Australia’s New Sunshine State: Why People are Packing their Bags and Moving to Perth.

Looking for a sea change? Corporate executives across various industries are making the move to Perth and relocating for work purposes. As our resources industries restart and more employment opportunities become available, our corporate client base will grow and we foresee that demand for rental properties of a high calibre will become stronger in 2019.

For many East Coasters – particularly in Sydney and Melbourne, we are seeing a new generation of interstate immigrants who are making the move to Perth. According to McCrindle Research, a daily average of 133 people leave Sydney to live elsewhere in Australia, compared to a daily average of 83 Australians making the move to Sydney. This comes as no surprise – Sydney loses more people to the rest of Australia than it gains and has continued this pattern for the past forty years. Vibrant, modern and oh-so livable, we can see exactly why people are eager to pack their bags to work and live in WA’s capital city.


Sydney holds the title of most expensive capital city to rent in Australia, where as Perth is currently at reduced rates which declined over the past six years . A survey of more than 1000 Sydneysiders from McCrindle Research asked about the challenges of living in Sydney revealed cost of living being the greatest concern followed by housing affordability and traffic commute times.


A lot of corporate clients are relocated with their families and schooling is of utmost importance. Perth has amazing schools, both private and state schools depending on the location, most clients secure the school before choosing their accommodation.


Officially claiming the title from Queensland as ‘the Sunshine State’, Perth boasts 8.8 hours of sunshine a day on average – according to The Bureau of Meteorology. That’s right, sunny Perth is the brightest of all capital cities, with around 3,229 hours of sunshine each year. Followed by Sydney, with a meer 2,635. All this extra sunshine means more time to enjoy the great outdoors, not to mention more opportunities for a better work-life balance. Hot tip: choose a beautiful day and take a ferry to Perth’s favourite summer playground, Rottnest Island – just 30 minutes off the coast.  


Regularly ranked in the top 10 livable cities in the world, it’s not hard to understand why people are flocking towards Perth’s relaxed urban vibe. Idyllic climate, beautiful pristine shorelines, stunning sunsets over the Indian Ocean, a world class wine region just a stone’s throw away and one of the largest inner city parks in the world with 400 hectares of native flora are just a few of Perth’s most striking features. The foodie scene in Perth is exploding at the moment, with the most boutique and trendiest of coffee shops springing up all over the city and many new fine dining hotspots to indulge in. Major developments in Perth have seen the expansion of the CBD, joining both Northbridge and Perth City as one along with the opening of Elizabeth Quay – offering a hub of bustling new restaurants, hotels & cafés.

Considering making the move to Perth? We don’t blame you! Let Leasing Elite put you in touch with our network of relocation agents for a smooth, stress-free transition to your new city.