The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that around 43% of Australians have moved home in the last five years and moving interstate is a decision many Australians will make at some point in their lives. Whether you’re moving for work or for lifestyle, Australia’s states are varied and so too are their moving challenges. Here are some tips on moving interstate in Australia.

Quarantine laws

Australia has some of the strictest quarantine laws in the world, and these apply when moving interstate. We recommend leaving behind things like plants, animal products and agricultural equipment which may contain contaminants and soil. For more information on the rules and regulations of each state, check out the Australian Government’s interstate quarantine website here.

Consider what you need

Moving interstate means having to pack and sort through all of your belongings and it’s a great time to consider what you really need in your new home. Doing this will cut down on moving costs and it can also help to provide much needed items to those who need them most. At Grace, we have established a partnership with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. We’ll pick up items you no longer need and donate them as part of our initiative to make a difference in the community.

Getting to your new home

Packing up the car and driving interstate might seem like the best way to get everything across the border and to your new home, but there are challenges you need to consider. Take into consideration the miles you will clock up on your car by driving long distances as well as the effect on any pets you’ll have with you. Consider using the experts for your pet and vehicle relocation. Grace offers pet and vehicle relocation services so you don’t have to worry about it yourself. We can discuss the best transportation options to suit your needs.

Selecting the right removalist

Choosing to move house on your own can seem like the cheapest option at first, but once you begin to break down what’s involved in the entire process, things start to add up. Many relocations require specialised services of experts in a few different fields, from packing and storage to delivery and moving insurance. A removalist who can cover all of these processes through interconnected services provides a more coherent experience. Whether you’re transporting your car from Sydney to Perth, or you need a secure storage solution for the in between period, Grace offers specialised services to get you and your possessions from point A to point B. For more information on why it’s important for you to select the right removalist, click here.

Grace provides the best solutions for any interstate move in Australia. For more information on how to handle your interstate move within Australia, watch our video with professional organiser Peter Walsh below.