Relocation & Moving During Lockdown In Sydney (updated 2021)


We here at Mooving Matters we go out of our way to continually provide reliable and essential moving and relocations services. In the event of the state wide lockdown, we aim to make sure all the stress of a move during these trying times can be made as easy as possible, whilst also ensuring we are adhering to all the governments rules and regulations.

Please note: This was last updated on the 21st of July, 2021. 

Relocating and moving houses is something people usually dread doing. Most people who have done it, usually hate to go through it again. Being that we are in a global crisis right now with the covid 19, and with the situation it currently is in Sydney, fears are even greatly heightened than normal unfortunately. Currently there are new regulations in place that the NSW government have put in place, so these definitely need to be considered and addressed in terms of how this will impact your move. What Mooving Matters aims to do is to alleviate all the problems and stress associated with the move.

Currently the situation in Greater Sydney has unfortunately seen the numbers spike to over 100 a day, there or thereabouts. This has resulted in the NSW government issuing stay at home orders for most of Sydney, also including other such places such as Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Central Coast. The restriction will likely stay in place at leas until early August it would seem.

So, what’s the story now with moving? Are we able to move during the lockdown? And if so, are we breaking any rules? Read below to get some of the more common queries and questions we get regarding the lockdown, and what you can do to make sure your moving process during lockdown runs as smoothly as possible.

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The short answer is “Yes” you are absolutely able to move during the lockdown. Moving or relocating to a new place of residence within Sydney is deemed and considered to be a valid reason to leave your home. This applies to people in greater Sydney, even though you are currently under lockdown laws where you are required to stay at home.

If you are still not sure, you can always double check on the NSW governments website to double check it for peace of mind. Go to for the most up to date information.

SO, what rules do the removalists have to follow? what can and CAN’T they do?

Currently all operating removalist companies have the green light from the government to continue to work and complete jobs in NSW. But the situation with the outbreak for covid 19 has resulted in certain precautions and measures to be taken into consideration. Mooving Matters has taken the necessary safety measures to adhere with the NSW governments guidelines regarding covid 19 rules. We aim to minimise the risk of the outbreak, by ensuring that all our staff are required to ear masks whilst on jobs, whilst at the same time also respecting the social distancing rules in place. We will determine the risks involved prior to us beginning your moving job, to provide a clear picture of what needs to take place.

What are the safety implications during the lockdown?

Mooving Matters will take all necessary safety measures in order to ensure that you the customer will get the correct move done that comply by all the necessary safety standards. We will conduct a safety plan before the move to give you peace of mind. We have the necessary safety equipment as well, so that the move will go as smooth as possible.

We have years of experience in getting your moving job done securely and efficiently. The government guidelines and rules will be followed to a strict tee, and all precaution will be taken in regards to the outbreak. Let us bring our year of experience to help you with your job.

What about my own stuff? Can I pack that?

Yes, you can. If you want to ensure that no one else touches your things unless absolutely you can pack your own belongs and look after anything you might deem important yourself. If there’s anything in particular that you don’t want us to move, just let us know before hand and we are happy to comply with your wishes. We offer a vast range of packing tools such as boxes should you need them, as well as bubble wrapping, and cartons a swell you it be needed. These materials are able to be provided on short notice, just let us know before hand so we can organise that for you. This can help to provide a cleaner move and help to minimise anything such as the bacteria passing on.

Can I get friends and family to help with the moving process?

At this stage, due to the NSW governments new rules it is not recommended you get your friends and family to help with the move. Under the current rules in place, it is not a suitable enough reason for your friends and family to take the risk and help out. If you can, enlist the help of the professionals and let us alleviate the headache of the move for you.

To get a quote for moving, packing and unpacking services, do you have to come for an IN-PERSON visit for the removalist quote?

This is totally up to you the customer. If you require us to come for a visit first to quote, then we will definitely see what we can do. Of course, every precaution will be taken in terms of a mask being worn and social distancing.

Should you require a quote online or over the phone, please either email us or call us on our phone number to enquire.

What can I do to make the move as safe as I possibly can?

