International Removals to Queensland

Queensland is the perfect part of Australia for you to move abroad to, with 200 national parks spanning rainforests, mountains, plains, and reefs, plus a busy city life, there's something here for the expat in anyone.

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Moving to Queensland

Queensland is a sprawling state filled with iconic coastline, picturesque towns, and stunning cities. If you are considering your own international removal to Australia in this region, we can accommodate any of your requirements. At John Mason we offer a bespoke service tailored around your removal needs that eliminates stress and increases efficiency. We take the greatest care of your possessions as if they were our own. Our expert team are helpful, courteous and provide clear pricing, time and arrival estimates, making sure that any worries you may have are addressed and that no question goes unanswered. Our service guarantees that your international removal to Australia is the start of something new and exciting. However, if you have any questions at any stage throughout the process we are always happy to speak to you about your requirements want to consult our international removal experts on. Whether you are planning on relocating for work, leisure or a new change in scenery, we can assure you that our diligent overseas removals service will provide you with an ease of mind. Our specialist international removal service can ensure moving to Australia will be easier.

About Relocating to Queensland

Planning an international move to Australia is a huge venture, not least because Australia is a huge country, so much so that some of us from smaller countries such as the UK struggle to get our heads around its vastness. This means that when relocating to Australia, you need to think carefully about which part of the country you want to move to. For many, a strong expat community is vital.

Queensland is the state covering the north-eastern part of Australia, it has been nicknamed the “sunshine state” thanks to its hot climate, being closer to the equator than the southern states. Queensland has an impressive 7,000km of coastline, where many great surfing beaches can be found along the Sunshine & Gold Coasts. One of the wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef, is located off the coast of Queensland. With so much culture to explore, you can be assured that moving to Queensland will be a fantastic choice.

Queensland Suburb Profiles

If you’re convinced that Queensland is the state for your international move, you now need to think more specifically about where you’d like to live.

Queensland is home to one of the most family friendly suburbs in Australia, perfect for making your new overseas home in.


Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, and remains to be an exciting place to live. Brisbane is the third largest city by population in Australia with 2.4 million inhabitants. Being such a large city, there is a lot going on, and Brisbane also boasts a large business district, which is always useful when looking for work.

Gold Coast

Gold coast is known for being the largest non-capital city in the country, making it the sixth largest overall. The city is located just south of Brisbane, but has a lot going on itself, with attractions such as theme parks, as well as an active nightlife, not to forget the beautiful beaches!

Sunshine Coast

Just the other side of Brisbane, to the north is Sunshine Coast; another city characterised by its stunning beaches, warm climate and strong industry in tourism. Sunshine Coast is also home to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, as well as many national parks which showcase Australia’s mind-blowing natural beauty.


Still further north, Townsville is situated on the north eastern coast of Queensland, and is seen as the governmental and business centre for the northern half of the state. Once again, there are many great beaches to enjoy in this area!


If you’re attraction to Queensland is its proximity the Great Barrier Reef, then Cairns may be a location to consider. Further north still than Townsville, Cairns offers easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, and also boasts a tropical climate, as well as appealing beach communities.

Transport in Queensland

When moving to any part of Australia, it’s important to ensure you’ll be able to access other parts of the country, as well as other parts of the world. Queensland has 4 international airports, and a further 9 domestic airports. If you’re planning on frequently travelling abroad, you may want to consider living somewhere close to an international airport to minimise the number of transfers when you travel.

In terms of rail, these services are provided by Queensland Rail and Pacific National, operating mainly between large towns located along the coastal strip.

Leisure Activities and Things to do in Queensland

The main attraction of living in Queensland is its natural beauty, which can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Living so close to the Great Barrier Reef mustn’t be overlooked, and this spectacle will surely provide endless amazement. In addition, the Whitsunday Islands lie between the mainland and the Great Barrier Reef, and are characterised by white sand beaches and dense rainforest to explore.

On the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is so called because of its wide surf beach, so this is somewhere to head if surfing is your ideal Aus adventure. The area is also home to Cavill Mall and Cavill Avenue, which offer some of the best shopping in Queensland, along with a great scene for entertainment and nightlife.

In almost any area of Queensland you will find stunning national parks, which you can spend hours, even days, roaming around and soaking up the state’s sunshine and beauty!

Interesting Facts about Queensland

Queensland is nearly 7 times as big as the UK

Right at the end of the 19th century, in 1899, the first Labour government in the world took office in Queensland.

Queensland boasts over 200 national parks, covering 6.5 million hectares.

For more information on international removals to Australia and to read about the highlights of other cities please visit the Australian main page or the respective city international removals pages.

Moving to Australia post Covid-19

Relocating to Australia post Covid-19 can seem to be something that seems near impossible given the current circumstances. Considering recent advice from the Government and the British Association of Removals (BAR), we can confirm that John Mason International is fully operational. However, the safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority, therefore we have introduced several new safety measures to ensure we are ‘Covid Secure’. Our international removals remain to be in place, and we have ensured that our process remains as safe and sensible. International removals to Australia are still a viable opportunity despite the current pandemic, and we can assure you that we are here to ensure your move “down under” will be smooth. If you are looking to find out more information around moving to Australia post Covid-19, you can read more in our guide.

Established in 1884, John Mason International Movers has seen the world around us change and as a business we continue to evolve to ensure we deliver a first-class moving experience. Today we are one of the UK’s largest international removals companies, moving around 10,000 people each year. We can guarantee that if you are planning on moving to Australia post Covid-19, we can make the process far easier for you.

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Yes, a British citizen can move to Australia. Moving to Australia from the UK is possible through various visa programs, such as skilled migration, family sponsorship, or working holiday visas. It is important to research and understand the specific visa requirements and immigration processes involved in moving to Australia.

Yes, it is possible to move to Australia without a job. Australia offers various visa options that allow individuals to immigrate for purposes other than employment, such as for study, uniting with family, or starting a business. However, it’s important to note that moving to Australia without a job can present challenges, as having a job offer or relevant skills can greatly enhance your chances of obtaining a visa and finding employment once you arrive. You can find out more information using our free Australian visa assessment.

The cost of living can vary depending on individual circumstances and factors such as location, lifestyle choices, and personal preferences. However, as a general observation, the cost of living in Australia tends to be higher than in the UK. Expenses such as housing, and groceries are often more expensive in Australia. Keep in mind that moving to Australia from the UK involves various expenses, including visa fees, shipping costs, and potentially higher taxes. We recommend doing your research on the area you want to move to, or you can get an Australia removals instant quote from John mason.

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