Case Study

A family trip to watch the cricket

Luggage Storage in Melbourne. A solution for the interstate traveller

Case study

Where could they store luggage? Sydney Airport was the destination.

Michelle, Wayne and their two daughters travelled to Melbourne in 2017. Their situation is a perfect case study to why BagBoyz® Luggage Storage in Melbourne is the best solution to travelling easier.

It had been a long planned trip and was on Wayne’s Bucket List to watch his beloved English Cricket Team at the MCG. After their success in 2015, Wayne thought an Ashes whitewash was a shoe in. 

An avid sports lover, he had based his trip from Melbourne, as he was also attending the Australian Open Tennis to cheer on his local hopeful – Andy Murray.

Between the cricket and the tennis, they were going to Sydney to watch the New Years Eve fireworks around the harbour (Wayne tells us that he agreed to this part of the trip as he was planning to break away from the family to watch the fifth test at the SCG). The heard it was one of the most Instagrammable places in Sydney.

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But what were they to do with their bags while they were away from Melbourne for four days? They didn’t know where to store luggage in Sydney and they would still need to get it there, meaning their luggage was going to be a hinderance.

They didn’t need everything they had brought with them and Michelle had gone a little crazy with the shopping at Vic MarketChadstone and Chapel Street, which meant she had additional excess baggage.

The did some research and found looking for luggage lockers. Sydney Airport was like all others. There was luggage storage in Sydney.

However, they wanted to travel light and didn’t see it necessary to cart everything with them to Sydney and to pay for the Checked luggage fees for the additional bags because the prices add up.

Plus it wasn’t going to be for long. They were catching SkyBus from Southern Cross Station to Melbourne Airport and they didn’t want to deal with their luggage on the tram along Flinders Street as they get quite full in the free tram zone.

Luggage Storage Options

1. Travel from the Pullman Hotel in East Melbourne to find luggage lockers. Southern Cross Station seemed logical, as they were going to catch SkyBus from Southern Cross to Melbourne Airport.

They had seven bags to store (plus their carry on) and estimated that they would need at least three lockers as they had looked online to find out how big are the lockers at Southern Cross Train Station; however you cannot book them.

Southern Cross Locker Price

$12 for small,

$14 for medium

$16 for large per day.

They guessed it would be one medium and two large, but they wouldn’t know until they arrived at Southern Cross.

Total $184.00 plus they had to get to the station and get back there upon their return, before going to the hotel.

The lockers at Southern Cross Station are not insured, cannot be pre booked and are often out of order, meaning it can be a waste of time going down there.

Checked baggage

2. Check their Luggage in with the airline

The looked into luggage storage in Melbourne Airport. The was one option; however they had to drag the bags to the airport first. Meaning they truly were not hands free

Four bags were included with their tickets and the additional bags would be charged each way at $40 per bag.

Total – $240.00 plus they had to drag the bags around with them.

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3. Use BagBoyz® | Melbourne Luggage Storage & Transfer Experts

We picked their bags up from the Pullman for free.

We stored their bags for four days in our remote, secure Baggage Storage facility that is hosted by Baggage the Elephant – She nose storage.

We dropped their bags back to them when they returned to the Como Hotel in South Yarra.

1st bag included in Drop Off Fee.

6 bags at $9.00 per day ($54.00)

4 days = $216.00

Drop Off – $45.00

* This charge rate has now changed. The Drop off fee has reduced; however the first bag is no longer included.

Total $261.00 (fully insured)

They got to enjoy Sydney with just their backpacks and didn’t need to use any northern luggage storage. Sydney Airport, here they come.

So what was the best way to store luggage?

They saw BagBoyz® as a no brainer and enjoyed their trip to the northern state to watch the fireworks.

Unfortunately for Wayne – England lost the Ashes 4-0 and Andy Murray pulled out of the Australian Open, but you can’t win them all.

Forget the expensive airline baggage fees

Luggage storage when you go interstate

HOW IT WORKS

BOOK ONLINE

Tell us how many bags you have, at what time you need your luggage picked up and where from (this can be anywhere in Melbourne), then tell us where you need it dropped off to and at what time

HAVE FUN

Now that you are hands free, get out and make the most of the day. Best of all, when you are ready to head to your next destination, you don't need to return back to where you stored your bags.

Where can I store my luggage in Melbourne?

Luggage storage with us is anywhere & at any time, because we come to you.

Searching for Luggage Storage in Melbourne is no more. We offer a fully insured luggage storage service that comes to you. Stores your bags for as little or as long as you need, then returns them back to you, wherever you are and whenever you need. In other words, the easiest luggage storage in Melbourne.

A more practical solution to storage lockers at Southern Cross Station. More definitive than app based luggage storage that will send you to some random location that will mind your bag, as you are dictated to by the hours they are open. Best of all, you don’t need to drag your bags to that location or return back there before you head to your next destination. This means BagBoyz® are the most hassle free solution to storing your bags.

Luggage Storage in Melbourne with BagBoyz®

The easiest, safest and most convenient luggage storage in Melbourne. BagBoyz® are never full, never break down and are always open.

