How much does a locksmith cost in Canberra?

Grid Locks has an itemised price list on our site

You can expect to pay a service call of between $100 and $150 and any additional work would be added on to this initial call out fee.

Why do locksmiths charge so much?

If you call out a locksmith, they are not just at the end of your street waiting for your call. Usually, a locksmith has a full day of work and needs to re-prioritise this to come and help you out. If you are calling out of business hours, our locksmiths are giving up sleep, valuable personal or family time to help you out. If you take this into account along with the hundreds of hours of training it takes to master their skills, it may seem cheap.

Is it better to Re-key or Change Locks?

Good Locks are usually not cheap locks, so unless you want to change the look of the lock, or upgrade a lock that has worn out, it is usually more economical to change the keys by re-keying the lock.

Should I change my locks after buying a house?

Changing the locks (also referred to as rekeying the locks) when you buy a new home is always a good idea, since you really can’t be sure who has had access to the property in the past, particularly if it was rented out.