Canberra & Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a landlocked federal territory that contains the nation’s capital Canberra and many adjacent municipalities. It is entirely contained inside the state of New South Wales on southern Australia’s landmass, boasting a vibrant property market with continued interest from interstate and international investors.

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The Australian Capital Territory is home to a number of significant federal government facilities, national monuments, and museums. The Australian Parliament, the Australian High Court, the Australian Defence Force Academy, and the Australian War Memorial are all included in this.

The Canberra property market is one of Australia’s best performing markets. It has been this way for a while now and it is not going to change anytime soon. If you are looking for some of the best investment opportunities in the country, then you should start looking at Canberra.

Canberra offers a lot in terms of lifestyle and affordability and it is well worth considering investing your hard earned cash into buying property there before prices continue to increase. Given that a large portion of the workforce here have guaranteed jobs in the government sector, the stability of Canberra market is a factor that spruiks interest from both property investors and home buyers, willing to relocate from NSW.

Professionals (30.5%), clerical and administrative workers (16.9%), managers (15.9%), community and personal service workers (10.5%), and technicians and trades workers (9.6%) are the most frequent jobs in the ACT. In the Australian Capital Territory, the median weekly personal income for persons aged 15 years and above is $1,000, which is a lot more that the country average.

In the ACT, 67.0 % of inhabited private residences are detached houses, 17.7 % are semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses, or other dwellings, 15.0 % are flats or apartments, and 0.1 % are other housing.

Find out more about the Canberran property market by exploring the detailed dashboard on this page.

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Property Market Snapshot

This page provides an overview of the LGA real estate market. The data in this snapshot illustrates typical price, median rent and gross yield metrics for this council area. You are able to drill down to suburb-level data and charts which visualise these 3 key metrics as well as other important indicators in the dashboard section that follows.

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Typical Price for houses in this council area. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in house values. Council area house prices are calculated by averaging Typical Price of all suburbs within the area. Typical Price is a more accurate metric than Median Price.

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Median Weekly Rent for houses in this council area. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in rental prices. Calculated via median value formula applied to rental prices from online listings.

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Yearly Gross Yield for houses in this council area. Calculated by multiplying the Median Rent by 52 and dividing the resulting value by Typical Price. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in Gross Yield for houses.

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Typical Price for units in this council area. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in unit values. Council area house prices are calculated by averaging Typical Price of all suburbs within the area. Typical Price is a more accurate metric than Median Price.

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Median Weekly Rent for units in this council area. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in rental prices. Calculated via median value formula applied to rental prices from online listings.

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Yearly Gross Yield for units in this council area. Calculated by multiplying the Median Rent by 52 and dividing the resulting value by Typical Price. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in Gross Yield for units.

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How to use this Dashboard

This interactive dashboard illustrates the trends for key real estate metrics in the area. Use these metrics to determine potential return on investment from this property market and its’ sub-markets.

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Property Market in ACT

What other property markets are there near ACT?

ACT is surrounded by 4 other council areas – Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional, Yass Valley, Snowy Monaro Regional, Snowy Valleys.

Suburbs/localities in this Local Government Area: Lyneham 2602 ACT, Dickson 2602 ACT, O’Connor 2602 ACT, Ainslie 2602 ACT, Turner 2612 ACT, Braddon 2612 ACT, Acton 2601 ACT, City 2601 ACT, Reid 2612 ACT, Campbell 2612 ACT, Russell 2600 ACT, Downer 2602 ACT, Watson 2602 ACT, Hackett 2602 ACT, Parkes 2600 ACT, Yarralumla 2600 ACT, Capital Hill 2600 ACT, Barton 2600 ACT, Deakin 2600 ACT, Forrest 2603 ACT, Kingston 2604 ACT, Narrabundah 2604 ACT, Fyshwick 2609 ACT, Griffith 2603 ACT, Red Hill 2603 ACT, Pialligo 2609 ACT, Hughes 2605 ACT, Curtin 2605 ACT, Lyons 2606 ACT, Garran 2605 ACT, Pearce 2607 ACT, Torrens 2607 ACT, Mawson 2607 ACT, Farrer 2607 ACT, O’Malley 2606 ACT, Isaacs 2607 ACT, Chifley 2606 ACT, Phillip 2606 ACT, Weston 2611 ACT, Waramanga 2611 ACT, Fisher 2611 ACT, Chapman 2611 ACT, Rivett 2611 ACT, Duffy 2611 ACT, Holder 2611 ACT, Stirling 2611 ACT, Giralang 2617 ACT, Kaleen 2617 ACT, Bruce 2617 ACT, Aranda 2614 ACT, Cook 2614 ACT, Macquarie 2614 ACT, Belconnen 2617 ACT, Florey 2615 ACT, Page 2614 ACT, Weetangera 2614 ACT, Hawker 2614 ACT, Scullin 2614 ACT, Latham 2615 ACT, Higgins 2615 ACT, Holt 2615 ACT, Macgregor 2615 ACT, Charnwood 2615 ACT, Flynn 2615 ACT, Melba 2615 ACT, Evatt 2617 ACT, Mckellar 2617 ACT, Spence 2615 ACT, Fraser 2615 ACT, Dunlop 2615 ACT, Lawson 2617 ACT, Kambah 2902 ACT, Wanniassa 2903 ACT, Monash 2904 ACT, Gowrie 2904 ACT, Fadden 2904 ACT, Macarthur 2904 ACT, Richardson 2905 ACT, Gilmore 2905 ACT, Chisholm 2905 ACT, Theodore 2905 ACT, Calwell 2905 ACT, Isabella Plains 2905 ACT, Conder 2906 ACT, Banks 2906 ACT, Greenway 2900 ACT, Gordon 2906 ACT, Bonython 2905 ACT, Oxley 2903 ACT, Tharwa 2620 ACT, Mitchell 2911 ACT, Ngunnawal 2913 ACT, Amaroo 2914 ACT, Nicholls 2913 ACT, Palmerston 2913 ACT, Gungahlin 2912 ACT, Harrison 2914 ACT, Forde 2914 ACT, Bonner 2914 ACT, Oaks Estate 2620 ACT, Hume 2620 ACT, Symonston 2609 ACT, Hall 2618 ACT, Franklin 2913 ACT, Casey 2913 ACT, Crace 2911 ACT, Beard 2620 ACT, Coombs 2611 ACT, Wright 2611 ACT, Uriarra Village 2611 ACT, Jacka 2914 ACT, Denman Prospect 2611 ACT, Molonglo 2611 ACT, Canberra Airport 2609 ACT, Moncrieff 2914 ACT, Throsby 2914 ACT, Taylor 2913 ACT

2 thoughts on “ACT Suburbs”

  1. The ACT is a larger market than neighbouring LGAs. Sales by house and unit market segments for 2018-2019 register in the thousands, whereas surrounding council areas only experience sales in the hundreds per property type.

    Property sales for the period of 2018-2019 segmented by property type and size show the demand profile for Canberra. Units are more popular for those seeking one and two-bedroom properties, while family home buyers, with a need for three, four, or five-bedroom homes, prefer houses.

    Three-bedroom properties sell in far greater numbers in ACT than any other type of home. The market for three-bedroom homes was double that for two-bedroom properties during the year. Three and four-bedroom houses sell in larger numbers in Canberra than any other property type or size.

  2. Canberra unit prices are currently on the rise due to significant inflow of new development stock in the ACT property market.

    Forecasts for units have a positive bias in this market due to dominance of new unit sales (that are priced well above established dwellings). Because of this, current prices and forecasts for units are yet to ‘catch up’ with the market and should be treated as preliminary data.

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