Brisbane Estate Clearance provides a specialist deceased estate clearance service for all types of properties in Brisbane. 

We carefully sort, pack, remove, donate and sell entire property contents, leaving properties clear and tidy.


Brisbane Estate Clearance is a local business with extensive experience in dealing with situations of a sensitive nature, including the clearance, contents removal and clean up of deceased estates in Brisbane. 

We work closely with individuals, families and executors to relieve you of  the physical and emotional work involved in clearing an estate. Because each family’s situation is unique, we provide a flexible range of services which can be customised to suit your individual circumstances and priorities. 

For all of our clients we provide:  

  • A clear fixed-price and all-inclusive quote upfront so that you know exactly how much the clearance will cost from the beginning.  
  • A personalised service tailored to your specific circumstances and requirements. 
  • One point of contact throughout the clearance process who will keep you updated on the progress of the clearance and ensure that all your instructions are followed. 

Obligation-free property visit and quote: 

  • The first step is to book in a free property visit. Visiting the property helps us to gain a thorough understanding of the services needed so that we can provide a fully customised quote. We’ll then email your quote and a service outline describing everything we would do as part of the clearance. Our quotes are valid for 60 days, giving you time to research and compare. 
  • Our upfront quote price covers all costs associated with the clearance, including:
  • 1. All labour costs.
  • 2. All transport costs.
  • 2. All disposal fees.
  • 3. All administration.   
  • If you decide to proceed with our quote we can begin clearing the property in as little as 1-2 weeks. All you need to do is pass on the property keys and let us know of any extra instructions you might have. 

Beginning a deceased estate clearance: 

  • We begin the clearance by carefully hand sorting through all of the homes contents. Items are sorted into categories:
  • 1. Items which are not to be included in the clearance (items which you’ve instructed us to leave on the premises).
  • 2. Items which are to be delivered to beneficiaries or put into storage.
  • 3. Items which are to be sold.
  • 4. Items to be donated.
  • 5. Items to be recycled or disposed of. 
  • Special consideration is given to setting aside items we believe you may want to keep including items such as important paperwork, photographs and the like. These items are boxed and set aside for your consideration. We are also happy to search for and set aside any other items you tell us to look for during the clearance. 

We arrange the sale of items: 

  • An important part of clearing estates is arranging for the sale of items of value. Selling deceased estate furniture and other household items is a service included in most of the clearances we complete. As licensed second-hand dealers and antique dealers with over 30 years of experience we can confidently identify which items in the estate have a resale value. 
  • We offer several options for the sale of deceased estate items:
  • 1. Items can be sent to auction on your behalf. We frequently deliver items to 2 auction houses in Brisbane – McDonald Auctions in Sumner who specialise in house clearance auctions, facilitating the sale of house lots of items including antique, vintage and contemporary furniture and other assorted household items; Albion Antique Auctions who specialise exclusively in the sale of antique and vintage furniture and other items. As part of our service we will recommend an auction house based on the type of items to be sold. 
  • 2. We can facilitate the private sale of items to licensed buyers. We have a large network of contacts in Brisbane and can invite licensed buyers to the estate property to view and make an offer on estate items. We typically recommend this option only for items that in our opinion may be sold for a higher price privately than at a general auction – items such as specialised collectables. 
  • 3. Brisbane Estate Clearance can offer to buy items directly from the estate. This option is most suitable for situations where the estate needs to be finalised very quickly or for those who want to save money on the cost of the clearance. Our offered purchase price is subtracted from the bill for the clearance, helping you to save money. We buy various items including antique and vintage items, collections of items, some types of books, outdoor items, old tools and more. Please Note: We do not buy modern items of furniture. We are happy to take modern furniture to auction for you, however we cannot offer any credit for modern furniture of any type. ]
  • Brisbane Estate Clearance charges no commission for the sale of  items at auction or for items that are sold privately. Facilitating the sale of items is included in our overall upfront quote price. The auction houses we recommend for the sale of deceased estate items – McDonald Auctions and Albion Antique Auctions,  both charge a commission upon the sale of items, further details are available on their respective websites.
  • For more  information on the sale of estate items please visit our Selling Estate Items page. 

We arrange the donation of items:  

  • While sorting items we carefully separate all items suitable for donation. 
  • We work hard to make sure as much as possible from every estate is donated.
  • Identification of items of charitable value. Dealing directly with charitable organisations and managing donations on behalf of the executor.

Responsible disposal of all junk / rubbish 

  • Deceased estate rubbish removal is an important part of our service. We remove all household junk and rubbish from all areas of the property. 
  • We remove items rubbish removers and skip bin companies refuse such as mattresses, medications, perishables etc.
  • We recycle as much as possible. We sort items onsite into paper, metal, glass etc. before removing them from the property. This helps to keep disposal costs low as well as benefitting the environment.  

Helpful extra services at no extra cost: 

  • During the clearance we can arrange for the return of any hired equipment in the home such as hired medical equipment or hired phonesets.
  • Collecting and returning keys – we are happy to collect and drop off the property keys from any local Brisbane addresses at no extra charge. We often are asked to collect property keys from estate agencies, lawyers offices or private residences when no-one is available to meet us at the property. 
  • 2-part clearances.  Often when a home is on the market, some furniture and decorative items are used for staging the property. We are happy to return to the property after it has sold to remove any items which were left on the property for staging. We include this service with our original quote for the clearance so there are no extra charges when we return to remove the extra items. 

Clear and tidy: 

  • We carry out a free sweep and vacuum of all floors and cabinet interiors at the end of the clearance, leaving the property clear and tidy. 
  • Before leaving a property for the last time we do a final check of every room, outbuilding and the garden. We make sure everything is cleared including any small items of loose rubbish. Any items left on the property, such as spare tiles or bricks are left neatly stacked.  

If you require assistance with the clearance of a deceased estate please contact Brisbane Estate Clearance by phoning: 0434 020 777  or click the following link if  you would like to: book a quote online.  


Hi Esther and Timo, thanks for keeping us informed and putting the cash and jewellery aside. The photos you sent are good and detailed. Thanks so much for your correspondence and excellent service! Many thanks again.

Hi Timo and Esther, I want to thank you again for all your help and kindness. You’ve made what’s been a difficult time so much easier. I was overwhelmed at the enormity of the task of clearing 30 years of stuff and memories from my parents house. Thanks to you it’s now ready for the next task of preparing it for sale.

Hi guys, thank you so much for such an excellent job on the house. It was spotless and all the rubbish that had accumulated in house and garden was gone as agreed. There was no need for us to do anything but move ourselves out. Very happy with the service.

Hi Timo, we are very impressed with the work you guys have done and really appreciate the communication throughout the process. For this reason we will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for a similar service and I’m sure we will speak again in the future.

Thank you for all your help. I must say it’s been a pleasure dealing with you both. We’ve never had to do this kind of thing before and you’ve made the whole procedure as painless and pleasant as possible. Fortunately we don’t know anyone in the same position as us right now, but if we do we will definitely recommend your services. 

Hi Esther, thank you to you and Timo for finishing the house in this really difficult time. Your assistance and help in cleaning mum’s place was life-saving for me. I really appreciate your kindness. 

Many thanks for your clearance in the last two days. It is an excellent job you both have done. We have our son moving in December and will pass on your details to him. Again many thanks – you have made our move much simpler. 

Thank you Timo for your excellent and very thorough work in cleaning out the property!