Rent.com.au has ranked the top 10 most affordable and most expensive suburbs by state, as well as those suburbs which sit around the median rent for the state’s capital.

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NEW SOUTH WALES

Find the biggest rental bargains in: 

  1. Moree, NSW – $260/week
  2. Young, NSW – $260/week
  3. Lavington, NSW – $272.50/week
  4. Albury, NSW – $275/week
  5. Taree, NSW – $275/week
  6. Muswellbrook, NSW – $280/week
  7. Kooringal, NSW – $282.50/week
  8. Inverell, NSW – $285/week
  9. Lithgow, NSW – $290/week
  10. Wagga Wagga, NSW – $292.50/week

Suburbs in the middle of the Sydney price range

  1. Camperdown, NSW – $630/week
  2. Drummoyne, NSW – $640/week
  3. Mascot, NSW – $645/week
  4. Balgowlah, NSW – $650/week
  5. Redfern, NSW – $650/week
  6. Castle Hill, NSW – $650/week
  7. Surry Hills, NSW – $650/week
  8. Randwick, NSW – $655/week
  9. Byron Bay, NSW – $650/week
  10. Botany, NSW – $660/week

New South Wales’ priciest suburbs:

  1. Sussex Inlet, NSW – $1,550/week
  2. Paddington, NSW – $1,000/week
  3. Northbridge, NSW – $845/week
  4. Sydney, NSW – $800/week
  5. Pyrmont, NSW – $800/week
  6. Fairlight, NSW – $795/week
  7. Bondi Beach, NSW – $785/week
  8. Bondi, NSW – $767/week
  9. Balmain, NSW – $760/week
  10. Manly, NSW – $750/week


VICTORIA

Find the biggest rental bargains in:

  1. Morwell, VIC – $220/week
  2. Wendouree, VIC – $247/week
  3. Portland, VIC – $255/week
  4. Bairnsdale, VIC – $270/week
  5. Corio, VIC – $270/week
  6. Yarrawonga, VIC – $277/week
  7. Horsham, VIC – $282/week
  8. Shepparton, VIC – $282/week
  9. Wodonga, VIC – $282/week
  10. Notting Hill, VIC – $285/week

Suburbs in the middle of the Melbourne price range

  1. Mentone, VIC – $400/week
  2. Clyde North, VIC – $400/week
  3. St Kilda East, VIC – $400/week
  4. Maribyrnong, VIC – $400/week
  5. Point Cook, VIC – $400/week
  6. Ferntree Gully, VIC – $400/week
  7. Berwick, VIC – $400/week
  8. Box Hill, VIC – $400/week
  9. Hawthorn, VIC – $400/week
  10. Maidstone, VIC – $400/week

Victoria’s priciest suburbs:

  1. Albert Park, VIC – $680/week
  2. Port Melbourne, VIC – $650/week
  3. Brighton, VIC – $650/week
  4. Camberwell, VIC – $620/week
  5. Southbank, VIC – $595/week
  6. East Melbourne, VIC – $590/week
  7. Bentleigh East, VIC – $575/week
  8. Carlton North, VIC – $560/week
  9. Brunswick East, VIC – $550/week
  10. Prahran, VIC – $540/week


QUEENSLAND

Find the biggest rental bargains in:

  1. South Gladstone, QLD – $160/week
  2. Chinchilla, QLD – $200/week
  3. Berserker, QLD – $245/week
  4. Mackay, QLD – $250/week
  5. Mount Isa, QLD – $250/week
  6. North Ward, QLD – $250/week
  7. Roma, QLD – $250/week
  8. Norman Gardens, QLD – $250/week
  9. Frenchville, QLD – $250/week
  10. Emerald, QLD – $260/week

Suburbs in the middle of the Brisbane price range

  1. Kedron, QLD – $370/week
  2. Margate, QLD – $370/week
  3. Greenslopes, QLD – $370/week
  4. Sherwood, QLD – $370/week
  5. Yarrabilba, QLD – $370/week
  6. Coorparoo, QLD – $370/week
  7. Chermside, QLD – $375/week
  8. Taringa, QLD – $375/week
  9. Mooloolaba, QLD – $377/week
  10. Labrador, QLD – $380/week

Queensland’s priciest suburbs:

  1. Bulimba, QLD – $560/week
  2. Hope Island, QLD – $550/week
  3. Paddington, QLD – $537/week
  4. Robina, QLD – $530/week
  5. Paradise Point, QLD – $505/week
  6. Teneriffe, QLD – $500/week
  7. Bardon, QLD – $500/week
  8. Mansfield, QLD – $500/week
  9. Wavell Heights, QLD – $497/week
  10. Brisbane City, QLD – $497/week


