Moving to Tasmania

Considering moving to Tasmania? If you are early in the process then keep reading to discover the different costs involved, as well as a taste of what life in Tasmania could be like. If you are ready to move, we can help you find an Australian removalist for free.

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Moving to Tasmania: What do you have to organize?

Whenever moving interstate in Australia, there are certain administrative tasks to complete. These include:

  • De-register your previous address and register at your new one.
  • You need to cancel or transfer your utility provider.
  • If you have a driver’s license you will need to renew it once you move to Tasmania.

To make sure you don’t forget to do anything we have compiled all the important things to remember in a comprehensive checklist.

Moving House Checklist for moving to tasmania

Cost of moving to Tasmania

If you choose to pursue a moving company you may be wondering: what would it cost? Below is a rough price estimate of what you might expect from various Australian cities.

CityPrice (m3)Total price
Adelaide$873$1,092
Brisbane$211$2,829
Canberra$224$1,684
Melbourne$161$2,113
Perth$246$8,628
Sydney$200$3,649

All removal costs are approximate, and only include the sole cost of moving, no extras. You can learn more about the factors that affect the price of your move in our moving costs article.

Two of the main factors that affect the cost of your move are the distance you are moving and the volume of your move. Not sure how much stuff you have? Don’t panic! Our handy furniture volume calculator does the hard work for you. We have got your back 😉

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Top tips for moving to Tasmania

We have compiled some essential top tips that are specific to moving to Tasmania. Read these carefully before planning your move.

  • It is important to note that Tasmania has strict quarantine rules about what is allowed to enter the territory. You would be wise to familiarize yourself with these rules, but in general, be careful of:
    • Animals
    • Food items
    • Plants (or plant-related items)
  • If you have any pets, make sure they meet the vaccination requirements for the state of Tasmania!
  • Compare several moving quotes as they can vary significantly.

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Working in Tasmania

It is advised that you have a job lined up before your move to Tasmania. However, we know this is not always possible. There are always interesting career opportunities in Tasmania. In particular, the aged care and tourism industries are continually growing. Give yourself the best chance of finding work by following various job sites like

It is also still popular in Tasmania for companies to list jobs in the local newspapers like The Mercury and The Examiner.

Accommodation in Tasmania

Most of Tasmania’s residents live in or around the state’s main cities; Hobart, Launceston or Devonport. Especially if you plan on working in Tasmania, we recommend that you reside near one these cities. If you are still searching for accommodation we recommend exploring various Tasmanian estate agents, for instance:

It is always best to start the search early but, hopefully, you may find the market to be less competitive than the big mainland cities.

Ready for your move to Tasmania?

Hopefully, by now you are feeling more informed about moving to Tasmania. If you find yourself wanting any more information about the moving process then do not hesitate to explore some of our helpful free resources –we have linked them below for you. 😉 Good luck, and we wish you success with your move to Tasmania!