Making the Move

Make more a reality

With the right research, preparation and support network in place, your move to more will be under way in no time. And before you know it, you’ll be settled in and enjoying everything that regional Australia has to offer.

A move to more in regional Australia is a major life-change – a significant milestone in your life’s journey.

Take the time to find the right location for you. You won’t regret making the move – we definitely don’t!

Take time to discover more

Connecting to a location that suits you, means you don’t just gain a home – you gain a lifestyle and a place to belong. With hundreds of vibrant and innovative small cities, relaxed coastal towns and bustling rural villages across Australia, finding the perfect one for you is a vital first step in your journey to more.

From coastal locations giving you access to pristine beaches and stunning natural landscapes, to thriving towns bustling with cafes, dining and community events and communities set against the backdrop of Australia’s wonderous bushland – there’s definitely something for everyone.

Choosing the right location for you is about understanding how you want to live your life. Your community should support your ideal lifestyle. How we want to spend our days, drives our choice of where to live.

Making the Move

To help you #MakeTheMove we’ve partnered with Muval. Muval offers a free online service that connects prospective movers with quality, vetted, furniture removalists servicing almost every Australian location.

Once you’ve decided on your dream location (or shortlist) connect with Muval to find out more about the moving process.

Check out this Move To More and Muval Moving Checklist to make sure your #MoveToMore is easy and as rewarding possible!

What does more look like for you?

Great schools nearby

Excellent schools can be found in the Albury, BendigoBunbury, Toowoomba and Orange regions.

Close to a national park

Expansive national parks located in the Swansea, Broome, Eyre Peninsula, Eden, Katherine and Tully regions

Vibrant artistic & cultural scene

Inspiring cultural hotspots found in the Battery Point, Goolwa, Ballarat, Merimbula, Leura and Kununurra regions

Quick access to the beach

Soak up the beach lifestyle in the Busselton, Coffin Bay, Port Fairy, Ballina and Port Douglas regions

Close to airport transport hub

Convenient access to airports in the Dubbo, Mount Gambier, Geraldton, Echuca, Cairns and Launceston regions

A fresh food market

Fresh and seasonal food directly from farmers and producers in the Noosa, Launceston, Talbot and Margaret River regions

An area perfect for dogs

Dog-friendly destinations in the Sherbrooke, Coffs Harbour, Buddina and Burnie regions

Hiking nature

Spectacular scenic hiking trails can be found in the Jindabyne, Denmark, Kununurra, Strahan and Mackay regions

Experience more for yourself

There’s a lot you can discover online. From community Facebook groups including sporting teams, parent groups and community forums, to real estate websites that will help you understand housing type, availability and affordability of an area. Also try local council websites to get a feel for amenities, events and community facilities.

  • Community Facebook groups
  • Real-estate websites
  • Local council websites

Once you’ve narrowed down your search, it’s time to experience more first hand. Jump in the car and really explore what it might be like to live in the community. Speak to the locals, ask about the schools, the quality of housing, even ask about any negative aspects of an area. You can check out local cafés or wander around the local farmers market, visit the parks and playgrounds or go for a swim.

Depending on the location, you might want to spend a weekend or longer there to really take in the vibe, pace and amenities on offer.

Create a network of knowledge and support

Regional Australia is ready and waiting for you. Community connection is an integral step in ensuring your move to more is successful. You’ll soon discover that communities in regional Australia are welcoming and excited to share their knowledge with you.

Everyone from teachers, recent movers, long-time locals, real estate agents, local business owners and many more, will form an invaluable network that will create the foundation of your new life.

  • Teachers
  • Employers
  • Parents
  • Real estate agents
  • Community leaders
  • Business owners
  • Locals
  • Recent movers


Check out the positive real-life stories of Australians who have #MadeTheMove and now enjoy all that regional Australia has to offer.

Stories like that of podiatrist Jayden Paues who discovered that moving to Mt Gambier on South Australia’s beautiful Limestone Coast put him one step ahead of his city counterparts in starting his own business and the Crook-Daly family who have successfully swapped Melbourne’s traffic for a more relaxed lifestyle in Albury, NSW.

Regional Movers Index

In June 2021, in partnership with CBA, the RAI, launched the now wildly popular, Regional Movers Index. The index fast-tracks details on where Australians are moving regionally.

See the latest Regional Movers Index here.

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