Life admin comes at you fast when moving. Relocating your new home means you will need to update everything from mail to your electoral roll, your banking addresses and your drivers license address.
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Ever get fined for forgetting to update your address after moving? Annoying, right?
Updating your addresses is crucial to ensure that you receive mail, packages and important updates at your current location. It’s best to update your address with key services as soon as you have your new address and know your move-in date.
However, almost everyone forgets in the whirlwind that is moving. We’ve made it super simple so you can get your mail and parcels and avoid any fines which let’s face it, no one needs. Did you know you’re legally required to change your driver’s licence address and update your electoral roll within 14 days of moving? We’ve made the process easy as with our clean and simple journey … a nice change from waiting in line at AusPost or bank or navigating through their massive and unwieldy websites.
We assist you in updating the essentials:
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It’s a legal requirement to notify various entities about your address change, including: updating your drivers licence and electoral roll. It’s also super important that you keep your bank/financial institution updated as well as your mail redirected if required.
Others you may want to advise include:
It’s generally advised to update your address as soon as possible after moving but given the amount you need to do, it’s often forgotten. You are legally required to notify some organisations, like Service NSW or VicRoads with your drivers licence, within 14 days of your move, otherwise you risk a large fine.
You aren’t required to but updating your residential address is important for legal and administrative purposes. It ensures that important documents and communications reach you at your new location. Plus, don’t forget to change your mailing address on your favourite ecom websites like Amazon, Catch and the like.
The documents required for a change of address may vary, but common documents include proof of identity (driver’s license and/or passport) and proof of address (utility bills and/or rental agreement).
The duration of a move can vary based on factors such as the size of your move, distance between locations, and the services you’ve selected. On average, local moves take a day, while interstate moves could take up to a couple of weeks. At least the admin part of it can now be done in minutes with a few clever clicks on Happly!
At the time of writing the fine for not updating your drivers licence in NSW is a couple of hundred dollars. That said, what can happen is that registrations sent out by post are missed and the fines can end up in thousands of dollars if it means an unpaid registration letter. It’s essential to check with relevant authorities for the current fine amounts and specific regulations.