Below is a Moving to Australia Checklist (Pre Move Planner) we have put together to help you organize and plan your move. You can download a printable version here - Moving to Australia CheckList.pdf.

4 weeks before you move:

  • Ensure passports, visas and any travel bookings are finalized.
  • Contact Post office and request change of address forms for redirection of mail.
  • Contact your doctors, dentist, schools and request all records be sent out to you.
  • (Tip: Ask Doctors and Dentists for referrals to reputable Health professionals in your new location).
  • If you havent already started, now would be a good time to start discarding unwanted items. You may want to consider having placing an ad for a garage sale.
  • Advise your bank and credit card companies to arrange transfer of funds and/or termination of your account.
  • Notify the following departments/groups letting them know of your move
  • - Department of Inland Revenue (I.R.D) - Electoral Registrar - Your local council - Police Department if you hold firearms licence - Your solicitors - Your church or clubs you belong too - Publications to which you subscribe (cancel or transfer subscription) - Friends or Family
  • Confirm your removal date with Ausmove. And any other aspects of your move packing, storage, insurance, documentation, your pets etc.

2 weeks before you move:

  • Ensure to discontinue the following:
  • - Milk/bread delivery - Newspaper delivery - Telephone – final reading also - Gas and electricity - Water services
  • If your plants won't survive relocation give them away to friends or neighbours.
  • Organise someone to look after your children and pets on the day of the move.
  • Return all items burrowed and collect items on loan.
  • Arrange for the cancellation of services such as electricity, gas, phone and internet.
  • Arrange for disposal of anything not sold at your moving sale.
  • Dispose of items that cannot be moved, such as inflammable liquids.
  • Transfer prescriptions and be sure you have an adequate supply of medications on hand.
  • Assemble a file folder of information to leave for the new owner of your home.
  • Take animals to vet for immunization if necessary.
  • Arrange travelers cheques.
  • Personal accident and medical insurance arranged.
  • Inoculations for yourself and family done.
  • Power of Attorney arranged.
  • International drivers licence arranged.
  • Collect any laundry from drycleaners.
  • Remove all food from the refrigerator, and defrost the freezer.
  • Disconnect electrical appliances.
  • Empty the fuel and oil from mowers.
  • Empty gas bottles.
  • Clean out medicine cabinet and dispose in a safe way. I.e. via the chemist – unwanted medicines.
  • Have your T.V. aerial taken down and dismantled.
  • Anchor the drum of the automatic washing machine – please consult your local appliance dealer.
  • Arrange an easy meal for moving day with disposable utensils, or eat out.
  • Disposal of, or arrange with Ausmove to store unwanted furniture.
  • Return any borrowed items and garden tools
  • Set aside jewelry, money, valuable documents, travel documents, stamp collection, to take in your possession. Don't forget to books and games for the children.
  • Lock up pets if required
  • Arrange for someone to mind the children on move day

On move day

  • Be sure someone is at the old house to answer questions.
  • Anything left behind, check prior to Ausmove leaving the garage, under the house or in unused cupboards?
  • No clothes at the dry cleaners, goods at repairers
  • Keys surrendered
  • Has your new house been cleaned prior to moving in – its easier to do when its empty Ausmove can arrange this if required.

Handy Hints

  • Ensure fridge/freezer cleaned – wipe out using a damp cloth with vanilla essence, blow dry especially corners, put silica gel into fresh a compartment or four to five tea bags which will soak up any moisture and will ensure it won’t go mouldy.
  • Don’t place breakables, liquids or heavy items in drawers
  • Avoid overloading drawers with linen etc, and don’t forget to check that all items have been moved.

Our Fixed Price Guarantee:

Unlike many other movers, we will provide you with a fixed quote based on your specific list of items.

Should you wish to add or remove any items, we will adjust our fixed quote accordingly. Hence, no nasty surprises at the end of the move process.

Our Service Promise:

  • We will listen to your individual needs and requirements.
  • We will provide a prompt, competitive quote with in one working day.
  • We will provide you with the highest level of service.

Free In-Home Consultation:

If you are moving the majority of your household items, one of our experienced moving consultants will visit your home to establish your specific packing requirements and any unique moving needs.

Let Ausmove make your move to Australia easy and stress-free.

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