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Your Guide to Moving Family to Sydney

Moving family to Sydney

Sydney Moving Guide

When you’re looking at moving family to Sydney there’s a lot you need to think about. Where are you going to live? Where can your kids go to school? What public transport options are available? This Sydney moving guide will help you work out what your new life in Sydney might look like. At WridgWays we can help you prepare for your move to Sydney.

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Renting or buying

When you’re moving family to Sydney you need to work out if your first home here will be permanent. If you already know where you want to live, great! You can get settled down faster and look at buying a home here. If you’re not sure about the best location to live then it might be better to rent until you are sure.

  • If you’re looking to live close to the main business zones and the airport, the eastern suburbs are your best choice.
  • The Hills district is a cosmopolitan area with very family-friendly parks.
  • The inner west attracts a younger crowd.
  • If you’re hoping for a beachside home, the northern beaches are amazing, but the housing prices are much higher.
  • The best area for families with larger houses and lower housing prices is western Sydney.
Sydney moving guide renting


In New South Wales you’ll find that electricity and gas are deregulated. This means there will be a lot of options to choose from, which also means you can find competitive prices. If you’re not sure which company to choose there are plenty of sites online that allow you to compare prices.

Sydney Water supplies water to everyone in Sydney, so there’s one less choice you’ll have to make with utilities!

Getting around

The public transport network in Sydney is extensive, making it easy to get around. This network covers buses, ferries, trains, and light rail services. If you plan to travel on public transport then it may be worth investing in an Opal card. This will allow you to tap on and off whenever you like and keep on top of your balance online.

With the light rail network running every 15 minutes from 6am, and 7 lines running from central Sydney to the outer suburbs, there are plenty of options available. Services run until late at night, particularly on weekends, so you’ll never be stuck without a way to get home.

School options

When moving family to Sydney you need to think about organising schooling. In New South Wales, pre-school isn’t compulsory but it is recommended. It’s a good way to introduce your children to a regular routine before they jump head first into kindergarten. This means that they must enrol in primary school before they turn six.

Legal responsibilities

If you’re moving from interstate as an Australian citizen, then you’ll need to make sure you enrol with the electoral roll. Voting is compulsory in Australia for State and Local elections so you don’t want to receive a fine. If you need to change your address with the Australian Electoral Commission you can do so online.

If you own pets then you’ll need to ensure they are registered with your local council. All cats,dogs, and small pets need to be microchipped by 12 weeks, and registered with the council by 6 months. When you move from interstate you’ll have 3 months to get a new registration for your pet.

Things to do in Sydney

Sydney moving guide sightseeing

As Australia’s largest city you will find plenty to do in Sydney all year round. The city is a cultural hub with museums, the Opera House, and plenty of historical landmarks to visit. Sydney is also famous for its beaches and you can head to Manly, Bondi, or Coogee to find some of the best beaches around.

If you’re up for an adventure you can head out to the Blue Mountains. Only a few hours’ drive out from Sydney you can find a range of activities to enjoy, including mountain biking and hiking. This is a great place for families to enjoy as there are plenty of child-friendly spots to visit.

Moving to Sydney doesn’t have to be hard with WridgWays. Our expert interstate removalists and relocation consultants will be there every step of the way to help you move. With over 125 years’ experience in the moving industry you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.

Moving family to Sydney? Get in touch with the team at WridgWays today!