Change of Address Checklist – Who needs to know when moving house?

By Joshua Chadwick March 11th
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Don’t let the excitement of moving house be ruined by those pesky tasks on your to-do list! We’ve compiled a comprehensive checklist of who needs to know about your change of address- so you can concentrate on the important things (like planning a housewarming party!).

Moving home is a HUGE undertaking. Countless things will go through your mind, and informing outside parties of your new address may be just a passing thought with that long list of important items you need to tick off first. 

Whether it be advising service providers of your new address to get the essentials running in your new household or simply updating newspaper subscriptions, notifying others of your change of address is vital and yet often gets overlooked.

So who needs to know when you’re moving house? From utility providers and government services to entertainment & home essentials, we’ve got you covered!

Service Providers 

The biggest priority for your new home is informing service providers of your new address.  While this may seem obvious, it’s not uncommon for a service or two to be forgotten amidst the chaos of moving. This can create a host of unnecessary hassles that can be easily avoided with a little forward planning (and a helpful checklist!)

These services can range from vital to something to tick off further down the line, but nonetheless include:

  • Electricity 
  • Gas 
  • Water 
  • Internet and Telephone (Landline) 
  • Credit cards, Banks, any financial institutions
  • Insurance (home/car/life etc.) 
  • Pay TV 
  • Mobile Phones 
  • Employer Services (Superannuation)
  • Toll Tags 

MyConnect can help you streamline this process by connecting all your essential utilities (electricity, gas, water, internet and more) in one phone call.  Save yourself time and Get Connected today– for free! 

Government and Health Organisations 

Ranging from health care to income needs, there are a number of government and health organisations you need to notify of your change of address. Take note of the following and tick them off your checklist when you move:

  • ATO (Australian Taxation Office) 
  • Medicare 
  • Centrelink 
  • AEO (Australian Electoral Commission) 
  • Australia Post 
  • Local Doctors and regular visitation Health Professionals 
  • Drivers Licence (Car, Motorbike, Boat etc.) 
  • Vehicle Registration 
  • Local Council 
  • Family Assistance 
  • Private Health 

Home Essentials and Entertainment 

This section provides more targeted items and can vary from person to person depending on one’s lifestyle, family unit and priorities… From essentials like school and child care to local subscriptions, be sure to have a look through these points and tick off what you can; 

  • Schools (University, TAFE, Primary, Secondary etc.) 
  • Memberships and Clubs (Local sports, gyms, hobbies etc.) 
  • Veterinarians 
  • Pet Microchip Registry 
  • Loyalty Programs (Flybuys, Rewards Cards etc.) 
  • Newspaper and Magazine subscriptions 
  • Social Groups or Alumni checkups 
  • Local Library 
  • Concession/Pension Cards 

With such a large list of things to check through, it’s a great idea to go through Australia Post’s mail redirection service. For a small cost, you can redirect all your mail from your previous address to your new one, giving you ample time to get through the hassle of the checklist above and tick off all you can until you don’t need a redirection anymore. 

For more tips and guides, check out our blog section here. If you need help getting your utility connections sorted, please call MyConnect on our phone number 1300 854 478 or use the Get Connected form here!

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