Save on your call-out fee: Get a Free Site Inspection From Your Removalist

Moving involves more than just packing boxes and renting a truck—it requires smart financial planning. Costs can add up quickly, and it’s not just about the obvious expenses like the moving truck and packing supplies; hidden costs can sneak up on you.

To make your move more budget-friendly, Posch & Silva offers a free site inspection for all types of moves—whether you’re relocating your home, helping an elderly family member move, or transitioning your office.

In this blog, we’ll break down what is a call-out fee and how Posch & Silva’s free site inspection can save you money on your move.

Why Do Other Removalists Charge Call-Out Fees

Removalist call-out fees cover the initial assessment and labour expenses, providing essential resources for a smooth relocation. They serve to compensate for the time, effort, and resources invested by the moving company during the initial visit. Travel expenses, including fuel and staffing costs, are included in this fee, along with remuneration for the professional assessment of your belongings and generating an accurate quote.

Factors Influencing Call-Out Charges

  • Travelling Distance: Longer distances incur higher call-out fees due to increased travel time and fuel expenses.
  • Scale of the Move: Larger or intricate moves attract higher call-out fees as they require more time and resources when conducting an inspection and putting together a quotation.
  • Special Requirements: Moves with special equipment needs may have adjusted call-out fees to cover extra costs associated with meeting specific requirements.
  • Duration of the Move: Efficiency is key, and a longer assessment, quote generation, and logistics planning result in higher call-out charges.

The average cost of call-out fees varies depending on the nature and scope of the move. For local moves, such as house removals within the same city or nearby areas, call-out fees typically range from $50 to $100.

If the move extends across state lines, the fees for interstate moves can range from $100 to $200, reflecting the additional logistics involved.

International moves, requiring meticulous planning and coordination, come with higher call-out fees ranging from $200 to $500.

Specialised moves, which involve heavy furniture, fragile items, or specialty equipment, may incur call-out fees ranging from $100 to $300.

For office relocations, commercial moves may have call-out fees between $100 and $300, with the assessment considering the scale of the business move.

Small apartment moves, involving reduced assessment time and effort for studios or small apartments, generally have call-out fees ranging from $50 to $100.

Why Posch & Silva Offers Free Site Inspection for Local and Interstate Moves

At Posch & Silva, transparency is key. We take pride in maintaining a clear pricing structure, ensuring clients are fully aware of all costs involved in our services. Our commitment to excellence extends to a free on-site inspection led by our expert removalists.

Free Onsite Inspections Tailored to Any Type of Move

  • Moving House: Our skilled removalists conduct thorough free on-site inspections for house moves, ensuring a detailed evaluation of your belongings and specific residential requirements. This personalised approach guarantees accurate cost estimates and a seamless transition to your new home.
  • Office Relocation: Recognising the challenges of office moves, Posch & Silva offers free on-site inspections for commercial relocations. Our experienced team assesses the scale and intricacies of your business move, ensuring a detailed understanding of your office requirements for a smooth and efficient transition with minimal disruptions.
  • Senior Move: Sensitivity to the unique needs of seniors is paramount. Our free on-site inspection for senior moves ensures a careful evaluation of specific requirements, catering to the comfort and well-being of seniors during the moving process. This thoughtful and considerate approach guarantees a seamless transition for our senior clients.

Why Choose Posch & Silva for Your Next Move

A Track Record of Excellence

Posch & Silva has been a leader in bespoke moving solutions since 2014. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction has solidified our reputation as a trusted name in the industry. Our dedication to top-tier moving solutions is evident through numerous five-star reviews. These testimonials showcase the trust and satisfaction our clients have in our services.

Obligation-Free Quotes

We recognize the significance of precise budgeting for your move. That’s why we provide obligation-free quotes, allowing you to estimate relocation expenses with confidence. This ensures informed decisions for a seamless transition to your new home.

Free Assembly & Disassembly Services

Posch & Silva redefines the moving experience by offering complimentary assembly and disassembly services. Our clients don’t have to worry about additional costs, ensuring a straightforward and transparent moving process.

Free Collection of Posch & Silva Removal Boxes

In our commitment to sustainability, we offer a free collection service for our removal boxes after your move. This eco-friendly initiative supports responsible recycling and eliminates the need for clients to independently manage the disposal of used boxes.

Add-on Services

From the moment you choose Posch & Silva, you’ll have access to additional services designed to elevate your moving journey. No need to look beyond Posch & Silva for the following:

  • Comprehensive Packing and Unpacking Services: Our customised approach ensures that your possessions are securely and efficiently packed, ready for a secure journey to your new destination. With precision, our team will unpack your belongings, placing them in their designated locations based on your preferences.
  • Quality Moving Boxes and Packing Supplies: Choosing the right moving boxes and packing supplies is crucial for a smooth move. Posch & Silva offers high-quality moving boxes designed to protect your belongings during transit, minimising the risk of damages and unexpected expenses.


At Posch & Silva, we go beyond the ordinary, delivering excellence, care, and convenience at every step of the way. Your move is not just a transition to a new location but an experience that reflects our commitment to providing top-notch moving solutions.

Planning a local or interstate move soon? Contact Posch & Silva today for a free site inspection. Our team of movers and packers is dedicated to making your relocation a seamless and stress-free experience.