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Moving to Northern Territory

Dreaming of adventure up north? Thinking of putting down roots in a uniquely Australian landscape? Whybirds Removals and Storage will help you make the move to your new home easy and exciting.

Our expert team of Northern Territory Removalists will handle every aspect of the move, from working out the logistics to ensuring all your items are securely packed. We have a wealth of experience providing relocation services to remote and rural regions in Darwin, Alice Springs and other areas throughout NT.

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Living in Darwin Guide

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory (NT) and the smallest state capital in Australia. It has a relatively small population of around 150,000 people and the majority of the city’s inhabitants are pretty laid back. Darwin boasts a rich history and culture. Living here will allow you to connect with nature, and Australia’s indigenous people.

Its isolated location is not the only thing that makes Darwin unique. Other Australian cities experience 4 seasons, while Darwin experiences only 2 — the wet and dry seasons.

Aside from its unique weather, here are some of the things that you have to consider if you consider moving to Darwin:

Since Darwin is quite far from other major cities, the cost of living is quite high. Food and several grocery items are more expensive here compared to that of Sydney’s. However, monthly rental costs and other services are cheaper compared to that of Sydney and other cities for the same reason. These prices are expected to continuously drop as more apartments and housing establishments are built to accommodate the city’s growing population due to vast employment opportunities. In recent years, there has been an increase in relocation to Darwin due to employment.

Food
Basic lunchtime menu in the business district – A$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant – A$13
12 large eggs – AU$5.60
500g of local cheese – AU$9
Bread for 2 people for 1 day – A$2.75
1kg of apples – A$4.33
1L of whole fat milk – A$1.31

Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days – AU$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) – AU$21
Tube of toothpaste – AU$4.0
4 rolls of toilet paper – AU$3.30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) – AU$9

Need help with your move?

Whybirds Removals and Storage has a team of professional removalists in Darwin who can assist you with all your moving needs. Whether you’d like to move interstate or intrastate, we will provide you with the help you need throughout the entire moving process.

 

Economy

While it is the smallest capital city, Darwin is one of Australia’s thriving business capitals. Government employees of Darwin make up around 60% of the city’s workforce. The remaining percentage consists of workers from various industries including mining, tourism, gas and oil production, etc. Additionally, the Port of Darwin serves as the main outlet for the country’s live cattle export trade to its neighbouring regions, especially in South East Asia.

Education

With more than 40 educational institutions situated in different parts of the city, pursuing quality education in Darwin is quite easy. Due to its tropical climate, Darwin offers a relaxed outdoor lifestyle and multicultural society to students. The well-known Charles Darwin University is also located in Darwin. The university has other campuses spread across the states of Australia’s Northern Territory.

Leisure/Attractions

Darwin offers a relaxed and slow-paced life. While the city has a good number of shopping centres, restaurants, cafes, and housing establishments. Darwin is best known for its outdoor attractions and beautiful wildlife. If you’re fond of the outdoors and nature, Darwin is an ideal place to live in.

The dry season, from May to October, boasts of sunny days, clear blue skies, cool evenings, and comfortable levels of humidity (between 60-65%). This is the time of year when the city is crowded with tourists and families trying to enjoy the great outdoors and warm weather while it is slightly colder in other parts of the country. Coastal areas and nature parks are only some of the common areas where families true different activities or hold picnics and little get-togethers. This is also the perfect time for exploring markets and attending festivals.

During the wet season, from November to April, Darwin comes to life with numerous animal species. Mid-day storms and raging waterfalls are also a breathtaking sight to witness. If you choose to move near the coast, you’ll still be able to enjoy beautiful sunsets in peace.

Need help with your move?

Whybirds Removals and Storage offers short/long-term storage solutions in Darwin. We can help keep your belongings safe while you look for a new place to move into.

Transportation

Due to its size, moving from one place to another (within the city) is quite easy. Despite being a small city, Darwin has several means of transportation available to the public.

You may opt to take public buses to go around the city and other suburbs such as Palmerston and Casuarina. There are also bus links to get you from the CBD to the airport and vice versa.

