Moving To Queensland – What To Expect When Moving To Queensland

Moving to Queensland is the dream of many Australian’s, but what does Queensland actually have to offer? Queensland sits in the northeast corner of Australia and had been attracting newcomers for decades. As of 2018, its population is around five million, largely due to the fact that Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city, is located here in the Sunshine State. This region is full of fun things to do, incredible natural beauty, cosmopolitan cities, quaint towns and so much more.

The region’s mostly tropical climate is wonderful to experience during the summer months, and for those looking to travel, they will find the area is rife with a number of bucket list experiences that are not to be missed. If moving to Queensland, expect to interact with a diverse group of people from all over the world who have relocated here for many of the same reasons that you might have had. Moving to Queensland is an exciting time but to ensure that your relocation goes as smoothly as possible, it’s important to take the time to learn a little more about your new home.

Continue reading to learn more about what you should expect when moving to Queensland, the Sunshine State.

Climate

The area experiences tropical climates throughout the state with monsoon rains being a feature in the inland western areas of the state. Other areas experience low rainfall and high humidity, and the severe summer weather can feature cyclones. The winter months are below freezing, and by mid-winter, the landscape is covered in frost and light snow. Other conditions that this region experiences include severe spring thunderstorms, and depending on the intensity, damaging winds and tornadoes. Those living in Queensland can also expect to experience drought conditions, which can lead to bush fires in the area. The area offers potential residents two major seasons that are characterised by hot, humid and sticky summers and cold winters.

 

Areas To Consider Living

If looking to the urban landscape for housing, Brisbane is rapidly becoming one of the country’s largest cities. Outside of Brisbane, there are three regions and then places along the coast from which any would-be resident can choose. Inland, North West, Central West, and South West Queensland are a few locations that you may choose to locate yourself and your family. Along the coast, there are the Far Northern and Northern regions, Mackay, Fitzroy, and Wide Bay Burnett.

Those looking to move toward the coast can find a wide range of activities, especially at the beach. The popular Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef are great for both snorkeling and sailing and contain great picnic areas for those who want to hang out on the weekends. In addition to some of its natural reserves, visitors and residents will have a lot to see and do in this beautiful region.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living as compared to living in other places is much cheaper. When compared to the UK, the cost for housing, cars, petrol, and other items is cheaper but costs are climbing. If you’re planning to move to Queensland, new residents should expect to pay the usual high prices for electricity and you should also expect to pay extra for other utilities such as water. Finally, if you do not own a car, some might find that public transit costs are expensive.

Great Expectations In Queensland  

Those looking to make the move to the Sunshine Coast will find a rich region that offers residents a lot to do and experience. There are a variety of neighbourhoods to choose from depending on your budget, your interests and the requirements of your family. Regardless of where you decide to base yourself and how great your expectations are, you will no doubt love your new life in Queensland.

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