Moving time for families
DARWIN’S moving businesses are working harder than normal, with anecdotal reports finding more people are leaving the Territory.
Top End Removals spokeswoman Tayla Shale said while this time of year was starting off the busy season for the company, work had already started up.
“It’s definitely looking bigger this year,” she said.
“A lot of people choose this time of year to move, it gives them the holidays to get their lives sorted and the kids can start a new school in the new year, but it’s definitely bigger.
“Our peak season starts from November 20, but we’re already getting busy.”
Ms Shale said the containers sent away were not always coming back full. “We do deliver people into their homes that have come from interstate, but more people would be leaving the Territory, I would think,” she said.
“But we do deliver freight that’s coming in.”
Ms Shale said there were a lot of new postings for Australian Defence Force personnel and their families this time of year.
“It’s really good for our business,” she said.
There are 2436 Defence personnel living in the Darwin suburbs, while 1452 Defence personnel live on bases throughout the NT.
The latest departure of ADF personnel is the 300 moving to South Australia as part of a tank regiment. Troops began leaving the Territory in August, and will continue through December and January.
It’s understood some of this movement might be contributing to an early increase in work for removalist companies.