Moving a Piano in Melbourne

Are you looking to move a piano in Melbourne?  Even thinking about such a move can be a little overwhelming.  Put your mind at ease, because at HomeMove, we have a specialist team of Piano movers.  With the right equipment and experience to ensure your upright, baby grand, or Steinway makes it from Point A to Point B… all strings still attached and without a scratch or bump to be seen.

Why should you use professional piano removalists?

Pianos are large, heavy and awkward to move. We have the equipment and experience to make even the trickiest piano moves a breeze. You can relax and decide which masterpiece to play next while our team ensures your beautiful instrument is moved quickly, efficiently and safely.

About our piano movers

We have years of experience moving pianos all around Melbourne. We come armed with a specialised trolley, blankets and all the muscle required to perform your piano removal. We’re able to move almost any piano including upright pianos, pianolas and baby grand pianos. We will need accurate information from you about the size of your piano, the type of piano and the access area at both the pickup and delivery address. This information allows us to plan the move, determine how many men we will need and what equipment to bring with us.

Our equipment

  • Blankets
  • Protective packaging
  • Trolleys
  • Lifts

Pianos we move

  • Upright Pianos
  • Pianolas
  • Organs
  • Small Organs
Piano moving service

Our team

  • Friendly and professional
  • Expert experience
  • Melbourne locals
  • We treat your stuff like it’s our own
  • Flexible
  • Trustworthy
  • Happy to help

Melbourne Piano Moving FAQs

  • Can a piano be laid on its back?

    It will not harm your piano to be laid on its back while moving but do not leave it like this for an extended period of time. Keep in mind that if you need to move your piano, it’s best to hire experienced removalists for the task.  HomeMove has been moving pianos in Melbourne for years, and we have the equipment and expertise to get your piano to its destination safely.  

  • Can I move an upright piano myself?

    An upright piano weighs anywhere between 227-454kg and you will not be able to move it alone.  Bear in mind, however, that even with the help of friends and family, a piano is an incredibly heavy and awkward piece of furniture to move.  Do yourself a favor and enlist a professional mover to move your piano.  They will have the tools, padding, manpower, and trucks necessary to move your piano safely.  HomeMove has years of experience moving all kinds of pianos and uses specialised dollys to ensure a secure, problem-free move.  

  • Can you move a baby grand piano yourself?

    A baby grand piano can weigh up to 272kg and is even more complicated to move and susceptible to damage than an upright piano. It would be impossible to move it alone and it is best moved by an experienced removal company. They will know how to properly disassemble the legs, piano lid, and piano body and safely transport your baby grand piano to its final destination.  HomeMove has years of experience moving baby grand pianos and uses specialised dollies to move your piano safely.  

  • Can you move a piano in a pickup truck?

    While many people try to move their piano in a pickup truck, it is highly inadvisable.  It is extremely difficult to secure a piano properly, and the result is often damage to both the piano and the truck bed.  

  • Do you need a piano mover to move a piano?

    Technically, the answer is no.  With a few able-bodied friends and all the right tools, you could theoretically move the piano without hiring a professional piano mover.  But here’s where things can get tricky: Unless you have the proper tools and know-how, there is a long list of things that can go wrong when moving such a heavy, oddly-shaped instrument, and many amateur move attempts end in a damaged or even smashed piano.  Hire an experienced reputable piano mover to ensure your piano gets to its destination undamaged.   HomeMove has been pianos in Melbourne for years and has specialised dollies and equipment to move your piano safely.  

  • Does moving a piano affect tuning?

    Moving a piano will most likely affect the tuning to some degree. Shifts in humidity from one space to another, or a move to an uneven floor are just a couple of factors that can affect tuning to varying degrees.   

  • How do you move a grand piano into a house?

    A grand piano will have to be dismantled before you can move it into a house.  The legs, lid, and piano body will have to be removed and wrapped in blankets.  As the body is extremely heavy, you will likely need a dolly to transport it. For an experienced removalist, this is a breeze, as they have all the necessary tools and know-how to move a grand piano.  HomeMove has been moving Melbourne pianos for years.  We have the expertise and specialised tools necessary to get the job done safely and smoothly. 

  • How do you move a piano without scratching the floor?

    You will need a piano dolly or caster cups to move a piano without scratching your floor. HomeMove removalist specialists have all the equipment necessary to get your piano from point a to point b without damaging the floor or any other part of your home.  

  • How easy is it to move a piano?

    This depends on who is doing the moving.  For the average household, pianos are notoriously one of the heaviest, most dangerous, and most difficult things to move.  For an experienced removalist, however, the task is can be a breeze.  HomeMove has the necessary tools, manpower, and expertise to move your piano with ease.    

  • How much do pianos weigh?

    Vertical Pianos
    Spinet Piano 90-180kg
    Studio Piano 181-227kg
    Upright Piano 227-454kg

    Grand Pianos
    Petite Baby Grand  181-227kg
    Baby Grand Piano 227-272kg
    Medium Grand Piano 272kg-318kg
    Concert Grand Piano 408-544kg 

  • How much does a 100-year-old upright piano weigh?

    A 100-year-old upright can weigh between 226-317kg. 

  • How much will it cost to move a piano in Melbourne?

    You should expect to pay $250-350 to move your piano.  HomeMove will collect information from you about the size of your piano, the type of piano, and the access area at both the pickup and delivery address. This information will help us determine how many men we will need and ensure we can give you an accurate pricing quote.  

  • What is the heaviest part of a piano?

    The metal frame of the piano (the plate) is the heaviest part of the piano, accounting for nearly 70% of its total weight.  

  • What's the best way to move a piano?

    The best way to move a piano is to hire an accredited removal company with extensive experience in moving all kinds of pianos.  HomeMove Melbourne has the equipment and experience to make even the trickiest piano move run smoothly. 

  • Why are old upright pianos so heavy?

    Old upright pianos tend to be heavier because they tend to be made of solid wood and often have heavy player mechanisms.  

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