Finding work can be frustrating when you’re relocating to a new place; you sacrifice stability, connections, and familiarity of the area you’ve been residing in when looking to move, but the unemployment rate is improving and the job market isn’t near as bad as it once was.
This is a guest post from Cath Isakson. Cath moved to Tasmania in 2012. In southern Tasmania, you can buy fruit and vegetables at the larger markets, or explore farther afield and buy fresh from the farm.
Lonely Planet posted this article on some of the top experiences to be had in Tasmania a while ago, however we agree that these are some of the must do's.
Heating your house adequately is a topic that arises for people considering moving to Tasmania or wanting to upgrade their house in Tasmania. As for many areas in the southern parts of Australia, the winters do get cold in Tasmania. We take you through some of the best options for heating your new home.
When you are moving to Tasmania from outside Australia then you have a few extra things on your list of things to organise. One of the most important will be working out your visa requirements and if you will be allowed to work in Australia. If this is the case then you have the task of finding work either before you arrive or once you are here.
The Huon Valley, south of Hobart, is a beautiful part of the world. You can enjoy living here and still be only half an hour (or more if you choose) from Hobart. It has long been a popular destination for people moving to Tasmania as it provides the perfect tree-change along with proximity to good services locally in Huonville and other towns.
We had a lovely day trip recently, from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula. Dale's brother and his family (who live in Launceston) were spending a few days down there and we took the opportunity to head there for the day to catch up with them all and to also reacquaint ourselves with the area. The drive from Hobart to Port Arthur was around 100km and took us 90 minutes from Sandy Bay.
This is our personal moving to Tasmania story. We are both born and bred Tasmanians, but each moved away as adults and returned together in 2011. We have never regretted this decision.
When you are searching for a rental property it is good to have your documents in place so that you are ready to apply for a property as soon as you find one you like. There are some differences in what property managers will want from you, but this posts goes through what you are most likely required to provide for each adult who will be living at the property.
When you buy a property in Tasmania one of the first issues you will face is whether to use a conveyancer or a solicitor/lawyer to undertake the conveyancing/legal work for you.
Are you wanting to rent a house in Tasmania and have pets? Perhaps you are a landlord and are considering letting a tenant have pets in your property. The short answer is that in Tasmania you can't charge a pet bond. You are only entitled to charge a bond equal to 4 weeks rental regardless of whether the tenant has a pet or not.
Launceston has a population of around 100,000, so it is a regional city. I think it's greatest advantage is that if you want a rural lifestyle you can have it and still be within 15-20 minutes of the city centre if you choose. Of course you can go even further afield if proximity to the city is not as important on a regular basis. Alternatively, a city or suburban lifestyle means you are always close to everything in Launceston as it is pretty compact.
When you start to think about moving to Tasmania it is likely that you are unsure about where to live. Of course, people move to Tasmania for many reasons and being clear on the reason is often a great place to start in determining where best to base yourselves. Some people I talk to have yet to decide on the region to live in, much less narrowing it down to suburbs or towns. Others know the region or city but still have lots of questions about how to then narrow down the choices. Even though Tassie is small, there is still lots of choices of where to live and many different lifestyles you can create for yourself.
Our dog Charlie loves to run at the park or beach. If you are moving to Tasmania or buying property in Tasmania and you have a dog then you are probably interested to know how the local councils manage animals and what facilities they provide. I have linked below to the exercise areas for each council in Tasmania.
This post was written in response to a question we came across on Twitter. We have put together some thoughts on what to do on your weekend trip to Tasmania.