Moving to Townsville
Making the move to a new city is both exciting and daunting – but it needn’t be complicated. The following link will provide you with basic information and advice you should consider when planning your ‘green’ or ‘sea’ change across borders, to a new state or territory.
Time to Pack
North Queensland offers a relaxed, family friendly lifestyle like few other locations in Australia.
Having made the decision to call Townsville home, the following link provides information on moving companies who service the region and other helpful tips.
If you do not have an Australian passport, you will require a visa to enter the country. Visas should be arranged prior to travelling to Australia. There are different visas depending on your travel purpose and length of visit including work, study, permanent residency and more. Each visa has conditions about what you can do in Australia.
Learn more about entering Australia
Arriving in Paradise
Townsville boasts a diversified, thriving economy that is a product of the local entrepreneurial spirit. Today, Townsville is not only recognised as one of Queensland’s premier holiday destinations, but also for its business acumen, educational opportunities and the city’s amazing variety of major national and international events.
Townsville exudes the down-to-earth warmth and charm of a regional town, with all the vibrance and opportunity of a big city. Equipped with a little research and locals’ knowledge, you’ll be settling into your new home and feel part of the local community in no time. Here are a few ways you can prepare for your move:
Research where to live
There are a wide range of housing options across Townsville in terms of style, quality and price depending on location. It’s easy to find the perfect location that suits your needs, with quick access to schools, shopping centres, open space, free or affordable healthcare and all the conveniences of modern city living.
The ‘This is TSV’ – ‘Real Estate’ brief provides useful information and may prove a good starting point to better understand what different neighbourhoods and suburbs across the city offer.
Get involved in the local community
To make the most of your new life in Townsville, we encourage you to get involved in local community events, groups and clubs. Our friendly and culturally diverse locals are known for their relaxed hospitality and will ensure you receive all the city’s best tips and advice.