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Find the biggest rental bargains in:

  1. Orelia, WA – $210/week
  2. Wembley, WA – $242/week
  3. Armadale, WA – $242/week
  4. Osborne Park, WA – $250/week
  5. Mandurah, WA – $270/week
  6. Kelmscott, WA – $270/week
  7. Maylands, WA – $270/week
  8. Gosnells, WA – $270/week
  9. Midland, WA – $280/week
  10. Rockingham, WA – $280/week

Suburbs in the middle of the Perth price range

  1. Joondalup, WA – $325/week
  2. Morley, WA – $330/week
  3. Halls Head, WA – $330/week
  4. Cloverdale, WA – $330/week
  5. Baldivis, WA – $330/week
  6. Bassendean, WA – $330/week
  7. Dudley Park, WA – $330/week
  8. East Victoria Park, WA – $335/week
  9. Joondanna, WA – $335/week
  10. Busselton, WA – $335/week

Western Australia’s priciest suburbs:

  1. Baynton, WA – $650/week
  2. Cottesloe, WA – $550/week
  3. Nedlands, WA – $500/week
  4. Claremont, WA – $455/week
  5. Applecross, WA – $450/week
  6. Karrinyup, WA – $445/week
  7. South Perth, WA – $440/week
  8. Burswood, WA – $430/week
  9. East Perth, WA – $430/week
  10. Leederville, WA – $422/week


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Find the biggest rental bargains in:

  1. Whyalla Stuart, SA – $125/week
  2. Whyalla Norrie, SA – $150/week
  3. Port Pirie, SA – $180/week
  4. Kadina, SA – $197/week
  5. Coober Pedy, SA – $210/week
  6. Port Augusta, SA – $215/week
  7. Whyalla, SA – $220/week
  8. Elizabeth Downs, SA – $225/week
  9. St Marys, SA – $230/week
  10. Salisbury, SA – $235/week

Suburbs in the middle of the Adelaide price range

  1. Kensington Gardens, SA – $340/week
  2. Valley View, SA – $340/week
  3. Ascot Park, SA – $345/week
  4. Paradise, SA – $345/week
  5. Mount Barker, SA – $345/week
  6. Blair Athol, SA – $350/week
  7. Glengowrie, SA – $350/week
  8. Port Noarlunga, SA – $350/week
  9. Old Reynella, SA – $350/week
  10. West Lakes, SA – $350/week

South Australia’s priciest suburbs:

  1. Tennyson, SA – $580/week
  2. Clarence Park, SA – $500/week
  3. St Peters, SA – $500/week
  4. Tranmere, SA – $480/week
  5. Mile End, SA – $462/week
  6. Henley Beach, SA – $455/week
  7. Kingswood, SA – $450/week
  8. Brompton, SA – $440/week
  9. Greenwith, SA – $440/week
  10. Adelaide, SA – $425/week


TASMANIA

Find the biggest rental bargains in:

  1. Burnie, TAS – $170/week
  2. George Town, TAS – $190/week
  3. Ulverstone, TAS –  $260/week
  4. Longford, TAS – $270/week
  5. Devonport, TAS – $270/week
  6. Invermay, TAS – $272/week
  7. South Launceston, TAS – $275/week
  8. Launceston, TAS – $280/week
  9. Wynyard, TAS – $285/week
  10. Newnham, TAS – $285/week

Tasmania’s priciest suburbs:

  1. North Hobart, TAS – $500/week
  2. Sandy Bay, TAS – $442/week
  3. West Hobart, TAS – $415/week
  4. Hobart, TAS – $400/week
  5. Battery Point, TAS – $400/week
  6. Lenah Valley, TAS – $400/week
  7. Trevallyn, TAS – $382/week
  8. Sorell, TAS – $380/week
  9. Moonah, TAS – $375/week
  10. Howrah, TAS – $360/week


NORTHERN TERRITORY

Find the biggest rental bargains in:

  1. Driver, NT – $335/week
  2. Nightcliff, NT – $342/week
  3. Millner, NT – $350/week
  4. Brinkin, NT – $350/week
  5. Coconut Grove, NT – $380/week
  6. Leanyer, NT – $395/week
  7. Bellamack, NT – $400/week
  8. Farrar, NT – $400/week
  9. Woodroffe, NT – $405/week
  10. Bakewell, NT – $420/week

Northern Territory’s priciest suburbs:

  1. Darwin City, NT – $520/week
  2. Larrakeyah, NT – $520/week
  3. Durack, NT – $510/week
  4. East Side, NT – $500/week
  5. Fannie Bay, NT – $500/week
  6. Araluen, NT – $480/week
  7. Johnston, NT – $470/week
  8. Rosebery, NT – $460/week
  9. Katherine, NT – $437/week
  10. Stuart Park, NT – $435/week

