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Moving house in the ACT

From secret tunnels under parliament house to memorials, museums and galleries, there are plenty of things to explore and get to know about the ACT, even if you’re from the ACT.

Moving house in ACT

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While the thought of moving house can be a lot of work, it can also be an exciting time – and with the right help, it can be. Smaver is here to help you have a smooth move and settle in sooner to your new neighbourhood.

What happens if there’s an accident or theft during your move?

Whether you hire professional removalists or decide to go DIY, disaster can strike at any stage of the move.

If you have an existing contents insurance policy, it may include cover to protect your belongings while in transit.

If not, you may want to consider transit insurance. Learn what transit insurance is and how it could save you money if anything goes wrong.

Help reduce stress with these 12 moving tips

Moving house can be stressful and exhausting – but it needn’t be. We have a quick guide and video for a seamless transition into your new home.

A low-stress move requires time, planning and organisation, so starting early is key. Tip one is to create a comprehensive checklist to ensure you stay on track and don’t miss anything. We have already made one for you, work through the phases on our smaver smartlist for a smooth move.

Smaver updater – who to notify of your new address

Moving House Checklist - Update your addressThe Smaver Updater makes changing your address simple and seamless.

Don’t forget that you may even save money by updating your new address with suppliers such as car insurance.

Our guide ‘Avoid unnecessary fines or costs – change your address with these key organisations’ has a list of other important organisations you should update with your new address.

For a full list of items to update, use the Smaver Updater.

Don’t forget to update your voting address

Driving in the ACT

There can be slight differences between the road rules from state to state, so whether you’ve just moved to the ACT or lived here for a while it’s always worthwhile to brush up on them. Don’t forget to update the address on your drivers licence and car registration. If you’ve moved interstate you will need to apply for both.

Getting around the ACT on public transport

The Transport Canberra website is your one-stop shop to plan your trip, view maps, check for alerts, book your next trip and view news and events.

To learn more about regional travel please visit the following webpage – regional guides.

MyWay is the smartcard ticketing system used to pay for travel on public transport in Canberra and surrounding areas.

There are multiple transport apps to choose from and stay up to date.

Tips for finding a medical practitioner in your new area

Whether you’ve moved interstate or across town, you’ll need to find a new medical practitioner, such as a doctor, dentist, chiro or physio.

We created a short guide for eight tips to help you choose the right provider.

Learn more about the lifestyle you can enjoy in Canberra

Learn more about government services available in the ACT

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