Furniture Removalist


Furniture removalists move domestic and commercial furniture between different locations, within the state or territory and nationwide.

Duties & Tasks

Furniture removalists may perform the following tasks:

  • inspect the house or office at the pick-up address to see what has to be moved, then pack and label items if required
  • load goods onto the truck either by hand or using a forklift, trolleys, lifting straps or lifting hooks
  • use pads and pieces of hessian to ensure items such as fridges, couches and beds are not damaged
  • ensure the load is correctly placed and secured to avoid any damage to the truck or to the goods
  • drive defensively and handle all types of road conditions
  • unload goods and move them into the drop-off address, unpacking if required
  • check items against inventory, noting any wear and tear or damage
  • conduct a general maintenance check of the truck and clean the vehicle
  • provide customer service.


Furniture Removalist Offsider

A furniture removalist offsider drives in the truck alongside a furniture removalist and assists with furniture removal duties at a junior level.

Working Conditions

Furniture removalists may work long hours and be away from home for extended periods, especially for interstate and international removals.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy practical work
  • mechanical aptitude
  • safe driving record
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • good communication skills.

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