By / Troy Said
Best apps to use when moving to a new state
Make the long-distance move easier with these smart moving apps.
Before you move into your new home, make sure you have Google Maps installed.
Apart from getting you from A to B, you can also use the app to search for local information, nearby stores and public transport.
Click ‘Explore’ after typing in your location (or search for what you are looking for) and you’ll the latest information on restaurants, supermarkets, bus stops, train stations and shopping centres.
As Google’s technology continues to improve, Google Maps’ accuracy and functionality does too. Try the commuting feature that can show your route in real-time, update you on delays and walking time. Check out more features here.
We’ll assume you’ll need food urgently when you arrive at your new home.
Try Zomato. It’s an app (with an average rating of 4.6 stars from 25,000+ people) to find local food and restaurants and includes delivery services too.
There, you can get food delivered to your doorstep, get recommendations based on your location and search preferences, and find a list of popular restaurants.
Public transport app
If you rely on public transport or need to know when the next train is coming, then make sure you download your city’s local public transport app. They also provide up to date timetable information and route details.
- Victoria: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about-ptv/digital-tools-and-updates/mobile-apps/
- NSW: https://transportnsw.info/apps
- Queensland: https://translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/mytranslink
- Western Australia: https://www.wa.gov.au/service/transport/passenger-services/download-public-transport-app
- South Australia: https://adelaidemetro.com.au/Timetables-Maps/Mobile-Apps
- Tasmania: https://www.metrotas.com.au/communication/apps/
Need to offload a bunch of stuff you no longer care for?
Give Trash Nothing a go. You simply tell people what you are giving away and have someone pick it up.
Another person’s trash can certainly be someone else’s treasure.
The app makes it an easy service to use.
Ridesharing / Taxi Apps
Apart from Uber, there are also plenty of alternative ride-sharing and taxi apps you could try. These are:
GoCatch – ridesharing (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide) – https://www.gocatch.com/
Sheba – all female driver ridesharing (Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast)- https://shebah.com.au/
Rydo (a service that connects you with taxi drivers across Australia) – https://www.rydo.com.au/
We hope these help for a smooth transfer into your new city. What are some of your favourite apps to use on the move? Comment below.