Named in the most recent edition of Lonely Planet’s Australia Travel Guide as the country’s hippest city; Brisbane is outdoing its rivals, Sydney and Melbourne, in the coolness stakes.
Pristine beaches, stunning rainforest, hip cafes and restaurants, cool nightclubs and the family friendly Gold Coast are just a small sample of what Brisbane has to offer.
If you are planning an interstate move to Brisbane, here at Budget Self Pack Containers, we want to take the stress out of your move and help you settle into your new home. Our city guides aim to provide you with all the essential information you need to be feeling at home in your new city as soon as possible.
Moving to any new city it can be a daunting task to decide where you will set up house. Narrowing down the search area to suitable locations is a logical start. Work and school commute times will factor in your search criteria as will budget for most people.
While the city itself is compact, greater Brisbane spreads over a large area, both up and down the coast as well in inland. With such a large search area, a good starting point to research suburbs in Brisbane is Homely - they provide useful information such as a list of the best suburbs in greater Brisbane to live in.
Brisbane’s buses, trains, trams and ferries are run by TransLink who provide timetables, status updates and journey planners on their website.
We recommend investing ina GoCard from TransLink. It is an electronic ticket that lets you ride on their network of bus, train, ferry and tram services. It’s cheaper than buying paper tickets and you can top up your card before travelling and then simply swipe your card at the beginning and end of journeys to automatically deduct your fare.
Yellow Cabs Brisbane is your best bet for catching a taxi in the city centre. You can contact them on 13 19 24.
Generally shops open from 9am to 5pm Monday - Sunday in the CBD and 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm Saturday/Sunday in suburban shopping centres. Many shops stay open later on Friday night - until 9pm.
Supermarket shopping hours vary, many inner city supermarkets stay open very late or sometimes 24 hours.
Ambulance/Fire/Police (for any time critical emergencies) 000
Poisons Information 13 11 26
State Emergency Service 132 500
Coast Guard (07) 3396 5911
Getting the insider scoop about where the locals go can be tricky when you’re a newcomer to a unfamiliar city. It’s always fun to explore a new city and discover your new favourite local places but if you want a headstart on where the best kept local secrets can be found, read on.
Eat, Drink + Be Kerry is super handy if you’re interested in eating out and discovering Brisbane best new hot spots to do so. Brisbane Devoured is another great source for inspiration on where to eat in Brisbane. Miss Foodie provides recipes, reviews and amazing photos on her blog.
Yelp Brisbane provides great food reviews by local residents and you can also search for local businesses in specific suburbs. Whether you’re looking for a dentist, doctor or a mechanic, the Yelp database will help you get started on your search.
Join in the conversation with @Brisbane_City for all things Brisbane related on Twitter. If you have a question, tag a tweet with @brisbane_city and they will hopefully retweet your question to their network of 10k followers.
Hopefully you now feel you have a starting point with getting to know your new home. Whether golden beaches, theme parks or nature reserves are your thing, Brisbane is guaranteed not to disappoint with so much to offer.
When planning your move, make sure to check out our services here at Budget Self Pack Containers. We can offer a cheap, safe and secure way to move your valuables and entire household contents without the stress and huge expense. Keep the money you save by using our services to check out Brisbanes best attractions, restaurants and shops!
If you need a cheap moving quote today, contact us for your free quote.