Moving to Adelaide

Moving to Adelaide

Moving to Adelaide

Situated on the south coast of Australia, Adelaide is described by locals as a country town disguised as a city. Its 1.3 million residents enjoy access to 30km of gorgeous beaches, and a lifestyle that embraces the outdoors. As host to many of Australia’s most prestigious educational institutions, Adelaide attracts students from around the world. This keeps the city buzzy, diverse, and in a state of constant self re-invention.

Schepens has been providing removals to Adelaide from the UK for over a century now, and we love travelling to this city. Moving to Adelaide is always a hugely significant event, so we thought we’d ask some of our clients now living in the city how it feels to be living in Australia. Here are some of their responses:

Adelaide is an Easy City to Live in

Adelaide doesn’t feel as big or busy as Sydney, or Melbourne, but there’s plenty going on. Adelaide has something of a reputation for being ‘behind the curve’ but that’s not my experience at all. Getting around the Central Business District is pretty easy, there are free bikes you can use across the city and the traffic’s manageable. Life’s easy going, and pleasant. People are really friendly.

The Summers Are Hot

Like every city on the south coast, Adelaide is experiencing extremely high temperatures over the summer – especially in January. These can get as high as 44ºC which takes some dealing with. You tend to try and get stuff done in the morning before the temperatures peak, then just stay home in the afternoon. That said, the average temperature is 29ºC, there’s plenty of days that are great for heading out to the beach, too.

Festivals Throughout the Year

It seems like there’s a festival just about every month in Adelaide and lots of world class arts events. We may be 5 hours from Melbourne but you certainly don’t feel like you’re living in a backwater. My favourite event is the Adelaide Fringe – it’s like Edinburgh Fringe but more compact. It’s a long way for people to travel, so you tend to get really good quality work, and it takes over the whole city for a month.

Adelaide is Affordable

Lots of people end up in Adelaide because it’s far more affordable than its nearest neighbours. Rent is around half what you’d pay in Sydney and there’s plenty of choice. You can live cheaply in Adelaide without feeling that you’re missing out. There’s loads of cafes, bars and eating places that serve great food at very reasonable prices. And – of course – the beaches are free!

Schepens Provides Removals to Australia

Schepens is a fourth generation, family run business that has been providing stress-free removals to Australia for more than 100 years. We travel regularly to Adelaide and we’re able to offer flexible scheduling to our clients. Whether you’re looking for a part or full load container for shipping, we’ll provide everything you need to make the transition from the UK to Australia.

Tailored Removals to Australia

Moving to Adelaide means moving just about as far from the UK as it’s possible to be – and that can feel pretty overwhelming.

At Schepens we support our clients by allocating a professional move co-ordinator to each one. They will help you to create a tailored removals schedule that’s unique to your requirements. This will form the basis of your FREE no obligation quotation.

Schepens removals services include:

  • Professional Packing Services. Our removals teams can pack up your home for you, create a detailed shipping inventory, and ensure all your boxes are accurately labelled.
  • Insurance. Your goods are insured in transit. Should you require additional Accidental Damage, or Extended Liability cover, Schepens can arrange it for you.
  • Non-Standard Goods. We don’t just move the easy stuff. If you need to ship a piano, artwork, or antiques to Adelaide, we’ll provide bespoke packaging, handling and shipping.
  • Self Storage. If there’s anything you need to store back in the UK, Schepens can provide local self storage. We provide a door-to-door service, and a secure, climate-controlled environment.
  • Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Second-to-None Customer Service

Schepens is hugely proud of the reputation we’ve gained for stress-free international removals from our clients. We have our removals teams to thank, in large part, for this. They’re all trained to industry standards and have proved themselves adept at working proactively to solve issues before they become a problem. The most regular comment we get from clients is that Schepens’ movers are always willing to go the extra mile to help.

“We have been fortunate enough to meet some wonderful people like yourselves who have gone that extra mile to help us. Your help and support has been outstanding and we just wanted you to know how much we appreciated it.”


Our BAR trained team have helped people to move to all areas in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, AdelaideBrisbane, Perth, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Darwin.

Are you moving to Adelaide? Schepens has over a hundred years’ experience of stress-free international travel. Call our Australia removals team on 01794 323558