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Consumer Affairs New South Wales received 287 complaints about furniture removalists last year and many Thais have reported to Home Thai that they have been victims in an industry made up of unlicensed dodgy backyard businesses.
One woman who moved from Brisbane to Sydney told homethai.com.au the removals company she hired and paid for in advance failed to turn up on the scheduled date, cost her extra rent payments due to not being able to vacate the rental property, lacked skill and communication, and was bullied into paying additional fees from what was originally quoted.
We’ve prepared a guide to help those looking to relocate to the popular Thai community in Sydney understand their rights and how they can be avoid moving scams.
Read reviews on removalist businesses
Before you believe what they promise, simply jump online and search interstate removalists Sydney to read reviews about the removalist company.
The internet has become an important tool in gathering useful information and there are many who are willing to share experiences with non-reputable businesses.
Schedule an onsite quotation
Removalists who provide you with a quotation without seeing the furniture in person cannot be accurate.
There is so much more to moving than listing the inventory to be moved, your three bedroom furniture is not exactly the same the your neighbours 3 bedroom furniture.
Nevertheless, if you do run into problems with your move, you can contact Consumer Affairs NSW to lodge a complaint if you believe the removalist has breached ACL in which you have a right for remedy.
Moving Guide Welcome to Home Thai Community, an online community to support the Thai population in Australia.
The community is aimed to assist those who want to connect with the Thai expat community in Australia.
During the 1980s, there were many Thai students who came to Australia via sponsorship under the military traineeships or the Colomobo Plan for various Australian training and degree programs.
The next five years saw the Thai population grow by more than 7000 people and it has only been within the last decade where more than half of the Thailand-born migrate to Australia.
The 2016 Census recorded a 52.2 per cent increase from the 2006 Census with 52,028 Thailand-born in Australia.
Data has shown that Thais prefer New South Wales compared to any other state in Australia, NSW recorded the largest number with 18,388 followed by Victoria with 11,023, Queensland 7,132 then Western Australia 5,329 and other states and territories.
Connect to expat community of Thai in Australia
Whether you are choosing to migrate to Australia or have questions you would like answered by Thais already living in Australia, joining organized events to connect to the community of Thai expats in Australia is an easy way to connect.