Moving to Western Australia

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When moving to a new state, it is important that you know the specifics of the state and its laws. For Western Australia this means that you will want to know about the quarantine and biosecurity laws that you will need to prepare for. Knowing how to properly prepare for moving to Western Australia is vital to making sure that your move goes as smoothly as possible.

This article will talk about the quarantine as well as what you will need to do to prepare for it.


Western Australia has quarantine laws in place that restrict the entry of certain items. The quarantine laws are in place in order to protect the wildlife from pests and disease. The items that are restricted are mostly plant and animal matter that could bring these diseases or pests into the state. When moving to Western Australia, it is important that you are familiar and mindful of the specifics of these quarantine laws. If you do not comply not only do you risk trouble for yourself, you are also putting the wildlife at risk.

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Learning the law

In order to properly comply with it, it is important that you properly research the specifics of Western Australia's quarantine laws. Doing so will allow you to properly prepare so that you do not get caught unaware on the day of your move. Although the specifics are relatively straightforward, it is still very important that you know them properly. Even if you thing that you already know them, it is worthwhile to double check that nothing has changed and that you haven't forgotten anything.

Going through your items

You will need to go through all of your items when you pack in order to make sure that you are compliant with the quarantine laws. The best way to check as you are packing things away. This means that rather than having to go through everything at once and then packing afterwards, you are doing both at the same time. Not only does this save time, it also means that you will know what you have already checked. Knowing what you have already checked is important as it ensures that you don't miss anything as well as that you don't waste time checking the same thing again.

Cleaning your items

As well as items that you can bring in, there will be items that you will need to clean before you transport them. This will include items such as boots, tools, certain clothes and anything else that may have soil or other restricted matter on it. If you are bringing a vehicle with you to your new home, you will also need to ensure that that is properly cleaned and free of any restricted matter. It is important that when you are cleaning things that you are particularly thorough. The last thing you want is to find out that you didn't clean something properly and so you can't bring it in. The upside of this is that when you arrive in Western Australia, all of you belongings will be clean.

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