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Ariel view of Sydney harbour

Sydney has many enviable features – beaches, forests, parks and gardens, museums, an arts scene, great restaurants, and beautiful waterways with an optional commute via ferry for many people. There’s definitely a lot to appreciate! This article will provide an overview of things you might need to know before moving to Sydney.


Sydney is known for its beaches – from Manly to Tamarama, Bilgola Freshwater, Bondi, Bronte, Avalon, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach, and many more. Each beach offers a different aspect to the beach-goer, but all of them are good for varying reasons. Be prepared to be stunned by the beauty of the beaches on offer.


You will need an Opal card to use Sydney’s public transport system. The bus network is the arteries of the public transport system in Sydney, connecting up the city as a whole, including areas that don’t feature rail or water transport. Between midnight and 4am, the NightRide buses come to your rescue replacing train routes. If you’re driving in Sydney, it’s not too bad – just look out for the many buses and taxis. You’ll find that drivers can be courteous by letting you in while changing lanes, but they also love to honk their horns.

You most likely already have a car that you might want to take with you to Sydney, so just call us to arrange for the transportation. If you’re travelling from Melbourne to Sydney, you could choose to drive your car to Sydney instead while enjoying the scenic view along the Great Ocean Road highway. Just make sure to take a break from driving by stopping at Canberra or Aubrey for the night before continuing your onward journey.

Buying and Renting Costs

Sydney is known as Australia’s most expensive city, but this doesn’t mean you can’t find an affordable option for buying or renting in Sydney. The prices will of course depend on the location. At the lower end, you can find a studio or one-bedroom apartment for rent between $400 and $600 per week. But if you’re looking for harbour views, you’ll need to pay a lot more. At the time of writing, the median house price in Sydney is more than $1 million, and $760,000 for apartments. If you’re not fixed on living in the CBD, the hinterland offers more affordable options for moving to Sydney.

One of the ways that you could save more towards buying your house or renting a place to live, is to choose the backloading option with Transcorp Removals and storage for your interstate move. This is quite a practical option if you’re in no hurry to have your belongings sent to Sydney. You could even opt for backloading in advance and choose to store your belongings until you’re ready to move into your new place. Just give us a call when you’ve secured a place to live.

Where to Live?

Some of the most popular suburbs to consider when you move to Sydney include Kirribilli, Woolloomooloo, Balmain East, Glebe, Hunters Hill, Rozelle, Birchgrove, Ramsgate Beach, Potts Point and Forest Lodge. It’s worth doing considerable research into possible suburbs to buy or rent before you make your decision.

Work & Education

Being such a large cosmopolitan city, Sydney offers a lot in terms of work and education, with highly reputed places of learning in the city. You couldn’t choose a better place to find work opportunities either, with many people finding themselves moving to Sydney for their dream job.

Crime Rates

The rate of crime in Sydney is mostly quite low, with a very high degree of safety for walking at home alone at night. Of course, it’s still a good idea to take precautions to keep safe, but the low crime rate makes it a pretty safe city overall.


Sydney has a strong arts, music and dining scene, meaning it’s a delight for leisure time. Unwind at a restaurant near the harbour after work and take in all the beautiful sights.

Worth it?

Overall, moving to Sydney is a decision that you won’t regret. It offers great work and education opportunities, as well as excellent activities for leisure, plus amazing beaches. While housing can be pricey in Sydney, it really is the only price you’ll pay for a luxurious, enjoyable lifestyle.

Choose Transcorp for Your Sydney Move

Make sure to contact Transcorp Removals and Storage when looking for an award-winning interstate removalist when booking your next move. Australians have been choosing us for over 25 years for their interstate moves thanks to our expertise, professionalism, competitive prices and high service standards.

You can rest assured that our professional removalists have the necessary know-how, equipment and vehicles to provide the very best relocation service. We also handle all items with the greatest care, ensuring your belongings get to their destination in the same condition they left in.

If you’re on a tight budget, we offer some of the most competitive rates in the industry. Our movers can also supply you with affordable packaging boxes, materials and supplies that are delivered to your door to help you get everything packed without any hassle.

Get a free quote today and start a new chapter of your life in Sydney.

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