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If you’re departing Far North Queensland for the Australian Capital Territory and are looking for a removals company that can get your belongings there quickly, safely and securely, we can help. Whether you are moving to Australia’s capital, Canberra, or one of the surrounding towns such as Googong or Braddon, we have been helping our customers move interstate to ACT since 1986.


All consignments are containerised and transferred by rail and truck, removing any disruption should your plans change and ensuring your belongings remained in the container from the moment they are packed until they reach your new home. This approach is not only the quickest, but it is also the most secure way to safely move your furniture and possessions.

A Chess Moving partner, we utilise a network of Australian local family-owned removal companies who share our values and procedures. This ensures we provide a complete end-to-end solution delivered by trained and experienced removal professionals, no matter where you go.

Thanks to our Australia-wide coverage, we provide our full range of services for those moving interstate from Cairns or Townsville to Canberra. This includes our packing and unpacking services, car and vehicle transfers, moving fragile or precious belongings such as pianos or pool tables, and transferring pets.

Our COVID-19 Prevention Measures Policy ensures every move is COVID-Safe. Our containerised approach ensures we can transport your household belongings across Australia by rail, with local teams collecting and delivering your items. For more information about our COVID-19 Prevention Measures, please click here.

Being a member of the Chess Moving Group enables us to deliver excellent service and ensure that your belongings arrive safely, no matter where you are moving to. All our removalists are fully trained to AFRA standards to ensure each and every single move is carried out to the highest professional standards and adheres to COVID-19 prevention measures.


With extensive experience helping families, businesses and corporate teams move from the ACT to Cairns across Far North Queensland, we know how to get you moving. Through our Chess Moving partnership, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with cost-effective and professional removals solutions throughout the region. Whether you are moving to Cairns or one of the surrounding towns, Atherton Tablelands or further into the Gulf Savannah, we have the knowledge, equipment and connections to move you safely and securely. For more information call 131469.

Why move with us?

When looking for a removals company to move your family, business or team, here are just a few reasons why you should move with us:

Complete door-to-door service to and from ACT

We offer a full range of removal services including:

  • Local moves from Cairns, Townsville and Far North Queensland to the ACT
  • Domestic moves within Australia both intra and interstate
  • International moves
  • Storage (long and short term)
  • Office moves
  • Transportation of pets (Australia only)
  • Vehicle relocation
  • Travel insurance
  • A range of packing/unpacking services
  • Cleaning services

We provide free, no-obligation quotes

Use our free online quick quote to request your estimate for your move to or from the ACT.  For a more detailed estimate, use our full quote tool, which allows you to enter all your furniture and belongings that you would like to move.

Your belongings will be moved safely and securely

All our local removalists are professionally trained to ensure your belongings are handled with the care and respect they deserve.

Trusted North Queensland to the ACT removalists for 35 years

Don’t just take our word for it. Our Google and Facebook reviews speak for themselves.

Partner depots throughout Australia

Greater Northern Removals and Storage is partners of the Chess Moving Australia group, an Australia wide network (11 offices in all states) of long-standing family-owned professional removal companies. All partners are full members of AFRA and therefore bound by its strict code of conduct which allows us to offer you a professional and secure service nationally.

Affordable removals services

We invest in our team, equipment and processes to ensure we provide our customers with the most efficient and competitive service from Cairns, Townsville and Regional North Queensland to ACT.


If you are pushed for time or are unsure how to pack your possessions securely, we can take care of this for you. We can even partially pack precious breakables and fragile items.

Valet unpacking

Should you wish to be pampered, we can organise a valet unpacking service which also includes fully setting up everything in your new home.

Vehicle transport

Sometimes our customers are unable to move their vehicles or boats themselves, which is why our transportation service can take care of this for you.


We can also assist you with obtaining insurance to protect your goods whilst they are in transit or storage.

Pet transport

Pets are family too but often they need to move at a different time to everyone else.


Our modern, clean and secure warehouse storage facility provides full- and short-term storage solutions.