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Brisbane's Rental Market - As At March Quarter 2017

Posted on 1 May 2017

The latest stats are out on Brisbane's rental market.  The Residential Tenancies Authority records the rent when a new bond is lodged and each quarter we analyse the results and get a handle on emerging trends.  Here's the numbers for the March quarter released last week:


  • Across Brisbane median weekly rent for a 2 bed apartment was flat at $420
  • On average, inner-city suburbs dropped $5 to $480/week (after a $5 rise in the previous quarter).
  • Rents dipped in a number of inner-Brisbane suburbs; the biggest drop was $20/week in Newstead/Valley/Bowen Hills
  • We track 2 bed apartments as our 'headline' stats due to their dominance in the rental market; but for comparison, Brisbane's 3 bed houses rose from $425 to $440/week.
  • By law, all bonds held for a rental home must be lodged with the RTA, so their full count can provide interesting information; eg our inner city (just 21 suburbs) is now home to 26% of Brisbane's rental pool, with 40,218 rented dwellings
  • This inner city rental supply rose by 1323 dwellings (3.4%) in the March quarter.  This was the third quarter in a row of growth in supply greater than 3%.
  • There was big growth this past quarter in the number of rental homes in Newstead/Valley/Bowen Hills (447 extra dwellings) and South Brisbane/Highgate Hill/West End (319 extra rental properties)


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