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    What To Expect When Moving To Brisbane

    What To Expect When Moving To Brisbane

    By Karen Thorogood | February 6, 2019

    What To Expect When Moving To Brisbane

    Are you planning on moving to the biggest city in sunny Queensland? You’re not the only one! Plenty of families, young professionals and retirees alike are making a move to Brisbane to start the exciting next chapter of their lives!

    Along with a laidback lifestyle, friendly locals and sun all year round, Brisbane is also a lot more affordable than Melbourne and Sydney, where house prices continue to skyrocket.

    Brisbane has been named Australia’s New World City and is fast making an impression on the country and beyond.

    Have you been busy trying to find the best interstate removalists and planning the move that you haven’t had much time to research Brisbane? Well, now is the perfect time to start learning more about your new city.

    Keep reading to find out what to expect when moving to Brisbane.

    There Is No Winter In Brisbane

    Are you moving to Brisbane from a southern city where you are shiver through winter each year? Those chilly days and icy winters are now a thing of the past! During winter, Brisbane experiences lows of 15 degrees and highs of 25 degrees. As anyone who has experienced those dreaded freezing early mornings, this doesn’t feel like winter at all.

    Having better weather allows you to spend more time out and about, seeing sights, and enjoying the company of your friends and family. Warmer weather also leads to less time spent sick during the brutal cold and flu season.

    If you’re still in the early stages of planning your move, it’s suggested to book a removalist for your move in either March to May in the Autumn or September to November in Spring. This allows you to experience more mild weather conditions to ease into your new location more comfortably.

    A Beach In The City

    While Queensland is all about fun, sun, sand and the beach, while living in Brisbane, it’s quite a long drive to head to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast for a day at the beach.

    Luckily, you don’t need to travel so far! There is already a tropical paradise right in the middle of the city streets!

    Streets Beach features a sparkling lagoon and sandy white beaches and is the only man-made inner-city beach in Australia!

    The beach is free to enjoy and also has qualified lifeguards on duty all year. This South Bank beach is a Brisbane icon and provides the perfect environment for families and a group of friends to get away from the sweltering Brisbane heat.

    NRL is Serious Business

    If you are moving from anywhere in NSW, then it’s likely you don’t hear much about the NRL outside of the final coverage. Even though Brisbane has an AFL team, everyone in Brisbane is NRL mad. It’s the Broncos who own the town, not the Brisbane Lions.

    Expect on game day to see an army of fans marching throughout the city wearing their maroon colours proudly.

    Whether you have never watched an NRL game before, or your loyalties lie with another team, attending a Broncos home game isn’t just a must; it’s a rite of passage to being a true local.

    Catch up on learning the rules and teams in the lead up to your move while your removalist takes care of everything for you.

    Brisbane Airport

    Brisbane has an airport only a 20-minute drive from the CBD, meaning you don’t need to plan an epic trip and stress over traffic to catch your flight on time.

    The Brisbane Airtrain also takes you directly to both the domestic and international airport terminals from the CBD and departs every 15 minutes during peak times.

    Best Brisbane Suburbs

    Brisbane has a variety of different suburbs to suit all lifestyles. Whether you are looking for a trendy inner-city suburb in the heart of Brisbane, or a more laid-back and leafy suburb in a family-friendly area, there is a suburb for you. Here is a selection of the most popular Brisbane suburbs.

    Inner Brisbane

    • New Farm – Perhaps the trendiest suburb in Brisbane, New Farm is just minutes away from the CBD and features the river and park. There are cute apartments and houses, as well as hip and happening cafés and restaurants.
    • Paddington – If you love boutiques and eateries, then Paddington is the place for you. It’s a more quiet and leafy suburb, located right on the fringe of the CBD. Paddington is also quite hilly, so if you do a lot of walking or cycling, you should prepare for an intense workout.
    • West End – People from all walks of life call West End home. Surrounded by diversity and rich in culture, and home to many fashionable bars and restaurants also.

    North Brisbane

    • Kedron – is a great choice for families as well as older people. It is a tranquil, clean and safe area that is very family-friendly. It also offers easy access to the CBD.

    East Brisbane

    • Manly – set in a bayside suburb, Manly has plenty to offer. Perfect for enjoying a walk along the water’s edge or having seafood delicacy. Many markets have divine seasonal produce, as well as an active arts and craft scene.

    South Brisbane

    • South Bank – home to the only Australian man-made beach and gorgeous parklands, South Bank also has a vast choice of bars, restaurants and cafes. There is something for everyone, and night owls and foodies, in particular, will love apartment living in this fashionable suburb.

    Brisbane Public Transport

    Brisbane has an excellent public transport infrastructure, making it easy to get around. The city has a cashless prepaid go card which makes travel seamless throughout all public transport, including trains, buses, CityCat ferries, and water taxis.

    • Bus – Brisbane has a large bus network of over 400 different routes servicing over 12,000 bus stops. This is a cheap and easy way to get around Brisbane. There are also City centre free loop buses within the CBD and between Spring Hill.
    • Train – Brisbane’s main train stations include Brisbane Central, King George Square, Roma St, Fortitude Valley and South Bank. There are many train lines that service Brisbane and its suburbs. As well as direct trains to the Sunshine Coast, Cleveland, Gold Coast and Ipswich and Rosewood. Brisbane train network makes it easy to commute for work or school or a fun day trip into the CBD.
    • CityCat Ferry – Avoid peak hour traffic, and take the scenic route instead on a CityCat Ferry throughout Brisbane. A fun and relaxing way to get where you need to go.

    Ready to move to Brisbane? Your exciting new scenery and lifestyle change are waiting! Focus on planning your new life, and leave the moving to a professional removalist.

    Optimove are experienced and trustworthy removalists who make moving interstate a breeze. Contact us today for an obligation free quote on 1300 400 874 or email

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