Moving to Melbourne From UK

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Moving to Melbourne from UK

Planning a Move to Melbourne From UK?

For 7 years running, from 2010-2017, Melbourne enjoyed the title of the ‘most liveable city in the world’! There are countless reasons why moving to Melbourne is rated so highly. Australia’s second largest city is a hub for stunning architecture, wondrous art and delicious food. All over Melbourne you’ll explore many hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered. If you want to move to a vibrant city – with a rich culture and friendly people — Melbourne is the ideal destination!

Considering moving to Melbourne from the UK?

Our guide should give you an idea of what its like to live in this incredible city.

Climate in Melbourne

It’s probably not news that Melbourne can be intensely hot. Summer is from December to February where average temperatures are 25 °C. Although, throughout a heatwave, expect temperatures to get as high as the mid 40s°C. At this time of year, the average daily sunshine is a wonderful 7 hours. Climate change in Australia is a critical issue; high temperatures can often stop trains from operating as there is risk of bushfires in some areas. Although the winters are cool, they are very pleasant. Average temperatures sit at a comfortable 14 degrees.

Great Public Transport

There are two main points of public transport in Melbourne. First, there are trains which serve both inner and outer suburbs. More famously, there are the city’s trams which can be seen transporting all around the city. The most popular tram is the City Circle tram, which is route number 35 – stopping at many of the cities best known attractions. In addition to the free tram, there is also a free shuttle bus in operation. Buy a Myki smart-card for flexible travel between trains, trams and buses. You’ll be able to use public transport in and around the city for just a few hours or all day.

A Diverse Second City

During your move to Melbourne from the UK, you will meet plenty of very welcoming, laid back and friendly Aussies. Melbourne, however, is known for welcoming expats from across the world – 66% of the cities population were born overseas. This multicultural metropolis is made up of people from approximately 200 counties, with 233 languages spoken. English is the most common; other languages comprise: Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian and Greek – which explains the delicious range of cuisine on offer.

Worldly Cuisine

The city of Melbourne has become globally recognised for its fabulous food. It’s exciting, vibrant and home to an incredible, diverse variety of restaurants, many boasting authentic dishes designed to transport you instantly to their country of origin. From the Instagram-famous freakshake, to Australia’s best pizza; expats can be sure they’ll be spoilt for choice.

Australia’s ‘Best Student City’

Life as a student in Melbourne is full of opportunities; the city has been regularly named Australia’s ‘best student city’ for local and international students. Melbourne is home to excellent universities in the QS World University Rankings for 2019. So it’s worth checking out the best universities in Melbourne to get a picture on the right Melbourne university for you. From university life to cultural events, Melbourne has an endless list of activities and places to explore.  And in such a multicultural place, you will never struggle to find some comforts that remind you of home.


“Your team worked really hard and nothing was too much trouble, they kept smiling and in good spirits even when things were more tricky that first envisaged”.


Schepens Can Support Your Move to Melbourne from the UK

We’ve been providing Australia removals for over a hundred years now, and we know the country well. This means that we’re able to offer expert guidance and advice at every stage of the moving process. Schepens provides shipping to Melbourne on a regular basis which means we’re able to offer flexible scheduling and competitive pricing on part or dedicated loads.

Tailored Removals to Australia

Moving to Australia is a logistical challenge for many of our clients and we know from experience that no two removals are the same. That’s why we assign a dedicated Moving Co-Ordinator to every single client. They will work with you to design a removals package that is founded on your specific requirements. This will draw on our range of services which includes:

  • Packing: Our professional packing team is BAR trained to guarantee the highest standards. They will pack up your home, label your boxes and create a detailed shipping inventory.
  • Insurance: Your goods are covered during transit. Should you require Accidental Damage or Extended Liability insurance for extra peace of mind, we can arrange cover.
  • Non-Standard Goods: If you’re moving valuable, or fragile goods, such as antiques, fine art or musical instruments, we can provide bespoke packaging, shipping and insurance.
  • Storage: Our local storage facilities are ideal should you wish to leave goods or furniture in the UK. 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.

Schepens Removals Goes the Extra Mile

We’re a leading international removals company with the aim of delivering stress-free moves for clients. Our professional removals teams appreciate this as a foundation of our customer service, and are trained to be proactive problem solvers. We are proud of the level of service we consistently provide, and we’re always looking for ways to minimise the anxieties that Melbourne removals can create.


If you’re planning a move to Melbourne from the UK, call Schepens on 01794 323558. We’re a family business with extensive experience in international removals.