Jump to content

You're currently viewing the forum as a Guest
register-now-button_orig.png
and join in with discussions   
ask migration questions
message other members

..and much much more!

Andrewzeb

Move to Sydney

Recommended Posts

I'm considering to buy a house or apartment in Sydney, and want to close to transportation and shops, which suburb is the best for living? 

And which website is good for searching or anywhere I can post my requirement for buy?

Thanks a lot!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks, living aboard now,  but will start to work in Sydney soon, so now looking for a house to buy and no idea which suburb is good...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Andrewzeb said:

thanks, living aboard now,  but will start to work in Sydney soon, so now looking for a house to buy and no idea which suburb is good...

Sydney is a very big place.  The inner city measures 25 square kilometres (10 square miles), the Greater Sydney region covers 12,367 square kilometres (4,775 square miles) and the city's urban area is 1,687 square kilometres (651 square miles) in size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
59 minutes ago, Andrewzeb said:

I'm considering to buy a house or apartment in Sydney, and want to close to transportation and shops, which suburb is the best for living? 

And which website is good for searching or anywhere I can post my requirement for buy?

Thanks a lot!


That's a very general question!    Where will you be working?  Sydney is a sprawling city and you can easily be living 2 hours from the city centre and still be in the suburbs. 

A lot will depend on your budget.  Prices vary massively across the city. The further from the city centre and coast you go, the cheaper it gets but also, of course, the longer your commute (if you're working in the city) and the further from the beach.  Domain.com.au and realestate.com.au are the two sites for buying and renting.   

Be aware that if you are on a temporary visa, you need special permission from the FIRB to buy, and you'll pay about three times the normal stamp duty on the purchase.  So, for example, on a $900,000 house, an ordinary Australian would pay $35,000 stamp duty, but you'll pay $107,000 stamp duty.

Edited by Marisawright

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

Sydney Suburb Profiles 

https://www.sitchu.com.au/sydney/living/

https://goodmigrations.com/city-guides/sydney/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sydney_suburbs

Once you narrow down your list, enter the suburb name into these sites 

https://www.microburbs.com.au/NSW/Sydney/City/City-of-Sydney/Sydney

demographics of each suburb with safety, internet etc 

https://www.homely.com.au/search/suburbs-in-sydney-greater-new-south-wales

Suburb reviews

Hope this helps !

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×