If you are planning to relocate to sunny Brisbane, you certainly wouldn’t be alone, as many people are choosing to move to a place where the climate is comfortable and Brisbane fits the bill perfectly. Here are a few tips to help make the transition a smooth one, as you begin to explore your new environment.
Schooling – Of course, finding a good school for the kids is essential and the best way to approach this is with a Google search, which will give you list of Brisbane schools. A few hours browsing should result in a shortlist and you can book a tour online via the school’s website (don’t show up unannounced). Many private schools offer a student transport service, which might be the ideal solution that frees you up in the mornings.
Healthcare – Again, the Internet will help you find both a family GP and a dentist and you can register the family at a single clinic. While you might not need treatment at the moment, it is wise to register first, then when you do need to see a doctor or dentist, you are good to go. Take note of where emergency outpatients are located, as you might need to make your way there in a hurry one day.
Interstate Removalist – There are many reliable Brisbane movers online and finding one that can relocate your home contents should not be an issue. Most offer a comprehensive service and use sea containers, which are easy to manoeuvre and can be transported by road, rail or sea. Make sure the contractor has the necessary resources to handle the move and don’t forget to confirm your dates, while checking that the company is fully insured for every eventuality is another priority.
Getting Around – Brisbane has a top-notch public transport network with buses that run from the suburbs to all parts of the city and if you are planning to drive to and from your new place of work, take a test drive during the same hours to get a good idea about rush hour traffic. Parking in the CBD is very tedious, so you might prefer to commute on the bus.
Explore the Area – This can be a weekend activity that the kids can join and with a little online research, you will have a good idea of what amenities are available nearby. Of course, this should be done before you decide which suburb suits you and your lifestyle and there are over 250 such suburbs in Brisbane. The eastern side of the city gives you great beach access, yet land prices are higher when close to the coastline and if you have a car, then a western suburb would be better. If possible, take your time when choosing a suburb and allow yourself the chance to drive around and check out the neighbourhood.
Once you have found your dream home, the next step is to source a Brisbane-based removal contractor and then you can prepare for the next exciting chapter of your life.