Moving is always a real hassle...
In this medical relocation guide we hope to give you a run-down of the little tips we have picked up over the years - and hopefully help you avoid some of the same issues. Some of this will probably sound very obvious to many people, but hopefully some of you will benefit from it.
Moving your stuff
This is probably the biggest issue when moving. Generally, the health service will assign a moving company to handle the relocation of your goods and vehicles. You will need to submit a rough list of household contents and arrange a pickup and delivery date.
The main things to keep in mind are:
- Anything you pack into boxes (not packed by them) is NOT insured for damage
- Make sure to insure items appropriately, since damage to goods is common
- Cars are often damaged in transfer. Take photos for the insurance claim.
- The movers are REQUIRED to unbox your items at destination. If they do not you are not insured for any damage to items
- Take photos of damages and copies of all paperwork
- They will not carry liquids, paints, gas cylinders (bbq) and petrol (empty the mower)
A very time intensive task is having to change all your mailing addresses with the various companies and providers (bank, mobile, insurance etc)
One simple way to make sure you redirect all your mail while waiting to change your delivery addresses is to use the Australia Post mail redirection service. This will forward all mail addressed to your name at your old address to your new one.
The following is a sample list of companies to update your mailing address details:
- Speciality college
- Health insurance
- Department of transport
- Mobile provider
- Car insurance
- Income protection
- Medical indemnity
- City councils where you own property
- House insurance for investment properties