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COVID Restrictions are Easing in Victoria. See How Chess Moving Can Help You Move Your belongings, Locally Or Interstate Today.


So far, it has been not easy to relocate. However, it is not a lack of movers that is the problem. Instead, the restrictions on interstate travel have been put in place, both at the national and state level.

Fortunately, things are now changing. The VIC government eased COVID-19-related restrictions from October 22, 2021, for people who have received double vaccination. (Double dose vaccinations are currently mandated for any Australian planning to travel internationally).

If you are looking for interstate or local moving companies and need assistance, Chess Moving is here to help. We offer a range of comprehensive moving services in Australia, including packing, insurance, and storage.

Please note that with lockdowns coming to an end, restrictions are easing, and borders opening, it is wise to arrange relocation services as soon as possible. In addition, movers expect a rush in the coming weeks and months due to the pandemic's pent-up demand.

Moving Services: Relocate Anywhere The Rules Allow

No matter who you are or what you need to move to, we're here to help. We assist everyone who is looking to move locally, interstate, and internationally.

Local: Do you need to move a short distance in the local area, perhaps from one side of a city to another? If so, Chess Moving can help. We offer tailored services, door to door, and provide packing, storage facilities and assistance with delicate items.

Interstate: Chess Moving has offices in every state capital in Australia. That means that moving your assets can be moved from one corner of the country to another is a piece of cake. With over 100 years of professional moving experience, you can count on us.

International: For those looking to move overseas, we offer our international moving services. Get full packing and unpacking and bespoke management of your freight.

Furniture removals: Chess Moving has tremendous experience helping libraries with furniture removals. Our team knows how to pack and transport large, bulky and delicate furniture items so that they arrive at your new premises in perfect condition.


State By State Restrictions In Australia: Can You Move From Your State?

The Australian government is enforcing entry restrictions in various states to control the spread of COVID-19. However, COVID-19 risks in each state vary, so rules governing interstate travel in Australia may change over time.

Those looking to enter New South Wales from other states may complete an NSW entry declaration form. However, officials require a form depending on the state from which you travel.

As of October 2021, you do not need an NSW entry declaration form if you are moving to the state from ACT, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia. However, if you are relocating from Victoria, entry restrictions apply. You will have to follow the rules for interstate travellers and complete an NSW entry declaration form.

From Monday, November 1, NSW relaxed its stay at home rules. As a result, individuals or business people moving from Victoria after that date can travel to NSW for holiday or recreation.


The action you must take depends on the level of concern NSW has about your area of origin.

  • No concern: If you have not been in a restricted state for the previous 14 days, you do not need to complete a declaration form. You do not need to self-isolate either. 
  • Affected area: If you have been in an affected area in the preceding 14 days, you will need to complete an entry declaration within 24 hours of entering NSW. 
  • Area of concern: If you are moving from a place of high risk, you must complete a declaration form within 24 hours. You will also need to stay at your residence for 14 days after you visit the area of concern. You can only leave if you have a reasonable excuse, such as moving home, exercising or buying food. 
  • Area of serious concern: If you are moving from a place of high risk, you will need to complete an NSW entry declaration within 24 hours. You will also need to self-isolate in your accommodation for 14 days and get tested for COVID-19 immediately upon entry. If you are not a resident of NSW but have been in close contact with a known COVID-19 infection, you can now enter the state. You will need to wait 14 days. 

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Chess Moving Services: It Couldn't Be Easier

Thanks to the easing of restrictions, businesses who would like to shift, Families who would like to relocate interstate or overseas, here is a piece of good news. Relocation is more accessible than before. With rising vaccination rates and falling mortality, life may soon return to something resembling normality.

However, the key to a successful move goes beyond the easing of COVID-19 rules. It also depends on choosing a company that can meet your unique needs.

As such, Chess Moving specialises in transporting large volumes of goods. We schedule, pack and manage every aspect of the relocation for you.

We are pioneers of the relocation service system in Australia. We understand how critical it is that your valuables remain in the precise sequence after transit. Our categorising system means that we can unpack and arrange your things in the order we packed them.

We have a system with advanced facilities which will make a move easy.

Book Your Move Today

Chess Moving offers a range of moving services designed to keep your assets safe. So get in touch with our removalists today to book your move. With COVID-19 restrictions coming to an end, demand will rise, so don't delay.

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