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Who Needs to Know?
Now you'll need pen and paper: to transfer essential services, to give out your new address to friends and others; to redirect your mail ...and so on

Getting organised

At this stage you've sorted through your belongings and cleared away the things you no longer need. You know the date you have to be out of your current home and when the removalists will arrive. You now need to let all those people and organisations know that you are changing address.

It's important that you do this in an organised way. You need to maintain ongoing relationships with many of the organisations since you are their customer and the last thing you want is the cancellation of essential services because the provider doesn't know where you live.

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Checklist

You'll have your own additions to make to the following checklist:


Services and utilities
  • Telephone
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electricity

Insurance
  • Life
  • Home
  • Motor vehicle

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Professional accounts
  • Credit cards
  • Banks
  • Finance companies
  • Mobile phone
  • Home services such as gardening and pool maintenance
Subscriptions
  • Magazines and papers
  • Cable TV

Government Departments
  • Taxation Department
  • State motor vehicle authority


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Other
  • Library
  • Post Office

Now is the time
  • To arrange final accounts for services;
  • To return library books and other borrowed items;
  • To cancel any deliveries such as milk and newspapers;
  • To pick up any lay-bys, dry cleaning or repairs; and
  • To notify your friends of your change of address and
    arrange for the redirection of your mail through Australia Post.

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