Our Relocation Services
Habitat Relocations offers a wide range of services to suit varying corporate and individual needs. We can tailor packages to suit any budget and if your requirements change once you arrive we can adjust packages accordingly. Please get in touch with us and we can help you determine what assistance is best suited to your needs.
There are many hurdles to overcome before you even book your flights to Australia. We can direct you to reliable, experienced and knowledgeable visa and immigration advisors to help you on your way.
We can assist with sourcing reputable moving companies, arranging pre-move surveys, comparing quotes and managing the logistics of moving your possessions.
We can also book airport transfers and short term accommodation to ease your initial arrival into Brisbane.
If you or an employee is unsure about relocating to Brisbane, we offer Pre-Arrival Orientations to increase familiarity with the city. This local knowledge is critical for those wanting to make a fully informed decision or for those needing extra reassurance and helps generate enthusiasm for the relocation.
We also offer an extensive Moving to Brisbane Guide that will answer many questions you may before you arrive e.g. climate, lifestyle, money and finance, education, transport, health, housing, services.
Local Orientation & Home Search
We offer half or full day Brisbane City Orientations tailored to your specific needs and interests. The Orientation provides an overview of various suburban areas, housing, educational opportunities, leisure and shopping facilities. This allows you to quickly narrow down suburbs of best fit, enabling a more effective home search and a smoother transition.
Our Home Search Programs are designed to find your new rental home as efficiently as possible. We contact you in advance to clearly understand your requirements and budget and then provide an itinerary of suitable property to inspect. The inspections can be accompanied by our consultant (the more popular option) or the consultant can shortlist properties for you to inspect on your own, if preferred. Once a property is chosen we then assist with lease applications, agreement negotiations and provide advice on Queensland residential tenancy rules.
Although most people moving to Brisbane rent at first instance, some may purchase immediately. We can introduce you to our recommended local Buyers Agency Service to provide you with expert local advice on property values, negotiating the purchase, auction strategy to ensure that you make the most well-informed decisions possible for this critical investment.
We also provide an extensive Moving to Brisbane Guide for all Home Search clients which is a comprehensive reference source enabling you to settle in quickly with detailed information on climate, lifestyle, money and finance, education, transport, health, housing, services.
Once you have secured a lease, we are then able to facilitate utility connections (gas, electricity, phone, internet, cable TV).
We can also provide you with an accompanied Local Area Orientation visiting nearby shopping areas, health, medical, dining, leisure and sporting facilities. We can highlight local day care options and schools and answer any other local area questions you may have. Alternatively, or in addition, we can provide a Local Area Guide document containing this information and constituting a helpful ongoing reference to your immediate locality.
A critical component of any residential tenancy is completion of the Entry Condition Report immediately upon moving in. Our consultant will complete this vital document with you to ensure it is done accurately and comprehensively. They will highlight your tenancy obligations and common risk areas in order to protect your rental bond.
We can arrange short or long term furniture hire, should you require with our trusted providers.
Getting children settled and feeling positive about their move to a new home is critical for the success of a family's relocation. Our School Search Program provides advice to assist you finding the right schools, kindergarten or day care for your children and to give them the best start to living in Brisbane.
We contact you prior to your arrival to understand your preferences and your children's schooling needs. We provide general information on the Queensland education system as well as specific information on Public and Private Schools, Kindergarten, Primary and High Schools as well as Day Care Options in Brisbane that may suit your requirements.
We contact specific schools to confirm availability and collate an itinerary of potential schools to visit (either accompanied or unaccompanied). We will then assist with enrolment applications and other related matters.
An often overlooked aspect of employee relocations is the effect on the relocating employees partner. A happy and supported partner can mean the difference between a successful or failed relocation. Our Partner Support Program is customised to meet the needs of the relocating partner. We will identify and work with professional career placement services or an appropriate career consultant to provide expert advice on finding new employment, where immigration rules allow, or continuing education /volunteer opportunities and Social Networking groups to enable the employee's spouse to better adjust to a meaningful life in Brisbane.
A beloved pet is a crucial part of the family and Australia has very strict rules regarding the import of animals into Australia. Our Pet Relocation Program assists you to navigate the pet importation rules and our experienced pet moving partners can make all the necessary arrangements for you.
Leaving Brisbane and moving back home or to another location is a stressful time. Our departure service is aimed at reducing this stress and allowing you more time to focus on your new destination by covering all aspects of vacating your home in Brisbane. The service commences with the provision of a Departure Checklist to assist you with planning your move.
We can assist with completing lease break documentation and negotiation and we can arranging bond cleaning, maintenance and utility disconnections on your behalf. We offer help with the final exit inspection done by your property manager as well as fully representing your interests when your bond refund is being determined. We can provide advice with regards to selling cars and disposing unwanted items as well as other issues that may arise.
The service can cover removals management and booking temporary accommodation after you have vacated your property.