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Staying Green When Your Melbourne Company is Relocating

Relocating can be a difficult time for companies, and often environmental impact is the last thing your company will be thinking about. However, more and more companies are now trying to be sustainable, and so even when you are going through an upheaval, it’s important to stay green. There are a few steps you can take to ensure you stay environmentally friendly when you are moving, and here are some tips to make it easier.

Use a professional firm

Rather than driving back and forth between the old and new workplace, it’s much more environmentally friendly to do the move in one go. For example, if you’re moving to a new city and need removalists from Melbourne to Sydney, then the last thing you want is to have to drive back because the van you’ve hired is too small. Get professionals to give you an estimate, and they’ll be able to get the right sized vehicles to do the move in one run, saving fuel costs and reducing your carbon footprint.


When you move offices or workplaces, it’s a good time to throw things out, but it’s important not to simply send everything to landfill. Using a removalist such as ABR Relocations means you can get many things recycled, without any extra inconvenience, and this could include:

  • Office furniture – this can often be recycled or sold back into the second-hand marketplace.
  • Paperwork – if you are going digital, old paperwork can be confidentially recycled
  • IT equipment – don’t send old equipment to landfill, it can often be sent for recycling
  • Shelving units and old cabinets
  • Packaging left over at the end of your move

Many companies in Australia now need less space due to going paperless and having remote workers, so it’s common to want to cut down on the amount of furniture you need when you move, and using Melbourne removalists will mean your office will be organised into items that are to be sold, items [cs1] that can be recycled, and items to be moved, so that you only end up with the items that you want.

If you have an office in a CBD’s such as the one in Melbourne, then recycling can be a real chore as you might not be close to any recycling centres. That’s why it’s better left to the professionals, saving you time and hard work.

Create good habits in your new workplace

Once you’ve moved into a new workplace, consider how you can encourage greener practices from day one. This could be by providing re-usable instead of paper cups, going paperless, or adding bike racks so that people can cycle to work instead of driving. Employees lead by example, and if you want to create a more sustainable workplace, then the time that you move is an excellent opportunity to do so.

If your company is relocating to or from Melbourne and want an easy, smooth move, then get in touch with ABR Relocations today for a straightforward removals service and more. Simply call 03 9706 4008 or fill in the online contact form for a free quote.

Where Should I Relocate My Business in Melbourne?

Melbourne is a vibrant and thriving city, and it’s no surprise that a large number of businesses are moving to the area. However, there’s a lot of choice of where to relocate within Melbourne, and each neighbourhood has its own personality, so you need to find the right one. Here’s a guide to some of the best areas to relocate your business within Melbourne.

Central Business District

An obvious choice for moving your business to Melbourne would be to rent somewhere in the Central Business District (CBD). Movers in Melbourne have brought a lot of new businesses to this fairly small area recently, and although it’s more expensive than some other neighbourhoods, it has advantages such as:

  • Close proximity to Melbourne Central – ideal for staff who commute
  • A compact area that’s easy to get around
  • Being close to lots of other businesses for networking
  • Combination of old and new make for an interesting neighbourhood
  • Many major firms are in the area, giving it prestige


Along the Yarra River, Southbank is a pretty area of Melbourne that’s known for being cultural and upmarket. However, it’s also a great place to work, with a lively atmosphere and beautiful offices overlooking the water. If you’re thinking of relocating your office here, then make sure you hire corporate movers in Melbourne, as many offices are high rise, which can create a challenge. By using professional movers, you can be sure your things will be moved to the new office with minimal stress.


One of the more bohemian areas of Melbourne, Fitzroy is full of cool boutiques and street art. If you are starting a creative business, there’s no better place to be, as you’ll get daily inspiration from this colourful neighbourhood. There are a number of cool, open-plan offices in the area, many of them in converted buildings for extra hipster appeal. Make sure you hire a mover in Melbourne if you choose this area, so that you can get settled more quickly and start to explore the neighbourhood.


With impressive skyscrapers dominating the skyline, Docklands is fast becoming an important business centre, with banks and large corporations moving to the renewed area. If you are thinking of joining them, then ABR Relocations can make the move easier, allowing you to focus on your business. However, Docklands isn’t  all about work. There are some great pedestrianised plazas full of restaurants and bars, ideal for entertaining clients, and you can even watch boat races on the water outside.


Better known for cafes and juice bars than big business, Prahran is a great place for startups because it’s a small, friendly neighbourhood. Creatives will also love this vibrant and fun area of Melbourne, where they can network with companies within their industry.

Melbourne is a great city for lots of different types of businesses, and if you’re thinking of moving here, get in touch with ABR Relocations today to ensure your move is stress-free. 


  • 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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