When you move to a new home, there’s a lot of things to take care of and plan, that it’s easy to forget something. Usually, that’s to do with your mail!
You want to ensure that your private and personal mail gets sent to you at your new address, rather than to the next person living in your home.
To make sure you receive all your important mail, use this change of address checklist. It can remind you to notify companies which send you regular mail, as well as some which you may have forgotten to update.
There are different ways you can notify companies of your new address, either online, by phone, in writing, or in person. You should check with each company to find out their requirements.
It may seem like a chore to change your address with so many organisations. But, it can save you a lot of headaches in the future caused by not receiving important mail.
This list can help you brainstorm all the people and companies you need to notify of your upcoming address change. It’s advisable to inform organisations as far in advance as possible. It may take some days or weeks for them to process the change and update their records.
- Australia Post
- Australian Electoral Commission
- Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
- Department of Human Services (Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support Agency)
- Drivers Licence
- Vehicle Registration
- School, University, TAFE
- Seniors Card
- Veterans’ Affairs
- Local Council (Rates, Pet Registration etc.)
- Concession Cards
- Water and sewerage
Health and Medical Organisations
- Doctor/General Practitioner (GP)
- Health professionals (physiotherapist, podiatrist, optometrist, chiropractor etc.)
- Personal Trainer
- Gym Membership
- Private Health Insurance
- Credit Unions
- Financial Advisor
- Personal Loan Provider
- Mortgage Provider
- Superannuation Fund
- Insurance Companies (Home, Contents, Car, Pet)
- Family and friends
- Aftercare facilities
- Subscription services (newspapers, magazines, monthly subscriptions etc.)
- Loyalty programs and store cards
- Security services (home alarms, armed response etc.)
- Toll tags (e-toll, e-tag, e-way etc.)
- Online retailers
By using the above change of address checklist, you will ensure that you don’t lose any mail. This will help prevent any unpaid bills and credit cards, late fees, and even disconnected utility services.
For car insurance premiums, details like where your vehicle is parked overnight can affect your policy. Changing address can change the price of your premium, and failing to update your details may even invalidate your claim.
It’s also a good idea to use the Mail Redirection Service from Australia Post. You can select from 1, 3, 6, or 12 months mail redirection. It works by redirecting your mail addressed to your previous address to your new address. They can also notify organisations on your behalf that you have moved. This ensures that you won’t miss any important mail.
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