2 months to go
Clean and paint any garden tools and furniture you plan to take. Items with soil on will be denied entry at customs.
Open an Australian/Kiwi bank account.
Find temporary accommodation in Australia or New Zealand.
Book flights, shipping and pet transport.
Book accommodation for each destination en route.
Book pet kennels Down Under.
Start having goodbye parties now.
Organise all birthday cards and presents for the next three months.
Request up-to-date statements on any savings and pensions.
Request credit checks, or a credit reference letter from your bank.
Depending on your contract, give notice to your landlord.