Brisbane Rental Market Update – May 2016

Brisbane Rental Market Update – May 2016

Your Property Hound is a boutique buyer’s agent service helping investors to purchase residential real estate in Brisbane. As part of the service for investors, we provide a regular Brisbane Rental Market Update so that clients can make informed buying decisions.


Brisbane Rental Yields

Rental yield is an important indicator of the supply and demand for property.  A balanced rental market has a vacancy rate of around 3%.


Brisbane rental vacancy rates have risen slightly for the month of April from 2.6% to 2.8%. Over the last 12 months, Brisbane’s vacancy rate has increased slightly from 2.3% (7,160 vacancies).


Residential Vacancy Rates

(Source SQM Research)







Brisbane Rents

Current rent for residential properties (houses and units combined) in Brisbane was $432/wk. This figure is marginally lower (-0.6%) than the previous year.


On a national basis, all capital cities have experienced modest increases in yields over the last twelve months, except Hobart, which remained the same at 5.3%. This month Canberra as recorded the greatest increases in weekly rents of 2.2%.   Over the same time period rents in Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide have also increased.

(Source CoreLogic)


Brisbane: Rental yields vs property type

In Brisbane, units tend achieve the highest rental return for investors. Units with 2 bedrooms tend to perform better than 3 bedroom units.


When looking at houses, those with 3 bedrooms provide the best yields. (see graph below courtesy of SQM Research)

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