Here’s a quick checklist from HOOD to make sure your mail gets forwarded to your new house when you move - ALL of it.

To cut a long story short, there’s an easy way and a hard way for mail redirection in Australia.

The easier way

The easy way starts at $34 through Australia Post - you’ll get one month of automatic mail redirection to a new address directly through postal services (with up to six name), and you’ll be able to notify selected banks, insurers and energy providers of your new address.

The cost for this service can vary depending on how long you need it to run, however discounts are available for concession card holders.

The cheaper way

The hard way involves organising things yourself, but won’t cost you anything. You’ll need to compile a list of the businesses and people you need to update your new address, and make sure they get the memo before you shift.

Everyone’s list will be a little bit different, but here’s a quick breakdown of the essential items you’ll need to keep in mind:

  • Government and official organisations
  • Australian Tax Office (ATO)
  • Australian Election Commission
  • Australia Post
  • State Roads Departments (eg VicRoads)
  • Medicare


  • Utilities
  • Phone and internet provider
  • Cable/satellite TV provider
  • Electricity provider
  • Gas provider
  • Water provider


  • Insurance
  • Home contents insurance
  • Car insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Travel insurance


  • Business and Finance
  • Employer
  • Banks
  • Credit and debit card institutions
  • Delivery retailers (eBay, PayPal, Catch etc)


  • Loved ones
  • Friends
  • Family


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