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Moving To Adelaide - What You Need To Know?

December 16, 2021

Being voted Australia’s most liveable city naturally attracts more people to the countries’ humble state, South Australia. At Total Care Movers & Storage, we appreciate that moving interstate is no small task. If you are thinking of buying or renting in Adelaide, we have put together a guide to moving to South Australia, to help you find everything you need to know in the same place.

About Moving to Adelaide

Home to around 1 million people, South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia, covering some of the most arid regions of the country. The state has a population of more than 1.77 million people, with around 80% of people living in the state’s capital Adelaide and the surrounding metropolitan areas. The Adelaide plains are the traditional lands of the Aboriginal Kuarna people.

City Life

The top 10 South Australian states by population are –

  1. Adelaide
  2. Gawler
  3. Mount Gambier
  4. Whyalla
  5. Murray Bridge
  6. Mount Barker
  7. Victor Harbour
  8. Crafers-Bridgewater
  9. Port Pirie
  10.  Port Lincoln

How to Get Around 


In the state’s capital city Adelaide, the average daily temperatures in Summer range from 29c to 17c and in the Winter can range from 15c to 7c. South Australia is considered the driest state in Australia, though is characterised by a “Mediterranean” climate due to the coastal location. If you are moving to South Australia, you can expect mild to cool, wet winters, and hot, dry summers.

Tourism Regions in Adelaide

The city of Adelaide, also known as ‘the city of churches’ is home to a number of heritage buildings, and is filled with many fun things to do. Some popular attractions in Adelaide include –

  • Adelaide Central Market
  • Glenelg Tram
  • Adelaide Oval
  • Adelaide Botanic Garden
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Adelaide Zoo
  • South Australian Museum
  • Rundle Mall
  • Himeji Garden
  • Waterfall Gully
  • State Library of South Australia

Fun Facts About Moving to Adelaide

  • Adelaide was the first Australian capital to be connected to London via telegraph. Before this happened in 1872, colonies in Australia relied on ships to transport their mail back and forth from Europe, typically taking between 2 and 5 months.
  • The town Hahndorf, located in in the Adelaide Hills, is the oldest remaining German settlement in Australia. Rich with German culture, Hahndorf is still home to many restored buildings, some up to 150 years old. A 25 minute drive from the CBD, it makes for a perfect family day trip.
  • South Australia is the wine capital of the country and produces half of Australia’s wine yearly. If you are a lover of fine wine, then SA is the place for you, home to 18 different wine regions and over 200 cellar doors.
  • The Australian state South Australia is known as the World’s opal capital, due to the rural town of Coober Pedy. To escape the outback summer temperatures, residents live in underground homes.
  • Australia is a large country that was once founded by British penal colonies. It may surprise you to know that South Australia was the only colony to officially not accept convicts, and was planned to be the only freely-settled British colony.

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