Moving to the Gold Coast: Helpful Tips and Resources
Changing cities or moving interstate can be a busy and stressful time. There are many things that need your attention, from planning the move to packing your belongings and organising a removalist. It sounds like a lot of work, however that’s only the tip of the iceberg!
You’ll also need to update your address details wherever necessary, look for employment and maybe even find a place to move into if you’re starting from scratch! Let Qld Movers take some of the stress out of moving to the Gold Coast with our handy hints & tips.
Where to live?
Whether you are a young professional looking for a slick beachfront apartment, a family looking for a kid-friendly house in the suburbs, a student looking for accommodation close to university or one of the many “young at heart” who move to the Gold Coast looking for a sea change, the Gold Coast has something for everyone! Once you have found a Gold Coast suburb to suit your lifestyle, its time to find your own little slice of paradise!
Listed below are some great tools to help you in your home hunt:
- Real Estate.com.au Gold Coast Buy or Rent
- REIQ Gold Coast Real Estate Guide
- Easy Roommate – Gold Coast Share Accommodation
- Queensland Residential Tenancies Authority
- Real Estate News from the Gold Coast Bulletin
Where to work?
We know that work is probably the last thing on your mind when moving to the Gold Coast. Who can concentrate on work with all that sun, sand & surf? But just in case, here are some sites that are available to help you find employment on the Gold Coast:
Other helpful advice:
- If you are moving interstate, don’t forget to transfer your driver’s license.
- Do you have school aged children? Australianschoolsdirectory.com.au is a great place to start researching schools in the Gold Coast area.
- By contacting Australia Post and redirecting your mail to your new address as soon as possible, you can avoid any confusion for yourself and for the new occupants of your former address.
- Gold Coast Australia and the Gold Coast City Council websites are two other great resources for information on the Gold Coast.
- Student accommodation in Australia – Student-movers forum.com is an international directory for students moving across the country and internationally.
- Local Moving Services – Find out about our local removalist services available throughout the Gold Coast.