Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Removals to Australia: Interesting Facts About Australia

If you are looking for a company to assist you with your removals to Australia, Moving Partnership can help. We offer removals to Australia, and to all parts of Australasia, and you will find we can offer you the cheapest quotes around, whilst still maintaining the highest levels of service. Through our extensive list of contacts in the removals business, we’ll find you the right company and work with them to ensure your move goes smoothly, from start to finish.

We offer household moves  and business relocations to both European and international destinations worldwide. So contact us today and we’ll source the cheapest quote for you, and arrange your removals to Australia.

We are here to help you through the entire moving process; so should you have any queries or need help with customs clearance our highly trained and knowledgeable office staff are just a phone away.

Removals to Australia - click here for full information on our removals to Australia service or contact us now for a free online moving quote.

Moving to Australia

Australia is a popular destination for Britons to move to because it is an English speaking country. It also offers a high standard of living and  guaranteed sunshine, sea, sand and surf. With so much to offer, it's no surprise that the country presents such a huge draw. The only real downside to moving to Australia is the distance involved and the hassle of arranging your removal.

That is where Moving Partnership Ltd comes in. We have many years experience in arranging international removals. So whatever your reasons for moving  to Australia, whether for a job move, or to be near family, Moving Partnership helps take the stress out of your move.

We have contacts with many thousands of removals companies, big and small, all over the world. We compare the quotes given by these companies and match their services to your requirements. This means we  not only come up with a tailor made package for you, but at the right price too.

If you are moving  to Australia, you will want to know as much as you can about your host country so you’ll know what to expect when you get there. Here’s some of the main facts and figures about the country.


By area, Australia is the sixth largest country in the world after Russia, India, US, China, Brazil and Canada. But despite its size, it has a relatively small population. Australia is not even in the top 50, when it comes to the size of its populace. This means that per person, there’s an awful lot of space; or at least there would be if Australia's people - all 21,727,158 of them - were equally spread about its surface.

As it is, they're not! Australia was first inhabited some 50,000 years ago by the Aborigines, then more recently in the 17th and 18th Centuries, when it was discovered by Tasman and Cooke respectively. Settlers from these landings tended to colonise the areas  closest to shore, rather than venture further inland. It is for this reason, that if you look at a map of Australia today, you’ll see that its most populous towns and cities are in coastal locations. The most populated cities in Australia are: Sydney (with 4,280,900 inhabitants) Melbourne (with 3,353,300) Brisbane (1,544,300) Perth (1,390,800) and Adelaide (with 1,130,100) and all of these are in coastal locations.

Features and Land Masses

Surrounded by water, Australia is an island half as big as Europe and 32 times greater than the UK. That said, it’s the smallest of the world’s continents and, aside from Antarctica, the driest.Australia is also the flattest continent on earth. Its highest peak is Mount Kosciuszko in Kosciuszko National Park (in the Alpine region of southern New South Wales) and it measures 2,228 metres above sea level. However, its lowest point is the bed of Lake Eyre in South Australia, which is 15.2 metres below sea level. Lake Eyre is the largest salt lake in Australia.  Situated 647 km north east of Adelaide, it is actually comprised of two lakes: Lake Eyre North and Lake Eyre South, which are both connected by the Goyder Channel. The lake has been an important site for Arabunna, and other Aboriginal people, for several thousand years.

Another interesting feature of Australia's landscape - and another very important site for the Aborigines - is Uluru or Ayers Rock and this can be found in Kata Tjuta National Park, Central Australia. Ayers Rock is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. It is a single piece of sandstone rock, almost 10 kilometres in circumference and it  rises some 350 metres from the flat plains of the Northern Territory Outback. There’s no other known geological feature in the world quite like it.

Uluru is sacred to the Aboriginal people and, unlike Lake Eyre whose bed you can walk on, this rock is not for climbing on, as this will upset the natives. For centuries, the Anangu Aboriginal people have been responsible for the protection and management of Uluru, and they have passed on their knowledge of Uluru's spiritual importance, from generation to generation.


Nearly 20 per cent of Australia’s land mass is classified as desert. This means it has a low average annual rainfall. Across the rest of the continent, the rainfall varies considerably. In fact, Australia as a whole provides every type of climate, from desert through to temperate and tropical. The temperate zones can be found to the southeast and southwest of the country, whereas the north is tropical, and the centre, desert or semi-arid desert.

This variability is largely due to the sheer size of the place. These weather patterns also go a long way to explaining why the towns and cities have developed where they are. Unlike the UK, Australia doesn’t get harsh snaps of cold polar air. Its temperature contrasts are small and its   minimum temperatures are moderated by the lack of mountains, and the influence of the surrounding oceans.

The El NiƱo brings with it seasonal changes in Australia, as it does in many areas in the world. This weather form can cause extensive droughts and considerable wet periods, with dust storms and even the occasional tornado. Tropical cyclones, heat waves, bushfires and frosts in the country are also associated with this weather form.

Australia’s climatic zones range from tropical rainforests, deserts, and cool temperature forests, to snow covered mountains.

Standard of Living

A country’s standard of living  is assessed mainly by three factors: its resources, its educational provisions and its health services. Australia scores very highly in each category and in addition to this, it has  a lower crime rate than in most other parts of world. Australia therefore offers one of the highest standards of living in the world. In fact the United Nations puts it second on its Human Development Index, which looks at such things as life expectancy, education, and income.

With one of the most prosperous economies in the world, Australians enjoy all that this lifestyle has to offer. And this is reflected in the fact that, year on year, the country attracts such a huge number of people to its shores. This economic growth is also well reflected in the jobs market. Australia is home to many national and international companies who are always on the lookout for people to come and work for them. On any given day there are vacancies across the full spectrum of jobs, from accountancy, to agriculture and food, and from architecture, to building work,  business, and administration. Australian companies are looking for those involved in catering, computing, education, engineering and technology, forestry, genetics, HR, healthcare, marketing, teaching and many other sectors. On offer is a work hard, play hard lifestyle, combining sun, sea, sand and surf, with great food and some of the world’s best locally produced wines.

About Moving Partnership

The three main services on offer from Moving Partnership are as follows: we offer a full-load service using either a 20ft or 40ft container, a part-load service which is ideal if you don't need a full one, and a specialised service for those wishing to transport, bulkier, unusual or extremely valuable items. Call us today and we will take care of your removals to Australia.

Removals to Australia - click here for full information on our removals to Australia service or contact us now for a free online moving quote.