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It’s much cheaper to iron your clothes by yourself. But it’s a different story when you have a mountain of clothes to deal with. With a professional ironing service, you spend those precious hours on more important things or get more rest. 

What is the average price for ironing services today? Most contractors charge per hour or piece. For instance, the average cost of ironing services on an hourly rate is between $25 and $30. By piece, ironing prices can be up to $20. Read on to learn more about ironing service prices to help you budget for this expense. 

Ironing service price list 

Average cost per hour

Here are the average costs for professional ironing services per hour. Note that these are only estimates and can change depending on where you live and outsource the service. 







By location

This table shows the average hourly cost of an ironing service in various locations in Australia.


Average price 

New South Wales






Per clothing item

Below are the ironing services prices per item or article of clothing. Final costs will depend on the size and material of the items. 



Baby Items 4-10 Years (includes kids’ T-shirts)


Sheet Double


Sheet Single


Pillow Case






Shirt (Includes long sleeves shirts and business shirts)












Tea towel


Bed sheet/Duvet cover - King/Super King


Bed sheet/Duvet cover - Double


Bed sheet/Duvet cover - Single


Delicate Clothing with intricate design


Factors that influence the costs of ironing services


Pricing method

Determine the primary cost factor of the ironing service you choose. As mentioned earlier, professional ironing services can charge you by the number of clothes or per hour. 

Ironing companies that base their cost per hour might be the best choice if you have plenty of thin and lightweight clothes. Alternatively, ironing companies specialising in pieces with sensitive and delicate materials often charge per piece. 

Types of clothing

The type of clothing can also increase service costs. Ironing companies typically handle clothing and bed covers with corresponding charges for both items. For example, a duvet cover for a king or super king-sized bed can cost $8 per piece. 

On the other hand, a children's T-shirt set costs about $2 each to iron. Specialist ironing companies that handle silk or other delicate pieces can charge $5 per article of clothing.

Delivery service

Top-notch ironing and expert laundry services typically offer pickup and delivery. Some offer free delivery after ironing shirts and other clothing if you live in their proximity. Most free-charging pickup and delivery services have a minimum order cost to use their services, often at $15

Ironing companies will charge for long-distance pickup and delivery. If you live nearby and have too many clothes and need a vehicle delivery, you will likely have to pay for its delivery. Be sure to ask your prospective shop about their delivery costs and other additional services to factor in the total costs.

Ironing service duration

Some ironing companies charge by the hour. A large volume of clothes or delicate clothing that requires specialised equipment and expertise will take some more time to press properly. 

Often, expert ironing companies knowledgeable and equipped to handle clothing with tricky structures or unique materials charge per hour. On average, you pay $15 to $30 per hour.

The local market

The number of laundry and ironing companies in your area also determines the average cost of the service. Some areas with one or two clothing ironing businesses may see higher prices than areas with a competitive market. 


Saving money on ironing services

Here are some helpful tips to save money on ironing services.

Determine the primary cost factor

If you have only a few clothes, entrusting them to an ironing company that charges by the hour or by weight can save you money. On the other hand, if you have silk and similar clothing materials that might be damaged when ironed, a per-hour or per-piece ironing company is the best choice.

Iron only when necessary

You don’t necessarily have to iron clothes that pass the scrunch test. Look for ways to minimise wrinkling to avoid ironing too many clothes.

Working in your home office? You can wear casual and relaxed clothing most of the time while working–you don’t need to press your clothes if you’re working remotely. Unless you need to wear a button-down polo, you may need to iron that. 

Wash as needed

Not all clothes need washing after one wear. You can wash some articles of clothing only after two uses. Moreover, duvets need cleaning once or twice every two weeks. For example, jeans and jumpers may only need washing after two or three wears. 

Shop around first

There are plenty of ways to compare prices from all laundry and ironing companies in your area. Then, compare the offers you receive from various ironing companies.

Post a task for ironing services

Now that you understand the costs involved in ironing service prices, the next step is to look for a professional ironing service.

You can start by creating a listing and getting Taskers to send their offers. Make sure to put in your location, the number of articles of clothing you need to be ironed, specify if clothing materials require special care, the time you need it picked up and delivered, and your budget range.

Then, wait for Taskers to send you their offers once your listing is up. With an ironing expert to do the job, you have one less chore to worry about and more time on your hands to spend on other tasks. 

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FAQ about ironing services

Ironing services can press and deliver your clothes ready for use. Ironing clothes by yourself can be tricky and time-consuming. With ironing services, you have a team with experience and knowledge to employ effective methods to press your clothes perfectly.

On average, both T-shirts and tops cost about $3 to get ironed in Australia. Keep in mind that this is only the shirt. If you go to work and need your shorts or socks ironed well, you might pay about $7 for the entire set.

The average number of items that can be ironed in an hour depends on the material and size of the clothing article involved. It's possible to iron about 7 to 9 shirts per hour.

Yes, if you can. Most laundrettes offer their clients washing, ironing, and dry cleaning services. You can spend more quality time at home and get better results by leaving the entire task to laundry collection and delivery companies.

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