About Us

It’s just who we are.

The why, how and what of Translocal

Why we do what we do:

At Translocal, we want to make life easier for everyone. We believe that everyone should have a friend they can call on to help transport and deliver large bulky items without hassle and inconvenience and at a reasonable cost. We think everyone needs a mate with a ute, van or truck.


How we do what we do:

To this end we provide a transport solution that is fast, cost effective and much more convenient than the alternatives. We collect items from anywhere and deliver them directly for our customers and do it all with second to none customer service.


What we do:

We are your mate with a ute, van or truck.

Translocal is a small transport, delivery & removals business based in Melton, Victoria, Australia. The business was established in 2020 and has been operating continuously since. 

The businesses founder Wade Lester has worked in the transport industry for most of his life. The business began when Wade, who was at that time attempting to re-enter the workforce after completing some university studies, started advertising his services as “man with a ute” on the Facebook marketplace. As it turns out there is a demand for such a service. 

Wade had uncovered a section of the community that wanted to shop for larger items in these online marketplaces but had no way to collect them. They needed a mate with a ute! While today we stand ready to provide a range of transport, delivery and removals services to both business and domestic customers, these online marketplace customers are still a core part of our business.

Translocal is a customer focused business. We are more concerned with having happy customers than meeting quotas and KPI’s. We like to go above and beyond for our customers and our pricing model is designed to provide the best value we can while still keeping the business viable. 

We are your mate with a ute, van or truck! So whatever it is you need moved, big or small, domestic or business, give your mate a call. We are here to help.

You can contact us here with any questions or get a quote.

Translocal serving local business
Suzi the Isuzu
Click and Collect

Client Testimonials

Wade from Translocal was a great help. I have used Translocal a few times now very happy with the service and price. Has a nothing is too hard attitude.

Hugh of Kyneton

Reliable and punctual! Fantastic customer service! I have used Translocal twice and been very pleased. Would definitely recommend.

Natalie of Caroline Springs

Great Service and Easy move. Highly Recommend his service and will use them again in the future!!!

Melly of Melton

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use Translocal and not just hire a trailer or a ute?

Because for shorter more local jobs we are usually less expensive than trailer or ute hire but even when we are not, you don't have the hassle of picking up and returning the trailer or ute. Plus you have our help to get the job done.

Do you only operate in Melton or do you service other areas?

We used to say that a job would need to start in, end in or pass through Melton but we will go outside our operating area if the customer is prepared to pay a little extra to cover the dead (unpaid) miles we would need to travel. The best way to find out is ask.

If I buy an item say, in the Facebook marketplace and hire Translocal to deliver it, can I get you to pay for the item and fix you up when you deliver?

Not yet! For the moment the purchase of the item is between you and the seller, we only deal with delivery. But we might have something in the pipeline. Watch this space.

What payment methods do you have?

Our drivers are equipped with mobile EFTPOS terminals which means you can pay using your credit or debit card or even with your mobile phone if you use Apple Pay or Google Pay. We also have the ability to send you an invoice by email which you can pay securely online from the comfort of your own computer or smart phone and of course we also accept cash.

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