With so much to remember when moving house, we sometimes forget to attend to the most obvious!


Use our checklist of important dates, contacts and reminders to help you along the way.

Redeeming your Austin Lakes rebates

To make the most of the Austin Lakes rebates included in the purchase price of your homesite, be sure to complete and return all applicable forms given to you with your Sales Contract.

To ensure that these extras are ready for you when you move in, please complete and submit all of your forms at least eight (8) weeks prior to your move-in date

Make sure you read the terms & conditions for each rebate. These outline the inclusions, exclusions and expiry dates.

Misplaced your forms? No need to worry as you can contact our office on +61 8 9368 9000 to request more.


The Water Corporation is the sole provider of water in Western Australia. Your settlement agent will advise the Water Corporation about your land purchase, so there's no need for you to contact them at the early stages. However, when your home is finished, you will need to contact the Water Corporation so your postal address can be updated.

It's important to know that you may receive water bills even before you have built and/or moved in. Once your property has access to water or wastewater mains, you will be required to pay service charges even if the land remains vacant. You will also be billed for water that is used onsite during the building process


Energy consumers at Austin Lakes fall into the category of non-contestable customers within the South West Integrated System, which is the electricity distribution network operated by Western Power. This means that householders at Austin Lakes will not have the option of selecting an electricity provider. All non-contestable customers in WA (including householders at Austin Lakes) are supplied by Synergy.

Understand more about the West Australian energy market by reading the WA Energy Guide.


The two largest gas providers in Western Australia are Kleenheat and Alinta, but there are now four (4) retailers currently providing natural gas services to residential homes in WA:

  1. AGL
  2. Alinta Energy
  3. Kleenheat
  4. Origin Energy

Understand more about the West Australian energy market by reading the WA Energy Guide.

Internet, TV and home phone

At least four (4) weeks prior to your move, contact a Retail Service Provider (RSP) to start the process of getting your home connected. An RSP is a company which sells an internet plan directly to you, such as Telstra, iiNet, Exetel and the like. These companies' broadband infrastructure delivers the service to you, so the RSP you are able to use for your internet depends on which infrastructure network is servicing your home.

Within Austin Lakes estate, Telstra Velocity® is already connected. Telstra Velocity® is a Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) network which brings fixed-line voice, broadband internet, subscription TV and Free-to-Air TV to the home using optical-fibre technology.

Telstra Velocity is a similar technology to nbn™ Fibre to the Premises outside your house, but also delivers television services. Customers living in Telstra Velocity® areas have access to voice, broadband and digital television products (where available) delivered on a single Telstra Velocity cable.

Visit their website for more information on how to connect.


Whether you are a new or existing customer, if you wish to have traditional cable TV at your new home, first contact Foxtel on 131 999 to check what cable connection is available at your new address. For existing customers, transferring your service should be booked in at least four (4) weeks prior to your move. For more information about what to do when moving home, see the Foxtel website.

Mail redirection and change of address notification


First and foremost, make sure you have a letterbox! Some new homeowners can get caught out with builders not supplying this as part of the house package, so we recommend discussing this with your builder before they finish your home.


Mail redirection is the best way of ensuring that you don't lose any post in transit. Visit the Australia Post website for instructions on how to redirect your mail to your new address. Be sure to allow AT LEAST 3 full business days for your application to be processed before the redirection can start.


When moving house there's a range of people and organisations that you need to notify to update your address details for things like car registration, drivers licence, banks, utilities, workplace, Medicare and the Australian Tax Office, not to mention your friends and family! The Australian Government's change of address checklist is a handy resource to ensure that nothing is overlooked when you move. 

Household wheelie bins

Once you have finished building your home, you can order wheelie bins for your house by visiting the Waste and Recycling section of the Shire of Murray's website.

The weekly household rubbish collection day ("bin day") for Austin Lakes (South Yunderup) is a Wednesday, so don't forget to put your bins out the night before.

The recycling bin calendar and times for other waste services including bulk verge collection is listed on the Waste and Recycling page of the Shire of Murray's website.


When you move to your new home, you'll also need to update the address on your current home and contents insurance or arrange new insurance if you don't currently have any.

And don't forget to update your car insurance while you're at it!