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Combined capital city auction volumes on the rise, up 5.3% week-on-week

There were 1,920 auctions held across the combined capital cities this week, up from 1,823 over the previous week and 1,453 this time last year.

Of the results collected so far, 61.7% were successful, down slightly from the previous week’s clearance rate of 62.3%, which revised down 59.4% at final figures. This time last year, 73.7% of auctions were successful.  An early view of auction volumes indicate that we may see our busiest auction week since late June next week, with more than 2,200 auctions currently on the radar across the combined capitals.

Capital City Auction Statistics (Preliminary)

There were 850 homes taken to auction in Melbourne this week, up 9.4% from the previous week (777). Of the results collected so far, 63.2% were successful, down 1.5 percentage points from the previous week (64.7%), which revised down to 62.7% at final figures. Last week’s final clearance rate was the highest clearance rate the city has seen since the week ending 1st May (63.7%). This time last year, Melbourne was navigating its sixth lockdown, with the clearance rate negatively impacted at 55.0%.

Weekly clearance rate, combined capital cities

There were 702 auctions in Sydney this week, up 1.9% from the previous week (689), and 6.2% higher than this time last year when 661 auctions were held across the city. Of the results collected so far, 60.6% were successful, similar to the previous week’s preliminary clearance rate of 60.0%, which revised down to 55.8% at final figures. This time last year, 82.8% of homes taken to auction across the city were successful. Withdrawal rates remain high across the city, with 23.5% of the 571 results collected so far reported as withdrawn, compared to 7.8% in Melbourne where 701 results have been collected so far.

Capital City Auction Statistics (Preliminary)

Across the smaller capital cities, Brisbane was the busiest auction market this week with 126 homes taken to auction across the city, followed closely by Adelaide where 125 auctions were held. There were 101 auctions held in Canberra this week, 15 in Perth, and just one in Tasmania. Adelaide recorded the strongest preliminary clearance rate this week (77.8%), followed by Canberra (61.9%) and Brisbane (42.4%).

Sub-region auction statistics (preliminary)


Caitlin Fono

Meet Caitlin Fono

Sr Associate, Research Support

Caitlin has spent more than a decade working with property data and analytics in various roles, earning a position on the CoreLogic research team in 2013. As a respected and highly experienced research analyst, Caitlin works with high frequency data sets, regularly updating our widely read auction reporting, weekly activity updates and customised data briefs.

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