01 Nov

2014

By / Troy Said

Updating Details When Moving Home: Part 1

The first service providers that spring to mind for most people when updating details are banks. In the haste of interstate removalists, it’s easy to forget about the others. Arranging a mail redirection is one way of ensuring you receive all snail mail post-move, however for those on a budget, this checklist will help make sure you’ve updated your new address and contact details before interstate movers Melbourne arrive.

Medicare
If you’ve tried to visit a bulk-billing doctor without a valid Medicare card, you probably left with a headache you didn’t have on the way in. Make sure you receive all communications and new cards from Medicare by updating your details online. Simply register for a myGov account and change your address online or call 132 307. 

Australian Taxation Office
You are required by law to tell the Registrar of the Australian Business Register within 28 days of any changes in your registered business details, which include postal, email or business address. You can do this online by registering for an Administrator AUSkey, or by calling 13 92 26.

Superannuation
You’ll want this when you retire, so make sure they know where to find you! You can update these details online with most providers if you have registered for online services. Alternatively, a quick call to customer service will ensure your quarterly superannuation certificates are sent to the right address.

Driver’s Licence
Updating the address on your driver’s licence is as easy as visiting the issuing Main Roads Department website. This can usually be done online and they will send you an adhesive sticker to place on the back on your licence. If moving interstate, there is typically a grace period of around three months within which to transfer your licence to your new state. If the licence is valid, it’s unlikely you’ll be charged a fee, however in the event it has expired, a fee may be payable.

Doctor
Pap smears and prostate tests; not fun for anybody, but a necessary part of life. It’s not something we like to think about and as a result seem to conveniently forget – unless we receive a notification from our doctor. Make sure you continue to receive postal reminders of when you’re due for your next health check by calling your doctor and updating your details.

Of course the best solution is to arrange a mail redirection for a couple of months to ensure you don’t miss any semi-regular communications, and with the money you’ll save with Interstate Removalists’ price beat guarantee, you’ll have a few dollars to spare!

For interstate movers Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and everywhere in between, contact us for a quick quote and tick another item off your moving checklist today!

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