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North Queensland’s relocation and storage specialists

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 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 business operating since 1986, we have developed a range of end-to-end 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 removal specialists.

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.

Insurance

Protecting you all the way

Pet Transfers

Four legs

Packing

Services

Cleaning

A fresh start

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.

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

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
Very happy with the service provided and the professionalism of the entire staff at GNR, would definitely use again . Paul
Monkedas
Monkedas
23:41 31 Jul 18
it was an easy and smooth move with greater northern. they are very organized and took well care of our furniture and wrapped it very well. thank you greater northern and I strongly recommend them.
tony nemri
tony nemri
09:51 11 Jul 18
Moved from Cairns to Normanton. Staff were super helpful and understanding. It was my first move and they made it easy. It was the most affordable and professional that I could find at the time of my move. Everything arrived undamaged and on time. Recommend to everyone!
Remy Mossman
Remy Mossman
07:36 31 Jan 18
Hi LaureThank you for taking care of my move. I was genuinely surprised about how easy it was to organise and how quickly it all arrived here. The guys who unloaded were great, helpful and careful. Loved the way you kept me informed as well. I'm settling in well and am more organised than I usually am at this stage of a move. No stress for me at all. Once again thank you for making it so easy. CheersDianne
Dianne Prior
Dianne Prior
10:29 19 Sep 17
Great group of professional movers that helped us move into our 2 FNQ properties! If you are looking for a great family business that looks after you professionally, I highly recommend these guys! Used them twice and would use them again...fingers crossed I don't move again for awhile! Thanks team at Greater Northern Removals! 💪👍👌
Janice
Janice
05:49 19 Sep 17
This is the second time we have used Greater Northern and again, care was taken with our personal belongings when being packed and loaded on pickup and unloaded on re-delivery.Staff at both locations were very polite and did the job in as short a time as was possible while taking care.Again thank you Greater Northern. We have already and will recommend GN to others.
Selena Gardiner
Selena Gardiner
21:44 18 Sep 17
Five Stars, we have had Greater Northern Removalists move us around Queensland and NSW, numerous times and each time found them to be friendly, reliable and professional. Definitely top service and would use them again in a heart beat. Jeff Harrop and Susan Radlowski
Susan Radlowski
Susan Radlowski
04:48 01 Sep 17
I moved from Cairns to Brisbane and ended up being the customer from hell with an indefinite storage timeline and several attempts at short notice moves. The team were always willing to work with me, despite the challenges and constantly changing plans. My goods were in storage for over six months and it has been returned to me in excellent condition. I was really happy with the price and service received and I will definitely use GN/Chess for future moves. Thank you for making a really stressful process as easy as it possibly could be.
Keryn
Keryn
07:04 22 Aug 17
The GN Team that relocated us from Cooktown to Clifton Beach were a pleasure to work with. Their professionalism was excellent, very caring for our belongings and were very efficient. Value for money was excellent. We thoroughly recommend using Greater Northern Removals to move you. Gary and Jilinda
Gary Kerr
Gary Kerr
02:07 26 Jul 17
I purchased a large, very heavy table in Cairns. The thought of shipping it to the Gold Coast concerned me. I need not have worried as the service provided by GNR was terrific. Very professional administration and the table arrived on schedule in and incredible packing container/box. The delivery boys then took the container apart and assembled the unit for me. I am delighted with the whole experience. Thank you GNR!Duncan Forrest
Duncan Forrest
Duncan Forrest
06:06 04 Jul 17
Amazing staff and amazing service.
Richard Purse
Richard Purse
02:07 20 Jun 17
We recently did a quite difficult move, resulting in 3 different destinations. The team at Great Northern Removals were amazing. They made everything so easy and went above and beyond what was necessary. I would not hesitate to recommend them if you needed a move up North.
Maraika Adams
Maraika Adams
01:20 15 Jun 17
Fantastic service from my first enquiry until the move was done and dusted. The front office staff replied promptly and were knowledgeable. The removalists were on time and super professional. The removalists went over and above their duties to help. A real pleasure to deal with Greater Northern Removals. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a professional move with no hassles.
Luke Wenitong
Luke Wenitong
22:25 15 May 17
We recently used Greater Northern Removals (Chess Moving NQ) to uplift our 46 cu.m of furniture to go into storage with GNR for 6-12 months.Rob and Nigel arrived on time and did a fantastic job, taking great care with all our things, and in a very short time.We highly recommend GNR (Chess Moving NQ) to anyone needing a removalist in Northern Queensland. We will certainly be using them again!Malcolm and Robyn
Malcolm-Robyn L
Malcolm-Robyn L
05:50 30 Apr 17
Highly recommended.I have moved many times in my life , and usually bigger jobs than this , so I have experienced the best and worst.The 3 guys seemed to work seamlessly together and the 2 young guys who brought everything to the room were obliging, polite and still had a sense of humour at the end of the job.There were no complaints and they were attentive to my need to get each box put in the right room in a tidy fashion first go.Our apartment is inside a resort we manage and I would be surprised if any guest even knew such a big task was going on around them as the guys were quiet and focused.The office was extremely accommodating when we kept changing dates for pick up,. for packing, for delivery - for which we were so grateful.Great experience all around – much appreciated
Star Smith
Star Smith
04:54 20 Apr 17
In the past 29 years I have lived in Cairns I have moved numerous times due to renovating properties, selling and building new homes. The first time I moved I was recommended to GNR Removals and I have never looked back. Having moved over 15 times I have met many of the people employed by GNR Removals. I have always been treated with respect, known exactly where my move was up to and kept up to date every step of the way. I have had moves from 5 Bedroom homes to shed clean outs to office relocation's and they have always been on time and on budget. I cannot recommend them highly enough with my most recent move in October 2016 being the same professional and courteous service I received many years ago. 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 Court
Geena Court
02:56 10 Apr 17
I wish to thank GN Removals for their recent work for us. It all happened as planned and the price was very reasonable. The staff were flexible and accommodatedour needs. It was one of the best removals we have ever had and being ex Air Force we have had a few.I recommend them to anyone.
Ian Richards
Ian Richards
07:22 09 Apr 17
I have used these Guys to move me locally, and relocate interstate several times over the last 15 years. My services have ranged from a simple pick up of all my goods, through to a thorough wrap and pack of everything from silverware to my fine wine collection. I have "ALWAYS" been extremely satisfied with their service and rates, and would have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone. Furthermore, I have indeed passed on GNR's details to many of my friends, who in turn have had the same effortless experience as me. Keep up the Great Work Guys, service, value for money and caring for your clients is what you're all about!!Ray LamariBusiness OwnerCairns
Ray Lamari
Ray Lamari
13:21 05 Apr 17

YOUR BEST MOVE

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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