Moving to Tasmania guidebook

Planning a move to Tasmania? Download this comprehensive guide for just $6.99

Structured in 61 easy-to-read tips and lessons, this concise and practical book is a must-read for anyone considering moving to Tasmania.

The Moving to Tasmania guidebook includes:

  • Lifestyle and community
  • Weather and climate
  • Schools and education
  • Hospitals and healthcare
  • Property and housing
  • Logistics of relocating to Tasmania
  • Your car in Tasmania
  • Gardening and growing your own food
  • Getting a job

What other readers have said:

“Very informative.” Amy Russell, journalist (and aspiring Tasmanian)

“I’m blown away, so well considered and articulated!” Chris Bray, adventure and photographer

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Don’t have a Kindle or e-reader? You can read the Moving To Tasmania Guidebook on your smartphone by downloading from Google Books or Apple Books, or via Amazon using the free Kindle App

About the authors

This book is co-authored by Paul and Gemma Chilton. Originally from NSW, we purchased property in the Huon Valley in March 2020 and in October 2021 made the move south with our three-year-old son in tow, and pregnant with our daughter.

Gemma is a novelist and editor, Paul is a furniture maker and engineer. We packed up our NSW lives into a shipping container and travelled on the Spirit of Tasmania (at the height of pandemic restrictions). Since arriving, we’ve navigated Tasmania’s health system, come up against the state’s notorious rental shortages (our first three months were in a caravan with a newborn); we’re starting our journey through Tasmania’s education system, having recently enrolled our son in kindergarten at the local public school; and we’ll soon be taking on a house build.

All of this, plus additional research and anecdotes from other Tassie immigrants, have informed the content of this book. It is not exhaustive, and it is not a sales pitch for moving to Tasmania, nor will it account for every unique circumstances of your life and your plans.

What this book is is a compilation of the most interesting or useful facts and insights we’ve gathered in the past two years since moving here. 

So if you are thinking about making the move to Tasmania, or know someone who is, this is a resource or tool to get you asking the right questions and hopefully save you time, money and stress.

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