What to Expect When Moving to Brisbane for Work ─ 4 Things to Consider

There are various reasons why people move from one place to another. Aside from upgrading homes and studying, one of the most common reasons is relocating for work. If the location of your new office is just a short distance away, commuting or driving to work every day is an option.

However, if the location is a couple of hours away, moving to a new home that is closer to your workplace will be more reasonable.

Depending on the size of your move, you can opt for a DIY move or hire professional Brisbane removalists. Consider the latter if you are moving with your family, especially if you don’t have enough time to complete all the preparations on your own.

If you’re moving to Brisbane for work, here are some of the things you can expect:

1. Location

Brisbane is situated at the centre of the South East Queensland Metropolitan region. Its central business district is located within a peninsula of the Brisbane River about 15 kilometres at Moreton Bay.

2. Climate


Brisbane enjoys around 260 sunny days per year, creating comfortably warm weather almost year-round (hot, wet summers and moderately dry and moderately warm winters). This creates an opportunity for locals and tourists to enjoy Brisbane’s historical landmarks, beaches, shopping centres, arts and music scenes, and bars.

3. Transportation

Compared to other cities in the state, moving around the capital of Sunshine State is quite easy. Brisbane has a rail network that enables the public to reach nearby suburbs around the city. Those living in the city and tourists can get from one location to another by using buses that run around the city. Between 7 AM and 6 PM, the public can also use free bus services like the City Loop and Spring Hill Loop.

Whilst moving to another location, you can take the CityCat Ferry to enjoy a scenic view of the city. The public can also take advantage of a free ferry service called CityHopper, which operates between Sydney Street and North Quay.

As of writing, the cost of transportation in Brisbane is as follows:

  • One-way ticket – A$5.00
  • Monthly Pass – A$198.00
  • Taxi Start (normal tariff) – A$5.00
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) – A$2.17
  • Taxi 1 hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)- A$49.20
  • Gasoline (1 litre) – A$2.03

4. Attractions and Leisure Facilities


Brisbane’s relaxed yet sophisticated culture is what attracts several visitors into relocating to Sunshine State’s capital. Since its establishment in 1824, the city’s population started growing, especially after hosting the Commonwealth Games (1982) and World Expo (1988). As the city continues to develop, visitors also become more aware of the opportunities and assets available in the area, which is causing the population to grow.

Whether you’re relocating or just visiting the city for a vacation, there are plenty of sites and scenic spots to see in Brisbane. The city is home to several historical sites and natural/man-made parks. There are plenty of nature parks in the Brisbane area if you’re more inclined to outdoor activities.

The location offers a number of activities that you can take part in throughout the day, including walking tours. You can also invite your family and friends for a little picnic in one of the city’s scenic spots.

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • South Bank Parklands
  • Mount Coot-tha Lookout
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens
  • Moreton Island

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