Moving to Brisbane: 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Move
Does your upcoming move have you dreaming of sunny weather, beautiful parklands, beaches, and a colourful nightlife?
You must be moving to Brisbane.
For those who have little to no knowledge about this Queensland city, you may be interested to know that there is more to Brisbane than meets the eye. True – it’s smaller in size and population than the likes of Sydney and Melbourne, but it more than makes up for this in other ways.
This city is seriously impressive and we know that it will provide you with more than enough lifestyle value, whether you’re a single, family, or retiree.
You have a whole new chapter of your life waiting in Brisbane, and when you arrive, the city’s friendly and easy-going people will be eager to show you around.
We’re firm believers in finding out as much local knowledge as you can before moving to a new city, and this is why our team at Wridgways has compiled a list of the top 6 things you need to know and consider before you big move to beautiful, sunny Brisbane.
6 Things You Must Know Before Moving To Brisbane
Winter will never arrive in Brisbane
If you’re moving to Brisbane from one of the colder, southern states, then you’re in for a treat!
Unlike the brisk, and icy winters you may be accustomed to in Melbourne or Adelaide, Brisbane offers a more tame and mild winter.
Forget foggy mornings, and temperatures of below 10-degrees, winter in Brisbane brings lows of 15-degrees and highs of 25-degrees. If you have ever experienced a ‘cold’ winter then this won’t seem like a true winter to you at all.
The perks of the climate in Brisbane are obvious. Better weather equals more time out and about, doing the things you enjoy, and a much less extreme cold and flu season.
Living in Brisbane means enjoying a very dry and mild winter, with much warmer, tropical and wet conditions in the summer.
If you’re still in the early stages of house hunting, or if you have a long settlement, we recommend contacting your removalists and booking your move in Autumn (March – May) or Spring (September – November). These seasons will provide more dry, mild weather and temperature conditions, allowing for a more comfortable, easy move.
A fashion-forward focus
Moving to Brisbane and looking to seamlessly slip into the crowd? Blending in will not be a problem for you if you pay close attention to our Brisbane fashion and style points.
Although people from Brisbane maintain an easy-going way of life, when it comes to fashion, things could not be more different. While you may be imagining shorts, singlets and Havaianas, the people of Brisbane are actually very fashion forward, and relish the opportunity to dress up, rather than keeping it casual.
A lot like the fashion culture in Melbourne, people from Brisbane dress nicely for most occasions, whether it be Sunday lunch at the pub, dinner on Wednesday night, drinks at a bar, or going out dancing in a city nightclub.
Further testament to their fashion focus, is Brisbane Fashion Week, Brisbane’s very own celebration of fashion held every October.
You will find glamour and boutique style in this city of bright lights, fun, and colour. The people refer to their city as ‘Brisvegas’ for a reason, and you will see plenty of reminders of this during your time in the city.
When it comes to moving to Brisbane from an interstate city, you want to ensure your wardrobe essentials are packed by professionals, with time and care taken to ensure the utmost protection during transportation. The experienced team at Wridgways will carefully pack and then unpack your belongings upon arrival.
Everyone goes to Ekka
Ekka, originally known as ‘Brisbane Exhibition’, is a 10-day festival, formerly known as the Royal Queensland Show. Similar to its equivalents in Adelaide and Melbourne, Ekka is a family-friendly event that features rides, show bags, artisanal products, food stalls, competitions, animal shows, petting zoos, and more.
With over 400,000 people attending Ekka over the 10-days, you should definitely add it to your ‘must-do’ list when you make the move to Brisbane.
Ekka occurs during the mild and cooler month of August, and it even has its own public holiday!
There is a beach in the streets
No one would ever doubt Brisbane’s obsession with the sun, sand, and sea. For those living in Brisbane who don’t want to make the long drive to the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast, there is an oasis waiting in the heart of the city streets.
Streets Beach is the only man-made and inner-city beach in Australia, and it’s defined as a South Bank icon. This sunny oasis provides a beautiful and clean safehaven for families and individuals wanting to escape the heat.
The beach area is constantly patrolled and supervised by trained and qualified lifeguards.
The best bit? Streets Beach is free for you and your family to enjoy!
Make sure to make your way down to the pearly white sand beach after you have said goodbye to your removalists.
NRL is a way of life
Moving to Brisbane from Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, or Melbourne? Then it is likely that you rarely get a whiff of NRL activity outside of finals season.
Although Brisbane has its own AFL team, the Brisbane Lions, the sports scene mainly focusses on the National Rugby League (NRL). In Brisbane, the Broncos rule, and those who are new to this sunny city will not be able to ignore the bursts of maroon throughout the city come game-day.
Whether your allegiance is with another NRL side, or you have never seen a game in your life, attending a Broncos home game is a must.
While you may be busy during the lead up to your big move, let your removalists do the heavy lifting and spend some time getting to know the sport and players, so you know who’s who when you arrive in your new city.
Did you know that Brisbane is currently a buyers paradise, with the medium house price almost half of that in Sydney? Whether you’re moving for a career change, the weather, or to be closer to family, you will benefit from the more affordable housing market Brisbane has to offer.
The median house price in Brisbane has an approximate price tag of $512,000, which is incredibly low compared to the $996,000 median house price in Sydney!
What’s more, is that Brisbane has proven its value on a global level and has been named one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Brisbane is a truly colourful city, with a strong culture and tradition of sports and festivals. Your interstate move to this vibrant city will usher in good times, as well as a fun and healthy lifestyle.
Wridgways has 125 years of experience moving Australian families interstate with ease.
Our removalists are skilled professionals, who provide understanding and care. Our services include packing, unpacking, cleaning, vehicle transport, insurance, and much more!
To discuss your interstate move to Brisbane with our friendly customer service team, request a callback here.