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Auction Market Preview - 3 September 2023

The spring selling season is starting with a bang, with 2,401 capital city homes currently scheduled for auction.

Up 5.4% from last week (2,278), this week is set to be the third busiest over the year-to-date, behind the week ending 26th February (2,429) and the week ending 2nd April (2,687). Weaker selling conditions, rising interest rates and falling dwelling values saw a more lacklustre start to spring last year, with 1,823 auctions held this week last year.

Auction activity across Sydney is set to exceed 1,000 for the second time this year, with 1,010 homes currently scheduled to go under the hammer this week. Up 16.5% from last week (867), this week’s auction activity is just below the number seen over the week ending 2nd April (1,017, the busiest week of the year-to-date) and are 46.6% higher than the numbers seen this time last year (689).

Despite expecting a -4.8% decline in auction activity week-on-week, Melbourne (1,021) is set to host the busiest auction market this week. Last week (1,072) saw Melbourne record its busiest week since before Easter, while this time last year, 777 homes were auctioned across the city.

Across the smaller capitals, auction activity is set to rise 9.1% this week, with week-on-week rises across Brisbane (28.1%) and Canberra (23.2%) offsetting the decline expected in Adelaide (-17.5%). Brisbane is set to host the busiest auction market among the smaller capitals and the city’s busiest week in five weeks with 155 homes currently scheduled for auction. This is followed by Adelaide (104) and Canberra (101), which is expecting its busiest week since early April. Eight homes are set to go under the hammer in Perth, and two auctions are scheduled to occur in Tasmania this week.

The complete Auction Market Preview for the week ending 3 September 2023 can be downloaded below

Auction Market Preview


Kaytlin Ezzy

Meet Kaytlin Ezzy



As an economist, Kaytlin is a key member within CoreLogic’s research team. Highly efficient and flexible, she specialises in collating large and customised data sets, data visualisation and residential data reports.

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