Adult DJ lessons

Important Announcement: Changes to DJ Lesson Offerings –  We are no longer accepting Students until 2025-2026

I wanted to take a moment to share some important updates regarding our DJ lesson offerings. Effective immediately, we will no longer be accepting new students for DJ lessons until 2025/2026.

This decision has not been made lightly, but after careful consideration, I have realised that I need to prioritise my responsibilities as a father to my son, Leo. As many of you may know, being a parent is a full-time commitment, and I have come to the conclusion that I need to dedicate more time to being present in Leo’s life during these formative years.
One of the factors contributing to this decision is the significant amount of time I spend commuting to teach lessons. On average, I spend an hour driving to the lesson location and another hour driving back. This time spent on the road takes away precious moments that I could be spending with my family.
I understand that this news may come as a disappointment to some of you, especially those who were looking forward to starting DJ lessons. Please know that this decision was not made lightly, and I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.
For existing students, rest assured that your lessons will continue as scheduled, and I remain fully committed to helping you reach your goals in DJing. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly.
Thank you for your understanding and support during this time of transition. I look forward to welcoming new students back in 2025/2026, and I appreciate your patience as I focus on my family.

Adult DJ lessons in Melbourne

Have you considered learning to DJ? Why not take up DJ lessons. We offer both one on one and group adult DJ lessons in Melbourne. DJ lessons can explore your passion for music.

There are only two major principles to being a DJ:

  • Beatmatching
  • Timing

We can teach more advanced techniques too. We are one of the few DJ’s who mastered using 3 turntables at once.

Unlike other DJ’s who are teaching lessons, we have lesson plans and actual learning material to make sure you learn all the tricks to the trade.

We can teach you to mix in any style of music but initially, we would recommend electronic music, because this has been structured to be mixed by DJ’s. Once you have learnt basic music theory we can move on to different styles of music.

