Yet, while has changed the landscape of moving around Australia, according to Budget Direct's Jonathan Kerr, "the lengthy lockdowns in Victoria and New South Wales have accelerated people’s decisions to escape Melbourne and Sydney and move interstate. Queensland and Western Australia have become very attractive markets due to their relatively low cases of COVID as well as more affordable housing and a more relaxed lifestyle.”
So, do it yourself or hire a pro?
While you can move by yourself, it's important to ensure you're on top of the rules and regulations regarding border-entry requirements, quarantine needs and any other specific requirements that can be changed at the last minute - you'll want to double-check the day before leaving. This includes movement through other states - eg, if you're moving from Melbourne to Brisbane, you'll be travelling through NSW so this will potentially add other requirements that you need to follow.
There are some great opportunities to be moving from expensive and dense regions to more open and relaxed communities elsewhere in Australia. Learn more about the movements of people due to Covid-19 on our blog at https://www.austate.com.au/blog/people-moving-interstate-due-to-covid-19