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Moving to Melbourne - City Guide

Moving to Melbourne - City Guide


After being voted The Worlds Most Liveable City for the fourth year running, it’s no wonder Melbourne is constantly welcoming new arrivals to its shores.


Whatever your reasons for relocating to Melbourne, at Budget Self Pack Containers we want to make sure you have all the essential information you need so you are feeling like a local Melburnian in no time.


What you need to know when moving to Melbourne

  • Where should you live in Melbourne?

Making the decision on where to live in a new and unfamiliar city can be a daunting task.  A good starting point is what type of lifestyle you prefer; are you single with disposable income or a young family on a budget needing to be near good schools? If you know where your workplace is going to be located that is also a deciding factor.

Whether you want to live in a hip inner city apartment, the the seaside suburb of St Kilda or family-friendly Frankston - the healthy real estate market of Melbourne ensures there are always plenty of options. Homely provides some excellent information to assist you in choosing the best suburbs in greater Melbourne to live in.

  • What’s the Melbourne public transport like?

Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses are run by PT - Public Transport Victoria who provide timetables, journey planners and live travel updates on their website.

Myki is Melbournes ticketing system, we suggest you buy a reusuable smart card which you can top up at over 800 retailers including all 7-Eleven stores. You then simply swipe your card at a myki reader as you travel.

There are many taxi companies in Melbourne. Operating throughout greater Melbourne is 13Cabs, also contactable on 132 227.

  • What are the Melbourne shopping hours?

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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.

  • What are Melbourne emergency numbers?

Ambulance/Fire/Police (for any time critical emergencies) 000

Victorian Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26

State Emergency Service 13 25 00

Vehicle Towing 13 11 76

Victorian Bushfire Information Line 1800 240 667

  • Melbourne Local Secrets

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To really get to know a new city, you need some insider information. Here at BSPC, we’ve done the hard yards for you, our super sleuths have uncovered some helpful links where you can find out what the locals do, where they eat and many more tips and tricks.


    • Yelp - Melbourne will not only find you the most popular eating destinations in Melbourne, you can also search for local businesses in specific suburbs. As it’s based on user reviews, it’s easy to get the insider scoop on local businesses in your area.

    • If eating out is your favourite pasttime, start following some of Melbourne’s best food bloggers. They will direct you to some of the best places to dine. The City Lane , The World loves Melbourne and Gourmet Chick all have excellent advice and reviews about eating out in Melbourne. 

    • Join in the conversation @CityofMelbourne for all things Melbourne-related. If you have a question, tag a tweet with @cityofmelbourne and they will hopefully retweet your tweet to their network of 62k followers.

Hopefully we have helped you find out a bit more insider information about Melbourne as you settle into your new home in arguably Australia’s most cultural and hip city. We hope you get out and about and enjoy all the fantastic things that Melbourne has 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 Melbournes best attractions, restaurants and shops!

If you need a cheap moving quote today, contact us for your free quote.

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Image References:
Melbourne Day Image sourced via Flickr
Melbourne Night Image sourced via Flickr
MCG Image sourced via Flickr