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Robin Fowden
10/10. James is a top professional, who you can rely on. I highly recommend you book Only DJ’s, they will go and above and beyond to ensure everyone at your event has a truly memorable time. They have been an absolute pleasure to work with.
Huang Hao
I would like to sincerely thank James for the services of the night. The DJ&MC service was an important part of the perfect reception and I heard positive feedback from my guests. Again, thanks James for bring such a great vibe to my wedding!
Ellen Vacouftsis
Great experience with James, he was easy to deal with and very attentive to what we needed for our event. Would highly recommend his services to anyone considering.
Laura Doan
I have worked with James over the last few years and as an Events Manager it makes a world of difference when you have amazing vendors that you work with. James has prompt communication and always goes above and beyond all client expectations. Would recommend him to all my clients and looking forward to continuing our business relationship! He can accommodate to any type of event no matter how big or small. Always meets the clients briefs and makes things happen! Thank you James for making my job easier!
Natalie O'Keeffe
What an amazingggg experience we had with James!So friendly , organised and attentive!From the very first conversation with him, I knew he was the perfect DJ & MC for our special day! He also provides a very affordable Ipad photobooth that our guests loved using and sent us all the digital pics and gifs which we absolutely loved going through.He ensured our night ran as planned & he quickly adjusted to any last minute changes made and also made me feel that nothing was too much trouble!He had the dance floor going all night, he got all of our guests involved and he was so awesome with the kids!James, it was an honour to have you and to work with you and we appreciate you so much.You wont regret using Only Djs Melbourne!!Thank you so much James! Sending all our love to you and your beautiful little family xox
Danielle C
Wow, what amazing night we had at our wedding on Sunday and huge part of that was having James as our DJ. We wanted a Greek and Aussie mix, and the balance was perfect. James was happy to help with whatever we needed. He was also great at supporting and guiding my uncle at being our MC, which we really appreciated. Highly recommend Only DJs if you're looking for a reliable, fun and knowledgeable DJ.
Berlin Hiu
James was SO amazing and made my wedding day so special! working with him was so easy, he is so helpful, responsive, and definitely knows what he’s doing! thank you so much again, my night could not have been as amazing as it was without you! 🤍
Illyria91
An amazing DJ and MC, couldn't have been more happier. Highly recommend this gentleman and his amazing services. Thank you again Only DJ'S Melbourne for making my wedding perfect.
Andrew Kavalko
James was our DJ and MC for our wedding and we couldn't recommend him anymore. He was very professional and confident when planning our night. Helped keep the night as stress less as possible which made our night so much more enjoyable. Kept people on the dance floor all night and organised fireworks and dry ice perfectly for our first dance. Highly recommended!!!
Sandy C
James was an amazing DJ and MC at our wedding!He really went above and beyond to ensure the night went well for us.Everything was planned extremely well and he gave some great recommendations to us to make the night even better.We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a DJ/MC at their wedding 🙂
Angelique Gabriel
James was super professional and responsive from my initial enquiry to the wedding day and everything in between. Would highly recommend for any event.
Theo Dimitriu
James was our DJ and MC for our wedding and we could not be happier. The entire reception ran smoothly and the dance floor was always full of people enjoying themselves. Highly recommended and will absolutely reach out to him again if a DJ and MC is needed.In the lead up to the wedding, James was fantastic. He responded quickly to all our questions, gave us suggestions on how to make things run smoothly and really understood what we wanted and made it happen.During the reception, he guided us through the different formalities which was so appreciated (we were so nervous) and throughout the night he was able to read the room and make small adjustments to keep a nice flow of events. We really appreciated the small things he did, for example before speeches he made sure the tables looked clean, glasses were topped up for toasts, he made sure bridal party were ready and he made nervous speakers feel comfortable and supported to make speeches.We cannot recommend James highly enough. If you are looking for a DJ and MC who will make your event an unforgettable night, look no further.
Mariza F
James was highly professional and arranged the set music perfectly. We had a great night!Value added with the pyro, dry ice and photobooth all organised through Only DJ's Melbourne. This took a lot of juggling out of our hands when planning for our wedding.
Daniela Scala
If I could could give 10 stars I would. James is absolutely fantastic as a DJ. He’s is a professional, and easy to deal with. I highly recommend his services.
monique briard
We recently had James as our wedding MC and Dj and he was amazing. He responded extremely quickly to emails and nothing was too hard for him. He was able to understand the vibe we wanted and was able to read the crowd. We had the best night dancing the night away with our friends and family. I highly recommend booking James at your next event you will not be disappointed.
Mel Grose
