Gladstone and Tannum Sands are two cities in the Gladstone Region of Queensland. They are located adjacent to each other with Tannum Sands just south of Gladstone. Both cities are right on the coast and residents can enjoy the proximity to the southern section of the Great Barrier Reef. Continue reading

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The cities of Mooroopna and Shepparton in Victoria are usually referred to together as a unit. They are located about a 2 hour drive north of Melbourne and a little over 150 km. In the 2011 census, the combined population of the two cities was at 60,450. The two towns are opposite each other. Mooroopna is on the banks of the Goulburn River and Shepparton is in the floodplain of the Goulburn River. The Midland Highway joins the two towns which are separated by the river. Mooroopna is more residential and Shepparton has the Central Business District and is more urban. Mooroopna is considered a suburb of Shepparton. Continue reading

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Mildura, Victoria and Wentworth, New South Wales are two adjacent cities on the opposite sides of the Victoria and New South Wales border. They are located inland and also very close to South Australia. These two cities are growing in popularity and population. The combined population of these cities is over 50,000. They are both centrally located to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and the Murray River. If you are thinking about moving to either city in this Sunraysia region, read on to find out more about each city. Continue reading

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Wagga Wagga is a city in New South Wales that straddles the Murrumbidgee River. It is New South Wales’ largest inland city with a population of over 55,000. Important industries in Wagga Wagga include agricultural, military, and transport. It is located halfway in between the two largest cities in Australia, Sydney and Melbourne. It is actually closest to Canberra when it comes to proximity to other cities. Continue reading

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When the weather begins to cool down it is time to start warming up your home. We don’t just mean temperature wise, either. You can make some simple design changes to your home to make it feel warmer, cozier, and more inviting. If you are showing your house to potential buyers or have just moved into your new house, changing it up for each season is crucial. It can help your mood and that of your buyers as well. In many cases, this can be done on a low budget. In many cases, it is just utilising some things you already had. In other cases, you can keep fall home design accessories in storage and switch them out from your summer decor and just keep rotating to keep your home looking fresh, and different for each season. Many of us often think of decorating for the different holidays, but coordinating your home decor for the seasons as well can help you always have a trendy, fresh new look. As you will see, many of the warm decor ideas for your home involve fabrics, quilts, blankets, pillows, and throws. So think about warm fabrics in addition to warm fall colours when it comes to changing your home design for fall and even into winter. Here are 10 ideas for making your home decor warmer and cozier. Continue reading

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April might be fun and jokes for most, but we are serious about our deals. Budget Truck rentals are perfect for a number of different needs whether it’s a rugged Australian holiday adventure requiring a four wheel drive or moving to a new home, Budget Trucks Australia has got you covered. Find all of this month’s discount codes, special offers, and details on our website: BudgetTrucks.com.au. You can be sure that there is a great price or special pricing offer available at almost every Budget Trucks location in all states in Australia. Some of these special offers are regional and some discounts are available throughout Australia and some are regional or in certain states or territories. Last week, we told you about half of our April Budget Truck rental deals  and now we have the other half: overnight truck deals, $99 moving van special, hourly rate special, one way moving special, mobile coolroom deal, special offers for moving in Melbourne, and special Qantas point deals. Continue reading

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If you have ever seen the HGTV show called Flip or Flop, you were probably inspired to either run out and buy a new house just to remodel it or, at the very least, make some design changes and do some remodeling of your own.  It is a show that airs on HGTV and is also featured on HGTV.com where a young couple of real estate agents have turned into home investors. They purchase old, run down homes and then they rebuild them, make improvements, and change the design. Then, they turn around and sell the house for usually a hefty profit. When you watch this show, it is definitely exciting to see them turn rundown and dilapidated homes into design masterpieces.  It is definitely a good source for design inspiration and motivation where you can get some great redesign ideas for some of the older or drab areas of your own home.  The bonus is that the original state of the houses they usually buy will never make you feel bad about your lack of housekeeping. Continue reading

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This blog today is all about moving to Ballarat. We have been featuring many different cities across Australia including moving to the top cities in Victoria. Ballarat is Victoria’s largest inland city and is the 3rd largest city in the state. It is on the Yarrowee River a little over an hour (114 km) north west of Melbourne and is located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. It gained popularity during the gold rush era and was one of the biggest Victorian era boomtowns in Australia. The population is approaching 100,000 residents. There is a mix of different cultural groups that live here. There are two large hospitals, 7 primary schools, 2 secondary schools, and 3 university of TAFE campuses. Continue reading

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Alice Springs is the 3rd largest city in the Northern Territory; but it is probably better known that Darwin or Katherine. Alice Springs goes by many names like “The City in the Outback”, “The Alice”, or just “Alice”. The Arrernte People (pronounced Arrenda) are the original land owners of this place and they call it Mparntwe. Alice Springs is located in the centre of the country, also known as The Red Centre. It is a very dry and arid town situated across the Todd River, which is usually dry. The MacDonnell Ranges are location to the south and the Simpson Desert is adjacent to the town. The economy is driven by the mining industry and tourism. The largest employer in Alice Springs is the Northern Territory Government. Continue reading

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Over the last year, we have been highlighting some of the most popular cities in Australia where you might choose to move to. In our first recap series, we featured city spotlights in Queensland: Brisbane, Toowoomba, Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast. In our second recap, we featured city spotlights where you might move to in New South Wales  including Sydney, Wollongong, Maitland, Newcastle, and Tweed Heads. Now, we will be recapping some of the most popular cities in the other, less populated states and territories that we have previous covered including Canberra in Australian Capital Territory as well as Melbourne and Geelong in Victoria. If you are moving to any of these cities, we hope that this guide and the related detailed posts for each city will help you make a decision or learn about your new city and the easiest way to hire a moving truck to move there. Continue reading

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