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September 21, 2020

Brisbane, also known as the ‘River City’ by locals is a warm cosmopolitan place with all the benefits of living in a city but retaining a relaxed, fun and less stressful vibe than its southern city neighbours - not to mention housing costs are way more affordable.


September 15, 2020

With strict border closures still in place due to COVID-19 we have seen some interesting developments in the Brisbane rental market over the last few months. 

Lack of international students and minimal tourist travel have caused many short term rental options in the inn...

July 17, 2020

Well done for making the move to the Sunshine State!  Some of the (many) questions you will be looking to answer once you arrive and get settled are:

1. Do I need to transfer my interstate or international driver's licence over to Queensland?

2. Do I need to transfer my...

February 7, 2020

Many expatriates make the move to Australia hoping for a lifestyle change and to make their way up the career ladder.  They are seduced by Australia's incredible beaches, sunshine and laid back attitude.  Australia is generally reputed to be an easy going place to live...

November 4, 2019

Depending on personal circumstances, Expats may decide to buy, lease, rent long term or car share when relocating. We run through these options, how it all works here in Australia and some considerations specific to Expats..

After setting up a bank account, acquiring a...

September 18, 2019

When choosing a suburb to live in Australia, carefully consider your budget, work commute, public transport option for the whole family, location of quality schools and areas to best suit your lifestyle preference. A local area orientation is particularly useful to fa...

July 18, 2019

Habitat Relocations understands that your 4 legged friends, be it a beloved cat or dog or both, are important members of your family.   

While most pet owners would not dream of leaving their pets behind, the cost of bringing them to Australia can be expensive and...

June 2, 2019

Securing a rental property in Australia can be more problematic with furry family members.  This often comes as an unwelcome surprise to expats and new entrants to the rental market.

Less that 20% of all listed rental properties in the greater Brisbane area allow pets a...

May 17, 2019

Anyone who has ever rented a property will agree that the process of finding a good rental home is not easy.

First, one must sift through all the property ads (often with outdated photos and/or inaccurate agent descriptions). Then, after creating a shortlist of hopefuls...

May 9, 2019

Brisbane Rental Market Update - March 2019 Quarter

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