Capital City Vacancy Rate Trends

Vacancy Rates in Australian Capital Cities: Mar 2023-Mar 2024

This piece offers a clear look at the changes in vacancy rates for Australian capital cities and their regions over the year from March 2023 to March 2024.

Vacancy Trends: Cities vs Regions

In cities like Greater Sydney, we see vacancy rates moving from 1.09% to 1.06%, showing a tight rental market. On the other end, the Australian Capital Territory started high at 2.14% and ended slightly lower at 1.76%, still indicating more availability compared to Sydney.

Regions With Notable Changes

Looking at regions, Greater Hobart and the Rest of NT saw significant fluctuation, with Hobart's rates peaking at 2.74% before dropping to 2.08%. This could signal changing dynamics in these areas, affecting both renters and landlords.

Understanding the Numbers

Low vacancy rates often mean fewer options for renters and can lead to higher rents. Areas with higher rates may offer more choices, potentially at lower prices. For investors, understanding these trends is key to making informed decisions about where to buy or how to price rental properties.

What This Means Moving Forward

Keeping an eye on vacancy rates can help you better understand the rental market's health and direction. Whether you're renting out your property or looking for a place to live, these numbers offer valuable insights into what to expect in the coming months.


This past year has shown shifts in vacancy rates across Australian capitals and regions, highlighting the dynamic nature of the rental market. As we look ahead, staying informed on these trends will be crucial for navigating the property landscape effectively.

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