Myer Hobart fire and re-building

2019-07-30T16:32:09+10:00March 11th, 2016|News, Shops and Markets|

The Hobart city centre certainly changed without Myer dominating Liverpool Street. The old building was impressive and had a grand staircase from the ground floor. The hole in the ground left after the fire was there for way too long. Finally after 8 years, the new Myer building opened in November. The second Myer building [...]


Tasmania named undiscovered golf destination of the year

2019-07-30T16:32:09+10:00November 27th, 2015|Attractions, News, Things to do|

Maybe golf isn't high on your priority list when deciding about whether to move to Tasmania, but Tasmania has been named the “undiscovered golf destination of the year” by more than 200 of the world’s leading golf travel journalists across 36 countries. So you will have something to do on your weekends or in retirement even! [...]


Property prices are finally starting to grow in Hobart Tasmania

2019-07-30T16:32:09+10:00November 25th, 2015|Buying a home, Cost of living, News, Property in Tasmania, Searching for property|

Photo Credit: Diana Parkhouse via Compfight cc We often hear from people thinking of moving to Tasmania, that they are worried that house prices may not increase (making their asset more valuable) or when will it be the bottom of the market and time to buy? Well we are pleased to report from [...]


UTAS Rises Dramatically In Global University Rankings

2019-07-30T16:32:09+10:00November 25th, 2015|News, Practical Info|

One of the things that often concerns families when investigating moving to Tasmania, is the quality of education and the range of choices for University education. Things in Tasmania have come a long way since the University days of Jo and I, when the only University was in Hobart and options in the rest of [...]


Details Of Job Skills Being Sought For People Migrating to Tasmania

2019-07-30T16:32:09+10:00November 21st, 2015|Evergreen, Finding work in Tasmania, Government Services, Moving to Tasmania, News|

The Tasmanian Government offers advice and assistance to people considering moving to Tasmania in terms of jobs being sought to be filled and Visa information. We are not migration agents and cannot offer you any advice on obtaining your Visa if you are wanting to migrate to Tasmania. We can however refer you to that [...]


Rental returns are rising in Hobart but the city retains its title as the most affordable capital.

2019-07-30T16:32:10+10:00November 20th, 2015|Buying a home, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, News, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property|

When conducting rental searches for our clients recently, we have noticed that rental prices have been increasing and rental properties in popular locations or price brackets are being snapped up more quickly. If you are moving to Tasmania, then it is now more important to plan ahead, and act very quickly after you inspect properties to apply for them.


Tasmania Seeks To Attract More People To Move To Tasmania

2019-07-30T16:32:10+10:00November 17th, 2015|Finding work in Tasmania, Government Services, Moving to Tasmania, News|

Betsssssy via Compfight cc Photo Credit: Betsssssy via Compfight cc The Tasmanian Government is taking welcome action to try and boost the population of Tasmania. Various programs will be implemented and different forms of marketing and promotion will be put into place to attract more people to Tasmania. As a recent article we [...]


Top Tasmanian location for prospective buyers revealed

2019-07-30T16:32:10+10:00November 15th, 2015|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Moving to Tasmania, News, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Searching for property, Where to Live|

Recent data has revealed that New Town is Tasmanias most sought after suburb. New Town is close to Hobart, served well by public transport and is very close to shopping and cafe and restaurant facilities. I did live in New Town myself for approximately 6 months while renovating another house and quite enjoyed the time. [...]


Tasmania’s unemployment rate drops with a record number in work in the state

2019-07-30T16:32:10+10:00November 13th, 2015|Finding work in Tasmania, News|

Photo Credit: Ed Yourdon via Compfight cc Some good news for Tasmania on the unemployment front, or phrased better, employment has picked up in Tasmania. Tasmania is no longer the worst state in Australia for unemployment and your chances of securing employment when moving to Tasmania have improved markedly. Here's the news summary [...]


Tasmanian White Wine Weekend November 2015

2019-07-30T16:32:10+10:00September 30th, 2015|Attractions, Events and Festivals, Food and Wine, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, News, Things to do|

Photo Credit: Gianni Dominici via Compfight cc Well continuing our recent theme we have another wine event to tell you about. Yes we certainly love our Tasmanian wine and the White Wine Weekend is another great event. We have written about the White Wine Weekend before when it was held at the Henry [...]


Effervescence sparkling wine festival Tasmania 2015

2019-07-30T16:32:10+10:00September 28th, 2015|Events and Festivals, Food and Wine, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, News, Things to do|

Photo Credit: Gianni Dominici via Compfight cc Jo and I love our sparkling wine, and even more so French Champagne, so we thought we would bring you this news about sparkling wine in Tasmania courtesy of Winsor Dobbin's blog. There are going to be some great events for lovers of sparkling wine in [...]