Whenever you think of relocating to another state, it can make you anxious. Interstate moving is not easy. It is always way more difficult than intercity moves. It not only takes a lot of time but getting all necessary items safely transported from one location to another is also exhausting.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia witnessed an estimated figure of 215,000 million tonne-kilometers (tkm) of freight transported across the country through its strong road network in 2017–2018. Thus, people frequently move from one state to another round the clock. So, you need not worry if your relocation is round the corner.
However, following these simple tips and tricks can make the process easy and hassle-free for you!
Know More About Your Next City
Australia is the world’s sixth-largest country. It’s huge and diverse. Before moving to a new city or state, knowing more and more about that city or place always helps. You need to be mentally relaxed and stress-free about the city or state you’re visiting.
Fortunately, you’ll find plenty of online resources to get a clear idea of the city, its culture, market timings, historical spots, and necessary road routes. You should keep reading these articles and blogs to enhance your knowledge about that place or city.
Acclimatization with New Weather
You’d be surprised to know that there are three separate time zones—AEST, ACST, and AWST—operational in Australia. Similarly, the climate is not uniform throughout the country. So before shifting to a new place, it’s always better to acclimatize yourself first.
A quick trip to the city for a couple of days can be brilliant. Though you may have to incur some money for this purpose, it’ll be beneficial.
During this trip, try to learn more about the city’s weather conditions. Alternatively, you can also use a weather app on your smartphone to keep a tab on the climate of your forthcoming destination.
On D-day, when you board a car or bus for interstate travel, ensure the sky is clear, and the weather is cool.
Relocating Your Car
When you are ready for relocation or moving to another city, getting your car relocated or transported can be a big question. Get in touch with an Interstate Car Transport agency and take their quote or estimated shipment price for it.
Though you are free to drive the car to a new city, it’s not advisable. No one can drive a car continuously for eight or nine hours, especially when your family is traveling with you in the same vehicle. The decision of whether you should drive the car or hire an interstate car transport agency completely depends upon the distance between your current location to the next destination.
For example, moving from Sydney to Canberra or a nearby area won’t take more than three hours by road.
But moving from Sydney to Perth can take a day and a half or approximately 40 hours!
Why should you take a chance? When in doubt, hire an expert interstate car transporter for further assistance. The shipment price or the entire process of relocating your car to a new location can be costly.
Contact at least four-five different agencies before finalizing one of them. A car can be transported via trains or trucks/ trolleys.
Trucks are convenient as they can move to almost any state through Australia’s well-connected road networks.
You should know that the bigger and heavier the vehicle, the greater the cost. It may also involve some additional costs like insurance fees, fuel costs, loading and unloading charges, and government-specified registration fees or charges (if any) for interstate transport.
Contact A Mover And Packer
Now that your car transportation process has been finalized, you can start packing all other things. First, you must decide which items you want to take with you and which you don’t.
Then, you can sell those items or donate them to a charitable organization near you. Finally, get in touch with a reliable mover and packer for safe and hassle-free transportation of goods from your current location to the next destination.
When you are relocating to a new city or state with your family members, it’s not easy. Starting from getting your car relocated and additional financial resources arranged to update essential documents with a new address—interstate transfer always requires meticulous planning and proper execution.
Unfortunately, any lackadaisical step can badly backfire and may lead to unnecessary waste of money, effort, and time.