What you need to know about interstate relocation in Australia

Jul 12, 2021 | Uncategorized

Are you planning on moving to a different state in Australia? Perhaps you have an exciting job opportunity or simply want to explore a new region of this beautiful country. Whatever the reason, interstate relocation can be a pretty daunting process. Packing up your life and adapting to a new one in a place that is foreign to you is no easy task. Don’t worry — moving interstate doesn’t have to be intimidating, time-consuming or overly expensive.

If you want to learn more about interstate relocation in Australia, keep reading for a few tips on how to make this process as simple as possible!

What is interstate relocation?

The term ‘interstate relocation’ is quite self-explanatory. Relocating between Australian states might be less complex than international relocation, but it can nevertheless be an expensive, lengthy and tiresome process. Moving interstate in Australia is subject to varying state regulations as well as Covid-19 compliance with regards to lockdown rules and travel restrictions.

Most people move as they have a new job lined up, or can work from home, although it may be the case that one person in the family has secured a job while their partner is still looking for work opportunities. Some of the biggest steps on the to-do list when planning an interstate relocation is to find a suitable new home, decide what to do with your current house (if you are a homeowner), arrange for the relocation of goods and ensure the entire family’s needs are taken care of. If you have children, the search for good schools and daycare facilities in your new neighbourhood should be added to the list, while pet parents also need to arrange for safe and secure pet relocation. Additionally, you will also need to take care of administrative transfers such as changing your address with government departments, the bank, medical insurance and the electoral roll, as well as updating your car registration and driver’s license information.

How to move interstate in Australia

This might be a lot to take in. The good news is that there is a simple way to take care of everything on the relocation checklist while saving time and even money! Working with a relocation agent will make your life ten times easier.

Enlisting a professional relocation specialist to support you during the process will not only save you time (and more than just a few grey hairs), it can also offer a major cost-benefit. Relocation agents are well-connected in the industry and their experience in the trade equips them to deal with any problem the relocation process may throw at them. On top of that, they can help you cut unnecessary costs by negotiating on your behalf and using their professional connections to offer services at preferential rates.

Your relocation agent can provide home search assistance, conduct neighbourhood research and home viewings on your behalf, deliver property management services to sell or rent out your existing property as an investment, provide support with contract negotiations and property documentation when buying a new home, and arrange for the relocation of your furniture as well as short or long term storage for your belongings. Furthermore, your relocation agent can make the transition to your new home seamless as possible by helping you find the right schools and daycare options for your kids, arranging safe pet relocation, picking you up from the airport, connecting your utilities and even stocking your cupboards with groceries prior to your arrival.

The support offered by a relocation agent reaches much wider than logistical arrangements. Moving interstate is a big life change and you’ll need someone to guide you through the process. The benefit of working with a professional who understands the challenges of the relocation process, knows the local market and has an abundance of contacts in industries that are relevant to interstate relocation, is that they can provide trusted advice, make valuable recommendations and help you settle into your new home with ease and confidence.

Claymore Thistle has a dynamic team of relocation experts who are dedicated to taking the stress out of the relocation process so our clients can focus on preparing for the new chapter of their lives. Our relocation services offering is tailored to each client to ensure you receive the support you need.

Don’t let the stress of moving get you down.
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