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Nationwide emptiness price is again at its lowest level on report in January – 0.8%

After the seasonal rise in December, the nationwide emptiness price is again at its lowest level on report in January – 0.8%, in keeping with the newest information from Area.

Asking rents are at a historic excessive, additional emphasising the extremely aggressive nature of our rental market.

The newest figures present that vacant rental listings are 36.1% decrease yearly on the nationwide degree.

It’s anticipated that the rental market tightens in January, because the elevated demand absorbs December’s provide increase.


Jan-23 Dec-22 Jan-22 Month-to-month change Annual change
Nationwide 0.8% 1.1% 1.3%
Mixed capitals 0.9% 1.1% 1.6%
Mixed regionals 0.8% 0.9% 0.6%
Sydney 1.0% 1.4% 1.9%
Melbourne 1.0% 1.4% 2.7%
Brisbane 0.8% 0.9% 1.0%
Perth 0.3% 0.4% 0.5%
Adelaide 0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
Hobart 0.5% 0.4% 0.2%
Canberra 1.5% 1.7% 0.7%
Darwin 1.3% 1.4% 0.9%

Capital cities

Emptiness charges declined throughout many of the capitals in January, except for Hobart.

Vacancy Rate By City

In accordance with Area’s Emptiness Report for January:

“Low provide is driving a landlords’ market throughout all capital cities, worsening an ongoing rental disaster in lots of elements of the nation.

The continued development in asking rents, together with growing demand, exacerbates a extremely aggressive setting for tenants.

Demand pressures have been fuelled by the return of worldwide and home journey, abroad migration and overseas college students, and the restoration of non permanent visa holder numbers.


Nicely, after recording an increase within the earlier two months, Sydney‘s emptiness price is again at a report low of 1.0%.

Additional, unit rents surged 4.5% over the quarter to a report excessive, and proceed to outpace homes.

After all, this was pushed by the decline in rental inventory, which was at a report low for the month of January, monitoring 44% decrease yearly.


In the meantime, Melbourne’s emptiness price decreased to a brand new report low of 1.0%.

It continues to see the best annual fall in rental listings of the capitals, down 61% yearly and an all-time low for the month of January.


Brisbane’s emptiness price dropped in January however stays excessive in comparison with most of 2022.

The drop is pushed by a fall within the variety of vacant rental listings, as anticipated in January.

However it seems to be transferring away from the extremely aggressive circumstances which tenants noticed final yr.


Jan-23 Month-to-month change Annual change
Nationwide 20,939 -20.4% -36.1%
Sydney 6,135 -28.0% -44.0%
Melbourne 4,830 -26.2% -61.1%
Brisbane 1,884 -15.0% -25.9%
Perth 630 -12.0% -35.3%
Adelaide 362 -18.5% -12.6%
Hobart 123 11.8% 105.0%
Canberra 581 -7.0% 90.5%
Darwin 218 -10.3% 29.0%
Mixed capitals 14,763 -24.0% -47.0%
Mixed regionals 6,176 -10.2% 25.1%

Different capital cities

  • Perth and Adelaide noticed a decline in emptiness charges in January and are essentially the most aggressive cities for potential tenants, at 0.3%. Perth is at a report low, whereas Adelaide is 0.1 proportion factors greater than the report low of 0.2% final seen in October 2022. Each cities’ rental inventory declined yearly and are at all-time lows for the month of January.
  • Darwin’s emptiness price fell over the month however is greater yearly. The variety of vacant rental listings decreased however is up yearly.
  • Hobart was the one metropolis to see a month-to-month rise in its emptiness price – a six-month excessive. This was pushed by a lift in rental listings each month-to-month and yearly, that are at their highest level since December 2020.
  • Canberra’s emptiness price declined in January however stays excessive traditionally and is barely 0.3 proportion factors off the report excessive seen in 2019. The variety of vacant leases fell over the month however is up yearly.

Leanne is Nationwide Director of Property Administration at Metropole and a Property Skilled in each sense of the phrase. With 20 years’ expertise in actual property, Leanne brings a wealth of information and expertise to maximise returns and minimise stress for his or her shoppers. Go to: Metropole Property Administration


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