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What are the auction results across Australian capital cities?

April 14, 2021 10:00 am by Upside

It’s what all of the nation is talking about right now: the exploding property market.

Week after week, it feels like 2021 has been the year of unprecedented real estate market conditions, with weekend auction clearance rates holding at record highs which is in turn helping to drive record-level home price growth.

According to the latest data from CoreLogic, the combined capital clearance rate was recorded at 80% over the March 2021 quarter, a significant bump from 69.4% over the December quarter and 62.5% over the March 2020 quarter.

The weekly auction clearance rate across the combined capitals has been at or above 80 per cent just five times since 2008, and four of those were in March 2021. The week ending 28th March 2021 recorded the highest auction clearance rate on record (83.1%), while also being the busiest week for auctions since late March 2018.

Auction clearance rates are extremely valuable in understanding the real estate market, namely how many properties are going to auction and end up clearing and selling at auction. This will give you a solid understanding of demand for a property in a certain area, which in turn should inform your property research whether you’re buying or selling a property, as well as how best you should negotiate.

Auction clearance rates can be extremely valuable in understanding how many properties that actually go to auction end up clearing and selling at auction. This can give you a great idea of demand in the area, as well as how you should negotiate.

This 2021 quarter in the capital cities

Capital city Clearance rate (Mar Qtr '21) Total auctions (Mar Qtr '21) Clearance rate (Dec Qtr '20) Total auctions (Dec Qtr '20) Clearance rate (Mar Qtr '20) Total auctions (Mar Qtr '20)
Sydney 84.5% 7,043 71.5% 9,461 66.2% 7,135
Melbourne 77.5% 9,065 68.5% 7,415 63.8% 8,882
Brisbane 69.1% 1,004 53.1% 1,194 41.7% 1,066
Adelaide 79.8% 894 67.1% 1,014 52.3% 827
Perth 67.2% 187 50.0% 245 35.1% 287
Tasmania 53.3% 15 69.2% 26 51.3% 66
Canberra 85.4% 796 80.7% 1,134 65.1% 639
Combined capitals 80.0% 19,004 69.4% 20,489 62.5% 18,902

This 2021 quarter in regional areas

Region Clearance rate (Mar Qtr '21) Total auctions (Mar Qtr '21) Clearance rate (Dec Qtr '20) Total auctions (Dec Qtr '20) Clearance rate (Mar Qtr '20) Total auctions (Mar Qtr '20)
Newcastle & Lake Macquarie 82.3% 262 72.4% 335
Illawarra 85.1% 198 76.9% 226
Gold Coast 61.5% 674 51.6% 518
Sunshine Coast 69.4% 251 59.7% 299
Geelong 82.9% 234 74.7% 186

Drawing from the latest Corelogic data from their recently released Quarterly Auction Market Review (released April 2021), here are the suburb results for the major capital city auction markets: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane.

Sydney

All 15 Sydney sub-regions have seen clearance rate increases compared to the previous quarter, a well as this time last year. The highest clearance rate this quarter was recorded across the Northern Beaches region, followed by the Central Coast and the Inner West.

Auction results in Sydney sub-regions

Sub-region Clearance rate (Mar Qtr '21) Total auctions (Mar Qtr '21) Clearance rate (Dec Qtr '20) Total auctions (Dec Qtr '20) Clearance rate (Mar Qtr '20) Total auctions (Mar Qtr '20)
Central Coast 86.7% 207 69.3% 231 46.2% 180
Baulkham Hills and Hawkesbury 86.4% 274 75.2% 332 64.0% 262
Blacktown 76.4% 226 72.6% 234 53.8% 162
City and Inner South 82.3% 756 66.8% 1,059 67.2% 709
Eastern Suburbs 84.7% 754 68.2% 1,140 68.3% 880
Inner South West 82.6% 833 71.7% 1,095 66.6% 782
Inner West 86.6% 655 70.6% 869 68.5% 641
North Sydney and Hornsby 85.3% 1,086 72.1% 1,529 71.0% 1,097
Northern Beaches 92.9% 508 81.0% 745 72.0% 672
Outer South West 83.7% 50 66.7% 63 54.2% 57
Outer West and Blue Mountains 83.8% 75 66.7% 73 41.9% 51
Parramatta 81.2% 518 67.6% 625 61.8% 514
Ryde 86.3% 359 73.5% 521 66.0% 382
South West 79.7% 316 76.6% 456 56.2% 314
Sutherland 84.3% 427 70.9% 489 70.1% 400

