Living in Sydney

Thinking about relocating to Sydney, the metropolis that surrounds the world’s most beautiful harbour? We’ve done a lot of the hard work for you and have put together this page of useful information for your upcoming move!

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Climate:

Sydney has a humid subtropical climate with warmer summers, cool winters and even rainfall throughout the year. That said, the sunshine is well spread throughout the year and many times there are more blue-sky days in winter than in summer. Given the strong and warm summer sun, this can be considered a blessing by many of its citizens, especially for those who enjoy making use of the abundant beach playgrounds!

Summer (December – February)
During the summer, Sydney is known to have mid-day summer storms, averaging approximately 12 days per month. This can be quite refreshing as the temperatures can range from 19.0° to 27.0° and another two degrees warmer further out west.

 Autumn (March – May)
Autumn, from March till May, stays predominantly the same(19.0° – 24.0°) making it feel like you’re living in summer for almost half of the year!

 Winter (June – August)
Sydney’s  weather cools off come winter and the temperatures drop off quite nicely. Though it still rains, the majority of the winter is dry with temperatures ranging from 8.0° to 17.0°.

Spring (September – November)
September till November, Sydney is quite cool but days are slowly starting to get warmer and much longer. This is the driest season and the average temperature creeps from 17.0° to a nice and comfortable 21.0°.

Understanding the Suburbs:

Inner City Living:

  • Newtown; Singles, Students, Professionals, Families
  • Marrickville; Singles, Professionals, Families, Students
  • Balmain; Singles, Professionals, Executives
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Left: Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House Right: The Sydney Botanical Gardens

Eastern suburbs:

  • Bondi; Singles, Professionals, Executives, Travelers, Gay/lesbian
  • Coogee; Singles, Professionals, Executives, Families, Travelers
  • Surry Hills; Singles, Professionals, Gay/lesbian
  • Paddington; Singles, Professionals, Families, Executives

Southern Suburbs:

  • Cronulla; Professionals, Executives, Families
  • Kangaroo Point; Professionals, Executives, Families

Northern Suburbs:

  • Manly; Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian, Students, Travelers
  • Crow’s Nest; Singles, Professionals
  • Chatswood;Professionals, Families
  • Ryde; Professionals, Families, students (located close to Macquarie uni)

Western suburbs 

  • Parramatta; Professionals, Families
  • Penrith; Professionals, Families
  • Blacktown; Professionals, Families

Top 10 things to see and do:

  • Go on a feeding frenzy in Surry Hills
  • Get some exercise and take in the coast on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
  • Grab a drink at the Sydney Opera House and watch the sunset
  • Explore The Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Discover a Convicts Past at The Rocks in Sydney
  • Visit the beach and The Corso in Manly
  • Get in touch with your inner child at Luna Park
  • Visit the world renowned Taronga Zoo
  • Climb the Harbour Bridge for the best city view
  • Camp on Cockatoo Island

 

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Left: Luna Park Right: Manly Beach

Top Schools and Universities:

  • The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  • Macquarie University
  • Australian Graduate School of Management
  • Sydney Grammar School

Transport Information:

Most commuters will utilise Sydney’s convenient public transport system. For all bus, train and ferry information visit: http://www.transportnsw.info/

Average Rental Cost:

According to recent statistics released by www.realestate.com.au the medium rental property prices for Sydney are as follows:

Inner City

  • House $700+
  • Unit $500 – $600+

Suburbs

  • House $500+
  • Unit $400+

Best beaches

  • Bondi Beach, 25 minutes from Sydney CBD
  • Bronte Beach, 25 minutes from Sydney CBD
  • Fresh Water, 35 minutes from Sydney CBD
  • Shelly Beach, 35 minutes from Sydney CBD
  • Palm Beach, 1 hour 15 minutes from Sydney CBD
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Left: Bondi Beach Right: Palm Beach

Population Size: 4.23M

Other Helpful Links:

Rental Accommodation: http://www.domain.com.au/

Transport: http://www.transportnsw.info/

What’s on:

http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/

https://www.timeout.com/sydney

https://www.theurbanlist.com/sydney

 

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