Moving to Queensland
An Introduction to Queensland
Known as the ‘sunshine state’, Queensland is the perfect place to move to for those who love diving and an active lifestyle. If you are moving to Queensland from within Australia, you’ll discover the home of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. In its position in the country’s northeast, Queensland offers high temperatures with most of the state’s population living along the coast.
What to Expect When Moving to Queensland
Queensland is the tropical centre of Australia’s states. Offering warm waters, abundant wildlife and high temperatures, moving to Queensland is a popular option for those wanting to discover nature. As Australia’s second-biggest and third most populated state, Queensland offers fantastic opportunities for businesses and workers alike.
If you are moving to Queensland with a family, you will find a stable economy, affordable housing and a world-class education system. Living in Queensland also offers advanced healthcare services, a modern infrastructure and six international airports to choose from.
Queensland is also home to 5 of the 11 World Heritage areas of Australia.
Climate in Queensland
The climate in Queensland is largely hot and humid. Temperatures in the north can reach extreme highs and can be very humid in the wet season with warm, dry winters. Temperatures reach 31 degrees with 75% humidity. Hotter still is the central west which experiences the hottest temperatures in the state, occasionally reaching over 40 degrees.
Temperatures for those moving to the south-east of Queensland are similar to the north-east but are generally cooler. Finally, the coast to the south where most people live has some of the best weather in Australia. Summer months usually reach between 21 – 29 degrees with winter months being between 11 – 21 degrees. This area includes major cities such as Brisbane, The Gold Coast and Noosa.
Cost of Living When Moving to Queensland
Compared to the rest of Australia, moving to Queensland provides a relatively good cost of living. Different areas of the state can cost up to 33% more. The further north you go, the higher the prices. The cost of living is creeping up in major urban areas but remains lower than Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Darwin.
Renting and buying a home in Brisbane, Queensland’s capital is much cheaper than the first and second biggest cities in Australia, making it an attractive option. Median house prices in Brisbane sit around $490,000. Queenslanders also pay less tax compared to Victorians and NSW. Public transport is the most expensive in Australia but is extensive and runs regularly. Costs for motorists are rising, however, with increased tolls and registration as of 2017.
Working in Queensland
If you are moving to Queensland for work, you will find a wealth of opportunities. With a strong economy and modern infrastructure, working in Queensland is a growing business. Whilst the main industries are currently agriculture, tourism and mining, business incentives and fewer taxes for businesses and individuals are seeking to attract more skilled workers to the state.
Best Places to Live in Queensland
- North Ward
- Broadbeach Waters
- Meridan Plains
Top Things to Do in Queensland
Check out our list of top things to do for those moving to Queensland.
- Witness the Great Barrier Reef
- Explore the Atherton Tableland’s waterfalls, rainforest reserves and mountain village
- Visit the famous Australia Zoo
- Wander Brisbane’s streets, take a river cruise or discover Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
- Enjoy Townsville and Magnetic Island
- Ride the waves at the Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise
- Hike the trails of Noosa National Park in search of sleepy koalas
Palmers Relocations Services to Queensland
Our interstate relocation services to Queensland include:
– Door-to-door service
– Shared container options
– Direct shipments
– Sea and Air Freight
– Car transportation
– Fixed price quotations
Get your free quote today for a full interstate removal to Queensland.
When you book a removal with Palmers Relocations, we make sure that we go above and beyond to make your relocation as stress-free as possible.
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