Moving To Newcastle
Are you planning on moving to Newcastle, New South Wales? It is essentially an industrial city about two hours north of Sydney. Famous for its coal, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbour in the world. Settled between the working harbour and beautiful beaches, Newcastle city is now a vibrant and exciting centre, offering culture, cool bars and great restaurants.
Port Stephen is a 40-minute drive and has beautiful waterways, it’s a great place to see dolphins in the wild and there are many whale-watching cruises available. Hunter Valley vineyards are also easy to reach from Newcastle, taking just under an hour.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Newcastle
The average house prices in the area are more reasonable than in other cities such as Sydney. It may be a good idea to consider renting in the short term, just to get a feel of the property market and to see which area of the city best suits your needs. If you are moving to Newcastle and need to find a property for sale, estate agents promote their houses on the major property sites such as:
Schools if moving to Newcastle
Newcastle has a good range of local public, private and secondary schools. Help to select a school can be found at: Shools
Local Information If thinking of moving to Newcastle
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit http://www.gov.au/
Travel If thinking of moving to Newcastle
Almost all expats living in Australia find it best to have a car, although the public transport system in Newcastle is extensive and very reliable. The city has a network of buses, with the main depot situated next to Newcastle train station. Train services leave Newcastle station and stop at Hamilton, Wickham and Civic before heading towards either Sydney or the Hunter Valley.
Due to the long distances between major cities in Australia, flying is often the most popular travel option. The main airlines that operate domestically between Australian cities are, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tiger Airways Australia and Jetstar.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Newcastle
The Australian Dollar (AUD or $A) is the official currency in Australia, and is divided into 100 cents.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Foreign Exchange
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