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Moving to Adelaide

Moving to Adelaide? In this article we'll cover specific tips on moving to Adelaide, South Australia. If you've not yet chosen furniture removalists to move you to Adelaide please feel free to get an instant quote for your move from us.

Moving to Adelaide

Moving To Adelaide Specifics

  • offer interstate services on a daily basis between most major metropolitan areas and Adelaide. Get an instant quote for your move to, or from, Adelaide on our quotations page.
  • If you're moving to Adelaide from another state you'll need to observe South Australia's quarantine regulations. There are restriction on bringing plants, soil and other organic matter into South Australia from other states. Visit Biosecurity SA for more information.
  • As with any move, it's important to get your address and contact details up to date with relevant authorities, including you're electoral roll, drivers license and vehicle registration details. For more information on who you'll  need to inform of your move and how to notify such individuals and groups read our 'Furniture Removalist's Guide to Informing People of Your Move'.
  • Adelaide’s central time zone is GMT + 9.5 hours. Adelaide is based on Central Standard Time and observes daylight saving time from early October to late March, when clocks are advanced one hour.
    For comparison:
    - Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane*: GMT +10 hours (Eastern Standard Time EST)
    - Perth: GMT +8 hours (Western Standard Time WST)
    - Darwin: UTC/GMT +9.5 hours (Central Standard Time CST)
    * There is no daylight savings in Brisbane/Queensland.

Getting To Adelaide

Getting to Adelaide By Air:
Adelaide Airport (International and Domestic terminals) are located in Adelaide's western suburbs, 10 kilometres from the central business district - approximately a 15 minutes drive. For more information visit

Getting to Adelaide By Road:
Driving times to Adelaide from other capitals can be significant. Approximate distances by road to Adelaide are:

  • From Melbourne – 725km
  • From Sydney – 1400km
  • From Brisbane: 2050km
  • From Perth – 2700km

As with all Australian capitals, Adelaide is serviced by regular coach services from all other capitals.

For routing and ticketing information, the following coach companies service Adelaide from other capital cities:

Getting to Adelaide By Rail:
Interstate trains arrive at Keswick, just south-west of the city.

  • Adelaide is the main stopping point for the Indian-Pacific, the interstate train running between Sydney and Perth.
  • A more affordable alternative for travelling to Adelaide from Sydney or Brisbane by train is to travel via Melbourne on CountryLink's XPT service (express passenger train), then to catch the Overland from Melbourne to Adelaide.
  • The Overland runs between Melbourne and Adelaide three times weekly in both directions.
  • The Ghan traverses the continent between Adelaide and Darwin via Alice Springs.

The Indian-Pacific, Overland and Ghan are operated by Great Southern Rail. For more information visit:

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