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End of lease cleaning may also be known as moving house cleaning, vacate clean, or bond cleaning. Image: Canva.
  • Costs can vary on job size, specific tasks, and more
  • Cleaning apartments range from $150 to $700
  • House cleaning may see fees of over $1,000 for five bedrooms

When leaving a rental, there are a few things you are probably thinking about, from how much does it cost to move house? To the cost of painting or hardwood flooring – if you’ve partied a little too hard. Another thing to keep in mind is end-of-lease cleaning.

The cost of end of lease cleaning, sometimes referred to as bond cleaning, or moving out cleaning, costs will of course vary depending on size, what needs to be done, and a range of other factors which will shift the needle on what end of lease cleaning price ends up taking out of your hip pocket.

In this guide, we delve into what the end of lease cleaning cost might look like, how it can vary, and break down some of the minutiae of vacating a property.

How much does an end of lease clean cost?

A whole host of variables can shift the balance on whether your moving out cleaning costs will be no more than a fancy dinner or quite a bit more.

We’ve scoured the internet for the vacating cleaning costs and compiled some rough averages of what the cleaning cost may look depending on various factors.

End of lease cleaning cost for apartments by city and bedrooms

City Studio Apartment One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment Three Bedroom Apartment
Perth $200 – $300 $250 – $400 $350 – $550 $450 – $700
Adelaide $150 – $300 $200 – $400 $300 – $500 $400 – $700
Canberra $200 – $300 $250 – $400 $350 – $550 $450 – $700
Sydney $250 – $350 $300 – $500 $400 – $600 $500 – $800
Melbourne $200 – $300 $250 – $400 $350 – $550 $450 – $700
Brisbane $200 – $300 $250 – $400 $350 – $550 $450 – $700
Darwin $150 – $250 $200 – $350 $300 – $450 $400 – $600
Hobart $200 – $300 $250 – $400 $350 – $550 $450 – $700

Wrapping up your time at an apartment will typically see lease end cleaning costs start at around $200 for a studio across most of Australia, with larger apartments of up to three bedrooms typically attracting a fee of around $700. These are all averages that do not take into account any unique circumstances or additional cleaning requirements.

End of lease cleaning cost for houses by city and bedrooms

City Two Bedroom House Three Bedroom House Four Bedroom House Five Bedroom House
Perth $350 – $550 $450 – $700 $550 – $800 $700 – $1,000
Adelaide $300 – $500 $400 – $700 $500 – $800 $700 – $1,000
Canberra $350 – $550 $450 – $700 $550 – $800 $700 – $1,000
Sydney $400 – $600 $500 – $800 $600 – $900 $800 – $1,200
Melbourne $350 – $550 $450 – $700 $550 – $800 $700 – $1,000
Brisbane $350 – $550 $450 – $700 $550 – $800 $700 – $1,000
Darwin $300 – $450 $400 – $600 $500 – $700 $600 – $900
Hobart $350 – $550 $450 – $700 $550 – $800 $700 – $1,000

Naturally, houses are larger and will attract a higher fee when it comes to the end of lease clean cost.

Prices can typically range from $350 across the country for smaller homes, while larger houses can see fees upward of $1,000.

Type of Cleaning Cost Range
General Cleaning $200 – $1,200
Carpet Cleaning $80 – $200
Window Cleaning $120 – $300
Oven Cleaning $70 – $150
Wall Cleaning $150 – $400
Tile and Grout Cleaning $300 – $500
Garden and Outdoor Cleaning $100 – $300
Rubbish Removal $50 – $200
Pest Control $150 – $3,000

If you need specific jobs completed, or a breakdown of some cleaning costs, calling in the professionals can typically see fees in the hundreds.

Tougher, more involved jobs like tile and grout cleaning can cost up to $500, with many other jobs fetching much lower, such as calling in a skip bin.

What impacts end of lease cleaning costs?

The major factors that can push the price of cleaning up includes the size of the property, property condition, location, accessibility, and cleaning requirements.

Other important factors to consider are what your lease terms require.

Cleaning costs may also seasonally vary, meaning looking for quotes well ahead of time may be a good idea to ensure you are able to get the best deal.

What to look for when choosing a professional cleaning service?

With umpteen different review sites available, it is easier than ever to check whether a professional cleaning service is trustworthy, great value for money, or a company to avoid; of course, look out for the signs of fake reviews too.

Experience is another point to consider – look for whether the service is experienced in end of lease cleaning, or experienced in the specific types of cleaning you require.

If being environmentally friendly is a top priority for you, also consider what equipment and products the company uses.

Finally, you may want to consider whether the cleaning professional has any guarantees, insurance, or any way of ensuring you have peace of mind should something go wrong.

You are encouraged to seek qualified, professional advice regarding any of the above.

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