We recently had DJ James and saxophonist Imre at our wedding. The whole night was so smooth thanks to James’ attention to detail. He went above and beyond, nothing was too much. He adapted so well when our timeline was running a little behind on the night and was full of great advice on the day. He was a calming presence and we honestly felt like he was a huge contributor in the success of our night! Also, his music was AWESOME and the dance floor was a huge hit all night. Highly recommend his saxophonist Imre aswell, who was also excellent. I would highly, highly recommend Only DJ’s
Georgette Maria
My husband and I booked James for our son’s baptism celebration at the start of November, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice of DJ. He was excellent and met our every need, checking in with us as the night went on to make sure we were happy. Having a young baby can make it difficult to stick to a run sheet, but James was certain that he was flexible and smoothly worked with the flow of the night and the energy on the dance floor. He played a fantastic mix of music, including our request of specific Greek songs, and worked well with the Lebanese drummers to meet our varying mix of music on the night. James, thank you so so much, we couldn’t be more grateful and are super stoked we chose you for our event. You also received amazing feedback from many guests saying how kind, friendly and enthusiastic. We will definitely be using Only DJs for our future events 🙂
Shinay Dehommel
James was the best DJ, he is very professional and easy to deal with, nothing was to much trouble. If we ever have another event or someone is looking for a DJ he will be the guy to go to. Thanks legend for a awesome night!!
Minhtu Nguyen
We had James DJ for our school's formal. A great performance and the kids loved it.Thanks
Bella C
On the 16/12/23 james was the DJ and MC for mine and my now husbands wedding! He went above and beyond in the planning process, had hundreds of songs to choose from and provided a plan that he finalised with us before the big day. the whole wedding reception he kept it running smoothly and communicated to us if we needed to do or change anything ! He was incredible and worth every dollar- it just shows you really do get what you pay for ! James thank you for making our wedding special and a night we will never forget!
zozo georgiou
Can't thank you enough for your professionalism and for making my wedding day amazing x
Amanda Mangos
James was amazing, he was willing to go above and beyond and make sure everything ran smoothly. Always checking in and communicating on the day/night and in the lead up. Nothing was ever too much! Thanks again
Kat Nix
What an amazing night with an amazing crew. James from Only DJs and Steve Gold on bouzouki were a pleasure to work with. They catered to my every need and made my 40th birthday party, a night I’ll never forget. Thank you so much!
Ellis Kolias
James is truly a gentleman and an expert at what he does.We were lucky enough to have him as both our DJ and MC on the night of our wedding and I can not recommend him enough. He was funny, entertaining and got a room with a mixed demographic to dance to multiple styles of music. It was no easy task but the dance floor was full the entire night.His dedication to his craft, his attention to detail and his transparency are nothing short of incredible.From day 1, he was incredibly easy to communicate with and was always willing to offer some advice to my wife and I.He made our big night one to remember. He made us feel comfortable and was in control of everything that was stressing us out.I will recommend him to all my family and friends and will entrust his impeccable work again for any future events.James - you're a superstar and a Levendi! 🇬🇷I will remember you for the rest of my life. 10/10.
Liz Bailey
James is fantastic, played all our fave songs and had great vibe on the night. Highly Recommend !
Vincent Chau
James was the epitome of professionalism and warmth. He worked well with our emcee to make our wedding night amazing. The dancefloor was packed, the Nutbush was banging, and the energy was fantastic. In the lead up to the wedding our emails were always responded to quickly and communication was great. Would recommend his services in a heartbeat. Thanks James
Sophia Milne
I can’t begin to say exceptional James is. Not just on the wedding day but the whole lead up to it for months. I can’t talk highly enough about him. Hire him, hire him, hire him. So trustworthy for your big day.He consulted me throughout the night with any questionable song requests, informed me when any big moments were about to happen, and kept me cool and calm throughout. Thank you James!
Beck Louise
James is amazing. He is professional and organised. He is a hard working, kind and genuine individual, who you would be lucky to have at your wedding. We hired him for SFX, photobooth, dj, and MC. Having him provide so many services allowed the booking and planning to be so easy which is also a main reason why we decided to go with Only DJs. I highly recommend James to anyone, and if we require a dj again will would go with him.
Shabnum Cassim
We had James DJ at our daughter's 5th birthday disco party over the weekend. He was a pleasure to deal with over emails and provided song lists and suggestions for games. He was very receptive to us providing our own music list too.During the party, he gave our music obsessed daughter an impromptu lesson on DJ-ing before the official event started, he was responsive and warm with all our guests and happy to pivot on additional games and timing as the party progressed throughout the afternoon.Highly recommended - thanks James!
Eliza Waldon
