How much does shed removal cost?

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Price guide

$100 - $300

low

$100

median

$200

high

$300

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Are you moving to a new place and don’t know what to do with your current garden shed? This structure can be a dedicated storage space for your everyday tools. And while you can easily pack and bring them with you to your new home, the shed itself might have to be removed or demolished, especially if it already has structural issues.

These days, garden shed removal costs start at around $150 and cap at $300, depending on several factors. Read on to learn the rationale behind this price range.

Shed removal price list

How much does it cost to move a shed? It varies from city to city. Here’s a table of estimates based on your location in Australia:

City/Territory

Average Shed Removal Cost

Sydney CBD

$105 - $402

Southwest Sydney

$157 - $340

Brisbane

$120 - $345

Melbourne

$77 - $200

South Adelaide

$80 - $200

a garden shed with tools

Factors affecting shed moving costs

Have you ever wondered how much it costs to remove a large shed? Here’s a quick rundown of potential factors:

  1. The size of the shed
  2. Packing requirements
  3. Power tools or heavy machinery for demolition and clearing
  4. Possible permit and insurance requirements


Shed size

The average cost of demolition in Australia is $80 per square metre, and that also applies to shed removal. For much larger sheds, like barns, the demolition cost can reach $9,000 to $11,000 if you hire a professional to do the job. Labour costs for this scale of demolition will set you back at least $2,700. Hourly rates range between $30 and $180, depending on the type of debris, the presence of asbestos, and the accessibility of the site.

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Packing requirements

Packing in Australia typically costs somewhere between $100 and $200, but packing a shed’s contents should be an easier task that’s also lighter for your pocket, overall. You can opt to pay hourly, with a good starting cost of $20/hour.


Power tools and heavy machinery

If your shed is relatively small, you probably don’t need machines for the removal job. But for bigger projects like barn demolition, renting or using heavy machinery will cost you at least $4,000.

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Permits and insurance

It’s best to ask your Tasker if they’re insured for the work that they do. As for permit requirements, they depend on the size of the structure, the potential risk and disturbance to the area, and the locale you’re in. You can also visit your state or government’s website to verify legal requirements.

Preparing your shed for removal

Here are a few things you need to remember before having your shed removed.

  1. If you can, empty the shed. You can ask a Tasker to do this for an additional fee. This is also a good opportunity for you to organize your shed’s contents like tools before moving them elsewhere.

  2. If your Tasker can’t take care of permit requirements, do some research and legwork to secure the necessary documents.

two men demolishing a shed

Post a task for shed removal

Removing or demolishing a shed can be a tedious task for anyone who doesn't have the necessary skills, expertise, or experience. If you're considering the perks of a DIY project, you're better off seeking help from a professional removalist.

Are you ready to book a Tasker for your shed removal project? Write and post a task on our platform. Include these details to receive competitive offers matching your needs and preferences:

  • Your shed’s dimensions

  • Potential hazardous materials

  • Whether or not you want the shed to be demolished or moved

  • Whether or not you’ll need Taskers to help you clean and organize the shed’s contents

  • Other particulars you’d like to include for the removal

Price guide

$100 - $300

low

$100

median

$200

high

$300

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FAQs

No, you don’t. Taskers are expected to have the necessary equipment. If you want the shed to be moved instead of demolished, a capable Tasker will have a trailer ready for you to use. Just make sure that the path to the shed is clear to make the process easier.

Taskers can help you repair or replace broken shed components with little to no issue. Booking Taskers whose work is insured might give you more peace of mind during the relocation.

It depends on different factors. Are you moving nearby? How’s the traffic in the area? The process can be as short as half an hour or maybe take an entire day. It’s best to ask your Tasker and check your local traffic updates for a better time estimate.

No, you don’t. Taskers are expected to have the necessary equipment. If you want the shed to be moved instead of demolished, a capable Tasker will have a trailer ready for you to use. Just make sure that the path to the shed is clear to make the process easier.

It depends on different factors. Are you moving nearby? How’s the traffic in the area? The process can be as short as half an hour or maybe take an entire day. It’s best to ask your Tasker and check your local traffic updates for a better time estimate.

Taskers can help you repair or replace broken shed components with little to no issue. Booking Taskers whose work is insured might give you more peace of mind during the relocation.