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City Spotlight: Moving to Sydney

City Spotlight: Moving to Sydney

Sydney is one of the most iconic and well-known cities in the world. It is the capital of New South Wales and the second most populous city in Australia. If you are moving to Sydney, you can use this blog post as a resource to help you learn about the city, what it is like to like there and what things there are to do when you aren’t working. Sydney’s location is unique. While it is a major metropolitan hub, the mountains, national parks, and countryside nearby make it ideal for getting variety and a lot of different Australian landscapes near the place you live and work. We previously featured Sydney on our blog with tips for moving there and 6 reasons why you should move to Sydney.

Sydney Skyline Panorama Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Korkut Tas, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54385672

Map of Australia Photo Credit: Google Maps

Map of New South Wales Photo Credit: Google Maps

Sydney: The Complete Package

Sydney Photo Credit: Sydney.com

On the Sydney.com  website, they describe Sydney as “the complete package”. They use the analogy that Sydney is the hot girl in school that everyone wants to ask out but only few are brave enough to actually do it. Don’t be the ones who admire her from afar and never even say hello; because those who do get to know Sydney will find that she is smart, fun to hang out with, and has a great sense of humour. The reasons why Sydney is such a great place to live include:

  • International diversity
  • Always something to do
  • Surrounded by nature
  • Economically stable
  • Excellent for families
  • Abundant Culture
  • Thriving entertainment scene
  • Sports teams and outdoor activities

Sydney Industry

View of Sydney from the Sydney Tower Panorama Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Gauthier PELLOQUIN – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6579106

Sydney Metropolitan Area Map Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Ilya Shrayber, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53889407

Sydney is ranked among the top ten cities that are highly integrated into the global economy by researchers from Loughborough University. It is the largest CBD in Australia and has the largest economy in Australia. The top industries and economies in Sydney are trading, manufacturing, finance, distribution and tourism. Sydney is one of the most expensive housing markets in the world. However, there are many different suburbs and regions in and around Sydney. There are a total of 658 suburbs administered as 40 local government areas. Thirty three of the suburbs close to the central business district are managed by the City of Sydney.

Sydney’s Climate

Sydney’s Climate Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Sydney has a humid subtropical climate which means warm summers and cool winters with uniform rainfall all year long. The average high temperatures in summer range between 23 °C and 26 °C. In winters the average low temperatures reach between 8 °C and 9 °C. The average amount of rainy days is 134.7 and yearly average rainfall is 1,222.7 mm.

Hiring a Moving Truck in Sydney

Sydney Truck Hire Map Photo Credit: BudgetTrucks.com.au

There are many convenient locations where you can rent or return you moving truck in Sydney and also in the outlying suburbs like Gosford  and Wollongong. Renting a moving truck with Budget will save you time and effort because our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to your move. Always check out website or mobile app for the latest offers, discounts and specials on truck rentals.

For travel ideas and things to do when in Sydney, see our blog list:

Best Scenic Drives in Australia: Greater Blue Mountains

Scenic Drives in the Snowy Mountains

Snow Valley Way: A Delicious Scenic Drive

Things to Do on Holiday in Sydney

Sydney Holiday Ideas for Families with Kids

Free Things to Do in Sydney

A Spectacular New Year’s Eve in Sydney

Places to See in and Around Sydney

5 Day Trips from Sydney

Sydney’s Famous and Secret Beaches

Scenic Drive from Sydney to Melbourne

Experience the Vast Beauty of Wollemi National Park

Royal National Park

Enjoy the Diversity of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Walking through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Summertime is the Perfect Time for Sydney’s Outdoor Pools

Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Sydney

5 Must Do Walks of Sydney

Tips for Moving to Tamworth, New South Wales or any City in Australia

These are some general moving tips and advice if you are moving to any city in Australia. The important thing is to plan ahead, get organised, and don’t wait for the last minute when you are moving.

  • Make sure your passport is valid and up-to-date. Obtain a visa if you are going to need one.
  • Get an international free email address so that you will be able to keep in touch. Checkout Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail.
  • Connect with a relocation agent to help you find a job and a place to live.
  • Start going through your clothing and other belongings to see what you can sell or giveaway before it’s time to pack.
  • If you are moving from another country, check the compatibility of your appliances. Australia uses voltage 220-240 volts.
  • Start to inventory the items you are taking and see if you have receipts for those items.
  • Start getting quotes for renting a moving truck or hiring a moving company and decide which one is best for you.
  • Ask about the cost marine insurance. This is based on the value of the things you are taking.
  • Take pictures of everything you are moving, especially the more expensive items to keep a record for insurance purposes.
  • Make a checklist and a calendar and stick to them.

Here are some other city spotlights we have covered for other cities in Australia:

City spotlights in Queensland: Brisbane, Toowoomba, Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Gladstone and Tannum Sands.

City spotlights in New South Wales: Sydney, Wollongong, Maitland, Newcastle, Tweed Heads,  Coffs Harbour, Wentworth, and the Twin Cities of Albury, New South Wales  and Wodonga, Victoria, Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie, and Tamworth.

City spotlights in Victoria: Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, and the Twin Cities of Albury, New South Wales and Wodonga, Victoria, Mildura Victoria, or Mooroopna or Shepparton, Victoria

City Spotlight: Canberra, ACT

City Spotlight: Perth, Western Australia, Bunbury, Western Australia

City Spotlight: Adelaide, South Australia

City Spotlight: Darwin, Northern Territory

City Spotlight Alice Spring, Northern Territory

City Spotlight: Hobart, Tasmania, City Spotlight Launceston, Tasmania

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