Life in Chinchilla
Life in Chinchilla
Welcome to Chinchilla. We know you are going to love living in Chinchilla and have a great time if you are passing through.
Is Chinchilla a good place to live?
Yes, Chinchilla is a great place to live or visit. Below our guide to Chinchilla will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.
Visas required to live in Chinchilla
If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Chinchilla, you are going to need a visa to do so. Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Chinchilla. Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.
If you are moving to Chinchilla and want to find a job in Chinchilla we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Chinchilla for new arrivals. Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.
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Weather in Chinchilla
Chinchillas are either of two species (Chinchilla chinchilla and Chinchilla lanigera) of crepuscular rodents of the parvorder Caviomorpha. They are slightly larger and more robust than ground squirrels, and are native to the Andes mountains in South America. They live in colonies called “herds” at high elevations up to 4,270 m (14,000 ft). Historically, chinchillas lived in an area that included parts of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile, but today, colonies in the wild are known only in Chile. Along with their relatives, viscachas, they make up the family Chinchillidae. They are also related to the chinchilla rat.
The chinchilla has the densest fur of all mammals that live on land. In the water, the sea otter has a denser coat. The chinchilla is named after the Chincha people of the Andes, who once wore its dense, velvet-like fur. By the end of the 19th century, chinchillas had become quite rare after being hunted for their ultra-soft fur. Most chinchillas currently used by the fur industry for clothing and other accessories are farm-raised. Domestic chinchillas descended from C. lanigera are sometimes kept as pets, and may be considered a type of pocket pet.
Hotels and Accommodation in Chinchilla
There are all types of accommodation available in Chinchilla. The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save Bookdirectandsave.com
This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and booking.com but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.
Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.
Chinchilla is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
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Doctors and Medical clinics in Chinchilla
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
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