Taxis may be engaged in designated taxi ranks around the city. You may also hail for one on the kerb of the street or pre-book one online or over the phone.

If you’re not in a hurry, you may also walk or take your bike to move around the city. Since it’s mostly sunny, Darwin is one of the places where walking or cycling to work or explore the city can be relaxing and convenient.

Moving Locally or Inter-Intrastate

When you book your move with us, our hardworking team will make sure that everything is prepared and pre-arranged before the day of your scheduled move.

Whybirds Removals and Storage experts can assist in:

  • Providing you with a detailed moving schedule, including a confirmation of dates for the services you booked;
  • Assigning you with a Move Manager who will be your point-of-contact in our office to provide you with the best moving experience;
  • Giving you insurance documentation, as well as providing factual advice to assist you in getting your transit insurance requirements completed.

Our partnership with AMG allows us to access and collaborate with independent movers around Australia. This helps operate with shared resources and a diverse range of modern equipment to provide you with a moving program that is best suited to your needs. From small support vehicles, removal vans to larger interstate vehicles, road trains, and containers, our team will work hard to provide you with a hassle-free move.

Storage

We offer secured storage facilities for those who are looking for a temporary interstate or international posting, a smaller property, or you’re moving out of your current and your new residence isn’t quite ready.

We will take care of your stored belongings, as much as we take care of the other items we move.

Rest assured that we will keep your belongings safe and in the best possible condition until you are prepared to take them to your new location.

All storage consignments are carefully packed into special containers that are sealed and stored in one of our facilities. These storage containers and warehouses are clean, dry, and secure. A full inventory of your possessions will also be provided.

On the day of the move, all items for storage are carefully categorised and are properly labelled before being loaded. Delicate items such as billiard tables, pianos, or large works of art are stored separately in purpose-built bays. Lounge suites and armchairs are enclosed in sealed protective covers and are stored separately.

Just like all AMG partners, Whybirds Removals and Storage manages a Border Force-bonded facility. Hence, security and consignment control procedures are strictly implemented in our storage facilities. Should you need to access your belongings, be sure to make arrangements with our staff before your scheduled visit.

Whybirds Removals also provide Self Storage Modules and Containers at competitive rates AMG storage facilities feature:

  • Monitored alarm systems and security patrols are deployed to keep your belongings safe and in their best condition.
  • Regular fumigation to ensure a clean and pest-free environment
  • State-of-the-art electronic consignment systems to make sure all your items are accounted for
  • Containerised storage is used to eliminate the risk of mixing your items with other consignments

Transit Insurance

We take every precaution to protect your possessions during storage, transit and delivery. In addition, we can advise and arrange comprehensive insurance cover for your goods and will help you complete all the necessary paperwork.

Final Delivery Reinstatement

The final delivery of your items to your new location will be completed on your prefered date and time as stated in our delivery agreement. Pieces of furniture will be placed in the respective room you assign with basic reassembly to the pieces we’ve dismantled.

Should you require us to unpack the cartons, please let us know in advance. This may take several days to complete and deciding where everything goes can be overwhelming.

To make the move hassle-free, we can provide you with a team of experts who can take care of your unpacking for you. They can even get your entire home organised in just one day. Whether you’d like a little help with the kitchen or other priority areas or have the whole house unpacked for you, our Move Manager can arrange these things to save you time and reduce the stress of setting up your new home.

Planning Your Move

We believe that planning your move is essential. Hence, we start the moving process with an initial visit to your home, or with a telephone consultation. We’ll explain the entire removal process from professional packing, collection and shipment to final delivery and reinstatement of furniture and effects in your new home. Then, our team will provide you with a moving plan tailor-fitted to your needs.

Protection from Start to Finish

We have the knowledge, skills, and experience to professionally pack your belongings. Using our approved materials and recognised techniques, we provide the best protection for your items throughout the journey. Our packers are trained to follow the Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA) export packing standard – the highest in our industry. They are also familiar with using packing/moving equipment and techniques.