Australia - choosing a city where to live

I've been living in in rural QLD for half of my life now, and I'd like to make a change and move someplace else.

From my own research I gathered that it would probably be Brisbane, Adelaide, or Sydney outskirts. Brisbane I think I know the best, simply because I've been there the most frequently. I lived in Sydney for a year so I am semi familiar with it as well - but that's not to say I know everything about these towns. so if you have particular info about these cities I'd like to hear what you have to say.

And Adelaide I've never been to. Its on my list though because its closer to Melb or Sydney (compared to Perth), it has a decent level of property affordability and the cooler climate is definitely appealing to me right about now, with the QLD summer kicking in full swing with the recent country-wide heatwave. I don't want to move any higher than Bundaberg which is where I am now.

There are many things I don't know about Adelaide however, and having read some of what people say online there are mentions of it being unfriendly towards people who move from other states.
That the water costs are higher due to droughts.
There is a lack of public health care and public doctors.
Are these things true? Please let me know anything else important about Adelaide or the other cities for that matter.

I ruled out Melbourne mostly because of the climate. I've never been but I keep hearing that its cold for 7 months, that there are often 4 seasons in one day and that the houses are woefully unequipped for the weather (no insulation, no double glazed windows etc).

I think I'd like to live about a 30 min drive from the city centre. And in some cases I'll probably have to do that anyway because houses are significantly more expensive down south if the house is close enough to the city.

So thats it, please let me know of any important info about these cities, if what I've been hearing is true about them.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Tasmania
    >hipsters

    It’s violent bogan central worse than Qld

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Adelaide has some of the most brutal summers in the country, it's had some long stretches of 35C+ and 40C+ days over the last decade. It's a dry heat I guess but don't go there looking for cooler weather. Having lived in a bunch of different Australian cities, and visited all the major ones, I personally find the differences overdone. Most of the problems with property prices and waiting lists are country-wide, although your right the property prices there are much better than the east coast, so higher water costs won't matter in comparison.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I've heard about the heatwaves. Though I thought they last for a day or two, max. No? And isn't that just in the centre and suburb areas where's there's little vegetation and lots of concrete?

      >houses are woefully unequipped for the weather (no insulation, no double glazed windows etc).
      Not sure where you got that idea. I haven't even used the heater in my place once in winter, only the occasional use of aircon because I hate heat.

      Just something I've seen a few times others say. What kind of house are you living in?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No they can last longer than a few days, it's not something you can exactly predict but don't go to Adelaide to escape Mad Max weather. The suburb makes a difference of a few degrees, but the big difference is the type of house you're in.

        Bump
        I'm moving from UK to AUS in less than a year, need this thread rn

        What matters is what part of a city you live in not which city in my opinion, the only massive difference is that the north east is humid sub/tropical, but you can find similar vibes in different cities if you live in Melbourne, Perth, etc. Be aware of urban sprawl, the cheapest places will be on the fringes of cities but you'll have a long commute to get anywhere. You'll almost certainly want a place with aircon if you're uncomfortable in hot weather.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >houses are woefully unequipped for the weather (no insulation, no double glazed windows etc).
    Not sure where you got that idea. I haven't even used the heater in my place once in winter, only the occasional use of aircon because I hate heat.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Keep in mind that Aussies will put up with more cold inside the home than the average Northern hemispherer because we are used to it being cold inside. Many Aussies will not run the heater even at cold temperatures because they convince themselves it's not as cold as it really is.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Compared to places where it actually gets cold, our cold is really not that bad. I'm not putting a heater on when its 12 degrees.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah that's exactly my point. In paces where it is really gets cold, their houses don't get as cold and when they do they chuck the heater on way earlier than we do. There's a reason why Canadians and Brits move here and say they get colder than they ever did back home.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ah I understand now, that makes sense

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah that's exactly my point. In paces where it is really gets cold, their houses don't get as cold and when they do they chuck the heater on way earlier than we do. There's a reason why Canadians and Brits move here and say they get colder than they ever did back home.

        Also a lot of housing in EU has central heating and aren't build with weatherboards. Probably what OP meant by houses being unequipped for the Melb weather.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Weatherboard > double brick VN

          They’re stronger. Better for insulation. Easier to repair. Flex and move.

          Brick veneer is an absolute con.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bump
    I'm moving from UK to AUS in less than a year, need this thread rn

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same here anon, is it for work?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just re: the pic
    >bogans/hipsters
    Completely wrong, it varies within cities so you can't depict this on a national map
    >sport
    Kind of true, but people in the top end like Aussie rules rather than the meme 'survival' thing.
    >japan
    Yeah, the Government was willing to give that up in ww2 if they had too, nips didn't actually want to control such a barren and wild land mass though.
    >minerals
    Incredibly over simplified but ok why not
    >disputed
    Memes
    >implying anything is affordable here
    no
    >queen vic
    true
    >drugs
    Kind of I guess, like the bogan/hipster thing it varies.
    >bad internet
    Overblown, but compared to somewhere like Japan or Korea, yes.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say give Melbourne a go - yeah the weather can be a bit funky, but if you can try live there for a few weeks and do some exploring around the state and city, you wouldn't even be thinking about the weather as much and enjoying what you can there

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Adelaide
    Sorry m8, we're full.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone in Melbourne I know has bought a house, lived in it, flipped it and made 200k at a capital gains discount. I haven't had my deposit ready but I consider Adelaide a chance or my only chance at that.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck off we're full

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is Melbourne actually that cold? I was thinking about visiting Australia but I can't stand temps above 25C. How is Tasmania?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Which city or area has the most asian women (oriental type)??

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