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Hassle free removalists in Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane

Greater Northern Removals and Storage help individuals, families and businesses move, taking care of all your possessions whether they are in transit or storage anywhere in Australia. We take pride in providing a truly tailored, hassle free, great value service, giving you peace of mind at what is often a stressful and disruptive time.

As part of the local community in Far North Queensland, we have been trusted to help our neighbours move for over 30 years. Whether that’s for local moves within Cairns or Townsville, across to Mount Isa, up to the Cape or out to the Torres Strait.

Our Brisbane depot extends our reach even further, providing a comprehensive service throughout the entire Queensland region.

A family owned home removalist business operating since 1986, we have developed a range of end-to-end removals and storage services that ensure your move runs smoothly. From packing and unpacking, to the more unusual requests such as pet or vehicle transportation, we can help. Each of our furniture removal trucks is equipped with protective removal blankets as well as fridge and piano trolleys and is operated by our full trained family of removalists.

An accredited supplier to many Federal and State Government departments, you can count on us to deliver dependable relocation and storage solutions, safely and securely, whatever your needs.

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Furniture removalists unpacking truck from local move in Cairns

WE'VE GOT AUSTRALIA COVERED

Your North Queensland partner for Chess Moving Australia, we’re part of an Australia wide network of long-standing family owned professional removal companies, giving us 98% coverage of the Australian population. All partners are full AFRA members, bound by a strict code of conduct giving you reassurance that you are in trusted hands.

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YOUR MOVE, MADE EASY

We move families, not just homes and understand that each move is different. We pride ourselves on being responsive, flexible and approachable, ensuring that all your moving needs are catered for through our extensive range of end-to-end services designed to make things easy.

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Packing

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 packing service which also includes fully setting up everything in your new home, so it’s just the way you like it from the second you move in.

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.

Insurance

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 be moved at a different time to everyone else. We can organise comfortable and safe transport, so you don’t need to worry.

Storage

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

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PRIORITY CARTONS

Company Policy dictates Greater Northern Removals and Storage supplies a Priority Carton on every Household Removal.

The Priority carton has a unique colour and design so it stands out from all other cartons in your consignment and will contain the most items which you need access to immediately when you arrive at your new home.

The Priority Carton is always the last item loaded in the truck so therefore, it is the first item unloaded. The removalist will pack all essential items such as television leads, remote controls, nuts and bolts from furniture items dismantled and other miscellaneous things you will need urgently. If tea and coffee are essential items for your household, then simply add them to the priority carton for quick access at delivery.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

