Transporting Cars With Items Inside Standard Procedure

Interstate Car Transport With Personal Items



These rules below apply to every car or vehicle transported with Moving Cars.

There is an option for a more relaxed service that allows less regulation on transporting a car with items inside, but this is often at a higher cost. If this is required, please obtain a standard quote 1st and then reply to the quote and explain what you need to leave in a vehicle, and we can see what options we have for you.



  • Goods are to be securely packed in appropriate removalist boxes or suitcases. We recommend standard removalist boxes suitable for airline suitcases or closed travel bags and adequately restrained or contained to prevent movement during transit.
  • All boxes/suitcases are to be left in the vehicle's boot or the back of the station wagon.
  • Nothing is allowed above the rear window to obstruct the rearview mirror site if your car is a station wagon or similar.
  • Contents cannot exceed 80kg or 60kg in some cases.
  • We will refuse to transport your vehicle if goods are not packed in boxes or suitcases according to our requirements.
  • You bear all risks of loss or damage to personal items left in the car and damage caused to the vehicle by having personal effects in the motor vehicle.
  •  Vehicles travelling into Tasmania must have Tasmanian Government Biosecurity documentation completed and supplied before vehicle transportation.e





This may seem reasonably obvious, but you would be surprised by what some customers leave in their vehicles.

We will not carry or otherwise handle Dangerous Items, including, but not limited to, dangerous goods, weapons, firearms, ammunition, petrol and fuel, LPG/propane cylinders, or any other item that we reasonably believe to be dangerous.


Transporting a car with perishable goods

Another no-no: if there is any chance that transport is delayed, you can guarantee it will be in a vehicle that someone in their wisdom has decided to leave last week's groceries in the boot, so please, no perishables


Moving Pot Plants and live items

Again, we hope that this is reasonably obvious. There is some quarantine restriction on moving plants, yet they will perish stuck in a locked car being transported across the country, so no Gladioli or any other type of plants, please.

A bit of common sense and courtesy

No rubbish. We realise that people moving a car interstate are often also moving home themselves, and everything is one mad rush, but it takes 10 minutes to clean out any rubbish or loose items floating around the cars. This is more to ensure something does not smell even worse at delivery than at the collection, but it also means that nothing important is adrift in the car.