By / Troy Said
The Ultimate Guide to Living in Melbourne
Updated 5th March 2020
Furniture Removalists Melbourne Guide to Moving
Everyone’s favourite furniture removalists Melbourne have put together the ultimate guide to moving to Australia’s most fashionable city! If you are one of the many that have started thinking about making the change and moving interstate to Melbourne, please read on.
This guide gives you an overview of what to prepare for as a first-timer living in the Victorian capital, including suburb guides, getting your essential services set up and some tips for being a true Melburnian.
Public transport in Melbourne
In Melbourne, the number one way to travel is via tram. They are a huge part of the Melbourne culture and first started running in 1889. WOW.
If you are planning on moving from another city that doesn’t have the awesome tram system, our Melbourne furniture removalists recommend becoming familiar quickly as it can save a huge chunk of time on your commute to work.
If you ever wanted to know more about the history of trams and how they started the Yarra Trams website has a whole heap of information, you’ll sound like a local in no time at all.
Getting to and from the Airport
You can catch a bus to and from Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Avalon airports from many locations across Melbourne and Victoria. Many of these services are run by SkyBus.
A taxi will cost about $50 to get to the CBD, or you can catch ride-sharing services like Uber.
Moving your furniture
Now the boring stuff.
If you are currently living another state and are looking to move to Melbourne, Victoria, then you best find a reliable interstate removalist.
We may sound a little bias here, but Interstate Removals have got you covered with the best furniture removalists Melbourne and Australia wide. We offer backloading moves so that you don’t burn a hole in your pocket while you try moving to your new dream city!
Obviously, you’ll want to have a look through your options and find the right fit, so feel free to get a fast and free quote through us to weigh out your options.
There’s plenty of cultural diversity in the city’s north. From the lively Fitzroy, eclectic Brunswick to the quieter vibes in Northcote, Coburg and Thornbury, many choose to live here for the good public transport and close access to the city.
Footscray market, Williamstown, plenty of parks and good schools – you can see why the western suburbs has plenty to offer families.
The public transport isn’t as extensive – there is only one train line that travels down to Williamstown, the regional V/Line and regular buses – but it makes up for it with good access to the city.
Quieter suburbs like Seddon, South Kingsville and Newport, as well as growing suburbs like Sunshine, offer good choices for those looking to buy.
The sprawling eastern suburbs offer some of Melbourne’s best schools and great public transport options (three train lines, trams and more buses).
From mini-hubs like Springvale and Camberwell to grand suburbs like Kew, Canterbury and Toorak, there’s plenty of options – and price points – to be found here.
If you love the beach, the south-east suburbs are for you. From quiet pockets like Elwood and Sandringham to the cool vibes of St Kilda, the Bayside also has an array of excellent high schools.
The Sandringham line (as long as you are near the stations) will cater your transport needs, along with buses, but trams are limited.