If you can, not using boxes that already been used or recycled recently is a great way of ensuring that bacteria and organisms have not passed onto the boxes, therefore increasing the chances of the bacteria from spreading from person to person.

If the customers are experiencing sick like symptoms or are not feeling well prior to the move, we recommend you let us know as soon as you can. This way we can work together to come up with a solution. That may come in the form of us and the customer having to physical social distance at all times during the moves.

The last tip we would give would be to constantly washing hands to remove the germs, or be constantly using the hand gel to help against the bacteria spreading.

What will happen if the restrictions change and how will that affect my booking?

The covid 19 virus decisions can be very unpredictable as the situation changes every day. We will ensure that we will work together to accommodate your move at the earliest possible date should anything be altered. If something cannot be arranged, then we guarantee that a full credit will be applied to make up for your time.

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Please contact us at Mooving Matters for any queries regarding your move and any packing and unpacking tasks during the NSW lockdown, to help us take all the hassle away from a stressful move.

Covid 19 Assurance – Keeping you, your family and our team safe

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Care and good hygiene practices are important to every Mooving Matters team member. In these troubling times, we are ramping up our hygiene protocols to help keep you, your family and our team safe. We ask that you do the same while we are in your home because our team wants to stay healthy.

Our new safe health practices are constantly evolving in line with both State and Federal Health Department guidelines.

At the time of writing, our removalists and packing teams are doing the following:

  1. Providing each team member with a fresh Hygiene Kit for every pack and unpack we do. The Hygiene Kits include:
    • Commercial grade, individual sized hand sanitiser
    • Disposable gloves
    • Face mask
    • Disinfectant
    • Paper towels
    • Hand wash
  • All team members have been briefed on the COVID-19 symptoms to look out for – including any signs of a sore throat or temperature. If they fear they may have any symptoms, they cannot come to work until they have been medically cleared.
  • We have always been meticulous about washing our hands while we pack and unpack for our clients. We now boost this with more thorough hand washing and hand sanitiser use.
  • While packing and unpacking your home, all team members will maintain the mandatory social distancing space between each other. Please also ensure you (or any family members) also maintain a considerate distance from our team.
  • The removalists we use will also follow the same hand washing and hand sanitising protocols. We have also asked them to wear gloves at all times.

You can help us by:

  • Ensuring all children and/or elderly family members are elsewhere during the pack and unpack process.
  • Allowing our team to work efficiently. That means no visitors while we are working. It also means no family members or children to be in the same rooms as we are while we pack and unpack your home.
  • Placing your trust in the honesty and integrity of our team. This includes leaving your home while we pack and unpack.

All team members have been part of the Mooving Matters family since our inception 5 years ago, and I can personally guarantee you can trust these ladies. So go out and do something fun while we take care of your entire move for you. When you return, if you find something isn’t quite where you want it, you can tweak your home after we’ve left.

We hope these new protocols will give you peace of mind that our priority is the health and safety of you, your family and the Mooving Matters team.

Full Service Packing & Moving by MOOVING MATTERS – Your Professional Organiser Sydney

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We pack, we style, we move, we unpack…

Are you looking for a company of packers and movers, that’s right the movers that pack for you?  Have you ever experienced the ‘Ultimate Moove Package by a professional organiser Whether you’re downsizing, renovating or preparing for ‘the big move’, Mooving Matters, packing and unpacking service can provide you with the complete bespoke move management solution as well as decluttering services. We can manage your move, big or small from start to finish with our tailored moving solutions. 

With our all-female move management team and professional home organisers, Mooving matters are the “Removalists Northern beaches” and the lower North Shore providing packing and unpacking, decluttering and styling services to areas including Manly, Freshwater, Seaforth, Neutral Bay, Cremorne, Lindfield to Hunters Hill…Don’t forget we also service most major CBD and Eastern suburbs as Woolwich, Bellevue Hill, Woollahra, Darling Pt, Point Piper, Rosebay, and many more localities, just give us a call.

With dozens of years of collective experience, Mooving Matters can offer the total solution – full service packing + moving with premium care when relocating and organising your home.


