Reasons to move to Canberra
Despite being Australia’s capital city and seat of Parliament, Canberra is one of the nation’s smallest cities with a population just under 500,000.
Located within the ‘Australian Capital Territory’ (ACT), Canberra is revered for its affordable property market and business friendly environment.
Heralded as one of the ‘most liveable cities in Australia’, Canberra’s leafy natural surrounding offer an idyllic setting to raise a family with access to excellent schools and good amenities.
Canberra is unlikely to be the first name that rolls off the tongue when you think of moving to Australia.
Born from a disagreement between Sydney and Melbourne which resulted in stalemate over where to put the nation’s capital, Canberra is a unique capital city.
A thriving modern city with a unique layout, Canberra was specifically designed to be surrounded by unspoilt national parks and has an extensive array of first-class recreational facilities.
As one of the few major inland cities in Australia it has become a welcome retreat for people looking to visit its mountain ranges and forest, with weekend homes the norm.
Recognised for a clean outdoors lifestyle complemented by excellent and high paid working opportunities you can live in a clean, safe and healthy community, where your kids can attend world-class schools.
A beautiful well-planned city with picturesque manmade lakes, national monuments, museums and galleries that give an architectural lineage to the city.
If you’re planning a move to Australia, overlook Canberra at your peril.
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.
Customs Clearance For Canberra
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 Canberra
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.
Moving to Canberra? Get a removals quote
The average house price in Canberra increased by 2.3% during the last three months and now stands at AU$625,000 (£352,000).
While Melbourne and Sydney saw decreases in growth over the past year, Canberra defied the trend, recording six consecutive years of annual house price growth.
Monthly rent for an apartment in the centre of Canberra is around AUS$1820 (£1025).
Canberra is one of the world’s best planned cities and has one of the most affordable property markets in Australia.
As prices have escalated elsewhere, Canberra has repositioned itself as a more affordable alternative to the pricey property markets of Melbourne and Sydney.
Demand has varied over the years, as has the availability of housing, driven by the number of new housing developments, which at times has been restricted due to development regulations.
Overall, though, Canberra boasts a wide variety of property types to fit different budgets in both the purchase and rental markets, so chances are you’ll find something to suit your needs.
White & Company Provide Removals to Canberra and all major locations in Australia’s Capital Territory
The average monthly net salary in Canberra is AU$5263 (£2965) which is 4% higher compared to Sydney and 28% higher than London. Rental values in Canberra are 41.33% lower than in London. A basic weekly food shop is 18% dearer in Canberra than London
Canberra is known as a ’20-minute city’ due to its well-planned roads, cycle paths and efficient public transport systems. All of which make living and working in Canberra cost-efficient.
The cost of everyday expenses such as parking, public transportation and beer, are among the lowest in Australia. It is also cheaper to entertain yourself here.
Many of the popular attractions in Canberra include outdoor activities which cost nothing and there is plenty for the sporty expat to get involved with.
Runners can join the Canberra Marathon in April, and there are golf courses galore, in addition to excellent recreation facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts and skate parks.
Cycling is also very popular and there are various cycle paths and mountain bike trails to make use of.
Those who enjoy water sports can sail, row, water-ski and even take part in dragon boat races on Canberra’s various lakes.
Canberra is the major regional service hub for much of Southeast Australia and connected to fast-growing centres across the Asia Pacific region. The city is home to the country’s highest paying employers with an exceptionally high employment rate of 82%. Residents of Canberra boast a higher level of disposable income than any other Australian state capital.
An honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay is a phrase often floated but rarely abided to.
If you are looking for a city which pays well for hard work you’ve come to the right place.
More than 50% of the city’s workforce is employed by private companies, of which over 25,000 operate in Canberra.
As the nation’s capital, Canberra is home to big business as well as government and educational establishments. Around 25,000 businesses are based in the city, ranging from large multi-national firms right down to private SMEs.
Its major industries include the public administration and safety sector, the professional, scientific and technical services along with the healthcare and social assistance sectors
In demand right now are candidates with experience in the construction and cyber security industries.
Canberra has the most educated population in Australia with 34% of the population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher.
With 43.4 schools per 100,000 residents, Canberra has a greater number of schools per resident than both Sydney and Melbourne.
Canberra has the highest percentage of non-government (private) school students in Australia. It is also home to six international schools offering the International Baccalaureate qualification.
The Australian National University is ranked 25th in the world and is part of a prestigious group of eight leading international Australian universities.
Parents anxious about schooling options for their children when moving to Australia will be reassured by Canberra’s school system which has a national reputation for achieving excellent academic results.
You will have access to a good standard of schooling typical across the city, and plenty of opportunities for young people in terms of further education.
Each school offers a modern, well-equipped and supportive environment with opportunities for intellectual, sporting and cultural development.
Canberra also has the highest percentage of non-government (private) school students in Australia. For those only intending to stay short term or do not want to commit fully there are also six international schools offering the International Baccalaureate qualification recognised in the UK.
In terms of post-secondary education, there are a huge variety of options in Canberra ranging from community colleges and technical schools through to a world-renowned hospitality school and even a military academy.
The two main tertiary institutions are the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Canberra.
The ANU is a world-leading academic and research-intensive university and has been responsible for producing gifted leaders in law, medicine physics, engineering and business, among others.
Removals to Canberra
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 Australia 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 Canberra 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 Canberra underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
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What Others Say…
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