Perth is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. It is the capital of Western Australia and also the largest city in Western Australia. We have featured it quite a bit on our blog, but we thought it was time to revisit a post all about moving to Perth. Our last Perth City Spotlight  post was back in August of 2014. Perth was founded in 1829 and was named as an official city in 1856. The city is situated on the Swan River and the east side of the city is bordered by a low escarpment known as the Darling Scarp. Much of the city was built on Wetlands and the Indian Ocean is off the coast to the east. Although Perth is one of the fastest growing cities, much of the land surrounding Perth has been protected with National Park or Nature Reserve status to maintain the conservation of the land, forest, and cave systems nearby. In fact, Perth is surrounded by a total of 15 national parks, 7 regional parks, 3 marine parks, and 3 nature reserves. If you are moving to Perth for work, it is likely in the mining, oil, or gas industry. There is a high demand for I.T, medical professionals, and jobs in the financial industry. Tourism is also very important for Perth. Tourist attractions include the city centre, Fremantle, the coast, and the Swan River. Continue reading

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Over the past two months we have been highlighting some of the best 4WD destinations and adventures in Australia. This is the 9th installment in our blog series. All Budget Trucks locations have a wide variety of vehicles available including 4WD and all terrain trucks that allow you to get to some of the most remote and rugged destinations in Australia. There are many tracks, adventurous road trips, and destinations in Australia where a four wheel drive vehicle is required and then others where one is recommended. Continue reading

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Budget Truck Rentals are not only used for moving. One of the most popular rental choices for our customers at Budget Trucks is hiring 4WD or all-terrain vehicles to traverse through some of Australia’s most rugged terrain. When you decide to holiday in Australia’s outback or a rugged national park, you need a 4WD vehicle to get to your adventure safely. One important thing to remember is that you don’t need a 4WD to get to all outback destinations, so if you are unsure, ask our knowledgeable agents. That is why we always say to share your itinerary with our agents when planning a car or truck hire for your holiday. We are here to help with the right vehicle recommendations and even travel tips. When you travel through remote areas in Australia, it is very important to plan ahead and pay close attention to the posted safety precautions, carry emergency supplies, protect your skin from the sun, keep plenty of drinking water on hand, and let someone not travelling with you know where you are going and when you are expected back. Here are three very different 4WD adventures throughout Australia. Continue reading

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Tamworth is a New South Wales city that is located inland on the western side of the Great Dividing Range in the New England region. It is situated on the Peel River and is the major regional centre for the region. It is known for equine events and country music. Tamworth began to develop in the 1830’s and was gazetted in 1850. It is known as the “First City of Light” because it was the first place in Australia to have electric street lighting that was powered by a municipally owned power station in 1888. 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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Here at Budget Trucks, we don’t just rent moving vans or moving trucks. We have a variety of trucks, utes, and other vehicles to fulfill all your needs. If you need a truck for anything, including moving some supplies or storage, hauling cargo, moving to a new office, or taking visiting mates sightseeing, we have a truck, 4WD or utility vehicle for all your needs. We even rent out coolrooms to keep your party foods fresh and delicious. Earlier this year we featured some of the best 4WD holiday spots in Australia and we wanted to recap some of these amazing off road adventure destinations to refresh your memory. We started our recap last week with our post called “We Don’t Just Rent Moving Trucks”. If you are planning an off road adventure this spring or summer, we hope you will turn to us when it comes to hiring a 4WD or utility vehicle to help get you through the terrain and safely to your holiday destination. Australia has many vacation spots in the outback, wetlands, or mountains where you might need to hire a vehicle that will traverse the rugged terrain better. Our agents are great at recommending the right vehicle for four wheeling adventures or whatever type of vehicle you will need depending on where your travels take you.. They can also, as always, offer up travel tips that only the locals can know. 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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Townsville is located on the coast in Northern Queensland. It is one of the major port cities to the Great Barrier Reef, adjacent to the central section of it. Townsville is often referred to as the unofficial capital of North Queensland. It is located about halfway between Brisbane and Cape York. This is the dry tropics region of Queensland and Townsville is the largest urban centre in the north. The population is about 200,000 and many government, community and business events are hosted or held here. Continue reading

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We just started our Budget Trucks Tip Blog last year, so we wanted to highlight what our most popular, most read blog posts were. Our blog focuses on truck rental in Australia, moving tips, city highlights if you are moving to a new city in Australia, and the other types of truck rentals we have in addition to moving truck rentals. We would love to know what you would like to see on our blog. Here are numbers 6 through 10 of the most popular blog posts from 2014: Continue reading

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Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania, Australia’s island state. Hobart is located close to the southeast coast of Tasmania on the Derwent River which leads out to the Tasman Sea. As you can see from the close up map, there are many inlets and bays all around the city. It is Tasmania’s most populated city with over 200,000 residents. Much of the city’s property is waterfront or on reclaimed land. It is a very picturesque place to live; the city’s backdrop to the west is Mount Wellington. There is a lot of history in Hobart, it is Australia’s 2nd oldest capital city after Sydney and was originally founded as a penal colony in 1804. Hobart has come a long way since then and is a thriving and interesting city to live in. Today Hobart is a busy seaport and its economy relies on the sea. It is the home port for the Antarctic imports and exports for Australia and France. There is a big cruise ship business in the port during the summer months. Tourism plays a big part in Hobart’s economy. Most recently the wine industry has begun to take shape in the countryside areas near the city. Continue reading

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