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With so much to offer, living in Tasmania is an increasingly popular choice for people migrating to Australia. Spectacular scenery. Unique flora and fauna. A rich heritage. Friendly people. It all makes for a relaxing, tranquil lifestyle – a real alternative to the rat race.
Tasmania, known as ‘Australia's island state’, actually comprises one main island and a number of smaller, unpopulated islands. Home to just 500,000 people, it’s roughly the size of Ireland and is less than an hour by plane from mainland Australia, boasting rugged mountains, dramatic coastlines and pristine wilderness.
It’s said that, if you’re living in Tasmania, you’re lucky enough to breathe the world's cleanest air and drink the world’s purest water. The unspoilt, unpolluted waters and rich soils also produce some of the world’s finest foods and wines. Moreover, as an island so rich in natural beauty, Tasmania has vast areas of untouched World Heritage Wilderness to explore.
The State’s surrounding oceans give Tasmania a moderate climate. There are four distinct seasons, but both summer and winter are mild. The average summer temperature is a pleasant 23 degrees Celsius, while winter days are usually crisp, with beautiful clear blue skies. You can find out more about Australia’s climate on our Australian climate map.
Hobart – living in Tasmania’s capital
With a population of around 210,000 people, state capital Hobart is a modern commercial and business hub offering a vibrant city lifestyle. You’ll discover wonderful restaurants, friendly bars and excellent shopping facilities, all just a short drive from some of the most beautiful untouched wilderness areas in Australia, if not the world.
What’s more, Tasmanian house prices are amongst the lowest in Australia – houses in Hobart are, on average, around half the price of similar homes in Sydney.
Find out more about living in Tasmania and the State’s five regions on the Discover Tasmania tourism site and the State Government’s official migration site. You can also find more details about migrating to Australia on our site.