Reasons to Move to Sydney
Sydney ranks highly for quality of life consistently ranking inside the top ten world cities in Mercer’s quality of life survey, ahead of all other Australian cities.
There are over 100 beaches to choose form in Sydney, of which Bondi and Manly are the most renowned.
The quality and size of the housing surpasses much of what is available in the UK, with beachside apartments and large detached houses in abundance.
Each of Australia’s cities is unique in its own way. Sydney has largely positioned itself as being the business-centric city of Australia with lots of opportunities to carve out a high paying career.
Expats moving to Sydney can look forward to a dynamic, world-class city where breath-taking natural beauty and a cosmopolitan spirit merge as one.
It’s not all work and play either. Famous beaches such as Bondi and Manly provide a welcome retreat for city workers to relax and have a bbq with family and friends or enjoy a spot of surf.
Sydney is a real melting pot of different cultures, you can be enjoying pizza and wine in an Italian neighbourhood one minute, and then find yourself in the heart of the buzzing Chinatown the next.
With more residents born overseas than anywhere else in Australia, this eclectic city offers expats plenty of opportunities to socialise.
Many report that making friends is very straight forward, especially those willing to immerse themselves in the outdoor and sporting lifestyle.
Sydney is also a wonderful place to bring up children with lots of things to see and do. Beyond the beautiful beaches there are forests, parks, museums, and a burgeoning culture and arts scene.
With a variety of neighbourhoods to choose from and the opportunity to commute by ferry, Sydney has never been more accessible.
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/
Eating out is a popular pastime and there is a huge choice of excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in the cities and towns across the country. In addition there are many speciality restaurants, which offer a variety of cuisines such as Chinese, Thai, Japanese, French, African, Greek, Turkish and Italian. Many Australian chefs are renowned for ‘fusion’ cuisine, which brings together European cooking styles with Asian flavours.
Here is a list of some of the iconic Australian foods:
• Chiko roll – these are spring roll like deep fried snacks, which can be found in convenience stores across Australia.
• Lamingtons – These are squares of sponge, which have been dipped in chocolate and coconut.
• Barramundi – This is a popular Australian fish, which will appear on the menu at restaurants across the country.
• Damper – traditional bread.
Almost all expats living in Australia find it best to have a car. Most people moving to Australia are able drive using the licence from home for the first three months. However, licensing regulations vary from state to state.
You would be advised to familiarise yourself with the rules within each particular territory before relocating. Due to the long distances between major cities, flying is the most popular travel option.
The main airlines that operate domestically from Sydney Airport to the other Australian cities are, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tiger Airways Australia and Jetstar. Turramurra Train Station runs services to Epping, Richmond, Emu, Hornsby and Berowra. Travel by car is popular and the main roads in the city are the A22, A36, M1.
The Australian Dollar (AUD or $A) is the official currency in Australia. Credit/debit cards are readily accepted in most places in Australia.
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 an FX Firm.
Simply follow this link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account.
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 Sydney
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 Sydney? Get a removals quote
The average house price in Sydney is currently around AUS$852,000 (£474,000).
Sydney house prices have surged in recent years and it is by far the most expensive city in the country.
Monthly rent for an apartment in the centre of Sydney is around AUS$2568 (£1074).
There’s no denying the fact that Sydney is expensive and depending on what city you are coming from in the UK this may be a barrier/
The good news however is that it’s a buyer’s market right now.
Despite the rise in prices the market has been sluggish of late, which market analysts have attributed to “tighter credit conditions, weakening consumer sentiment, less domestic and foreign investment and higher levels of housing supply”.
The flip side to this scenario is that compared to several years ago, buyers are in a great position and can negotiate some really great prices.
What’s more Sydney’s average house price is forecast to rise 6 per cent over the next three years to June 2022 which means now is the perfect time to secure that dream home.
Providing shipping to Sydney & all major cities in New South Wales
The average monthly net salary in Sydney is AU$5054 (£2848) which is 23% higher compared to London AU$4104 (£2315) . • • •
Renting an apartment in the city centre costs approximately AU$1450 (£817), which is 18.70% lower than in London
The cost of eating out in Sydney is 11.10% lower than in London.
Sydney is the most expensive city to live in Australia, but with a little tenacity you can cut the cost of one of your main expenditures: your food bill.
Shopping at local markets and buying fruit and vegetables which are in season will help you save a little. Obviously for much of the year your heating costs will be minimal but bear in mind that during the hot months many homes have air conditioning, which if left on all day and night can be costly.
Other savings can be made in your leisure time. There are many free attractions you can do to experience the best this harbour city has to offer.
You don’t have to pay to see and experience Sydney’s most famous icons and stunning coastal landmarks such as the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk, stroll across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and relax and unwind in the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Sydney’s job market is diverse with big salaries which offset the high cost of living.
The city is home to the Australian Stock Exchange and Reserve Bank and is a major financial centre.
Over 60% of Australia’s top 100 companies have their headquarters in Sydney.
Recognised as Australia’s only global city and the leading knowledge-based economy in the nation, more than AU$108 billion is generated each year within the city.
Sydney provides working professionals with an attractive work-life balance. City workers work hard but play even harder, with beach trips at the end of the working day to unwind.
Employees can expect to receive at least four weeks of paid holiday every year, generous health benefits and contributions to their pensions.
Those in financial or insurance services will find plenty of opportunities to join one of the lucrative firms in the area.
Alternatively, expats looking for work in healthcare, retail or manufacturing sectors will also find large-scale industries which command growing levels of employment.
With tourism featuring extremely high on Sydney’s economic income list, many jobs are available across the spectrum of tourism and hospitality.
There is a huge choice of 935 schools which serve Sydney and its surrounding neighbourhoods.
The population of Sydney is highly educated with 90% of working age residents having completed some schooling and 57% having completed the highest level of school.
Universities in Sydney are ranked within the top 500 worldwide.
For immigrant families with residency status state education is offered free of charge and administered by the New South Wales Department of Education.
The 935 schools are made up of public pre-school, primary and secondary schools.
Residents can also choose to send their children to one of a selection of denominational and independent schools. These offer an excellent all-round education but charge high fees.
For higher education there is great deal of choice with six public universities based in Sydney, two of which are ranked in the top 50 in the world: The University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney.
Removals to Sydney
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 Sydney 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 Sydney 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 Sydney 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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