Canberrans are again being hit with the highest rental costs in Australia


Canberra has again been named the most expensive capital city in Australia to rent a house or unit, according to the Domain Rental Report for the June 2021 quarter.

Canberrans are being hit with record high rents of $630 per week, surging by $60 in the last 12 months.

Shadow Housing Minister Mark Parton says that renters are being left behind by the Labor-Greens Government as rents continue getting pushed up each year.

“The reality is that Canberrans are being slugged with higher rent every single year because of this Labor-Greens Government’s huge rates and land tax increases, and a painfully slow land release program. These costs are being passed on to renters and its killing them.

“Under the watch of this Labor-Greens Government electricity prices have also increased and there are thousands of vulnerable Canberrans on our public housing waitlists.

“The government promised ‘a home for all’ at the last election, but have already begun walking away from this commitment, now saying this promise was simply an ‘aspiration’.

“It’s time that this Government acknowledges that there is a housing crisis in Canberra and our most vulnerable are being left to pay the price,” Mr Parton concluded.