Any move can be stressful, but deciding to relocate across the country can be particularly difficult if you are unfamiliar with interstate moving. Fortunately, Allied has the right expertise and experience to ensure that your relocation from Perth to your new home in Brisbane is a breeze! We have extensive knowledge in these types of relocations so we know what goes into a successful move. To ensure that your move is as smooth and seamless as possible, follow our extensive guide on moving to Brisbane from Perth!
Life in BrisbaneMoving to Brisbane means enjoying a relaxed lifestyle without having to compromise on the benefits of living in a bigger city. Situated on the east coast, Brisbane is an hour's drive from the Gold Coast and an hour and a half flight from Sydney which makes it a lot less isolated than Perth. But, what is everyday life like in Brisbane and how does it really differ from Perth?
WORK & CAREERBrisbane is currently in the process of an expanding job market and is looking to invest more in innovative businesses. Some of the city’s thriving industries include healthcare and social services, IT and technology, education and training, and construction.
Unlike Perth, Brisbane has the advantage of being on Australian Eastern Standard Time which is compatible with businesses based in the larger cities of Sydney and Melbourne. This means it’s much easier to work remotely or for bigger Australian businesses while also maintaining a lifestyle which is similar to Perth.
HOUSINGBrisbane’s housing market has been on the rise, attracting investment from across Australia as well as overseas. As a city with potential to rapidly increase in value, it’s a great time to invest in property. Purchasing property in Brisbane is more expensive than Perth, with the average median house price has risen to over $800,000. Rent is also mostly costly in Brisbane, at least 10% more expensive than Perth. The average cost of renting a three-bedroom apartment in the city centre in Brisbane is around $3,018 a month.
In Brisbane, being close to the River is highly desirable (and more expensive). Some of Brisbane’s most popular suburbs include Alderley, Ascot, and Newmarket. A key reason why Perth residents are keen to move to Brisbane is the wide variety of family friendly neighbourhoods which offer a combination of parks and schools. Wilston, Corinda and Kalinga are popular with young families.
THE CULTURE & LIFESTYLEBrisbane’s lifestyle can often be compared to Perth’s, as the great weather and love of sport is also popular here. The arts and culture scene is also beginning to emerge, with various museums, galleries, festivals and performances popping up across the city.
Sport is more than a pastime in Brisbane, it’s a passion! Rugby league is incredibly popular in Brisbane, with the fiercely contested ‘State of Origin’ against New South Wales a highlight for most Queenslanders. You’ll also find that netball, rowing, basketball and cycling are common, with both professional and amateur matches on.
Brisbane has a public transportation system of buses and trains which make it easy to navigate the city without a car. To access these services, you’ll need a Translink Go Card which is a reusable card used to pay your way. Car ownership is popular, especially those living in the outer suburbs. There’s also a wide range of bike paths and shared pathways so cycling around the city is highly enjoyable.
With a subtropical climate, there’s warm weather throughout the year in Brisbane! During summer, you’ll experience the highest level of rainfall, as well as thunderstorms and flooding. The average summer temperatures in Brisbane usually span 21℃ to 30℃. Brisbane winters are mild and dry, averaging 11℃ to 21℃.
Planning your move to Brisbane
So, you’ve got a basic understanding of what life may be like in Brisbane! Now, it’s time to begin preparing for your interstate relocation from Perth.
PACKING BELONGINGS AND FURNITUREEvery move means you’ll have to face the dreaded task of packing, and moving interstate is no exception! As your belongings will have to travel over 4,330 kilometres from Perth to Brisbane, ensuring that they are properly packed and safe for the journey is essential. It’s easy to leave your packing to the last minute, but getting started on packing your belongings and furniture early will make the lead up to your move less stressful. Make sure you use proper packing materials such as packing peanuts, bubble wrap and moving boxes. The best way to ensure that your things are ready to journey to their new home is to use a professional packing service. The experts will handle your packing so everything is secure and safe for the move, and give you time to concentrate on being excited for Brisbane.
MOVING A CAR OR VEHICLEIf you’d like to take your car or vehicle with you to Brisbane, you will need to choose how you will relocate it there. You can either choose to drive the car from Perth yourself or use a vehicle transportation service. Driving your car from Perth to Brisbane will take at least 46 hours so if you don’t have the time or energy to spare, it’s recommended you use the professionals.
RELOCATING WITH PETSThere’s no doubt that pets are important so if you are relocating to Brisbane from Perth, you’ll likely want to take your pet with you. As you prepare for your move, take your pet to the vet for a check-up and inform them about your move. As it is such a long way to drive with a pet, it’s better to use a pet transportation service. They will have the right expertise and resources to get your pet to their new home in Brisbane, safely and efficiently.
STORAGEAs moving interstate can be stressful, having somewhere safe and secure to store your belongings and furniture is incredibly important. You can use a storage service to ensure that your items are safe while you complete your move to Brisbane by using short-term storage. Alternatively, you can choose long-term storage so your belongings are safe for as long as you need. Some storage providers like Allied can deliver your stored belongings and furniture to your new interstate home when you require, maximising flexibility and convenience.
REMOVALISTS VS DIYWhen preparing for an interstate relocation, you will need to decide whether you handle the move yourself or enlist the help of experts. There are multiple logistics to keep track of during an interstate move from Perth to Brisbane, it’s also time consuming and sometimes expensive. So, is it worth using removalists?
It can be highly worthwhile using professional movers due convenience, and surprisingly quite cost-effective. This is because of the various costs involved in moving yourself, such as petrol, packing materials, the time taken to pack and move yourself (including taking time off work), renting a truck or van, and any other incidental expenses.
One of the major advantages of trusting removalists is the time and energy you save. A moving company will have the right experience, a high level of training and proper professional equipment to handle your interstate move and carefully look after your belongings, not to mention they will be significantly more efficient.
You’ll also find that if you are using multiple moving services (such as pet relocation, storage, and transit insurance), they can provide a more competitive deal compared to using numerous service providers.