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Tasmania is a liveable place where people have extra time for themselves because of the shortest commuting journeys in the nation. The State of Islands offers rewarding career opportunities, an inspiring lifestyle and vibrant, welcoming communities. Balancing work, family life and recreation is easier in small cities or towns where housing is affordable, good schooling is available and services come with a smile.
The natural environment inspires creativity, so that culture, arts and sport flourish side by side. Imagine living and working in a place where you and your children can surf in the morning, bush walk in the afternoon and enjoy live theatre in the evening, if you choose.
Nowhere in Tasmania is more than two hours from the coast. More than 42 per cent of the land surface is permanently preserved in World Heritage Areas, national parks or reserves.
With world-class urban environments, a mild maritime climate and an innovative business community, Tasmania is a place where living and working can be in harmony.
House prices are generally lower, both in absolute terms and as a proportion of median incomes, than in interstate capital cities, particularly Sydney and Melbourne.
Traffic is one thing you won’t find much of – peak hour in the cities of Hobart (population 220,000) and Launceston (130,000) passes quickly and is rarely noticed.
Tasmania is easily accessed from the rest of Australia by both air and sea. The four main airports are in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie/Wynyard. Five airlines service some or all of these destinations on a daily basis, directly from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide.
Passenger and vehicle ferries, Spirit of Tasmania 1 and Spirit of Tasmania 2, sail each way between Melbourne and Devonport each day throughout the year.
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