Made our wedding reception run smoothly and without any issues. Music was great.
Michelle Wrigley
James was fabulous from my first communication with him. He provided all the information I needed straight away. The booking process was easy and our School Disco was a huge success. James was very professional to deal with and I would highly recommend him for your next event.
Aaron Yip
Exceptional service. We hired James for our wedding with the dry ice and Photo Booth options, these on top of his service were the best addition to our wedding. We felt so special dancing in the dry ice and the Photo Booth gave all the guest plenty of photos to recall the wedding with. Thanks James for taking the stress out of the process with his elaborate planning and thoughtful gestures.
George Gramnea
Great service provider and very professional
pen flip
James was a great DJ, he really read the crowd and everyone had so much fun. My parents really liked him as well.
Natasha Kolivas
Cannot recommend Only DJs Melbourne enough! James was so wonderful to work with, asking lots of questions and communicating regularly to make sure he fully understood our requirements. He did a great job swapping between Greek and English music for my daughter's Christening, and really read the room well. Looking forward to working with him again 😀
Aley Wong
Our experience with Only DJ was fantastic. James did a great job to my husband's surprise 60th birthday party. He is friendly, approachable, undoubtedly extremely professional and his equipments are great. He played a big role in making the event a perfect celebration. Thank you so much James, you are simply excellent. I highly recommend your services.
Natalie T
A massive thankyou to James for being the most organised, approachable DJ/MC there is. Anything we needed leading up to our big day, James was there and had our back. His DJ/MC skills are a absolute 10/10!!! We would highly recommend having James as your DJ/MC, he definitely will not let you down!
Nikita S
Good Dj service. Ticked all the boxes. Our night was magical with the music/ effects and photobooth. Thank you James. Highly recommend.
Cherie Appleyard
Mitchell Tarr
Would just like to give a massive shout out to this legend!We booked only djs for our special engagement party.James went above and beyond to cater for all our needs, Very well spoken mc and absolutely awesome dj.Would highly recommend James to anyone!Can’t wait to book you for our wedding!
Polico Construction
Best wedding I’ve been to was DJ’d by james
Craig Merlo
On Saturday night we had a joint 50th birthday, Only DJ'S Melbourne was amazing. Steve the DJ set everything up which included lights, which looked fantastic. We had ages from 17 to 78 years old's at the party, everyone got up and danced throughout the night. Thanks to James for the great, quick communication, which took the stress off us for the night, all your work was appreciated. We look forward to our next event, we will be using Only DJ's Melbourne!
Andrea Cummins
James from Only DJ's came highly recommended by our wedding venue and I can definitely understand why! He was not only an amazing DJ with a tonne of great songs, but he was also an amazing MC. He guided us through the night perfectly, and he was so considerate and thoughtful with making sure we were prepared and of course happy with everything, and also he made us laugh too which we loved! He always provided prompt and clear responses prior to the wedding which we really appreciated. James also helped us organise our pyrotechnics which looked amazing on the day!! I honestly couldn't recommend him enough!! Thank you again James for everything ☺️
Mr T
James was the perfect choice for our wedding music. He responded quickly to our questions and requests, and paid attention to every detail. He made us feel relaxed and confident, even when we were stressed out by the wedding planning. He was not only a great DJ, but also a supportive wingman, a lively hypeman, and a skilled coordinator. He was a true professional and a joy to work with. We highly recommend him!
Ally Wilwood
James - you went absolutely above and beyond for us at our wedding, and catered to our every individual need. Thank you so much for the incredible job you did at not only being a very fun and charismatic MC, but also for providing us with great tunes all night and for incorporating all our Arabic music. We absolutely cannot thank you enough! 🥰❤️
Simon Huynh
James from OnlyDJs was amazing to work with as a DJ and MC! He handled everything smoothly, from managing my crazy ethnic family (despite the language barriers) and keeping the party going. James read the room perfectly, played great music, organized fun games, and even offered some heartfelt advice. He kept everything on schedule and really boosted the vibe, especially hyping my dad during his speech. I highly recommend James and Only DJ's for any wedding or event - they're fantastic!
peter marinakis
James was absolutely outstanding when it came to providing MC, music and equipment for our wedding. James is very professional and gave us great confidence leading up to our wedding as well. He read the crowd beautifully on the night and there wasn’t a single minute were the dance floor was empty, all our guests had a ball. Thank you James for your patience and expertise. Highly recommended.
James Tipping
James recent did our wedding on the 26/4/24 and was amazing from start to finish. From the communication, organisation, DJ and MC skills we couldn't be more impressed. He reads the room and plays exactly what gets the guests up and dancing. He kept us updated with the flow of the night and ee would highly recommend him in an instant. Thankyou James for making our night unforgettable not just for us but everyone who attended.

