Life in Hobart
Life in Hobart
Welcome to Hobart. We know you are going to love living in Hobart and have a great time if you are passing through.
Is Hobart a good place to live?
Yes, Hobart is a great place to live or visit. Below our guide to Hobart 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 Hobart
If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Hobart, 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 Hobart. 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 Hobart and want to find a job in Hobart we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Hobart for new arrivals. Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.
Map of Hobart
Weather in Hobart
Hobart ( HOE-baat) (Nuennonne/Palawa kani: nipaluna) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Home to almost half of all Tasmanians, it is the least-populated Australian state capital city, and second-smallest if territories are taken into account, before Darwin, Northern Territory. Hobart is located in Tasmania’s south-east on the estuary of the River Derwent, making it the most southern of Australia’s capital cities. Its skyline is dominated by the 1,271-metre (4,170 ft) kunanyi/Mount Wellington, and its harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world, with much of the city’s waterfront consisting of reclaimed land. The metropolitan area is often referred to as Greater Hobart, to differentiate it from the City of Hobart, one of the five local government areas that cover the city. It has a mild maritime climate.
The city lies on country which was known by the local Mouheneener people as nipaluna, a name which includes surrounding features such as kunanyi/Mt. Wellington and timtumili minanya (River Derwent). Prior to British settlement, the land had been occupied for possibly as long as 35,000 years by the semi-nomadic Mouheneener people, a sub-group of the Nuennone, or “South-East tribe”.
Founded in 1804 as a British penal colony, Hobart is Australia’s second-oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. Whaling quickly emerged as a major industry in the area, and for a time Hobart served as the Southern Ocean’s main whaling port. Penal transportation ended in the 1850s, after which the city experienced periods of growth and decline. The early 20th century saw an economic boom on the back of mining, agriculture and other primary industries, and the loss of men who served in the world wars was counteracted by an influx of immigration. Despite the rise in migration from Asia and other non-English speaking regions, Hobart’s population remains predominantly ethnically Anglo-Celtic, and has the highest percentage of Australian-born residents among Australia’s capital cities.
Today, Hobart is the financial and administrative hub of Tasmania, serving as the home port for both Australian and French Antarctic operations and acting as a tourist destination, with over 1.192 million visitors in 2011–12. Well-known drawcards include its convict-era architecture, Salamanca Market and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the Southern Hemisphere’s largest private museum.
Hotels and Accommodation in Hobart
There are all types of accommodation available in Hobart. 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.
Hobart is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
Accountants in Hobart
Banks in Hobart
Cafes in Hobart
Carpet Cleaners in Hobart
Dentists in Hobart
Doctors and Medical clinics in Hobart
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
Contact one of the Hobart Electricians below
Hospitals in Hobart
Mechanics in Hobart
Newspapers in Hobart
Pest Control in Hobart
Plumbers in Hobart
Real Estate Agents in Hobart
Restaurants in Hobart
Schools in Hobart
Solicitors in Hobart
Supermarkets in Hobart
Vets in Hobart
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