Reasons to Move to Hobart
Tasmania offers the most affordable housing in Australia with houses for sale at a fraction of the cost in Sydney and Melbourne.
Life is about as laidback as it gets with wide open non-congested roads and an emphasis on a work-life balance.
No shortage of photo opportunities in what is one of the most staggering and unique natural landscapes in the world, awash with beautiful beaches and mountain scenery.
The compact and cooler Australian island of Tasmania, or ‘Tassie’ as it is affectionately known by locals, is much revered among young families and retirees for its natural beauty and laidback locals.
The capital, Hobart is the most southern of Australia’s capital cities with a buoyant but far from heaving population of just over 230,000 residents.
One of the most remarkable things about living in Hobart is the ease by which you can get from one point in the city to another.
As with mainland Australia, Hobart enjoys an outdoor-themed lifestyle geared towards a strong work-life balance where participation in adventure sports and beachside bbqs are the norm.
In recent years it has garnered a reputation as a ‘foodies’ haven’. Salmon, oysters, abalone and mussels thrive off the coast, while the land yields an abundance of fruit, from strawberries to avocados. Meanwhile, cheesemakers, beekeepers and chocolatiers win awards for their wares.
If you want to know the real enduring appeal of this island city however it’s all about the price.
Housing prices are significantly cheaper than Sydney and other Australian cities. With so many great places to source fresh local produce it does not fall folly to the heavy food shop bills that many expats who move to the mainland are hit by.
If you want to live in a place where everybody knows your name, but life is as varied as the weather then Hobart could be the perfect fit for you.
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 Hobart
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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- Hobart has been praised for the “sheer affordability of housing” which is substantially cheaper than Sydney and Melbourne.
- The average house price in Hobart now stands at AU$478,000 (£269,000).
- Monthly rent for an apartment in Hobart is around AUS$1252 (£705). This is 50% cheaper when compared to Sydney AU$2568 (£1447) and 58% cheaper than renting in London.
Due to the relatively stable rural-urban migration house prices are considerably lower than in any other Australian capital city.
Despite this Hobart is ranked among the world’s top 20 hot spots for property growth, indicating now is the perfect place to buy a pad on the island of Tasmania.
Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of city life in a modern apartment, or a rural retreat with plenty of open green space, Hobart caters to every audience.
The affluent suburb of Sandy Bay is just over 2 miles south of the CBD. Sandy Bay is popular with families’ due to its great beaches, local markets and close links to local primary and high schools.
There is a good mix of beautiful old and newer homes with plenty of local amenities to choose from.
Whether you’re moving from the mainland or straight from the UK, renting is usually the preferred choice. With low rents this option allows you to source an area before committing to a purchase.
White & Company Provide Removals to Hobart and all major locations in Tasmania
The average monthly net salary in Hobart is AU$3914 (£2206) which is 22% lower compared to Sydney and 4% lower than London.
Rental costs in Hobart are 58% lower than in London. Basic food shopping in Hobart is 16% higher than in London
As you might expect from an island, wages in Hobart are lower than in other larger Australian cities and both external expats and mainland residents note how expensive imported groceries can be.
This is offset somewhat by the significantly cheaper cost of renting or buying a home and the ability to shop locally (which is usually of a superior quality to those foods imported).
Hobart’s climate is cooler and has more rain than many other cities across the country and plenty of people grow their own fruit and vegetables.
With many outdoor activities surrounding the beach and countryside, having a good time does not necessarily have to involve a lot of expense.
Favourable economic conditions throughout Australia, cheaper air fares, and two new Spirit of Tasmania ferries have all contributed to a rising tourism industry in Hobart.
The Port is a central focus for the city and is a busy commercial hub offering employment opportunities.
Approximately 1.7% of the Tasmanian population are employed by the local government.
The job market right across Tasmania is more like that of a regional area with proportionally more jobs in some industries and fewer in others.
The island’s main hospitals are based in Hobart and Launceston and there is currently high demand for candidate with healthcare skills. Doctors, nurses and consultants with specialities are particularly in demand.
Other areas where there is a need for skilled employees include agriculture, leisure and tourism.
There is also steady work in civil construction in Tasmania with plumbers and electricians in short supply and many backpackers currently filling roles on temporary working holiday visas.
Your best chance for finding work is via a specialist UK-Australia recruitment firm.
Live The Dream Australia regularly advertises positions in Hobart and the rest of Australia and can help match the right candidates to registered employers looking for overseas workers.
In 1868 Tasmania became the first state to introduce compulsory education. The majority of Hobart schools are government schools, followed by Catholic schools and Independents.
Unlike mainland Australia, primary and secondary education in Tasmania is a three-tiered system consisting of Primary, High school and College.
The public education system is run by the Tasmanian Department of Education. Across the island schools in the public education system include 138 primary schools, 57 high schools and 8 colleges.
Hobart is home to the main campus of the University of Tasmania, located in Sandy Bay. It is the largest public higher education institute in Tasmania.
There are two other major campuses located at Newnham (in Launceston) and Burnie in the far north of the island.
TasTAFE (technical and further education), operates a total of seven polytechnic campuses within the Greater Hobart area that provide vocational education and training.
Other education options include private education, religions institutions and international schools, of which there are 10 dotted over the island.
Removals to Hobart
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 Hobart 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 Hobart 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 Hobart underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
Alternatively fill out a quick quote form or chat to our Bot and we’ll get in touch with you straight away.
What Others Say…
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