There are 1,823 capital city auctions being tracked by CoreLogic this week, up from 1,747 auctions last week, although lower than the 2,412 held over the same week last year.

Auctions this week

There are 614 properties scheduled for auction across Melbourne this week, up slightly on the 606 homes auctioned last week, however lower than the 1,032 auctions held over the same week last year.

In Sydney, 896 homes are scheduled for auction over the week, up on the 854 last week. One year ago a higher 948 homes were taken to auction across the city.

Across the smaller auction markets, scheduled volumes are higher over the week in Brisbane and Canberra. Adelaide and Perth have fewer scheduled auctions over the week. Tasmania has 2 scheduled auctions this week.

Summary of last week’s results

Last week, the combined capital city final auction clearance rate maintained strength against higher volumes.  There were 1,747 homes taken to auction over the week, recording a final auction clearance rate of 71%.  Last week’s clearance rate was the highest weighted average result since the week ending 1 March (73.9%) and volumes reached their highest level since early April.  One year ago, a lower 1,555 homes were taken to auction when 68% cleared.

Capital city auction statistics - w/e 1 November 2020

In Melbourne, 606 homes were scheduled for auction last week, returning a final auction clearance rate of 70.1%.  The week prior saw a lower 490 auctions held across the city and a final auction clearance rate of 63.5%. Historically the week prior to Melbourne cup records much lower levels of activity, as demonstrated in last year’s figures over the same week when only 255 auctions were held returning a lower clearance rate of 69%.

Weekly clearance rate, combined capital cities


In Sydney, the final auction clearance rate rose across a higher volume of auctions last week. There were 854 homes taken to auction; the busiest week since early April, returning a final auction clearance rate of 73.1%. This was higher than the 70.4% over the week prior when 700 auctions took place. One year ago, a similar 843 Sydney homes were auctioned with a higher final clearance rate (74.6%).

Across the smaller cities, Canberra was the best performing with 80.2% of auctions successful, followed by Adelaide (68.5%), Brisbane (54.9%) and Perth (50%).