According to the latest information released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on the 29th January 2015, an estimated 349,000 people moved interstate in 2013-14, an increase of 2.5 percent from the previous year.
Although the figures are yet to be estimated and released for 2014-15, it can be assumed similar numbers are still moving across Australia, as different opportunities begin to surface following the slowdown of the mining industry and the growth of alternative prospects.
Therefore it is extremely important to be aware of the quarantine regulations that apply when relocating from one state or territory to another.
Not only does Australia have one of the world’s toughest and most extensive quarantine regulation for international travellers, but there are also many domestic quarantine rules that differ from state to state. Travellers, particularly those who are permanently migrating interstate will need to be aware of all the facts prior to the transportation of their furniture, personal effects, pets, and plants.
To make the information succinct and provide a rapidly accessible reference guide to travellers, the various state and territory governments and Plant Health Australia have partnered up in building the Quarantine Domestic website, as well as publishing other useful information on quarantine requirements.
Whilst this publication makes a great quick reference guide for travellers, Grace Removals recommends those planning their house move across state boarders to contact us for their interstate relocation needs, as we provide extensive supports with Australian quarantine regulation matter.