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Moving to Newcastle, Australia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 06, 2023

Summary: Moving to Newcastle, Australia? Expats talk about what you need to know before moving to Newcastle.

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What do I need to know before moving to Newcastle?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Newcastle, they said:

"Newcastle, is a vibrant city known for its stunning beaches, rich history, and thriving arts scene. Before moving to Newcastle, expats should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, the cost of living in Newcastle is relatively lower compared to other major Australian cities like Sydney and Melbourne. However, it's still essential to budget and plan your finances carefully. The city has a warm and temperate climate, with hot summers and mild winters. It's advisable to pack clothing suitable for this type of weather. Newcastle is a city that values outdoor activities, with numerous parks, beaches, and hiking trails. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you'll find plenty of opportunities to engage in activities like surfing, cycling, and bushwalking. The city has a robust public transportation system, including buses, trains, and ferries. However, many residents also prefer to drive, so you might want to consider getting a car. Newcastle is a multicultural city with a welcoming community. However, like any new place, it might take some time to adjust to the local culture and lifestyle. The city has a strong education system, with several reputable schools and universities. If you're moving with children, it's important to research and choose the right school for them. Healthcare in Newcastle is of a high standard, with both public and private hospitals. It's advisable to have health insurance to cover any medical costs. Finally, Newcastle has a thriving job market, particularly in sectors like healthcare, education, and construction. However, it's recommended to secure a job before moving to the city," said one expat who made the move to Newcastle.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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