Without a doubt, most of us will not remember 2020 kindly. Our lives were altered in an instant when the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic broke out. All of a sudden, everything we had taken for granted was no longer feasible. Shopping, meeting up with friends for coffee at the neighbourhood café, or working out at the gym – all of these activities, and many more, were restricted by the government’s social distancing policies.
Perhaps if you were in the middle of interstate move when the coronavirus arrived, and you’re wondering how you’re going to get your belongings over state lines now that all of Australia’s state borders are closed. Moving home isn’t exactly a pleasurable experience at the best of times, but adding a worldwide pandemic to the mix doesn’t help with the stress and difficulties of the process!
Government restrictions and state border closures are now in effect.
Government limitations are still changing by the day, but certain state borders are likely to stay blocked in the near future. Fortunately, since transportation and logistics are considered “essential services” by the government, they are excluded from the current border restrictions.
Interstate removalists, like the rest of the population, have modified their services to ensure that their clients’ safety and well-being are of the utmost importance at this time, as well as complying to state regulations in place where they operate.
- Moving to Queensland: State Travel Guidelines for COVID-19
The Queensland border has been closed. If you’re relocating to Queensland, you’ll need to file for an entry exemption (which varies by state) and complete a 14-day isolation period once you arrive.
2. Choosing New South Wales as your new home
There are no limitations on crossing state lines.
3. Changing to ACT (Australian Capital Territory)
There are no limitations on crossing state lines. Click here for the most up-to-date information from the ACT Government.
4. Transferring to Victoria
There are no limitations on crossing state lines. Click here for the most up-to-date information from the Victorian government.
5. Considering a move to Tasmania?
If they are not a TAS resident, all individuals travelling interstate to Tasmania will be obliged to spend 14 days in quarantine at a facility designated by the TAS Government. (The 14-day isolation rule does not apply to removers.) Click here for the most up-to-date information from the TAS Government.
6. Getting a job in Western Australia
On April 5th, the WA border was closed. If you’re relocating to Washington, you’ll need to request for an exemption to enter the state (which varies per state) and then complete a 14-day isolation period once you get there. Click here for the most up-to-date information from the WA government.
7. South Australia is a state in Australia.
Border checks are in place on the South African border, although non-essential travellers are allowed to enter. Upon arrival, you will be required to undergo a 14-day isolation period. (The 14-day isolation rule does not apply to removers.) Click here for the most up-to-date information from the South African government.
8. Transferring to the Northern Territory
All interstate immigrants in the Northern Territory are required to undergo a 14-day isolation period, which may need to be done at a specified site and expenses may not be paid by the NT Government. (The 14-day isolation rule does not apply to removers.) Click here for the most up-to-date information from the NT Government.
Why is it safer to move using Urban Movers?
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