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Moving house in South Australia

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While the thought of moving house terrifies many people, it should be an exciting time – and with the right help, it can be. Smaver is here to help you through the minefield so you can minimise the stress, hassle and cost and focus on the good stuff.

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.

Whether you’re renovating or selling your home, the kids are moving out (or in – again), you have a growing family or business, or a new hobby has gotten out of hand, there’s a temporary storage option to solve your problem.

Watch our video guide for six benefits of using short-term storage – with some that might surprise you.

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.

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

Adelaide Metro metroCARDs are rechargeable plastic cards that you can use on public transport including buses, trains and trams.

To learn more about the regional services visit the following webpage.

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

Don’t forget to update your voting address

When you move house, It’s important to keep government departments and businesses (such as insurers) informed.

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.

Moving House Checklist - Update your address

There can be slight differences between the road rules from state to state, so whether you’ve just moved to South Australia 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.

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.

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