Our COVID19 approach with adult DJ lessons

To ensure that we prevent the spread of COVID we are:

  • Wiping our console down before and after each lesson with anti-bacterial wipes.
  • Using UV light in an attempt to kill any bacteria or viruses that may be present.
  • Maintaining social distancing.
  • Hand sanitising before entry.
  • We will wear a mask and we can provide a mask for you or the student.
  • If you have any other requests we are flexible and able to work with you to provide you with a safe environment to learn to DJ.

DJ Lesson Types

One on one DJ lessons

For the very first lesson adult DJ lesson we recommend a 2-hour booking. 1-hour lessons are available.

Group DJ lessons

We have a fun and exciting group DJ lesson that involves a maximum of two.

Fees must be paid in full for all prior to the lesson commencing.

To book a lesson or if you would like further information please click here to be taken to our contact us page or call us on 0424 865 326.

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We are currently not accepting new students. We expect to take on new students in late October.

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How We Structure DJ Lessons

How are adult DJ lesson structured?

We try to structure our lessons so that we first show for about 10-20 minutes, then we will ask you to actively learn by beat matching songs followed by us making two recordings focused on:

  1. Beatmatching.
  2. Timing.

When you become more advanced we will begin teaching loops acapella drops and 3 deck sets.

We will set homework which involves:

  • Listening to both recordings and comparing their techniques.
  • Creating a SoundCloud account and uploading a new recording they made alone so we can give some feedback. The feedback given is an additional service free of charge but is limited to one mix for every booking that was made.

Every adult DJ lesson comes with a FREE B&W DJ LESSON BOOKLET

To help reinforce the learning process for our adult DJ lesson we will provide you with a simplified DJ lesson booklet explaining all the knobs and buttons on the mixer, CDJ’s and the principles behind beatmatching and timing.

Colour books are available for $19.95.

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What We Teach You

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What we teach in our adult DJ lesson

We try to offer a comprehensive but simplified lesson that will allow you to pick up the basics skills that are required to DJ with ease.

  • You will learn the layout of a mixer and what each knob does.
  • We will teach you on a midi controller and DJ program.
  • We will teach the principles of beatmatching and timing.
  • The basic principles of music theory.
  • Loops
  • Acapella Drops
  • 3 Deck sets
  • CDJ use is not taught due to the redundancy of this machine, however, the details explaining how to use them are listed in the booklet provided.

My Experience & Career

My history and career as a DJ

I have been very fortunate to play both nationally, internationally and on the radio, supporting some of the worlds biggest DJ’s under my former DJ name D.TRAK.

I have had the pleasure of supporting some of the worlds best artists including Daniel Kandi ranked in DJ magazines top 100 DJs, David Deejay ranked Europes number 1 DJ, Grant Smilie from Australia’s own TV Rock and many more. I am also in the process of publishing my book based on my DJ career,

The diary of a DJ, which takes about all my experiences as a DJ and the crazy and fun career I have had.

Homework & Exercises To Complete

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Adult DJ lesson Homework

We will issue homework once the lesson has been completed, this homework does require the purchase of Native Instruments S2. This way you can make a recording of you DJing.

With the following lessons, we focus on how each recording could have been improved focusing on helping the student identify where they can improve.

We need you to create a SoundCloud page so we can listen to any new recordings and give feedback.

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What happens after I have mastered the basics?

Once you have learnt all you need to know and you feel ready for the next step our partner Empire DJ Consulting will help prepare you to hit the club scene and take your DJ career to the next level.

The offer a number of fantastic services including:

  • DJ Biography writing and logo design.
  • Mentoring programs.

Empire DJ consulting is operated by renown Trance DJ Steve Strangis who performed at many huge events including GodsKitchen and many more!

Please click here for more information on why Empire DJ Consulting is the best step to advancing your DJ Career.

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Recommended equipment

For every adult DJ lesson, we will come to you with our equipment, including Native instruments S8 midi controller, laptop and speakers, the midi controller is the main device used in the industry.

We do recommend to invest in DJ equipment for yourself so you can practice on it and reinforce the learning process. Once you own equipment it can be a great way to unwind. We do recommend the purchase of a controller that comes with a program. Such as Native Instruments S2 that comes with Traktor a DJ program which is a German company based in Berlin. Traktor is regarded as an industry leader for innovation.

Native Instruments S2 midi controller

We have a recommended supplier for where to purchase the S2 from. DJ City is one of Australia’s largest DJ stores with the goal of having the best prices in the market. The S2 is the ultimate device for beginners to learn on because it gives them all the features of the larger midi controllers. It is also used by professional DJ’s some who even work for us. Native instrument products are made in Germany and are made to last. The S2 is the best controller to own when starting out as a DJ, plus the Traktor software is compatible with other Traktor products which makes upgrading easy. Please click here for DJ city’s current price on the S2.

