Australia’s Most Affordable and Most Expensive Suburbs

By Arrive
Monday, 23 October 2017

According to the latest figures released by RENT, median rents for both apartments and houses in Australia remained stable at $430/week and $420/week, respectively, in August 2017.

However, median rent in Darwin declined 8% to $460/week, even though the market in general was steady.

All capital cities except Brisbane showed improvement in time on market. But Hobart had the highest decline, falling 35% to 10.9 days.

Perth’s real estate market may be on the rebound, with median rent for apartments rising 3.2% to $320/week.

Here are the top 10 cheapest and most expensive Australian suburbs by state, according to


Top 10 Most Affordable Suburbs

Chinchilla, QLD – $200/week
Emerald, QLD – $230/week
Mackay, QLD – $240/week
Gracemere, QLD – $270/week
Woodridge, QLD – $290/week
Kirwan, QLD – $300/week
Mount Isa, QLD – $300/week
Redbank Plains, QLD – $330/week
Caboolture, QLD – $330/week
Kallangur, QLD – $340/week

Top 10 Most Expensive Suburbs

Robina, QLD – $520/week
Brisbane City, QLD – $500/week
Teneriffe, QLD – $490/week
South Brisbane, QLD – $485/week
Varsity Lakes, QLD – $495/week
Kangaroo Point, QLD – $460/week
Spring Hill, QLD – $450/week
Surfers Paradise, QLD – $450/week
Woolloongabba, QLD – $440/week
Indooroopilly, QLD – $430/week

New South Wales

Top 10 Most Affordable Suburbs

Muswellbrook, NSW – $300/week
Wagga Wagga, NSW – $300/week
Taree, NSW – $300/week
Bathurst, NSW – $310/week
Armidale, NSW – $310/week
Orange, NSW – $310/week
Queanbeyan, NSW – $295/week
Tamworth, NSW -$330/week
Dubbo, NSW – $340/week
Cabramatta, NSW – $350/week

Top 10 Most Expensive Suburbs

Sydney, NSW – $770/week
Pyrmont, NSW – $750/week
Coogee, NSW – $750/week
Bondi Beach, NSW – $750/week
Manly, NSW – $750/week
Zetland, NSW – $750/week
Surry Hills, NSW – $740/week
Paddington, NSW – $730/week
Mosman, NSW – $700
Bondi, NSW – $700/week


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Shepparton, VIC – $280/week
Traralgon, VIC – $285/week
Mildura, VIC – $290/week
Wodonga, VIC – $295/week
Dandenong, VIC – $300/week
Warrnambool, VIC – $300/week
Werribee, VIC – $320/week
St Albans, VIC – $340/week
Wyndham Vale, VIC – $340/week
Hoppers Crossing, VIC – $340/week

Top 10 Most Expensive Suburbs

Brighton, VIC – $717/week
Docklands, VIC – $610/week
Southbank, VIC – $580/week
Richmond, VIC – $560/week
Port Melbourne, VIC – $550/week
South Melbourne, VIC – $515/week
Kew, VIC – $507.50/week
South Yarra, VIC – $500/week
Melbourne, VIC – $500/week
Glen Waverley, VIC – $480/week

Western Australia

Top 10 Most Affordable Suburbs

Armadale, WA – $250/week
Mandurah, WA – $250/week
Gosnells, WA – $280/week
Wembley, WA – $295/week
Maylands, WA – $300/week
Rockingham, WA – $300/week
South Hedland, WA – $300/week
Balga, WA – $300/week
Kalgoorlie, WA – $305/week
Victoria Park, WA – $305/week

Most Expensive Suburbs

Western Australia’s priciest suburbs:

East Perth, WA – $450/week
Fremantle, WA – $420/week
Subiaco, WA – $420/week
Innaloo, WA – $405/week
Perth, WA – $400/week
West Perth, WA – $395/week
Canning Vale, WA – $390/week
Scarborough, WA – $367.50/week
South Perth, WA – $365/week

South Australia

Top 10 Most Affordable Suburbs

Whyalla Norrie, SA – $170/week
Whyalla Stuart, SA – $170/week
Port Augusta, SA – $197.50/week
Port Pirie, SA – $200/week
Whyalla, SA – $120/week
Elizabeth North, SA – $222.50/week
Davoren Park, SA – $227.50/week
Elizabeth Grove, SA – $230/week
Salisbury, SA – $240/week
Renmark, SA – $240/week

Top 10 Most Expensive Suburbs

Adelaide, SA – $450/week
Norwood, SA – $450/week
North Adelaide, SA – $450/week
Warradale, SA – $425/week
Parkside, SA – $425/week
Seacombe Gardens, SA – $395/week
Fulham, SA – $392.50/week
Glenelg, SA – $385/week
Marion, SA – $382.50
Woodville West, SA – $380/week

Karen Herbert

Article by Karen Herbert

Karen is a leading authority in leasing and managing property in Brisbane. A successful entrepreneur, she previously operated her own specialist Property Management company that went on to became one of the most prominent in Brisbane. After 20 years in the industry, Karen recognised the need to s...Read more

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