We moved from Cairns to the Brisbane area. From the start of the removal process; getting the quote to the removal to the Cairns deport, storage and the final transporting and delivering to our new house the whole experience was seamless and very efficient. David Joshua was our consultant in Cairns is very professional and very competent. Would definitely recommend Great Northen Removals if planning a move.
Bruce Shipstone
Bruce Shipstone
06:01 25 May 21
Excellent service and price. Very honest and transparent business. Moved a lot of things from Cairns to Melbourne and nothing was broken. Highly recommended.
Gavin Sanda
Gavin Sanda
03:12 18 May 21
I had a great experience with Chess moving from Cairns to Adelaide. David Joshua in Cairns came to the house to quote and provided a personalised service. He was happy to drop back with more boxes etc when required. Boys in Cairns and Adel did a great job with uplift and unpack. Very professional, friendly and courteous.
Helen Thornton
Helen Thornton
07:01 17 May 21
We have moved many times and this moving company has been one of the best we have used. The staff where professional, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. They even wrapped items that previous movers have not. It made the experience of moving a lot less stressful
Lauren Hobson
Lauren Hobson
23:27 13 May 21
Very efficient and reasonable in price
Gabrielle McEvoy-Bowe
Gabrielle McEvoy-Bowe
07:08 12 May 21
From pick up to drop off professional service. Reasonable price, very friendly staff and cannot fault them. Will definately recommend them.
lesley hutchinson
lesley hutchinson
22:29 23 Apr 21
Excellent people to deal with
Glynn Scott
Glynn Scott
00:31 08 Apr 21
Great Northern Removals took our houseful of possessions a container load from Cairns stored it in Brisbane and then brought them to our new house in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast . Every part of the removal was handled efficiently . The men were cheerful well trained efficient fast and careful . My baby grand piano was very carefully packed it arrived and was installed perfectly .We had three quotes Great Northern was the lowest by far . We were very pleased with their service and will recommend them to anyone who asksFred
fredddi01
fredddi01
22:25 30 Mar 21
Faith from the Cairns office was a pleasure to work with, she coordinated everything without any trouble, kept us informed of progress at every step. She made a stressful situation seem trouble free and easy. Thank you.The pick up crew arrived as scheduled, a keen and professional crew who quickly got the house packed up into the container, as was the crew who delivered our household items at the new residence. Everything was unpacked and placed where we asked without fuss or damage.Considering Covid-19 restrictions preventing interstate travel, the move from Queensland to Tasmania was made very simple, timely and good value for a reasonable price.
Preben Farbaek
Preben Farbaek
03:26 24 Feb 21
Terry and his guys did a awesome job getting my gear relocated to remote Queensland Island. The delivery came a week early and one the easiest moves I've had to organise. Thanks for the help. Will recommend to everyone.
Simon Black
Simon Black
03:31 19 Feb 21
Outstanding customer services. The staff made our relocation from sunny Townsville to Canberra as stress free as possible. Both teams ( TSV and Canberra) were very professional. Highly recommend them.
eniamf
eniamf
07:08 13 Feb 21
Very easy to deal with, all questions answered quickly and on time. Would use them again.
Heather Mutton
Heather Mutton
10:07 22 Jan 21
Very professional and knowledgeable about the service they provided. Staff provided tips on best practice to protect furniture. Staff were super friendly, building rapport thereby making me feel valued.
Judith Tucker
Judith Tucker
01:50 22 Jan 21
Faith in the office, and the 2 young removalists who loaded our stuff in Cairns couldn't have been more helpful or careful . Every item was wrapped in a clear bag and labelled and itemised then wrapped in removalist blankets . I met the truck here , on the Sunny coast and the process was just as careful and thorough . Everything ( that I've unpacked ) is intact and fine . It was a wonderful and reassuring customer experience , I can't recommend Greater Northern Removals more highly .
Margot Ross
Margot Ross
20:27 23 Nov 20
All removal, loading & unloading, were carried out exceptionally well and we were most pleased with the personalised service
Robert Harris
Robert Harris
06:01 18 Sep 20
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 Brown
Bernadette Brown
08:12 07 Sep 20
Professional in all aspects.Quality team delivered the service from home to private store.
Don Anderson
Don Anderson
22:27 26 Aug 20
Very professional and friendly service
Ross Whitmee
Ross Whitmee
02:28 26 Aug 20
David was extremely helpful and super nice in what was a very stressful time for me.The guys who came to collect my stuff were absolute stars. I would definitely use this company again and happy to recommend them 😊
Carl delaney
Carl delaney
23:00 25 Aug 20
Found this company easy to talk to and talked me through arranging to pick up my goods and transporting them to Tassie. Very professional, answered all my queries and kept me informed. Very pleased with their service. Would recommend them to anyone moving.
Christine Dees
Christine Dees
02:10 03 Aug 20
Wonderful and helpful staff
Carol Morgan
Carol Morgan
22:37 10 Jul 20
