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February 29th, 2024

Moving To Brisbane: What You Need To Know

moving to brisbane guide

Considering a move to Brisbane? You’re in good company! Recent media reports have focused on the continuing growing popularity of Queensland, and its capital city Brisbane in particular, as a location of high interstate migration and permanent residence.

Getting in touch with interstate removalists in Brisbane can assist you with planning and facilitating the big move, helping everything to run smoothly.

Important Things to Know Before Moving to Brisbane

  • No longer a ‘big country town’, Brisbane is a world-class city with a high liveability rating. The cost of living compares favourably with other Australian capital cities.
  • The lifestyle is relaxed and centred around outdoor activities and enjoying the weather. Camping during the summer months and over Easter is very popular, with many areas offering spectacular scenery.
  • Water sports are very popular, and all sports are well catered for with facilities and clubs.
  • House and unit prices, for both renting and purchase, are generally lower than in Sydney and Melbourne.
  • While the Brisbane City Council area is large and takes in a number of suburbs, homes in the CBD (usually apartments and units) and those in inner-city suburbs are more expensive than those in the outer suburbs.
  • The top areas for the most affordable rental prices include Acacia Ridge on the southside and Kelvin Grove on the northside/inner north. Two of the suburbs that are most affordable for buying a house or unit are Spring Hill (inner city) and Stafford on the northside.
  • There are a number of Brisbane suburbs with large industrial areas offering employment, however a lot of corporate jobs, both within government and private enterprise, are to be found in the CBD.
  • Given the requirement for infrastructure to meet the growing number of people coming to Brisbane, the construction industry is also one that offers a steady supply of employment opportunities, from on site-workers to project managers and civil engineers.
  • While there is robust infrastructure in Brisbane, for those living in outer suburbs and commuting by car there can be traffic problems. Public transport to the CBD via bus and train is well catered for.
  • There are a number of Brisbane suburbs that are experiencing high growth and rising property values. These include Nathan and Mt Gravatt on Brisbane’s southside, Nundah on the northside, and Brisbane’s inner-north suburbs of Kelvin Grove, Herston, and Ashgrove.
  • It is anticipated that this year the inner suburbs will enjoy increased popularity due proximity to the CBD and a range of high quality lifestyle amenities.


Brisbane is a city that is experiencing high growth because of its lifestyle, amenities, and ongoing upgrades of infrastructure and services. It also offers a wide range of professional opportunities and innovative future-focused government departments and private companies seeking people to fill high-level roles.

Using the services of a removalist company with branches in the major cities can make packing and  moving interstate easier and eliminate a lot of the stress. Reputable companies will have expert drivers and full insurance cover for your peace of mind. They will also provide packing options – such as self-pack containers, storage options, and a checklist to ensure a strategic approach to planning the move.

Are you ready to move?

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