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Moving to Queensland? We can help!

If you're thinking about moving to Queensland, Chess Moving can help you to successfully launch this new chapter in your life. We're located in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville and our services cover the entire state.


Beautiful one day and perfect the next.

This is one slogan encouraging Australians to make the Sunshine State their new home.

Over the last five years, Queensland's population has risen by 8.6 per cent, with most of this growth concentrated in the capital city Brisbane.

Cheaper living costs, warmer weather, beautiful beaches and business incentives - such is the allure of Queensland. Who can blame people for boarding a plane with a one-way ticket in search of all this?

But it's not all smooth sailing - anyone who's moved interstate will no doubt attest to the challenges that come with the territory. Luckily there's plenty you can do to simplify the moving process, so you can enjoy this adventure without being weighed down by stress.

Ultimately it pays to be organised and do your research! Chances are you don't have the time to do all of this yourself. Take comfort in the fact that you can instantly remove an entire week's worth of items from your To Do list by seeking the services of a professional.

A reputable removalist can help you settle into your new home by taking care of your precious goods from start to finish. Chess Moving is an accredited company with more than 100 years experience in the industry. We're based in many locations across Australia, including Queensland.

Some of the interstate services we offer:

  • Door-to-door planning, preparation and packing
  • Moving
  • Pet transit
  • Cleaning
  • Secure storage in our facilities
  • Full packing and unpacking

We can even help you settle into your new community by sharing important information, since we've made it our job to find out everything we can about the locations we send our clients to.

To get started, read these tips about moving to Queensland:

Change your address before moving to queensland

Don't forget that you need to update your address with the tax office, electoral roll, health funds, insurance companies, internet service providers, energy companies and recent employers (so you can receive your group certificate). You can do all of this online, which saves you time and energy!

Queensland quarantine

Strict quarantine laws are in place to protect Queensland's thriving agricultural industry. If you take prohibited items across the border, you'll be slapped with on-the-spot fines.

Restrictions depend on where you're travelling from. For example, travellers from NSW may take fresh fruit (except for bananas and mango), but people leaving Western Australia must not.

This document provides all the information you need. You can also check out this map.

Licence registration in queensland

If you're planning on living in Queensland for more than 3 months, you'll need to apply for a Queensland driver licence. This website tells you everything you need to know about that process.

Government resources for moving to queensland

This government resource is a handy starting point that will help you navigate public transport, choose a school, suss out the weather and put your feelers out for local services.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by everything you have to do before you move to Queensland, why not ask our professionals to help you settle in smoothly?

Contact Chess Moving for more information about how we can make moving to Queensland easier for you.

Queensland not for you? Check out our guides about moving to Victoria and NSW.


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