Moving to Sydney? 7 Tips to Get Setup

Moving to Sydney could be due to a life-changing opportunity or the lure of an upbeat city. Sydney has some of the best education institutes in Australia, boundless career opportunities, music festivals and concerts playing all year round. If you’re after a fast-paced lifestyle, it is the place to be.

A great thing about Sydney is that if you prefer more relaxed and steadier lifestyle, you won’t need to go far to find what you’re looking for. Things include historic landmarks and sculptures, picturesque locations such as the botanical gardens and a whole range of beaches. You certainly won’t run out of places to see or things to do. Moving interstate to Sydney can be a life-changing yet rewarding step in your life. Here are some tips to get you set up.

  1. Choose a Neighbourhood that Suits You

The apartment or house that you choose to live in should be in an area that suits the lifestyle that you want to live. If you work in the city and enjoy the activities that can be done in the city centre, then contemplate living in Sydney’s city centre. The cost of living it likely to be higher, however you’ll save on travel costs as you’ll be closer to the action. If you prefer living in a quieter location, then check out the cities surrounding suburbs. Look at reviews and research these areas to get an insight on what will suit you best.

  1. Get Familiar with Public Transport

Sydney’s traffic in can be hectic, so driving around the city might not be the best option. Look at other modes of transport such as trains and buses. They’re reliable and are more cost-effective.

  1. Join a Sporting Club

An easy way to make new friends is to join a local sports team. They bring people together and allow you to connect with people that share other interests. This will mean you’ll have more people to socialise with. It’s also a great way to keep active at regularly!

  1. Join a Walking or Running Group

If team sports are not for you, but enjoy the company of others, an alternative is joining a walking or running group. There are plenty of groups in Sydney and allow you to find hidden tracks and see wonderful Sydney views that.

  1. Explore the City

A great way to familiarise yourself with Sydney is to simply explore it. Start at tourism websites as they’ll highlight the best things to do in Sydney. Also, wander aimlessly, talk to people, visit exhibitions, taste the food and simply soak it all in.

  1. Setup Your Utilities

Once you’ve found somewhere to live, you’ll need an internet provider as well as connecting electricity and gas. Try and set this up well before you move as it’ll save time and the hassle!

  1. Organise Removalists to Move Your Furniture

Instead of selling your old furniture and buying new equipment for your new home in Sydney, it will be easier to hire professional removalists to transport your belongings and furniture to your new home. Using interstate removal companies in Australia will also save you time from shopping around for new furniture and means you can settle in quicker.

Best of luck with your move!

Author Bio: Damian Ryan is the Director Sales and Operations at Interstate removalist John Ryan Removals. Damian has over 31 years of industry experience and started working with John Ryan Removals in 1984. Damian sits on Council for the Australian Furniture Removers Association.