Melbourne

In Melbourne, all 9 subregions saw clearance rates improve when compared to the previous quarter as well as this time last year. The Outer East region proved the best performer in terms of auction clearance, followed closely by the Mornington Peninsula.

Sub-region Clearance rate (Mar Qtr '21) Total auctions (Mar Qtr '21) Clearance rate (Dec Qtr '20) Total auctions (Dec Qtr '20) Clearance rate (Mar Qtr '20) Total auctions (Mar Qtr '20)
Inner 73.2% 1,987 66.7% 1,844 66.1% 1,681
Inner East 80.5% 1,145 69.6% 865 61.6% 1,155
Inner South 80.6% 1,406 70.6% 1,126 66.3% 1,347
North East 78.1% 1,010 71.3% 854 66.1% 956
North West 75.1% 786 69.8% 697 63.5% 785
Outer East 86.6% 675 68.7% 510 67.3% 766
South East 76.3% 836 66.5% 653 62.1% 867
West 72.7% 994 65.1% 772 61.0% 950
Mornington Peninsula 86.1% 226 74.5% 94 50.0% 340

Suburb results (city by city) this year so far

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Canberra

Suburb Clearance rate (Mar Qtr 21) Total auctions (Mar Qtr 21)
Kambah 91.3% 23
Narrabundah 87.1% 31
Ngunnawal 95.8% 24
Nicholls 90.0% 21

Brisbane

Suburb Clearance rate (Mar Qtr 21) Total auctions (Mar Qtr 21)
Camp Hill 100.0% 22
Eight Mile Plains 65.0% 20
Norman Park 76.2% 21
West End 69.6% 23

Sydney

Suburb Clearance rate (Mar Qtr 21) Total auctions (Mar Qtr 21)
Alexandria 92.9% 42
Annandale 90.3% 31
Ashfield 86.0% 51
Auburn 69.6% 23
Balgowlah 82.8% 30
Balmain 97.2% 37
Bankstown 96.2% 26
Baulkham Hills 88.4% 43
Beecroft 90.9% 22
Bellevue Hill 84.8% 33
Beverly Hills 80.8% 26
Bexley 87.5% 40
Blacktown 73.2% 56
Bondi 76.2% 43
Bondi Beach 85.7% 35
Bondi Junction 54.1% 37
Botany 91.7% 36
Bronte 91.3% 23
Burwood 85.7% 28
Cammeray 97.1% 35
Camperdown 65.4% 27
Caringbah 90.9% 22
Caringbah South 90.0% 20
Carlingford 92.3% 39
Castle Hill 86.5% 53
Chatswood 79.1% 44
Cherrybrook 100.0% 24
Chester Hill 92.6% 27
Concord 97.4% 38
Coogee 100.0% 54
Cremorne 87.2% 47
Cronulla 80.8% 52
Crows Nest 66.7% 27
Croydon Park 88.5% 27
Darlinghurst 91.2% 57
Dee Why 89.7% 39
Drummoyne 85.7% 28
Dulwich Hill 76.5% 34
Earlwood 88.6% 44
Eastwood 85.7% 35
Elizabeth Bay 80.0% 20
Engadine 88.9% 27
Epping 85.7% 36
Ermington 90.0% 20
Erskineville 85.2% 27
Five Dock 85.0% 20
Frenchs Forest 100.0% 31
Gladesville 79.2% 24
Glebe 100.0% 24
Gordon 82.6% 24
Greenacre 83.3% 36
Greystanes 90.5% 21
Guildford 72.0% 25
Hunters Hill 81.8% 22
Hurstville 90.0% 20
Kellyville 91.7% 48
Kensington 77.8% 27
Kingsford 84.6% 26
Lane Cove 85.4% 42
Lane Cove North 92.3% 39
Leichhardt 87.0% 46
Lilyfield 92.9% 28
Lindfield 88.0% 25
Manly 83.7% 50
Maroubra 78.1% 73
Marrickville 88.0% 50
Marsfield 77.8% 27
Mascot 59.1% 22
Menai 95.2% 21
Merrylands 78.1% 33
Miranda 72.4% 29
Mona Vale 88.5% 27
Mosman 87.4% 95
Neutral Bay 89.7% 39
Newtown 83.6% 55
North Bondi 95.0% 20
North Rocks 90.5% 21
North Ryde 92.6% 27
North Sydney 78.6% 28
Paddington 81.1% 54
Padstow 87.0% 23
Panania 85.7% 21
Parramatta 54.2% 24
Pennant Hills 85.0% 20
Picnic Point 85.7% 21
Potts Point 71.8% 39
Pymble 80.6% 31
Randwick 90.7% 97
Redfern 76.7% 30
Revesby 91.3% 23
Rockdale 59.1% 22
Rose Bay 88.5% 28
Roselands 72.7% 22
Roseville 76.2% 21
Rozelle 91.4% 35
Ryde 85.7% 49
Sans Souci 80.6% 36
Smithfield 95.5% 22
St Ives 88.7% 53
Stanmore 95.7% 23
Strathfield 75.5% 51
Surry Hills 71.4% 56
Sylvania 91.2% 34
Thornleigh 81.5% 27
Turramurra 78.6% 42
Wahroonga 87.0% 54
Waterloo 85.7% 21
Wentworthville 100.0% 21
West Hoxton 80.0% 20
West Pennant Hills 92.7% 41
West Ryde 88.5% 26
Willoughby 86.4% 22
Wollstonecraft 92.1% 38
Woollahra 86.5% 39
Yagoona 92.0% 25

