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Moving Checklist


  • If renting, advise your current landlord or agent, in writing, of your intention to move
  • Advise your children's school / kindergarten and have transfer documents sent to your new school/ kindergarten
  • Collect children's school records, immunisation certificates etc. for the new school
  • Contact government agencies (Centrelink, Child Support Agency, Medicare etc.) and notify them of your new address and date of move
  • Inform your doctor, dentist and other medical specialists of your move. Collect your records or request transfer to your new practitioners
  • Start notifying businesses, colleagues and service providers of your intended change of address
  • Run down supplies of frozen and perishable foods
  • Confirm details with Trans International - times for pack, move, unpack, clean, details of storage, insurance etc
  • Organise to disconnect and connect your essential services; gas, water, phone and electricity
  • Complete your Australia Post Mail Redirection Service application to redirect your mail to your new address
  • Transfer all home deliveries to new address
  • Arrange childcare for your moving day if necessary



  • Arrange electoral roll transfer
  • Transfer bank accounts to a more convenient location
  • Advise the taxation office of your new place of residence
  • Organise general household repairs and thorough cleaning
  • Have a final clean-out dispose of out-of-date materials from under the kitchen sink, garage, laundry etc
  • Dispose of flammables
  • Drain fuel from lawn mower and other machinery
  • Gather all keys from old address, get spares from family and friends
  • Send e-cards to everyone with your new details
  • Collect instruction books for stove, dishwasher, security system and leave for new owner
  • Cancel or change local services such as lawn mowing services, newspaper deliveries etc.
  • Keep a bag free with all the things you'll need for your unpacking and cleaning
  • Keep a few things out for the kids on move day
  • Have your gas bottle purged
  • Clean oven
  • Clean out medicine cabinet
  • Secure electrical items and make sure safe to move



  • Place all suitcases and essential items (passports) you need in one specified place so they are not loaded in the removal van, eg. bathroom or car
  • Carry all valuables and important papers with you
  •  Ensure children and pets are safe and out of harm's way
  • Turn off the gas at the meter, the electricity at the switchboard and water at the tap - make sure all cleaning is finished first
  • Do a final walk through with removalists
  • Tighten taps before you leave
  • Leave a note at your old address with your forwarding address details
  • Lock all doors and windows as you leave
  • Test all keys and consider changing your locks



  • Call and request a new residence pack from your council
  • If moved inter-state, advise Vehicle Registration Authority of your details
  • Store items that don't fit in your new home - consider selling or donating any unwanted items
  • Find where the local sports clubs, parks and social centres are, join some clubs and get involved in your new neighbourhood
  • Visit the local shopping precinct and ascertain which shops are best for parking, price and convenience
  • Familiarise your pets with your new home as quickly as possible, keep cats inside for at least a week and use Feliway to help cats settle
  • Organise for Trans International to collect your used packing cartons


If you are moving internationally or moving interstate, Contact Trans International today for an obligation free quote and expert advice to ensure your move is a success.

Why Trans International?

Why Choose Trans International

We deliver a quality removalist service for a fair price, with no hidden costs.

We also happen to love what we do. This reflects in the way we communicate with our clients and the extra care we take.



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