional moving group out of all the companies we have engaged over the years. So, thank you!

Matt Mihaly


We are your North Queensland partner of Chess Moving Australia. This means Greater Northern Removals and Storage can provide dependable relocation solutions that stretch across the globe. If you’re moving to a city, remote community, or overseas, this partnership means your family is always in safe hands.

Chess Moving is a wholly Australian owned and operated company. With offices located in every capital city and some regional centres, Chess Moving provides relocation services to individuals, families and businesses.

Cairns family moving into home with boxes from Greater Northern Removals


We move families, not just homes and understand that each move is different. We pride ourselves on being responsive, flexible and approachable. Whether you’re moving home, business, we provide a range of removal services to ensure your move runs smoothly.

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Removalists in Cairns, Port Douglas, Kuranda, Atherton Tablelands, Edmonton, Gordonvale, Innisfail, Mission Beach, Cardwell. Cape York including, Kowanyama, Weipa, Bamaga, Mapoon, Cooktown, Lockhart River, Pormpuraaw, Aurukun, Coen. Torres Straits including Thursday Island, Horn Island and all outer Torres Strait Islands. Gulf Savanah including Normanton, Karumba, Doomadgee and Burketown.