Melbourne

Suburb Clearance rate (Mar Qtr 21) Total auctions(Mar Qtr 21)
Abbotsford 75.0% 40
Airport West 70.4% 27
Albert Park 76.5% 34
Altona 80.0% 20
Altona North 58.6% 30
Armadale 70.8% 48
Ascot Vale 58.3% 48
Ashburton 88.0% 25
Ashwood 64.5% 31
Avondale Heights 85.7% 36
Balaclava 73.5% 34
Balwyn 83.6% 55
Balwyn North 80.6% 68
Bayswater 93.8% 32
Beaumaris 88.4% 44
Bentleigh 82.2% 73
Bentleigh East 82.3% 96
Berwick 70.4% 27
Black Rock 80.0% 20
Blackburn 82.1% 41
Blackburn South 97.2% 36
Bonbeach 86.4% 22
Boronia 91.2% 34
Box Hill North 81.1% 37
Box Hill South 76.1% 46
Box Hill South 90.7% 43
Braybrook 63.6% 22
Brighton 70.5% 61
Brighton East 78.6% 56
Broadmeadows 60.9% 23
Brunswick 72.9% 96
Brunswick East 78.0% 41
Brunswick West 73.7% 57
Bulleen 83.3% 30
Bundoora 80.0% 65
Burwood 79.6% 54
Burwood East 82.1% 28
Camberwell 83.9% 57
Canterbury 85.0% 20
Carlton North 95.0% 20
Carnegie 85.4% 89
Caroline Springs 60.0% 25
Caulfield 80.0% 20
Caulfield North 75.0% 52
Caulfield South 84.6% 39
Chadstone 64.4% 45
Cheltenham 80.2% 102
Clayton 65.7% 36
Clayton South 74.1% 27
Clifton Hill 85.0% 20
Coburg 92.6% 81
Coburg North 80.0% 20
Collingwood 68.8% 32
Craigieburn 71.1% 114
Croydon 90.3% 32
Dandenong 71.4% 21
Dandenong North 60.9% 24
Dingley Village 96.0% 25
Doncaster 68.6% 70
Doncaster East 89.6% 68
Donvale 72.7% 22
Doreen 80.0% 20
East Melbourne 61.9% 21
Elsternwick 80.0% 35
Eltham 93.9% 33
Elwood 82.3% 62
Epping 78.9% 76
Essendon 70.7% 75
Fairfield 80.8% 26
Fawkner 93.3% 30
Ferntree Gully 92.0% 50
Fitzroy 70.4% 27
Fitzroy North 84.6% 39
Flemington 80.0% 25
Footscray 68.8% 65
Forest Hill 96.2% 26
Frankston 86.7% 30
Glen Huntly 63.6% 22
Glen Iris 81.0% 85
Glen Waverley 79.4% 137
Glenroy 76.0% 75
Greensborough 83.3% 30
Greenvale 78.6% 42
Hadfield 86.2% 29
Hampton 85.7% 49
Hampton East 95.0% 21
Hawthorn 73.6% 91
Hawthorn East 82.5% 57
Heidelberg 100.0% 21
Highett 89.1% 55
Hillside 88.9% 27
Hoppers Crossing 65.9% 44
Ivanhoe 84.4% 32
Keilor 84.4% 45
Kensington 80.0% 40
Kew 76.3% 76
