We Take the Guesswork out of Moving House

There are a million and one things to remember when you move house, and it's easy to let things fall off the radar. Luckily, we're here to help.

So, you’ve just sold your house, or you’ve decided to take a new job interstate and you have given notice at your rental property. It is likely that you’re probably in this amazing high of excitement and anticipation… until you realised all the organisation, paper work and phone calls that you are now going to have to make, and you don’t know where to start. Which is how you’ve come to discover this article. Well, this is where we come in. At Muval, customer service is at the top of our priorities list and we work tirelessly to ensure our customers move goes as smooth as possible, so that you can get back to feeling excited about the next chapter in your life.

Which is why we have created this list for you, of all of the things you will need to tie up.

Now all you need to do is go through this list (and we have provided the links for you to complete these applications online) and tick them off, so when you get to the other end you can move straight in.

  1. Contact your energy provider
    Regardless of who your energy provider is (AGL, Energy Australia, Origin Energy, etc.) you will need to notify them of your changed address
    hyperlinks:
    AGL - https://www.agl.com.au/residential/help-and-support/moving-home
    Energy Aus. - https://www.energyaustralia.com.au/home/electricity-and-gas/moving-home
    Origin - https://www.originenergy.com.au/for-home/moving.html
  2. Redirect your mail
    When you move, make sure your mail moves with you by contacting the Australian Post Office and notifying them of the change.
    link: https://auspost.com.au/receiving/manage-your-mail/redirect-hold-mail/redirect-mail
  3. Contact your phone and broadband provider
    Make sure you contact your provider (Telstra, Optus, etc.) to ensure you stay connected when you move.
    Hyperlinks:
    Telstra- https://www.telstra.com.au/moving-house
    Optus - https://www.optus.com.au/shop/broadband/nbn/nbn-articles/seven-tips-for-moving-house
  4. Contact Foxtel and notify them of the move
    Make sure you stay up to date with the latest sports and TV by making sure you’re Foxtel is connected at the other end. Call Foxtel to notify them of the move where they can advise whether they will need to send out a technician to install at your new premises.
    link - https://www.foxtel.com.au/support/moving-house.html
  5. Notify Roads and Maritime Services
    If you've moved homes or changed your postal address, you must let Roads and Maritime Services know your new details within 14 days. Simply notify them of the changes online and they’ll post your changed address labels within 7 days. The labels can be stuck on the back of your licence card/Photo card and any registration certificates. Link: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/change-address-and-contact-details-driver-licence-vehicle-registration-or-other-road
  6. Change your details on the Australian Electoral Commission website
    When you move, you must update your address on the electoral roll, otherwise your name will be removed and you will be unable to vote (which can result in you being fined). You are eligible to enrol for your new address after you have lived at the new premises for at least one month. Link: http://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/change-address.htm
  7. Update your details on the ATO website
    For businesses: If moving means that your business address will also change, it is a legal requirement to tell the Registrar of the Australian Business Register (ABR) within 28 days of any changes.
    Update your details here: https://www.ato.gov.au/business/registration/update-your-details/
    for individuals: If you want to update your personal details on the ATO follow this link: https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/ind/change-of-details-for-individuals/

Now that you have your services and utilities under control you can focus on getting your belongings and furniture moved to the new location. Again, rest assured because we can take care of this too, in a cost effective, environmentally friendly, and hassle-free way. No matter where you are in Australia, we make it our job to find you a discounted interstate removal provider.

We have plenty of space available weekly from Sydney to Melbourne (return), Brisbane to Sydney (return) and Melbourne to Brisbane (return), and Adelaide to Melbourne (return).  And if you don’t live at any of these major cities, our location matching algorithm will match you with a trip if you live ‘on the way’ of one of these routes too.

Now before you look for available space through our system, a good place to start would be to find out exactly how much space you will need. Not sure how? Don’t worry because we’ve taken care of this too. If you click the link here you can go to the inventory calculator and you can actually enter in the items that you need moving and we will calculate the space required for your move. Once you have done this, on the same page you can begin entering your details and we will find a service for you.

So, with all that in mind, you now have the tools and knowledge to move hassle free and you can simply sit back and let us do all the work for you.

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