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Combined capitals preliminary clearance rate the lowest in nine weeks, but holds slightly above 70%

Auction activity reduced this week, with 1,530 auctions held across the combined capitals. The previous week saw 1,791 homes auctioned, while this time last year, 1,881 capital city auctions were held.

The combined capitals recorded the lowest preliminary clearance rate since the week ending 30 April 2023 (69.2%), with 70.3% of the 1,138 results collected so far reporting a successful result.

Last week’s preliminary clearance rate was 3.5 percentage points higher at 73.8% (revised to 68.6% at final figures), while this time last year, 53.2% of auctions held were successful. There were 696 auctions held across Sydney this week, -3.9% less than the 724 held last week and -7.9% lower than the 756 auctioned this week last year.

Of the 514 results collected so far, 71.2% were successful. The reduction in the preliminary clearance rate was driven by an increase in the portion of properties passed in at auction, from 9.7% last week to 13.2% this week, combined with an increase in the withdrawal rate from 11.9% to 15.6% this week.

Capital City Auction Statistics (Preliminary)



The previous week’s preliminary clearance rate was 7.5 percentage points higher at 78.7%, revised to 70.0% at final figures, while this time last year, just 49.9% of auctions reported a successful result.

Weekly clearance rate, combined capital cities


Melbourne hosted 517 auctions this week, a significant -30.5% less than the 744 held last week. With 439 auction results collected so far, Melbourne’s preliminary clearance rate remained just above 70% as it has done for the past 12 weeks, at 70.2%.

Last week’s preliminary clearance rate was 10 basis points lower at 70.1%, which revised to 67.5% at final figures. This time last year, Melbourne hosted 654 auctions and reported a clearance rate of 55.8%.

Across the smaller capital cities, Brisbane was the busiest auction market this week (132), followed by Adelaide (111) and Canberra (68).

Capital City Auction Statistics (Preliminary)


The above results are preliminary, with ‘final’ auction clearance rates published each Thursday. CoreLogic, on average, collects 99% of auction results each week.  Clearance rates are calculated across properties that have been taken to auction over the past week.

Adelaide has recorded the strongest preliminary clearance rate across the smaller capitals, with 81.8% of auctions reporting a successful result, followed by Brisbane (64.3%) and Canberra (60.5%). In Perth, none of the three results so far were successful, while there were no auctions held in Tasmania last week.

With roughly 1,450 auctions currently scheduled, capital city auction activity is set to reduce further next week by around -5.2%, continuing the usual seasonal winter decline in auction activity.

Sub-region auction statistics (preliminary)


CoreLogic, on average, collects 99% of auction results each week. Clearance rates are calculated across properties that have been taken to auction over the past week.

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