Moving Home to Rural Australia

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Nothing beats the peace and quiet of life in a rural area, away from all of the loud noises and business of the city. If you decide that this is something that appeals to you then moving to rural Australia might be a good decision. Before you do this however, there are a few things that you will need to know in order to make sure that you are making an informed decision.

This article will go over the various things that you will need to know when moving to rural Australia.

Access to services

One of the most important differences when living in a rural area is access to various services. In a city there is usually a hospital, doctor, grocery store and other various things within a very short drive. In rural areas this is not always the case. Due to a smaller population density, it isn't viable to have enough of these services that they are a short distance for everybody. The fact that you may have to drive a while to get to something such as a hospital when living in rural areas is something that you will need to consider when you are moving. If you have some sort of serious medical condition that may need immediate attention, it may be a good idea to consider a different location for your new home.

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Access for the moving company

Rural properties can be very large including fields and other parts that may make the distance between the entrance and the actual house somewhat long. When you are moving, you will want to make sure that the vehicle that is being used by the moving company can fit onto the property. If it can't, you may need to carry your belongings over a distance. If you find that this is the case, you will want to make preparations such as buying or renting a trailer.


Unlike the city, you may be lacking certain utilities that you are used to. The main one is water. Many places will use tank water rather than being hooked up to a mains system. This is something that you will have to get used to when living in a rural area. Another utility that may be different to what you're used to is internet access. Internet speeds in rural areas are significantly slower than the speeds that you would expect in more developed areas. This is something that you may want to consider when moving to a rural area, especially if you use the internet a lot.


Unlike more developed areas, you may find that there is less to go out and do at least in the sense of spending money. Because of this, it is vital that you are able to keep yourself entertained without the need for going out to places. If you are the kind of person who goes into town to party every weekend, you may find this to be a big adjustment.

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