Relocation Process

Whether planning an office relocation, library move, laboratory relocation or warehouse move we implement a robust planning method that ensures your move is carried out safely and smoothly and considers the many operational contingencies that apply to both small and large relocation projects.

Relocation Planning

Taking your brief

We listen carefully to your specific requirements and expectations, and then develop a detailed task specification to meet your business relocation requirements.

Every move is different so we provide a specific quote after a detailed site inspection and develop a custom plan to meet your particular relocation needs.

Pre-Move Plan

Preparing your staff for moving

Relocation preparation guides are provided and explained to assist the project coordinator and staff with preparing and packing.

Project Supervisor briefed

A Project Supervisor is introduced who will act as the coordinator and primary liaison person during the relocation. This person is a senior staff member, who has a minimum 15 years commercial relocation experience.

Relocation management and contingency planning

The relocation management team is selected to discuss critical path planning and any variables that may requirement amendment standard procedures.

Building protection plan

A protection plan is discussed and documented to ensure no damage occurs to doors, walls, flooring or other high risk areas.

Insurance organised

Insurance options are discussed and appropriate cover agreed for the duration of the relocation.

Final Pre-Move Plan

Pre-relocation briefing meeting

Conduct a pre-relocation meeting, on your site, with all relevant persons to determine relocation process.

Packaging delivered

All packaging materials, colour-coded labels etc, are delivered 1-2 weeks prior to the move date.

Packaging advice and guidelines

Packing advice tips, techniques and support are given to support documented self-packing guidelines.

Existing defects

The project supervisor, in conjunction with the client, undertakes an existing defects inspection and report.

Project review

A final project review is conducted to highlight any last minute amendments to specification. This is communicated to all those involved.

The Relocation In-Progress

Team assembly and briefing

The Relocation Team is assembled and fully briefed on their job specifications, site hazards and O.H.S. requirements.

Specialised team gets to work

Specialised personnel are deployed to specific tasks e.g. workstation disassembly, common area packing, vehicle loading, etc.

A minimum of one senior supervisor per site is provided

Where two sites involved (origin and destination) two senior supervisors are provided.

Procedural checklists followed

The Project Supervisor ensures all pre-determined operational tasks are adhered to during the moving process.

Re-instalment at your new location

Following the client prepared requested layout forms all items are precisely sited.

Final job completion sign-off

After a final walk-through of new layout by the Project Supervisor and client, a final sigh off is completed.

After The Relocation

The following days

A fine tune of heavy item positioning may be requested and further unpacking advice or assistance given.

Packaging removed

All moving related packing material is removed from your premises once it has been emptied.

Future assistance

On-going assistance can be provided post-relocation, from general handyman support to other assistance where required.


  • Amplifier

    ABR Relocations recently moved our company into new offices and the process was easy, problem-free and within a welcomed (and earlier than expected) timeframe. The staff were professional and friendly, the tapeless boxes were very convenient and overall, the relocation was painless for all staff. Thank you!

    Cathy Fowler – Office Manager
  • City of Greater Bendigo

    The City of Greater Bendigo engaged ABR Relocations after an exhaustive selection process…based on recommendations by other libraries, Public Records of Victoria, economic value and the ability to perform the relocation within our time frame.

    Jim Weymouth – Project Manager
  • Dahlsens Building Centres

    We recently contracted ABR to move our offices from Malvern East to Notting Hill. The price quoted was fair but more importantly the service was very good and the workers were friendly and obliging. ABR has delivered everything they promised and went out of their way to deliver the little extras we forgot. We highly recommend ABR to anyone needing to move.

    John Dahlsen, Chairman – JC Dahlsen PTY LTD
  • Department Of Human Services

    I was very impressed with the Tapeless Boxes™ that you use and they certainly are very durable, easy to pack, unpack and move around.They were the most polite & helpful removalists, that I, and others who were on site at the start of the move, have come across. The way in which you moved computers and equipment, and padded the door and stairways was very impressive and I believe with the information you provided us prior to the move enabled it all to go very well.

    Lorraine Hamilton, Office Manager
  • Marks & Clerk Australia

    We recently had occasion to use ABR Relocations following a relocation of the office. They were impressive from the outset. ABR were more than happy to coordinate the move with not only our staff, but also the company in charge of the fit out of our new office. On the day of the move they were a pleasure to work with and had a "can do" attitude. They also worked over the weekend to ensure that we would have a fresh start in our new office in the next week. Following the move ABR continued to assist us with a number of matters. Overall the whole removal process was made easy by the efficiency of ABR's staff and moving guide. We would not hesitate at all to recommend ABR for any removal needs.

    Glen Littlejohn, Office Manager
  • Monash University

    Can I please pass on our thanks to your team for the great job done in our move today in the VC’s office, which was absolutely seamless. Vanessa and I were impressed by the fact that despite it being in the middle of a working day, your team managed to get it done without any interruption to our work.

    Damien Farrell, Director – Government and External Relations
  • Motion & Control - NSK

    I am pleased to recommend the company, ABR Relocations.
    Shifting 2500 pallets of bulk stock and 10,000 boxes of stock from our 2 storey mezzanine structure was always going to be logistically challenging when coordinating with another contractor responsible for the disassemble and re-assembly of the existing racking system. With constant questioning from the ABR team, our confidence in their ability to get the job done was justified. Job completed in 15 days. Well done.

    Bruce Lees – Marketing and Sales Support Manager
  • Singleton Ogilvy & Mather

    With a merger there are so many variables and so many things that can go amiss, so many little details that need to be addressed and thought through. We needed a relocation company that covered all these areas and more. You came up trumps! From the very first contact your courteous and co-operative manner and style shone through, to the well thought out move and eventual relocation, your efficiency was second to none.

    Roger Clifton, Senior Management Partner
  • Tattersalls

    Your staff were the most co-operative I have had the pleasure of working with during many relocations undertaken by Tattersalls. The innovative methods employed by your company, certainly contributed to our staff having a minimum of loss of production. No computer equipment or property was damaged during the move, which I am sure was due to your methods. Due to the quality of services, your company has been appointed as Tattersalls’ preferred supplier for any future relocation work.

    Baxter Henderson, Purchasing & Property Manager
  • Tattersalls

    I think the most rewarding sight I have seen for a while was on the Monday morning following the first move.Seeing the whole office complex set up as if the occupants had been in residence the previous Friday, and then watching people starting work with intact desks and filing cabinets, phone and computers within half an hour of arriving at work.This is not only a big productivity issue, but also a big morale booster for all the staff involved. Busy, properly motivated people become quite annoyed when they have to perform unproductive tasks.The ABR methods reduced this to an absolute minimum.

    John Hoey, Project Manager
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