Your Change of Address Checklist: Vital Information For When You Move House in AustraliaPosted on 26 June, 2015 in
When you move house you are changing much more than just your home address, you are uprooting your whole life and transplanting it to a new place. There are very few things more annoying than having mail sent to your previous address. Maybe the new occupant is on the ball and can quickly forward your mail on, or perhaps they are content just to let it pile up; either way, it’s going to cause an inconvenient and potentially costly delay.
The key here is to take control. Make a list of all your important correspondences, and work through that list updating your information. Don’t be that person who is still receiving their bank statements at their previous property twelve months down the line. Get that address changed and move on!
First Things First
Firstly, you need to prioritise. To figure what should rank the highest on your change of address checklist, you need to look in three main places:
- The cards in your purse or wallet
- The bills or statements you’ve received in the last few months
- Any deliveries or mail you’ve received in the last few months
This will give you a good indication of who you need to inform about your change of address
The All-Important Checklist
When you change your address you need a moving checklist, listing all the companies and individuals who you need to inform about your relocation. In our super-connected modern world, this checklist will probably turn out to be somewhat longer than you had first thought!
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the most common people and organisations that you need to bring up to speed when you move house. Take a look at the list below:
- Your employer
- Your friends and family
- Your superannuation provider
- Your telecommunications company and internet provider
- Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
- Your bank
- Your credit card company
- Any stores you hold a membership or store card for
- Any frequent flyer programs you may be enrolled in
- Your insurance company or companies
- Any gyms or fitness centres you are a member of
- Any magazines you are subscribed to
- Any online stores which hold your delivery information
- The GPS navigation software on your phone
It’s a long list right? Well, if you own a business which is registered at your property, it’s about to get longer. Business owners must also update their information with the ASIC and ATO to ensure full legal compliance, and will also have to inform their clients about any change of address.
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