Living in Tasmania

Tasmania has much to offer - spectacular scenery, unique flora and fauna, a refreshing climate and a rich heritage, all in a tranquil and inviting atmosphere. Most importantly, Hobart offers a lifestyle unsurpassed by other major population centres in Australia. Tasmania offers unique lifestyle advantages including...

Affordable housing

House prices tend to be lower, particularly if you are relocating from Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra. Selling a property in one of these two cities could allow you to purchase a house in Hobart and still retain funds to invest. A relocation allowance may be available for successful interstate applicants..

Educational opportunities

Our education system is second to none with our schools providing comprehensive teaching in a pleasant and secure environment, while the University of Tasmania is enjoying a growing international reputation.

University of Tasmania
Tasmanian Skills Institute
Department of Education

Stress-free travel

Tasmania is relatively small and commutes tend to be quicker and lower stress.

Metro Buses
Travel Services
Department of State Growth - Transport

Unique recreation opportunities

Enjoying four distinct seasons, Tasmania averages 12 degrees in winter and 23 degrees in summer. This makes it easy to enjoy the wide range of recreational pursuits available. Many Tasmanians live less than one hour's drive from either a beach or a World Heritage Wilderness area. Tasmania has produced Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives in a number of areas. Most team and individual sports have clubs and associations within the State. Hobart is one of the most exciting, lively and innovative arts centres in Australia, home to many artists, crafts people and visual and performing arts organisations.

Sport and Recreation
Salamanca Arts Centre
Museum and Arts Gallery
Tourism Tasmania
Botanical Gardens
Aquatic Centre
Discover Tasmania​


The capital of Tasmania, sits nestled between the broad spread of the Derwent River and the towering beauty of Mt Wellington. A city with a vibrant and stimulating society offering an unparalleled lifestyle in an unmatched setting, Hobart combines all the advantages of a modern city with a more relaxed and civilised pace of life. Friendly, clean and safe, Hobart has a thriving cafe culture, exciting entertainment, a wealth of sporting and leisure outlets, great facilities and top-class services. The food, wine and cheeses are internationally renowned and the performing and visual arts communities are thriving. Hobart is also the ideal base from which to experience Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness regions and extraordinarily beautiful countryside.

The incentive to relocate to Tasmania is highlighted in the advantages offered by the lifestyle available in Tasmania. Combine these with the benefits of working in an environment that encourages professional development and provides first-rate support systems and you have the perfect reasons to move to Tasmania, to us.

Hobart City Council
Dining Out

Further Links

The Department of Treasury and Finance provides these links for assistance in obtaining further information on Tasmania and is not responsible for the information published by these sites. For more details please refer to our disclaimer notice below.

Tasmanian Government
Tasmanian Weather
Tourism Tasmania
Service Tasmania

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