Why do we recommend the S2 over Pioneers DDJ SB3?

They are very similar controllers and priced similarly, however, with my experience we have found that Traktor is the superior program giving a clearer and better visual display. Other reasons to avoid purchasing the Pioneer DDJ SB3 include the fact it has extra costs to upgrade to a Serato. The controller only comes with Serato light, which is limited in comparison to Traktor pro which free comes with the S2. Some limitations of Serato light include the inability to record your sets, unless you upgrade to Serato pro. This means your child cannot learn from their recordings or do the homework we set out for them. We have also encountered issues with one student who had purchased the Pioneer DDJ SB3 and returned it due to a fault with the device itself. It was unable to sync music and the beats per minute were inconsistent unlike Traktor, which played the same songs flawlessly.

Pricing

Adult DJ lesson pricing one on one lessons & recommendations

Our pricing for a one on one adult DJ lesson start at:

  • The first lesson 2-hour $300-400
  • First lesson shorter option 1 hour $200
  • Repeat 2-hour $280
  • Repeat 1.5-hour lesson $250
  • Repeat 1-hour lessons $180.

Drive out fees may be applied with additional charges for long distance lessons.

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Multi Lesson Discounts

Multi-Adult DJ lesson price discounts

Multi-lesson discounts are available.

Book 3 lessons to receive a 5% discount. A 50% payment is due before the first lesson and the second 50% payment is due before the second lesson. All payments are non refundable.

Book 5 lessons to receive a 10% discount. A 50% Payment is due before the first lesson with the final payment to be made prior to the commencement of the 3rd lesson. All payments are non refundable

Drive out fees may apply. We can only offer these services during the weekday or during the day on weekends due to our main business commitment.

Prices may vary due to your location. A minimum booking time of 2 hours is required for the initial adult DJ lesson. Some areas will incur a $40 drive out fee if they are some distance from our base location.

We do recommend that the lesson is one on one because our approach is based on active learning through actual play, the more students that are present the less time they have to use the equipment.

Gift Vouchers

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Gift vouchers

Adult DJ lesson vouchers are the perfect gift for an aspiring DJ. All vouchers are sent by registered mail to the specified address.

If an adult DJ lesson voucher has been purchased and we do not service your area an additional fee may be incurred due to.

For more information please visit our terms and conditions section regarding our adult DJ lesson Gift vouchers prior to purchasing one. Please click here to be taken to the page.

Adult DJ lesson in Melbourne serviceable areas

We offer adult DJ lessons in Melbourne including but not limited to:

Abbotsford, Airport West, Albert Park, Alphington, Armadale, Ascot Vale, Ashburton, Balaclava, Balwyn, Bayswater, Belgrave, Bentleigh, Berwick, Blackburn, Bonbeach, Box Hill, Brighton, Brunswick, Bundoora, Burnley, Burwood, Camberwell, Canterbury, Carlton, Carnegie, Caulfield, Chadstone, Chelsea, Chirnside Park, Clayton, Clifton Hill, Coburg, Collingwood, Cranbourne, Dandenong, Deepdene, Doncaster, Donvale, Docklands, Elsternwick, Eltham, Endeavour Hills, Epping, Essendon, Fairfield, Fern Tree Gully, Fitzroy, Flemington, Forest Hill, Footscray, Gladstone Park, Glen Iris, Glen Waverly, Greensborough, Greenvale, Hampton, Hawthorn, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Keilor, Kew, Kensington, Knoxfield, Kooyong, Lalor, Lilydale, Macleod, Malvern, Mill Park, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Moonee Ponds, Mount Waverley,  Mulgrave, Murumbeena, Noble Park, Northcote, Notting Hill, Oakleigh, Olinda, Ormond, Parkdale, Pascoe Vale, Point Cook, Port Melbourne, Prahran, Preston, Princess Hill, Reservoir, Richmond, Ringwood, Rowville, St Kilda, South Yarra, Springvale, Strathmore, Surrey Hills, Templestowe, Thomastown, Thornbury, Toorak, Warrandyte, Watsonia and many more.

If you don’t see your suburb on our list this doesn’t mean we don’t service your area, call our fees may apply.

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