Moving from Brisbane to Melbourne could be the lifestyle change that you are looking for. After spending another long hot summer in Brisbane, you may find yourself wondering what it would be like to move to Melbourne for a change of pace. For those who are tired of the heat and humidity, Melbourne offers a cooler climate and different lifestyle that is sure to keep you entertained!
Melbourne is ranked amongst the most liveable cities in the world, and has previously taken out the top spot for seven consecutive years, losing out this year only to Vienna. If you are into dining, art, sports and well-established food and wine culture then this could be just the change you are looking for.
What makes Melbourne so attractive?
Melbournians love their city, and with good reason! With one of the world’s best transport systems, getting to work is easy without a car no matter where you are based.
Melbourne is home to many banking, finance, insurance, construction and service industries where head office reside to offer vast employment opportunities. Melbourne is home to a world class food industry with trendy cafes, bars and restaurants serving some of the freshest and most innovative food to its visitors. Melbourne’s coffee has earnt itself a name throughout Australia and the world and is something that sparks pride in any Melbournian.
Sports lovers across the world love Melbourne as it is host to world class sporting events such as the Australian Open, Australian Grand Prix and The Melbourne cup. Melbournians love their AFL and are home to many of Australia’s AFL teams no wonder Melbourne is referred to the Sports capital of Australia.
How much will the move cost?
When calculating the cost of your move from Brisbane to Melbourne, all the different aspects of your move will need to be taken into consideration. The cost of your move is calculated based on the volume of the move and the distance it will need to be transported, however, this is not all that goes into determining the cost of your interstate move. Things like, road access for our trucks, whether or not you require any special packing materials for things like marble tables or T.Vs, time of year that you would like to move and whether or not you will require storage at your destination will all go into calculating the cost of your move. To get an accurate quote on your move, call Allied Pickfords on 13 25 54.
Making the move from Brisbane to Melbourne?
In the lead up to a move yourself ‘how to I organise my move?’ or ‘where do I begin?’. Making the move from Melbourne to Brisbane can be exciting and easy when you enlist the experts to help you make the transition. It is important that you plan early and start the process of getting quotes for your move ahead of time so you can make an informed decision and be prepared for the big day of moving to Melbourne! Here at Allied Pickfords, we have been moving people across the globe for over 300 years and are only too happy to provide guidance, assistance and checklists to help plan in advance.
Your new home in Melbourne
Once you have decided to move to Melbourne it is time to choose your new suburb and location. This is extremely important if you have children and are looking for specific schooling programs and activities. Do some research on the schools and suburbs to ensure you are fully prepared on what suburbs will be most practical and suitable to live in and map their distance to your potential workplace.
This may also include proximity to schools, being close to sporting facilities such as football fields, or leisure centres or whether you prefer to live in the outer suburbs or more urban locations.Many families choose to live further south in the Mornington Peninsular which is only a short drive from the CBD whilst still maintaining the tranquillity of a coastal lifestyle.
Housing in Melbourne is more expensive then Brisbane which is important to keep in mind when making the move from Brisbane to Melbourne as it will be an determining factor when you are deciding where in Melbourne you will live.
Moving your belongings
Keeping in the notion of forward planning, is the art of de-cluttering well in advance of your move. Look around the home and think to yourself ‘when was the last time I really used that appliance or wardrobe accessory?’ This is a great time to donate unused items and downsize your belongings should you wish. Many removalists will price your move on the volume of belongings that you would like to move, so decluttering and getting rid of unnecessary clutter will allow you to save money. For those specialised and sentimental items, our Brisbane removalist team can assist you with all the packing expertise you need. Allied Pickfords have specially designed packing materials which will work to protect your belongings when moving to Melbourne.
If you wish to hold on to your belongings but do not want to bring them with you to Melbourne. Make sure you ask about Allied Pickfords short and Long-term storage options. Out secure storage facilities will help to ensure that your belongings are kept safe during their time in storage.When you are moving furniture from Brisbane to Melbourne, your furniture and belongings will be travelling over 1,700 kilometres across 3 states and careful consideration needs to be given to how this is done to ensure your goods arrive safely in Melbourne.
Many people will leave this in the hands of inexperienced movers and this is when things can go wrong. Allied Pickfords have been moving furniture from Brisbane to Melbourne for over 50 years. Let us help you with planning this important process. We offer free in-home estimations and can give you valuable insights into what is required for a successful relocation to Melbourne.
Arriving in Melbourne
When you move to Melbourne with Allied Pickfords you have the option of a range of different additional services to make your move easier. One of our most popular additional services is Valet Packing and Unpacking. When you choose to use Allied Pickfords Valet Packing and Unpacking services, you will not have to spend weeks packing or unpacking your belongings when moving home. Our friendly staff will do it all for you. The Melbourne team will then take away any packing materials and recycle these so you don’t have to worry about it yourself.
Once you have settled into your new home in Melbourne, it is time to explore and take advantage of everything that this wonderful city has to offer. Go to a comedy show, have a picnic in the park, check out the views at the Eureka Skydeck and taste the food at one of the many restaurants along Southbank. However you decide to spend your time in Melbourne, you are sure to be treated by this incredible city.