Moving art interstate - with absolute care

With our dedicated interstate art transport service, King & Wilson Essential Art Services can offer competitively priced interstate solutions for moving precious art and high value objects. Interstate journeys are coordinated and performed by our specialist fine art transport and logistics team.

Our secure vehicles are custom built for fine art transport and feature racking and carton hold areas specifically designed to prevent movement and vibration. Insulated and equipped with GPS tracking and hydraulic tail-lifts, our fleet is only operated by trained members of the King & Wilson Essential Art Services team.

Melbourne - Sydney art shuttle service

We run a dedicated weekly fine art shuttle service between Melbourne and Sydney utilising our air ride climate controlled (temperature and humidity to museum specifications) art truck.

This service departs Melbourne each Tuesday, which means Sydney deliveries can be made Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. The return service departs Sydney each Wednesday via Canberra with deliveries in Melbourne on Friday, Monday or Tuesday.

We also offer regular interstate art transport services to destinations such as Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Cairns, Townsville, Darwin and Alice Springs.

Indicative interstate shipping rates

Please see the table below for indicative depot-to-depot charges. These have been caculated based on a single 2 dimensional art work not exceeding 180cm x 180cm.

Additional fees will apply for the collection and delivery of your works. Charges will vary depending on the objects you are moving. Please contact us for an accurate estimate.

From/To Frequency Cost (including GST)
Melbourne/Sydney Weekly Service $ 110.00 plus local min charges
Sydney/Melbourne Weekly Service $ 110.00 plus local min charges
Melbourne/Canberra Weekly Service $ 110.00 plus local min charges
Sydney/Canberra Weekly Service $ 110.00 plus local min charges
Sydney/Brisbane Fortnightly Service $ 275.00 plus local min charges
Melbourne/Brisbane Fortnightly Service $ 345.00 plus local min charges
Sydney/Perth MonthlyService POA
Melbourne/Perth Monthly Service POA

The rates above are for single works of art, please contact us for larger consignments.

We also service other cities and regional centres including Alice Springs, Hobart, Darwin, Cairns and Townsville. Please request a quote for more information.

Experienced management and methods

We offer a wide range of packing and crating solutions, covering the transportation of fine-art objects for museums, galleries, and art fairs, as well as private collectors and auction houses. 

Our experienced transport team is skilled at installing everything from two-dimensional works to large sculptures. They are best in class in managing the logistics of entire exhibitions, including packing and crating, transporting, and installation. 

Expert art packing solutions

It’s important to ensure the fine-art objects are appropriately packed, and that the correct amount of support is given to the object. We use a range of archival packing materials and techniques, so that art objects of any size, weight and construction will not damage. With an extensive range of archival materials at our disposal, we can design a packing solution based on your individual requirements and budget. 

Our high-end art packing materials include:

•    Museum or gallery specification foam lined timber crates to ISPM15 Certification
•    Handmade bespoke cardboard boxes and sleeves
•    Tyvek
•    Softlon
•    Cellaire wrap
•    Ethafoam

We have many years of experience working systematically through museum art collections.

We have designed a manual handling process in consultation with professional conservators to maintain a high level of consistency, quality and safety.

Should you require it, we can also arrange:

Contact us or request a quote for more information.

Frequently asked questions

Can you deliver and pick-up on weekends?

Yes, we can pick-up and deliver artwork on weekends however there is a surcharge for services outside normal business hours.

Can you handle large, awkward, heavy objects such as large bronze sculptures and installations consisting of many objects?

Yes, we have access to cranes, forklifts, slings and hydraulic tail lift equipment to safely transport your large, sensitive, awkward or heavy objects.

Can you guarantee specific climate conditions during transport?

By choosing the right packing method, we can insulate artwork from changes in temperature during transit. We have a range of insulating materials for packing and crating and our own fleet of climate controlled vehicles.

Do you transport to regional areas?

Yes, we are have a wide network of transport partners and can organise delivery to anywhere in the country.

Have another question? Call us on 1300 365 804 or contact us.