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Useful ResourcesWebsites to help you move and settle-in

Here are some useful services that we've found to help you move, settle-in and make your house sharing a success. If you know any services that you can recommend, please send us a message. We hope you find them useful!

Moving assistance

  • WebMoves - helps you get the best deals on moving by connecting you with hundreds of furniture removalists, all competing for your business.
  • On The Move - can help you connect all your utilities so you don’t need to worry.
  • Australia Post - provides a mail redirection and notification service, along with assistance changing utilities.
  • E-move - has a comprehensive moving “checklist” amongst other features.

Relocation services

  • Australian Removalist - for within Australia, get several quotations at once using their step-by-step search engine.
  • City Move - within Australia only, offering a no frills removalist service. Also offers “micro-move” budget moves.
  • Chess Moving - both Interstate and International, with either a quick or detailed quote to get you moving. Includes a “moving with children” service.
  • King and Wilson - Interstate and International, online quoting and offering services in storage, packing and insurance.

Furniture rentals

  • Radio Rentals - one of Australia’s largest furniture renters, with flexible plans and try-then-buy options.
  • Pabs - full range of bedding, lounge and kitchen furnishings for rent.
  • Mr Rentals - offers home delivery of rental products.

Public transport

  • New South Wales - has a journey planner that calculates the quickest route via train, bus or ferry, along with a full list of timetables, fares and other information. Covers both Sydney and NSW.
  • Victoria - metlink has a journey planner that calculates the quickest route via train, bus or ferry, along with a full list of timetables, fares and other information. Covers both Melbourne and Victoria.
  • Queensland - translink offers a journey planner for South-East Queensland only, with detailed information on maps, timetables and fares. For regional QLD, go to qconnect.
  • South Australia – Adelaidemetro provides a journey planner and other information for the city of Adelaide. For regional SA, go to the SA government portal.
  • Western Australia – Transperth provides a journey planner and other information for the city of Perth. For regional WA, a good place to start is the WA government portal.
  • Tasmania - metrotas provides maps and timetables for Hobart and surrounding area, Launceston and Burnie.
  • Northern Territory – NT Government handles the bus and transport information for the Territory.
  • ACT & Canberra – Action is the ACT’s government public transport information page.

Cleaning and repairs

  • Housework Heroes – a domestic house cleaning service, available throughout Australia, that can deliver services on a regular or one off basis.
  • Tydii – provides a variety of cleaning services (such as steam cleaning) to Melbourne suburbs.
  • Houseproud – provides regular or one-off cleaning services to Sydney homes or offices.
  • Service Central – a directory of repairers and other tradespeople.
  • Phoenix Fridges – This Melbourne charity will pick up your old fridge, fix it up and sell it in their shops. Free pick up if you donate it.

Finance and insurance

  • NRMA Insurance – offers a Strata Title Insurance policy in NSW that covers shared homes with liablity cover for renters and contents insurance for personal contents.
  • Budget Direct – low-priced insurance for the home, car or travel.
  • Money Manager – great for comparing personal loans, credit cards, banks and accounts.
  • Ausome Finance – a money-management resource that provides great tips on how best to save plus links to good insurers and banks.

Utility companies

  • Artog – compares gas and electricity plans for your home, so you get the best price for your level of usage.
  • Energy Watch – can advise you of the best plan for gas and electricity, or compare to your existing plan.
  • Broadband Guide – can help you get your home connected with the best Internet plan.

Legal assistance

  • RLC Share Housing Survival Guide – this guide gives a broad outline of tenancy rights for NSW in plain language, but is not intended as a comprehensive manual on tenancy.
  • Dept. of Fair Trading – NSW Government site that provides advice and support about dispute resolution and renting best practice.
  • Tenants Act – provides information on your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
  • Rent Australia – provides overall advice on rights for tenants in Australia, plus state-based advice.

Accommodation services

Other useful resources

  • Find the right course for you – Search a comprehensive database of courses and scholarships throughout Australia.
  • Car Hire – Rent a car through Compare rates between all the major car hire companies including Europcar, Hertz, Avis and Budget to find the best car hire deal.
  • Self-Storage Association – lets you search multiple self-storage providers to give you the best quote.
  • CitySearch – helps you find the right bars, restaurants and other entertainment in your neighbourhood.
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