With a wide range of relocation services from simply packing up a home office or bedroom to moving and re-organising your entire house, our ‘Mooving Matters’ services are unique and are be customised exclusively to best assist any busy individuals needs and lifestyle. Below is a glimpse of what we can provide you and your move or relocation:

  • Packers and Movers – Movers offering experienced and tailored packing and unpacking service, with one point of contact from start to finish
  • Move Management – Hire/Manage/Recommend quality removalist services
  • Decluttering services to streamline your home now and in the future
  • Your Home Organiser Sydney – Unpacking and professional organisation of  your new home or space
  • Pre sale styling and styling advice
  • New home creation
  • Specialise in Company Executive relocations
  • Downsizing and moving seniors
  • Deceased estates
  • Based in Sydney and Melbourne

To arrange a complementary on-site inspection of your property by the Mooving Matters team or to simply discuss your Ultimate full service packing + moving’  experience call (02) 93375333 or visit us at

If your tailor made full service packing and moving  is of an urgent matter please call now and we will do our utmost best to accommodate your last minute needs!


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The movers that pack for you and more…

Mooving Matters takes moving matters out of your hands and into ours… 

Why work full time and try to do the marathon move at the same time! As your passionate packing services team, packing and moving and unpacking is exactly what we are experienced at! We are your Movers and Packers Sydney – So leave it to the professional organiser….We pack, we style, we move, and most importantly we unpack. We will streamline your home till its functional for you to move straight into….Once you try our service there is no looking back!

We are your professional organiser Sydney and all about providing our clients with a stress free move and better still you will only have to deal with one company and one point of contact throughout your move. 

Mooving Matters offer packages for the epic whole house move down to even a single kitchen pack or unpack. We are your premium packing  and unpacking service and professional organiser for moving, where our all-women home organiser team will pack up your entire home meticulously, respectfully and efficiently. Our full service packing and moving plan takes the inconvenience and struggle out of moving and lets you get back on with your busy day job or even better still enjoy your free time or weekend!

If you are looking at more than just packers and movers don’t look else where, we can help! We have a highly respected list of trades people who we can recommend and bring on board. Our list consists of services such as cleaning, picture mounting, painters, electricians all the way to garden maintenance and revamp, if you need something done for your new or existing home we can organise it no problem at all!

At Mooving Matters our move management team pride ourselves in being experienced, discreet and professional at all times. We strive to exceed your expectations – Check out our client Testimonials….our work speaks for its self. 

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Move Management – Let Mooving Matters movers and packers Sydney do it for you!

Mooving Matters are a niche, boutique packing services company with an emphasis on giving greater attention to the finer details and especially understanding your move management requirements and concerns. We will source and provide all your essential packing moving supplies including boxes for packing and moving. Our packing service and move management team bring a friendly and courteous atmosphere into your home which allows us to make your ‘Moove’ especially smooth and importantly stress free with our simple 3 stage process.

With all our tailored packages and services our system works through bookings in advance. We manage the job as always so we can see exactly how the job unfolds, liaising directly with you. We operate by having our ‘fingers on the pulse’ …We are not in the office chatting on the phone or pushing a pen!! We are all about just working with you the client and organising your move.
We take a limited amount of bookings and certainly don’t pretend we are large like a factory of workers, we know good workers are few and far between! We like to keep it ‘Small and Personalised ‘….We want your move experience right for you and right the first time. As your  packers and movers  and professional organiser Sydney we want to ensure ALL our customers are treated as VIP regardless.

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Presale & Styling Advice and Services

As you can see our Mooving Matters team can organise more than just your average everyday move. We have our in-house interior designer who brings a wealth of residential interior styling  and design experience. Let our interior designer provide spatial planning and professional organising to ensure your home is set up optimally for living or decluttered or just rejig your pieces of furniture for budget styling. With our decluttering service know how dovetailing it with our design knowledge we can truly help you make your house the home you have always wanted.

At Mooving Matters we use our recommended and highly efficient styling company for showcasing your home to potential buyers in preparation for its sale or auction. For more information please check out our Presale & Styling page and Mooving Tips article Presale Property Styling 101