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Table of Contents
- Government Agencies
- Medical Practitioners
- Employment and Education
- Subscription Services, Family and Friends
- Vehicle Changes
- Everything Else
First on our moving house change of address checklist is the most important one: Letting the authorities know where you are. if you don’t, you might miss out on important letters, including tax information from the Australian taxation office, voting papers, the electoral commission, bills and other aspects of your life as an Australian citizen.
You may have all the big ones in mind, but it’s quite easy to forget about the smaller agencies. In most cases, you need to update all government agencies. While they may be all linked in some way, you should get in touch with them all, just in case:
- Australia Post Office
- Council rates and registrations
- ATO (Australian Taxation Office)
- Australian Electoral Commission
- Department of Human Services: Child Support Agency
- The registry for pet microchipping
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- All relevant state departments for driving licences and car registrations
When you move into your new address, you’re not going to want to be without utilities or get bills for the property you’ve already moved out of after a change of address. As a result, we’ve put this as a vital part of our changing address checklist.
Get in touch with these companies far in advance so that they can have everything in place for a simple switch. In some cases, they might need a few weeks to move things over.
- Power and electricity
- Telephone and Mobile Phone Companies
- Internet Service Provider
- TV and streaming packages
- Water and sewerage
As well as all the other government bodies, you’ll need to notify all of your medical centres and doctors about your change of address.
This is very important, as they may be in touch about routine or required scans, test results, schedules and so on. If they can’t get hold of you or your loved ones, you may be putting your health at risk.
Here’s who you’re going to want to notify (as needed of course):
- Your GP
- Dentist or dental clinic
- Private Health Insurance Provider
- Massage therapist
Employment and Education
If you want your next paycheck or for your kids to get their school paperwork, you’re going to want to let all relevant parties know. This is extra-important when you consider school catchment areas, as some schools will only take on students who are within a certain distance.
- All schools and higher education facilities
- Extra-curricular learning and clubs
- Your workplace
Subscription Services, Family And Friends
Then, we have all the little things:
While the smaller businesses and services you’re signed up to may not necessarily need your physical address, you’re still going to need to keep them up to date for their records and billings.
And then you have people who might just want to get in touch with you!
- Let Your Friends and Family Know About Your New Address
- Non-Government Organisations
- Magazine Subscriptions
- Loyalty Programs
- Streaming services (Spotify, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.)
- Retail websites (such as Amazon or eBay)
- Payment Services (such as PayPal, Neteller, Google Pay)
Vehicle Change Of Address
There are a number of changes that you will also need to consider for your vehicle when changing address. These include the following :
Car and Vehicle Insurance : It’s important you stay up to date with your car insurer. This is important due to keeping up-to date contact information for any potential accidents along with any insurance payments. Be aware that depending on your change of address, it might affect your payment rates. This can all be done on your insurance providers website once you are logged into your account.
Vehicle Breakdown Cover : Similar to car insurance, if you are covered for any vehicle breakdown cover, you will need to update your personal details on their website.
Driver’s License: Finally, you will need to update your driving license as soon as you can. you can do this in the comfort of your own on a laptop, computer or tablet. Simply visit this website for more details and fill the required details.
You Made It!
So there you have it, we hope you find our checklist useful! A fairly big list of all the places to notify prior to your change of address.
Of course, you might have a few that aren’t on any of these lists but hopefully, we’ve at least jogged your memory. We recommend copying these into a master list and adding your own so that when the move happens, you’ll know exactly who to notify. Good luck!
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