Insurance

Dawsons staff are trained to exercise care and treat our customers with utmost respect and professionalism when packing, transporting, delivering and unpacking its customers’ personal belongings. We are proud to have one of the best records for claim-free removals in the industry. Although our team take every precaution to eliminate risk, it is important to note that your belongings will be traveling on a truck or train or even by boat if moving overseas - all of which carry inherent risks. 

Dawson, as an authorized representative of a licensed insurance broker, can help you arrange insurance whilst in transit and storage. Dawson holds a customer goods in transit and storage insurance policy which has been created specifically for the relocations industry. Our friendly staff will provide you with the insurance policy documents for your consideration and should the insurance meet your requirements they will arrange your cover. 

Removal Tips

Moving Out
  • Contact all relevant authorities to notify of your new address.
  • Return all library books, DVD's etc.
  • Arrange transfer of bank accounts, internet, telephone, gas, electricity connections.
  • Fill prescriptions needed the week before and after the move.
  • Service your car, drain the lawnmower.
  • Arrange final readings of gas and electricity meters, remove batteries.
  • Discontinue any delivery services, newspapers, automated payment plans and local memberships. Collect dry cleaning.
  • Leave a note or small gift for new residents.
  • Create a packet for new residents with owner's manuals and warranties for appliances.
Moving In
  • Gather birth certificates, passports, etc. for everyone in your home and carry important documents with you on moving day.
  • Measure doorways, stairways, and elevators to make sure all your furniture will fit. Measure twice – move once!
  • Go grocery shopping on moving day so you don't have to keep ordering takeout.
  • Transfer your monthly services.
  • Confirm parking options for your moving truck - you may need a permit on moving day.
  • Make sure your new home has a visible address.
  • Find the nearest library, café, grocery store, takeout restaurant, or any area you'll visit frequently.
  • Explore your new neighborhood.
  • Get to know your new neighbors!
  • Register to vote.

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