case studies

some of our relocations

Like to read about some of our past house relocations? Check out the stories behind Ocean and Outback’s house moves across Queensland. As you will see, no move is too difficult for us.


gayndah museum MOVE

This house in Gayndah is possibly one of the oldest houses in Queenlsland. It was saved from a property and shifted to the Gayndah Museum in about 1997. Made entirely of hardwood slabs, it was extremely heavy and included the original stone fire, which was shifted in place. All the original timber shingles were still underneath the tin roof and the walls still had remnants of the canvas lining.

greshams dairy lift & spin

Dairy farmers at Cobbs Gully, Gympie, commisssioned us to spin their home 90 degrees to face north as well as lifting it to enable them to build rooms underneath. We completed this job in 2006.

Binjour move

We relocated this home in 2017 for the owners, simply moving at across the road on their own property. It was quite delapidated and needed restumping but today it looks neat and pretty in its new location.


In 2003 we relocated this home in Tuchekoi from one side of a property to another. A few years later in 2009 the land was resumed for the Traveston Crossing Dam (which never eventuated) so it was moved a second time by us to a property in Veteran.  For this move the house was cut in half.

blackwater to tambo multi move

 In 2001 the town of Tambo built a sawmill but there was no housing for workers until we relocated these homes for them. Tambo Council contracted us to shift eight semi-modern housing comission homes from Blackwater to Tambo to provide this affordable local housing for the sawmill workers and their families.

slacks sawmill restumping

In 2017 this two storey home in Slacks Creek was raised. Due to the black soil in the area, the owner wanted to use 1800 deep holes for the stumps. To achieve this we raised the house to be able to operate a bobcat, then lowered it back to the original height and restumped with steel.


In 2018 the owner of this farmhouse in Lower Wonga wanted it removed from his property. It was sold to people nearby so we transported it a mere 2 km up the road. Even though the house had to traverse a creek there was no need to cut it in half.

Noosa lift

This home is Noosa was shifted sideways to allow for the owners to build an extension. Because the home was situated in a flood-prone area we also raised the house 4.5 metres so the owners could lay 2 metres of fill. Lifts usually take about a day to undertake.

gympie to veteran move

This 11 metre wide home was moved in 2013. As it only needed to travel a short distance we were able to shift it in one piece. The home has been beautifully restored and today is picture perfect in its new location.

“I have used Ocean and Outback two times and are again using them to move my 3rd home. They are friendly, reliable, honest and always prompt to reply to any queries I have…
“They have always been very helpful in assisting with required paperwork and locating outside services that are needed to make the shift a success…
“I have 100% faith in both Graham and Melanie as great people who are the face of a great company. They are top people willing to help in every way.

Trudy | Gympie