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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Over the last year, we have been highlighting different cities in Australia where you might choose to move to. In this first of our recap series, we featured city spotlights in Queensland: Brisbane, Toowoomba, Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast. In this blog post, we will be recapping city spotlights where you might move to in New South Wales including Sydney, Wollongong, Maitland, Newcastle, and Tweed Heads. If you are moving to New South Wales, 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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Wollongong is quite an interesting city to learn about and a very appealing place to live. It is close enough to Sydney (82 km south of the capital) to visit the major metropolitan hub, but also far enough away from all the hustling and bustling to be laid back and relaxed in atmosphere. Wollongong is in the Illawarra region of New South Wales right on the Pacific Coast. It is the 3rd largest city in New South Wales and the 10th largest city in Australia. It lies in a narrow coastal strip between the Pacific Ocean and the Illawarra Escarpment. This makes for quite a beautiful and dramatic city skyline nestled between the deep blue ocean and lush green mountains. Continue reading

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