If you’re put off by the general hype, huge populations and housing prices of Sydney and Melbourne, let’s introduce you to Australia’s third largest city: Brisbane. It’s a place that enjoys picturesque weather, fantastic beaches and liveliness without being too hectic. Brisbane’s population is less than half of Sydney or Melbourne’s, sitting at a comfortable 2.3 million.

So, if you’re already a little curious, let’s delve deeper. Here are five top reasons to move to Brisbane.

1) Weather

Queensland is known as Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’, and Brisbane is its capital. On average, Brisbane gets 250 days of perfect sunshine per year. This means your jumpers and jackets will basically be sitting in your wardrobe, collecting dust. The coldest month is July which has an average temperature high of 21 degrees Celsius… can you even call that ‘winter’? Brisbane is the place for you if you want more Vitamin D in your life.

2) Close-by to world famous beaches

Brisbane is surrounded by world famous beaches. About an hour south by car, you’ve got the Gold Coast, known for its most popular beach, Surfers Paradise, and the best theme parks in Australia, including Wet ‘N’ Wild World. The Gold Coast is the place where action and excitement is a part of everyday life. Then, if you drive a little over an hour north, you’ve got the Sunshine Coast. This is the home of famous beaches Noosa and Mooloolaba, and it’s known for its super chilled atmosphere.

3) Affordable housing

Renting and buying property in Brisbane is bound to save you tons of cash, compared to living in Sydney or Melbourne. Brisbane’s housing market doesn’t have the same jaw-dropping, wallet-emptying prices, making it a lot easier to find something you love, somewhere you love in Brisbane. This makes it an ideal city for families and students alike.

4) Job market

Brisbane has a great job market with strong sectors in education, agriculture, mining, tourism and hospitality. Blue collar work like construction and trades is another area where finding a job is easy; as one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities, there’s plenty of work to be done!

5) Liveliness

Brisbane is home to some of the best nightlife, and day-life, in Australia. Vibrant, hip areas like Fortitude Valley and West End are known for their stunning range of cuisines, cute cafes, trendy bars and awesome nightlife. The city as a whole is pumping, and a testament to this is its hosting of the Olympic Games in 2032.

Brisbane, Brissy, Brisvegas… whatever you want to call it, it’s an awesome place to live. Ausmove can help you pack up and head for the Sunshine State. They’re New Zealand’s best team of movers and packers, being logistical experts when it comes to relocating to Australia. Get in touch with Ausmove and start your new Brisbane life today. Request a free quote online.

Love arts and culture? Looking for more job opportunities? Avid foodie and lover of different cuisines? Melbourne ticks all the boxes. As Australia’s second biggest city, Melbourne is recognised as one of the best places to live in the world. Ideal for singles, couples, families and retirees, Melbourne welcomes everybody with open arms.

In this post, we’re going to outline our five top reasons to move to Melbourne, and who to call if you’re keen on doing so.

1) Liveability

Melbourne is one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is always in the top 10 of the Economist’s list of most liveable cities; it’s usually in the top 5; and it took out the number 1 spot, seven years in a row until 2017. It’s hard to find fault with a place like Melbourne, given that it’s literally one of the greatest cities on Earth!

2) Arts and culture

Melbourne is one of the cultural capitals of Australia. Art and culture is prevalent everywhere: from the highest institutions to the atmosphere of the streets. Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building are two of the most-frequented cultural establishments in the city – just the sheer size of these buildings is an indicator of how important art and culture is in Melbourne. Hip, creative suburbs like Fitzroy and Northcote are decorated with street art in all forms, giving these parts of the city a distinctly Berlin-esque vibe.

3) Food

Melbourne is a melting pot of all sorts of people, from all sorts of cultural backgrounds. With this comes the amazing blend of cuisines which are right on your doorstep. If you’re a self-proclaimed foodie, Melbourne is basically your heaven. Coffee snobs won’t be able to stick their nose up in the air in Melbourne – this city is home to some of the best coffee in Australia, if not the world.

4) Job market

Employment opportunities are aplenty in hustling, bustling Melbourne. Blue collar work, like construction and trades, is well-paid and easy to find. Creative types like artists, writers and musicians are also drawn to Melbourne. Other fields of work include technology, education, agriculture and hospitality.

5) Everyone’s welcome

Part of the beauty of Melbourne is that it’s suitable for everyone, regardless of age and circumstance. Young people are attracted to inner northern and southern suburbs, families thrive in leafy, green suburbs like Greensborough and Dandenong and retirees are attracted to the laid-back atmosphere and scenic beauty of the Mornington Peninsula.

Melbourne is where you need to be. Ausmove are the people who bring you there. As New Zealand’s best moving company for Kiwis heading to Australia, Ausmove pride themselves on their customer service, logistical expertise and competitive prices. They’ve helped countless others in hanging their hat in Melbourne and are keen to help you too. Get in touch with Ausmove and start your Melbourne journey today.