Why Invest in Brisbane

Why Invest in Brisbane

The economic hub of South East Queensland, one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, Brisbane is centrally located between two of Queensland’s strongest real estate markets, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. This creates a network of positively performing regional cities unequalled by any other capital city in Australia.

Given the strong vision for future investment in infrastructure that will continue to transform the city, and combined with location, lifestyle and affordability, the fundamentals are right for investing now in Brisbane.

Investment Highlights

Forecast to increase by more than half a million residents to 
in excess of three million by 2030.

Population Growth

Forecast to increase by more than half a million residents to in excess of three million by 2030.

Brisbane boasts an economy that has grown by more than 
20% in the previous decade, now worth an estimated $179 billion.

Strong Economy

Brisbane boasts an economy that has grown by more than 20% in the previous decade, now worth an estimated $179 billion.

Brisbane infrastructure pipeline is in excess of $30 billion including major transport and entertainment hubs.

Infrastructure

Brisbane infrastructure pipeline is in excess of $30 billion including major transport and entertainment hubs.

The growth recorded in the previous year equates to 42% of the 
total growth recorded in the previous five years.

Employment Growth

The growth recorded in the previous year equates to 42% of the total growth recorded in the previous five years.

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 
42% and 92% respectively more expensive than Brisbane for 
the year to November 2021.

Housing Affordability

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 42% and 92% respectively more expensive than Brisbane for the year to November 2021.

Brisbane vacancy rates have been falling since November 2016 
and are now well below those in Melbourne and Sydney. At 
1.4%, the current Brisbane vacancy rate represents an extremely tight and undersupplied rental market.

Low Vacancy Rates

Brisbane vacancy rates have been falling since November 2016 and are now well below those in Melbourne and Sydney. At 1.4%, the current Brisbane vacancy rate represents an extremely tight and undersupplied rental market.

Brisbane’s recorded apartment rental yields of 5.2% as at 
October 2021 are significantly higher than those being achieved 
in Sydney and Melbourne, which have both fallen to record lows 
of 3.4%.

High Yields

Brisbane’s recorded apartment rental yields of 5.2% as at October 2021 are significantly higher than those being achieved in Sydney and Melbourne, which have both fallen to record lows of 3.4%.

Based on historical demand and likely anticipated supply, Inner 
Brisbane will experience a shortfall of 11,300 new apartments
over the next 3 years.

Undersupply

Based on historical demand and likely anticipated supply, Inner Brisbane will experience a shortfall of 11,300 new apartments over the next 3 years.

Numerous industry experts expect that Brisbane will ultimately be the best performing capital city in this property cycle.  

When considered from the time of initial Covid-19 related social restrictions in March 2020, Brisbane dwelling price growth in percentage terms are now slightly above that which has been recorded for Sydney. 

Brisbane and Adelaide are currently the only two capitals for 
which the rate of monthly dwelling price growth is accelerating rather than decelerating. 

As of October 2021, Brisbane dwelling price growth over the past quarter was second only to Hobart, and for the month of October, it recorded the highest dwelling price growth of all capitals.

Strong Capital Growth

Numerous industry experts expect that Brisbane will ultimately be the best performing capital city in this property cycle. When considered from the time of initial Covid-19 related social restrictions in March 2020, Brisbane dwelling price growth in percentage terms are now slightly above that which has been recorded for Sydney. Brisbane and Adelaide are currently the only two capitals for which the rate of monthly dwelling price growth is accelerating rather than decelerating. As of October 2021, Brisbane dwelling price growth over the past quarter was second only to Hobart, and for the month of October, it recorded the highest dwelling price growth of all capitals.

Lifestyle Highlights

A capital city with a lifestyle that is the envy of most world cities, Brisbane boasts a sub-tropical climate and an average of 283 days of sunshine every year

Amazing Climate

A capital city with a lifestyle that is the envy of most world cities, Brisbane boasts a sub-tropical climate and an average of 283 days of sunshine every year

Located half way between two of the most iconic coastal regions in the world, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts are only an hour away on the Pacific or Bruce Highways

Access to Beaches

Located half way between two of the most iconic coastal regions in the world, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts are only an hour away on the Pacific or Bruce Highways

South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the Brisbane River, it is open 365 days a year and attracts an estimated 11 million visitors annually

Cultural Centre

South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the Brisbane River, it is open 365 days a year and attracts an estimated 11 million visitors annually

With award-winning food and wine, adventurous activities, scenic weekend getaways and plenty to explore, there's always something to do

Lifestyle Capital

With award-winning food and wine, adventurous activities, scenic weekend getaways and plenty to explore, there's always something to do

Brisbane is home to three world-class universities, each recognised for the quality of its graduates and research and development initiatives

Education Mecca

Brisbane is home to three world-class universities, each recognised for the quality of its graduates and research and development initiatives

Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing capital city for employment, and the job market is growing at more than twice the rate of population growth

Employment Abounds

Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing capital city for employment, and the job market is growing at more than twice the rate of population growth