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
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 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:
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 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.
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