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Find the biggest rental bargains in:

  1. Phillip, ACT – $350/week
  2. Watson, ACT – $392/week
  3. Greenway, ACT – $400/week
  4. Griffith, ACT – $400/week
  5. Hawker, ACT – $400/week
  6. Franklin, ACT – $405/week
  7. Melba, ACT – $410/week
  8. Florey, ACT – $410/week
  9. Bruce, ACT – $420/week
  10. Crace – ACT – $420/week

Australian Capital Territory’s priciest suburbs:

  1. Bonner, ACT – $595/week
  2. Forde, ACT – $595/week
  3. Weston, ACT – $590/week
  4. City, ACT – $575/week
  5. Isaacs, ACT – $570/week
  6. Yarralumla, ACT – $560/week
  7. Dickson, ACT – $550/week
  8. Kaleen, ACT – $535/week
  9. Barton, ACT – $510/week
  10. Downer, ACT – $502/week

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Why is it that people like me can’t get the home package cause we’re on a pension. Bring back the old days for us and let us rent to buy our own homes. Or let us people get the first home buyers grant. It’s not fair. No wonder there are so many people not coping in life.

  2. Thank you because im a pensioner now nobody wants to rent me anything but i can afford 250 but its more than30% of my income so unfare even when i do part time to make it up i want to stay on queensland but maybe i av to live in a tree i can live on the smell of an oily rag just want a place even a caretaker somewhere or a shed im fit and still capable if you have any suggestions id be grateful thanks for opportunity to express

  3. I’m a pensioner whose pays over 50% in rent. I find it hard to get past the 30% requirement by most real estates, it is a way of excluding low income people because they think we may wreck the property, not true. They don’t even know how to calculate it properly, with the housing assistance, designed to help with high cost.
    We can only afford $150 a week, I challenge anyone to show me a rental for $150 a week!!

  4. i am a pensioner and after my divorce i was left with $60.000 and i couldn’t get a home loan and was told they dreamed i needed so much to live on well 10 years on the money is now gone on paying rent on other peoples homes when i could even get a rental and center link has to pay me rent assent I see no sense in it but my ex got a loan on the unemployment where is the fairness

    • Totally my situatuon was much the same.. .
      Ex husband took most everything left ne with about 30000 afte forcing me in to selling my inherited home which was inheruted whilst we were seperated and 6 kids to feed. Was on single parent pension and couldnt even get homeswest rental because i was deemed to get too much income
      Private rental broke my bank then cos the markets were extrene. Tried for keystart and wasnt eligible not enough income to get loan . How contradictory.
      Anyway now broke on disability pension and battling paying private rental kids all left home never visit me. Exhusband living rich life cos he was able to borrow and not had to raise kids or pay for them in Any way yet gets regular visitation from my kids and grandkids. Talk about a disfunctional society…will soon be living on the streets un Perth

    • marie – are u still renting ? Im in your position would u consider renting with myself im a female desperately needing to rent with someone nice im also on an aged pension do email me if u wish

    • Just the same. It’s not fair, as I will never be able to get a deposit to buy my own home. When I get it, the bank will say I’m too old, while I’m paying a lot of money in rent paying someone else’s home off. Then I am a bit worried about what is going to happen to me when I do get old. It is really not fair.

  5. Ladies if there’s a will there is a way. I purchase my first home at 18, single parent pension, no other income had $2500.99 to my name, I now have 3 children and two partners later (mind u both men drained my bank) and I almost set to be mortgage free at 37. You have look at what u can loan and what you could rent out not live in, changes your income straight away, because the rental amount is then included in your income. You might have earned $400 per week but add $300 for rent paid to you for the property and your income just went to $700 after tax. See that’s just one way, there are many. Speak to brockers not banks. Like I said if there’s a will there is a way. You just got want it bad enough. It’s not gainer fall out the sky.

  6. Very interesting, but why have you left out Tasmania? As far as I am aware Tassie is still part of Australia! Or am I mistaken? Being an ex pat of beautiful Tasmania, it is very disappointing to see once again Tassie not included!

    • Hi Robyn,

      Thanks for your message – you’ll find the full snapshot including TAS in our Quarterly report (that’s out at the end of September). Our monthly report just covers the larger states at this stage, but we’ll certainly take your feedback on board. If you’re interested in knowing about a particular area of Tasmania and the current median rents there, flick an email to marketing@rent.com.au and I’ll be able to help you out. Have a great weekend 🙂

  7. Sorry, reading Robyn’s message I realised that I also forgot about Tasmania, how weird I want to move there to live once grandkids grow up

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