Reasons to Move to Cairns
If you want the free and easy life, then Cairns should be at the top of your list to migrate to. Cairns is located in tropical Far North Queensland and is the perfect beach city.
The city enjoys a warm climate all year round and has only fallen below 10 degrees Celsius twice on record.
Overall, neighbourhoods are clean and attractive, with neat houses and generous garden space. Living in Cairns offers you access to good amenities, schools and health services.
Staying indoors is not an option when you live in Cairns! There is an overwhelming number of things to do see and experience. Renowned as the gateway to two of the world’s greatest natural attractions: The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
The area is a region of spectacular scenery and rugged landscape with fast flowing rivers, deep gorges and numerous waterfalls. The mountain summits provide expansive vistas of undisturbed rainforests.
The region is truly multicultural and has one of the oldest intact surviving Indigenous communities in the world – the Kuku Yalanj. There is a strong expat influence here too, so making new friends will not pose too much of a problem.
Although seen as a laid-back friendly place to live, it is also growing fast and it’s certainly not behind in civilisation terms however and has its fair share of modern convenience and culture.
Another positive to the Cairns lifestyle is that it is very bike friendly. Unlike other larger Australian cities where riding a bike can be both difficult and dangerous, Cairns is completely flat and has bikes lanes so that riding to any location is made safe.
If you want to live in a place where there are no sky scrapers, where there are white sandy beaches with clear blue water full of fish and streets lined with palm trees, Cairns is the place to be.
Export Packing & Wrapping Service
When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence.
The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being transported in special breathable bubble wrap.
Special made-to-measure wooden creates can also be used for difficult to move or fragile items.
Our dedicated team in the UK & Australia will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly.
They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods ready for checks or inspections.
Once your belongings have cleared customs, you will be contacted to discuss a convenient time to deliver them if not already agreed.
White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK to choose from.
Our partners in Australia can also off your storage facilities should you require them.
Insurance For Removals to Cairns
Despite our best efforts sometimes items get damaged or things go amiss. White & Company always try to minimise problems during the moving process. That’s why we offer limited liability insurance.
Marine insurance is a key consideration when shipping overseas. We recommend you consider protecting your valuable personal possessions while in transit or storage with our ‘All Risk’ Marine Standard Liability cover.
Marine Insurance Cover is offered to you on receipt of a completed Overseas Valuation Form. Such insurance cover is ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘All Risk’ and is based on the values as declared by you on the Overseas Valuation Form.
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Cairns has expanded a great deal in recent years. Many new developments have been built which are aimed at attracting young families into the area.
With an average house price of $420,000 (£236,000) Cairns is lower than Queensland’s average house price of $488,000 (£275,000).
Rent Prices in Cairns are 59.80% cheaper than those in London. Monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the centre of Cairns will cost around AUS$692 (£389).
Stats supplied by Numbeo
There are some very nice homes, mostly apartments along the Esplanade, obviously they will be expensive by the sea. You will find a good selection of smaller apartments closer to the centre and just a little further out, you have access to some very large properties, with big gardens and pools which are much more reasonably priced than centrally located homes.
A popular area to live in the city is either Edge Hill or Whitfield. Located here are some of the most sought-after properties in Cairns. A small three bedroomed detached home in these areas will cost around AU$380,000 (£213,000). For a high-end home with stunning views you are looking at paying AU$1,000,000 (£562,000).
Freshwater is also one of Cairns premier suburbs. It boasts the best state school in Cairns, it’s safe and quiet, houses that come onto the market here are snapped up very quickly. Generally, sellers always retrieve the asking price if not more, as competition is fierce.
It is defiantly worth renting when you first arrive. This gives you time to get a feel for the different suburbs and what will suit you best. There are plenty of rental properties on the market currently and costs are low when compared to other major cities across Australia.
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The average monthly net salary in Cairns is AU$3914 (£2206) which is 22% lower compared to Sydney and 4% lower than London.
Rent Prices in Cairns are 58% lower than in London
Basic Groceries Prices in Cairns are 16% higher than in London
All stats provided by Numbeo
As an average, wages are just over 25% lower in Cairns when compared to Sydney, but this is offset by the fact that cost of housing, food and transport are also cheaper.
Savings can be made in other ways too. Eating out can quickly eat into your budget, but as there are so many outdoor activities and attractions, packing a picnic works out a cheaper option, especially if you have several children.
Finding things to do which are either low cost or absolutely free is easy. Cairns has plenty of “no charge” attractions.
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Studying in Cairns offers a unique kind of education experience encountering a learning style that encourages innovative, creative and independent thinking.
The majority of children in Cairns attend State Primary and High Schools.
There are also opportunities to attend private, catholic and other denominational schools in Cairns. These offer education to students from either Prep (year 1) to year 7, Year 8 to Year 12 or they cover the whole school years in the one location.
There are 20 state primary schools and 16 state high schools operated by the Queensland state government Department of Education within the Cairns City Council area.
Cairns state schools offer an accessible high-quality education with a curriculum which covers a broad range of subjects. Once a student reaches the end of year 12, they are faced with a choice, where they can decide to go into work placement, study at university or sign up for a higher learning institution.
Higher education is provided by two major universities, CQUniversity (CQU) and James Cook University (JCU). The Campus of James Cook University located at Smithfield. CQ University Australia has established a study centre in central Cairns.
The Cairns job market is very robust right now. Its unemployment rate is currently sitting at a remarkable 4.1%.
The overall Queensland’s employment trend has been an upward one increasing 11.1% From February 2018 to February 2019.
Health Care and Social Assistance is amongst the largest employers per industry, making up 15.3% of total employment
As the economy grows and each industry races to keep up, there are often essential skill shortages throughout Australia including Cairns, that migrants with the right skills and abilities can help with.
As such, the Australian Governments “Skilled Occupations List” (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/) is constantly updated to reflect the most essential needs of various industries throughout the country and represents the most successful way for people to migrate to Australia and benefit from its ever-improving economy.
Visit the site and see if your qualifications and experience are “in demand” in Cairns.
Removals to Cairns
Weekly removals services to Australia with full load consignments that take your belongings direct from point A to B or part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.
Shipping can take anything from 8 to 12 weeks. From arrival at port in Cairns to the additional time taken for the clearing of customs and quarantine.
Storage offered either at our secure facilities based in the UK or through our industry partners in Australia.
Now that you’ve hopefully decided to settle down and move to Cairns it’s time to figure out how to get there.
Australia has long been the expat destination of choice with thousands making the move each year.
During this time White & Company has positioned itself as the international removals firm of choice for all Removals to Australia.
To find out more about how we could get your dream move to Cairns underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
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