We recently used Greater Northern removals for our move from Cairns to Brisbane. They were the only company that actually bothered to come to our home and make a correct inventory of what was required. They were responsive and professional at every step, we were very happy with the move and would highly recommend them.
Kathy Field
Kathy Field
11:47 21 Jun 20
I called david at last minute as removalist we had contracted to do our move cancelled on us David from GNR came around and quoted our move the next day and assured us he could get our furniture from Cairns qld to Albury nsw on the same dates as our cancelled removalist had promised i was very sceptical that he could do it .Not only did he get it to albury on the dates we needed but also at a better price I would have no hesitation using GNR again and i cannot talk to highly of GNR Freight and they were the most professional in all they did THANK YOU DAVID AND ALL YOUR GREAT STAFFBest wishes to you allCheers Wayne Roach
Wayne Roach
Wayne Roach
11:54 18 Jun 20
Very helpful staff and good quality service from quote stage to final delivery. Will recommend to others
Mary Bani
Mary Bani
01:15 11 Jun 20
Best Removalist in the Cairns Region, The sales team were attentive and always focused on the client. The removalists themselves were great, no mishaps throughout the move. Would recommend them for any furniture removal needs.
Alan Boyle
Alan Boyle
02:59 30 May 20
My partner and I were very impressed with the stress free move from Brisbane to Cairns. The guys were very punctual, proactive and polite. All of our belongings arrived safely. Thank you again for your service. I highly recommend these guys!
Brianna-lee Schiefelbein
Brianna-lee Schiefelbein
04:26 13 Apr 20
We used Greater Northern Removals a few years ago, and knew they had great service so we contacted them again.Same great service from the team in the office, quick quote turnaround and the delivery men were on time, efficient and made us laugh the whole day. It made the arduous task of moving a little less awful! Lol. Thanks again for everything!
Gabrielle Wenitong
Gabrielle Wenitong
23:36 08 Apr 20
We moved all our furniture and car from Palm Cove Cairns to regional Victoria.The price was excellent at least 20% less than dome other big operators. The service was quick and very professional. Everything went to schedule and a very happy ending for us.If I move again it will be with Greater Northern Removals. FIVE STARS.
Allan Cunliffe
Allan Cunliffe
09:24 22 Mar 20
Asked around and GNR had a good reputation. From first phone call, we felt confident. David was excellent in guiding us through the process. The team who picked up our furniture and the team who delivered were both really careful and we could see they knew what they were doing. The teams were also very cheerful as they went about their business. A very stress free process. Thankyou GNR. Stephen and Gayle, ex Cairns.
Stephen Real
Stephen Real
20:23 20 Mar 20
Top removals company, good service and friendly staff willing to assist with all your moving needs..I recommend highly.
Micah Daniels
Micah Daniels
06:52 05 Dec 19
The whole process was easy from start to finish. Firstly they actually responded to the online quote request. the others didn't and only responded to a phone request. Secondly the whole thing was organised to suit us by Faith. Thirdly the actual uplift and transfer of our goods was very professional, and efficient. the whole experience was first class - and they were very reasonably priced too. Value for money and outstanding service.
John Teague
John Teague
00:18 03 Sep 19
Very polite and professional and punctual can't thank GNR enough.Chris
chris cookson
chris cookson
06:43 29 May 19
Excellant removal company and very professional. Value for money. Would use again.
Neil D
Neil D
02:49 02 Apr 19
Moving house is one of life's most stressful happenings. This is a recognized fact!!Well Anne and I can tell you Les and the team at GNR made it as easy as possible, from day one of the visit for a quotation to the boys leaving after the move.The packers deserve an award for the way all the items were packed and the whole removal team were great, happy guys, very respectful of the furniture and goods, literally worked their butts off on two very hot Cairns days.Well done and great big thank you, we cannot recommend GNR more highly
Michael Barnett
Michael Barnett
10:20 22 Jan 19
Had my household items recently shipped from Brisbane to Cairns without any hassel. Because of my busy work schedule in Cairns, I didn't have to be present at my storage unit in Brisbane to help with vacating the unit. All items and furniture were wrapped in protective plastic, loaded up and shipped on time. Everything arrived on time and still in perfect condition. Great value for money and would definitely recommend this local company. Have a chat to Faith who is based in the Cairns office, she will look after you and keep you updated/informed on everything you need to know. Thanks for everything Greater Northern Removals I can finally make myself at home
Daniel Noble
Daniel Noble
23:43 02 Oct 18

YOUR BEST MOVE

We move families, not just homes and understand that each move is different. As trusted Townvsille, Brisbane and Cairns removalists, we pride ourselves on being responsive, flexible and approachable.

We ensure that all your moving needs are catered for through our extensive range of end-to-end services designed to make things easy.

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Locations: 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.