Kew East 93.1% 29
Keysborough 85.7% 21
Knoxfield 90.9% 33
Lalor 83.6% 55
Maidstone 78.6% 28
Malvern 70.0% 40
Malvern East 76.6% 77
Maribyrnong 70.7% 41
Mckinnon 73.9% 23
Meadow Heights 55.0% 20
Melbourne 37.7% 54
Mentone 78.9% 57
Mernda 58.3% 36
Mill Park 82.6% 69
Mitcham 78.0% 41
Mont Albert North 68.0% 25
Montmorency 84.0% 25
Moonee Ponds 70.7% 41
Mordialloc 95.8% 25
Mount Waverley 81.5% 119
Mulgrave 76.9% 52
Murrumbeena 79.5% 39
Newport 67.3% 52
Niddrie 75.0% 24
Noble Park 83.0% 47
North Melbourne 63.2% 38
Northcote 78.2% 78
Nunawading 92.7% 41
Oak Park 60.9% 23
Oakleigh South 83.3% 24
Ormond 83.3% 36
Parkdale 77.5% 40
Pascoe Vale 78.7% 61
Pascoe Vale South 81.3% 32
Point Cook 68.2% 44
Port Melbourne 70.0% 80
Prahran 73.3% 60
Preston 71.7% 107
Reservoir 70.3% 172
Richmond 73.9% 119
Ringwood 83.3% 43
Ringwood East 100.0% 23
Rosebud 95.8% 24
Rowville 84.4% 45
Roxburgh Park 69.0% 29
Sandringham 87.1% 31
Seaford 91.4% 37
South Melbourne 72.2% 36
South Morang 79.4% 34
South Yarra 68.4% 96
Springvale 69.0% 29
St Albans 60.5% 44
St Kilda 67.8% 91
St Kilda East 77.8% 63
St Kilda West 86.4% 23
Strathmore 64.9% 37
Sunshine 85.7% 21
Sunshine North 76.0% 25
Sunshine West 86.2% 29
Surrey Hills 79.2% 54
Taylors Hill 78.3% 23
Taylors Lakes 70.0% 20
Templestowe 70.0% 30
Templestowe Lower 74.2% 31
Thomastown 87.9% 33
Thornbury 81.4% 59
Toorak 70.5% 45
Tullamarine 87.0% 23
Vermont South 90.5% 21
Wantirna 81.6% 38
Wantirna South 84.4% 46
Werribee 74.3% 35
West Footscray 65.8% 38
Westmeadows 70.0% 20
Wheelers Hill 79.5% 45
Williamstown 83.7% 45
Windsor 78.0% 41
Wollert 47.8% 23
Yarraville 64.3% 56

Auction clearance rates are extremely useful in understanding the demand in the area, the best way to understand exactly what is going on in your local suburb (as well as what your property could be valued at in the current climate) is to talk to your local Upside agent. Start the process today by booking a free, no-obligation appraisal.

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