Local Temperature

TODAY 12:27pm LOCAL TIME
°C °F
23°C
Summer Dec - Feb AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
15°C
Winter June - Aug AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Cost of Living

AVERAGE COST PER MONTH
2,600AUD
$240
Monthly shop AVERAGE grocery shop
$250
Monthly utilitiesGas, electricity & Telephone

House Prices

AVERAGE COST 3 BEDROOM HOUSE
280,000AUD
$1,200
Monthly Rent Unit or Apartment
$1,650
Monthly Rent 2 Bedroom House

Live in Tasmania

Comprising the main island “Tasmania” and 335 surrounding islands (many small and unpopulated), Tasmania is the smallest of the Australian States. Named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who made the first reported European sighting of the island, a significant amount of the island (45%) is protected by nature reserves designed to protect the island’s natural habitats and environment.

Tasmania Observatory
Mount Wellington
observatory
Nature

Nature is an important part of Tasmania, which is why so much of the State is protected by nature reserves. Russell Falls can be found on the eastern boundary of Mount Field National Park and Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain provide scenic views in all directions – these are just a couple of the State’s unique tourist destinations.

Arts

There’s plenty of culture to be found in Tasmania and Hobart is the hub of it all. From the Federation Concert Hall to Australia’s oldest theatre, the Theatre Royal, there are live performances to enjoy throughout the year. The local music scene is also thriving, with Shed 1 at Princes Wharf also a local favourite. Arts and music festivals run throughout the year with art featuring at The Museum of Old and New Art and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Cafe culture

The café culture in Tasmania, and in particular Hobart, is thriving and you can expect a great range of hot drinks, snacks and cakes on a daily basis. There are plenty of cafés to try, such as Boutique Espresso, Atlas Espresso and Yellow Bernard that allow you to unwind at the end of the day or keep you going through the busy times.

Tasmania Attractions

Australia's deepest natural freshwater lake

Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair sits at the southern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, which is famous across the world. This is the deepest lake in Australia and it was carved out during glaciations over the last two million years or so. With breath-taking sights and plenty of day and overnight walks, there’s so much to see and experience here.

A work - life balance

If you’re really in love with nature and like to explore then Tasmania is the place for you. Finish work and explore the vibrant café culture throughout Hobart and the State, get involved with the local festivals and get back to nature in a State that offers you large areas of untouched wilderness.

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Education
6-17yrs
Education is compulsory for everyone between the ages of 6 and 17
one university available

With private, public and home-schooling options available for residents of Tasmania, there is something to suit all needs. The University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest further education institution in Australia and the largest in the State, with a number of departments and disciplines available.

Health
$40 - $80
Ambulance Victoria Membership cover all ambulance service costs throughout Australia

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the main hospital in Tasmania. It is also one of the largest employers in Tasmania and covers the south of the island with numerous referrals from the north and north west. Partnered with the University of Tasmania, it also acts as a teaching hospital.

Tasmania Attractions

Australian rules football stadia

Aurora Stadium

Aurora Stadium, formerly and occasionally known as York Park, is a world-class sporting arena and entertainment venue in Northern Tasmania. It has undergone several upgrades and refurbishments over the years and is the currently the largest stadium on the island, as well as being the State’s home of AFL.

Living
$1,650
monthly rental price for a two bedroom house

Tasmania offers a very affordable cost of living, despite being a small island. So if you are after a slightly more “British” climate, and are more suited to the cooler climates, you could make Tasmania your own little piece of paradise.

Employment
$800
Average Gross
weekly earnings
38
Average Hours
worked Weekly

The four main industries offering employment opportunities in Tasmania are mining, forestry, agriculture and tourism, which is a good reflection on the nature of the island and its needs. The Royal Hobart Hospital is also a significant employer for people in the State in the healthcare industry.

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