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$100 - $6,000







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Having mould in your home is a common occurrence. Exposure to mould increases the risk of health problems such as asthma and allergies. For the sake of your health, it’s best to remove the mould in your home. You can do the work yourself, but sometimes it’s best if you hire a professional to remove the mould

Mould removal costs can range from $20 to $30 per hour. For an entire home filled with mould, it can cost anywhere from $500 to $4,000 to remove the mould and mildew. The price varies on the type of mould that is in your home, the size of the infected area, and the difficulty of accessing the mould. 

If your home or workplace is infected with mould, read below to find out how much mould removal costs in Australia based on your location and the type of mould in your building. By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be one step closer to keeping yourself and your family or workplace safe. 

a specialist removing mould from a wall

Mould removal costs for different types of services

Mould removal is different from your usual cleaning service. Depending on the size and type of mould present in the property, it can cost $50 to $6,000 to remove the mould. On average, it costs $300 per room to remove mould.

Mould removal service

Price guide

Mould removal service

Price guide

Small spaces

$50 - $100

Mould inspection

$150 - $350


$50 - $4,000

Air sampling

$250 - $300


$500 - $4,000

Half the house

$350 - $3,000

Entire house

$500 - $6,000

Carpet cleaning (per hour)


Average cost of mould removal based on Australian state or territory

Mould removal prices vary depending on your location in Australia. Typically, larger populated cities have cheaper rates for mould removal. But again, it depends on the amount of mould and the type of mildew or spore found. The rates are listed below: 

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These rates are based on an hourly basis, which won’t suit or apply to some specialists. It’s important to have these figures on hand just in case, but every mildew removalist has rates and regulations that they like to work with. Most removalists will add fees with the following inclusions:

  • Travel expenses
  • Mould disposal
  • Mould testing / analysing
  • Location of mould

Average hourly rate for cleaners and mould experts in Australia

Whether the mould removalist you hire is professionally trained or not, the hourly rate can vary. Fair Work Australia has set the Cleaning Service Award Pay Guide for cleaners at the following rates:

Hourly Pay Rate

Hourly Public Holiday Pay Rate

Level 1 award



Level 2 award



Level 3 award



Other types of services from mould removal professionals

Once the specialist removalist has rid your building materials of mould, there are many other tasks that they can do for you. These may include:

  • Flooding 

  • Mould prevention

  • Air conditioning cleaning

  • Mould inspections and reports

  • Structure drying

If your home has been flooded, you can get your entire home dried. This is ideal for homes that are carpeted and susceptible to mould. Structure drying helps with mould prevention and prevents any further damage to your household items. Prices vary for structure drying, depending on the size of the flooded area and the level of damage. Typically, structure drying costs $1000.

These services depend on the type of mould removal professional that you hire, but keep a lookout for the types of services they offer so that you can take full advantage of their packages or deals!

Mould inspection cost 

Sometimes, you can’t see mould, but you can feel it. When this situation occurs, it’s best to hire a professional to inspect your property to determine where the mould is and the level of damage it’s caused. Mould inspection costs around $150 to $350. Mould removal professionals tend to provide discounts for mould and mildew analysis. 

There are specific mould issues that can determine the type of inspection you require. If you’re not sure what inspection you require, take a look at the following checklist:

Air samples (No visible mould)

  • Closed circulation office building

  • Post-remediation clearance 

One area spot check (Visible mould)

  • Attic mould

  • Crawlspace

  • Mould on external walls

  • Windows

  • Previously flooded areas

Full environmental inspection (Mould inspections)

  • Health concerns of occupants

  • Real estate transactions

  • Grow op clearances

  • Legal action

  • Areas with public access or employees

  • Musty odours

What factors affect the cost of mould removal services?

Mould removal can be a long-winded process. Many factors can affect the pricing of the service. Some of these include the following:

  • Size of the mould that is present
  • The location of the fungus
  • The type of mould or mildew
  • Air sampling
  • Mould inspection
  • Mould prevention 
  • Mould fogging

preparing mould removal tools

Do I need to remove mould from my building?

Mould comes in many different forms - from the slimy bits on your shower curtain to hidden mould in your air ducts. 

Many alternate forms of fungus can play a serious role in your health. Some small mould does nothing, but mould can often lead to sensitivities such as chest and nasal congestion, coughing, and a sore throat. These are often attributed to a common cold but are produced by the mildew in your home. There are also severe and chronic conditions that may be caused by mould and mildew, such as pulmonary fibrosis. 

Mould can grow anywhere with moisture and warmth; it’s not always found in your bathroom or kitchen. There are many places where mould can be found in your home, such as in your: 

  • Shower or bathtub

  • Sink and toilet

  • Fridge and pantry

  • Microwave and stove

  • Mattress

  • Windows and window sills

  • Air conditioning and heating vents

  • Couch and curtains

  • Indoor plants

  • Fireplace and chimney

  • Insulation


If you find yourself coughing and wheezing when you’re at home, you may risk future chronic health problems. Every home and building has mould, no matter how clean you have it. Of course, you can always remove mould yourself. However, there are hidden places where mould can be found that only professionals should be tasked with.

Questions to ask before hiring a mould removal professional

When it comes to hiring a professional for mould remediation and removal services, there are some questions you should ask before they get started:

  • Are they licensed mould remediation contractors?

  • Are they certified to remove mould?

  • Are they insured?

  • Do they provide written estimates?

  • Where do they put the waste?

  • What products do you use?

Be sure to find out if they’re specialised, as they have the necessary training and expertise to remove the fungi from your home or workplace. It also guarantees that they are trained in removing and identifying any health risks. 

Getting ready to hire a mould removalist

Need to clear your building of mould? Let’s get started! Here are the things you’ll need to prepare for your listing. Explain your task, post your listing, review your offers, and select the right person and they’ll get your building safe! 

Here are some things to include in your listing:

  • Location 

  • Time

  • Budget

  • Whether you have had previous mould testing

  • Size of the property

The more information you include in this listing, the better your outcome will be and the more you’ll know how much it costs to remove mould in your home. This makes it easier for the Tasker when they come to help you. It’s also a good idea to have everything listed down, so they can refer to it later if needed.

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FAQs about mould removal

Depending on the size of the mould in the property, removal typically takes one day, allowing you to return to the property the same day safely.

Generally, mould inspections are completed in 30 minutes. Again, this varies, but this time given is for residential properties. Commercial properties may take longer.

The fogging process involves misting a non-toxic and non-corrosive product throughout the indoor environment to remove and control mould spores.

The most common cause of mould comes from air exchange issues due to humidity and moisture. Another form of common mould formation is due to flooding, leaking roofs and damaged water pipes.

Not all mould is dangerous, but you should be concerned when you see small black or white specks on walls, furniture and contents. Mould often grows in rooms with high water usage and humidity (i.e. the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and basement).

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