The ultimate moving house/changing address checklist
If you’ve ever moved house you’ll know that changing your address with all the relevant institutions can be almost as exhausting as the move itself. And you find yourself still changing your address 12 months down the track with all those places you’re not in contact with regularly. Parcels go missing as do renewal notices. So to reduce some of the stress from the already highly stressful activity of house-moving, we’ve prepared the ultimate moving house/changing address checklist:
Department of Transport/Drivers Licence(s) – If your address details aren’t correct you could receive a fine.
Insurance companies – depending on where you move to, you might even get a discount!
Automotive clubs – such as RACQ and NRMA
Distant family and friends – so Grandma doesn’t send the kids’ birthday presents to the old address!
Australia Post – the post office will re-direct your mail to your new address for a small fee. Starts at $33.25 for one month.
Australian Electoral Commission – may as well do it now to save yourself the rush come next election
Medicare and Centrelink
Australian Taxation Office – wouldn’t want to miss any mail from them now would we?
Phone/internet providers – can be done easily online
Electricity and gas providers – You can change your address when you organise disconnection at your old address and a new connection at your new address.
Your place of work
Membership organisations – including gyms, sporting clubs, community clubs, churches and rewards programs such as frequent flyers
Doctor/Dentist/Vet and other regular health care providers - like chiropractors, physios and naturopaths
Your local Council – for rates, water and sewerage notices as well as pet registrations
Subscriptions – if you subscribe to a magazine or wine of the month club let them know your change of address or someone else will enjoy what’s meant to come to you!
ASIC/Accountant – if you run a work-from-home business.