We operate in the CBD and Melbourne suburbs, Melbourne Airport, Avalon Airport, Geelong, Phillip Island & Mornington Peninsula. Check out our reviews, we are 5 star.

Where can I store my bags in Melbourne?

Our locations are infinite, because we come to you and then drop your luggage off back to you, whenever you need.

Ideal for Airport to city before check in, or city to Airport after check out.

Do more with your day and know you can catch the a taxi, ride share from wherever you are, without the need to go back and retrieve your bags beforehand. In other words, the easiest solution to storing your bags.

We could provide a list of locations, but there is no need because we go everywhere, meaning if you use our services, you will have the easiest solution to your luggage storage needs.

Opening hours?

All of our locations are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and on public holidays.

The only luggage storage that can state that are the Southern Cross Station Luggage Lockers – but you cannot book them, they are not insured and can often be out of order. With this in mind, you might waste half your day, by just trying your luck at Southern Cross.

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Our service is simple

  • No need to search for a location, because we come to you
  • You don’t need to check the open times, because we are open 24 hours a day
  • There is no need to return to that location to collect your bags, because we transfer your luggage back to you, wherever you are.
  • BagBoyz® are fully insured and not some token amount. Our policy is up to $250,000

What to do in Melbourne?

Melbourne is quite often ranked the Word’s Most Liveable city and in-fact it has always made the top three in the EIU Global Liveability Index.

Shopping

The atmosphere of Melbourne’s City Centre and inner suburbs thrives on its creative and diverse community.It consists of concentrated fashion, dining & coffee precincts.

The city’s interlocking laneways and shopping strips offer bespoke boutiques, hidden cafes and leading restaurants. The larger modern department stores, such as Myer & David Jones are familiar to those used to Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Harrods or Daimaru.

Melbourne’s city pulsates with a dynamic and cutting-edge arts and culture scene, no matter what time of year, meaning there is always something to do.

Laneways & Arts

Stroll the laneways and embrace the evolving Street Art scene, like in Hosier Lane.

Cross the Yarra River to Southbank and you will find the Arts Centre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse theatre, Recital Centre and National Gallery of Victoria. Wander the riverside for restaurants and bars.

Continue a little further to Crown Casino and its supposed World of Entertainment plus the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Festivals

If you re looking for festivals, there are plenty, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Moomba, White Night Festival & the St Kilda Festival that are draw-cards to international & local talent.

Sport

The “Sporting Capital of the World”, Melbourne an Olympic and Commonwealth Games city hosts spectacular sporting events throughout the year.

  • Grand Slam Tennis at The Australian Open
  • The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park
  • Moto GP at Phillip Island
  • The President’s Cup At Royal Melbourne Golf Course
  • The best sport in the world that culminates with the AFL Grand Final at the MCG
  • World Cup Cricket
  • The race that “Stops the Nation”, the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.

Restaurants, Cafes & Bars

Restaurants, cafes and bars are a plenty.

Head to Young & Jackson’s opposite Flinders Street Station (the home of Chloe) for a relaxing beer or to one of the hidden roof top bars where you can experience a novel cocktail or a craft beer.

Melbourne’s dining scene will satisfy the most discerning palate and will suit all budgets.

Parks & Gardens

There are numerous parks and open public spaces in the middle of the city that are ideal to relax in.

Enjoy peace and solitude in the tree-lined pathways through the Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens.

Appreciate the diversity of Birrarung Marr, relish in the natural fauna of Royal Park or savour the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens.

Inner suburbs

If the city is not for you, jump on a tram through the inner suburbs. Explore their uniqueness or just find your special place and sit back and have a coffee.

These are just some of the things you can do in Melbourne; however if you are either side of hotel check-in or check-out, it is all a lot easier, when you are Hands Free, so do yourself a favour, don’t waste a minute and use luggage storage – especially one that comes to you.

Find the latest information on what you can do check out What’s On or Visit Victoria

Melbourne Weather

Melbourne’s weather likes to keep you on your toes. Famous for four seasons in one day, it can get extremely hot and turn quite quickly. Although you can feel the cold, it doesn’t snow, but that variance in temperature can make it difficult to climatise. Our advice – take a jacket.

For the current weather and forecast check out the BOM

How to get around Melbourne

Melbourne is quite flat, so it is pretty easy to walk or ride a bike; however if that is not your thing and you are more suited to Public Transport, then the inner suburbs are well serviced. 

Home to world’s largest tram network, you can see many of the inner suburbs by jumping on a tram. You can venture around the city on a historical Tourist Tram – Route 35. It travels clockwise and anti clockwise around the CBD and into Docklands.

If you want to go further and maybe get there a little quicker, there are trains to all points of the compass (unless you want to go to Doncaster) or you can catch a bus.

For maps and timetables check out the PTV website and if you want to use the network, outside the free tram zone, make sure you get your hands on a Myki.

Whatever you plan to do, just make sure you do it Hands Free.

So if you are waiting for your accomodation after an early flight, or you are at the ned of your trip, have checkout of the hotel and are waiting for the departure flight, you can do a lot more, when BagBoyz® look after your bags.

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