What to expect when moving to the Gold Coast

With the 2018 Commonwealth Games upon us, Gold Coast is being given its time in the limelight as this year’s host. With people flocking in from all over the globe to see some of the best athletes the world has to offer compete for gold.

Perhaps the event has made you wonder what it would be like to pack up and move to the Gold Coast? Maybe you have thought about it as a retirement option, or maybe you are searching for a warmer, more tropical climate. With the 2018 Commonwealth Games now under way, moving to the Gold Coast is sure to be on the minds of many. But what would it really be like to live on the Gold Coast?


People in Queensland are renowned for being open and friendly. A large portion of the Gold Coast population were born or grew up elsewhere, and so many are always looking to talk to new people and make new friends. Get out of the house and join the local surf or boat club, this is the best way of meeting the locals.

People on the Gold Coast love to spend time outdoors. Warm weather means that you can have a picnic in the park or take a leisurely stroll along the beach after work in the middle of winter. Beachside exercise classes are also popular among locals on the Gold Coast, with local government encouraging people to be active and take part in community activities.


When you move to the Gold Coast expect to spend more time in the outdoors. The Gold Coast is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and diverse environments in the world and when moving there it will all be at your fingertips. Drive 30 minutes south and find yourself at Tallebudgera Creek where you can spend the day swimming in the sparkling waters with views of the Burleigh Heads National park. Alternately you can drive 30 minutes west and find yourself in the Queensland Hinterland. Beautiful unspoilt rainforests that stretch for miles, waterfalls and boardwalks are all in abundance. You will never find yourself without somewhere new to explore on your weekends.

The Gold Coast comes in as the 5th largest city in Australia, with a population of just under 600,000, it is a city that has not lost itself to development. With Brisbane only a short hour’s drive away you can easily get your big city fix and then return home to your more relaxed environment.

Food and Drink

Where previously Gold Coast lacked in the food and drink department it has made massive improvements in recent years. With new cafes popping up all over the city, your Saturday mornings will be spent sipping an iced lattes and eating smashed avocado with friends or family.

The Gold Coast is known for its nightlife, but whilst it was previously limited to nightclubs and schoolies, new bars are popping up all around the city. From craft beer to cocktails, your evenings can be spent sipping exotic drinks whilst overlooking the ocean.

gold coast cityscape with beach

Your New Home

Housing on the Gold Coast is some of the cheapest you will find in Australia whilst staying in a major city. According to Core Logic, the median house price on the Gold Coast came in at $600,000 AUD. That is significantly lower than that of Melbourne or Sydney. This could mean more room to entertain friends, play with children, or even try out your green thumb and have a go at growing your own garden.

Making the move

Moving to the Gold Coast may be the lifestyle change that is needed for you, and you may not realise just how easy it can be. Using a professional moving company such as Allied means that it is easier than ever and takes the stress off you during the move.

If you are considering making the move but are unsure about the specifics, or how to go about organising it, call Allied and we will send a personal consultant to your home, free of charge, to run you through everything you need to know.

Your consultant will go through the different services offered by Allied, such as Valet Packing and Unpacking, storage, vehicle/pet transport, and transit insurance. We are able to tailor our service to meet your needs, ensuring that your moving experience is as smooth and stress free as possible.

To get started, simply fill out our free quote form. Or alternatively, you can call 132 554 to speak to someone directly.