Moving to Queensland – 10 important things to know
Moving to Queensland – Australia’s sunshine state? Slow down and enjoy the natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle that makes Queensland such a popular place to live.
1. It’s the sunny state
‘Beautiful one day, perfect the next’, that’s the saying in Queensland. Moving interstate can be a hassle, but it’s worth it when you get to live somewhere as beautiful as Queensland.
It’s important to know, though, that Queensland is Australia’s sunny state and it can get very hot in the summer, with thunderstorms and heavy rainfall.
Spring (September to November) is one of the best seasons in Queensland, with warm days and not too much rain. And always remember to be sun safe.
2. Dress down
Thanks to all the sunshine, Queensland’s dress code is pretty casual. Think flip flops (thongs), sundresses, sandals, shorts, bathers (togs/swimmers), t-shirts and singlets. Wear your tan, slow down and unwind.
3. Natural beauty abounds
Queensland is home to some of Australia’s most incredible natural wonders, with World Heritage-listed sites like the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island and the Daintree Rainforest. The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast are also home to beautiful beaches.
4. Queenslanders like it larger than life
Queenslanders like things big. They have a huge number of ‘big’ things, including the Big Pineapple, the Big Mango and the Big Macadamia.
5. Footy is huge
6. There’s no daylight savings
Yes, you heard right. There’s no daylight savings in Queensland. So while other states are waking up at a more sociable time, their northern cousins are waking at 5 am.
7. It has the fewest public holidays in Australia
Public holidays are kept to a minimum in Queensland. The only standout is in Brisbane, with a public holiday for the Royal Queensland Show (called the ‘Ekka’). Queensland has the fewest public holidays in Australia – just 10 days per year. Find out when Queensland sleeps in.
8. How to stay in touch
Keep up with the latest news with your new TV stations, radio stations and newspapers:
• Watch your regional and metropolitan TV stations
• Read your regional newspapers
• Listen to your local radio stations
9. How to get around
• In Brisbane, buy a go card online, at main train stations or in-store at numerous retailers. This will cover you for trains, buses and ferries
• Find out how to get around the state
10. How to buy property
Moving to Queensland and thinking about buying a property? Ensure you get good advice from your lawyer and find out more here:
• How to buy property in Queensland
• Calculate stamp duty on a Queensland property
11 February 2016
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