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Land for Sale in Australia – but not as we know it

Land lots for sale in Australia

I took this picture last week (click on thumbnail for a larger image) to give you an idea of the size of some of the plots of land that you can pick up here in the Northern Suburbs of Perth.

This latest land release is in a place called Burns Beach which is approx a 40 minute drive north of the Perth CBD.

I think its fair to say that the size of the plots is nothing to write home about. I remember before we came out here that we looked forward to buying a nice big plot of land somewhere near the coast and plonking our house in the middle.

Unfortunately in Perth, It just doesn’t work like this any longer (I think I wouldn’t be wrong in saying that its not really been like that for the last 3 – 5 years or so).

The plots you see in the picture are between 400 – 600 Sqm in size. Burns beach is a pretty nice spot as some of these plots will have potential views of the ocean but for the privelage your paying a premium.

These plots of land are starting at over $500k with the larger plots touching the $1 Million mark. Thats £200 -£400,000+ just for a bit of soil.

Add on top of this the cost of building a house and you’re not going to be left with much change.

The problem stems from the fact that the Western Australian Goverment are not releasing the land quick enough and like most things. Anything in short supply is going to cost a premium.

Although the govenment is being encourage to release more land, I don’t think this is going to happen any time soon.

In the meantime I think when we do look to buying our own home, we’ll be looking at buying somewhere that’s already been built.

After my post the other week about the Australian Exchange Rate things appeared to have been settling down during the last few days with the rate heading back in the right direction.

Note to self – Must pull my bloody finger out 8)



Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia.
Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assitance, Getting Down Under.

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  1. Thanks Mr.johnson Opie

    So, let me get this right, i contact you, you contact me saying you want to invest but I need to provide all my bank account details so you can transfer the money…. LOL, not likely :D

  2. I am Mr.johnson Opie, a citizen of Cotonou – Benin Rep. I have some reasonable and verifiable funds which I want to invest in your country with you as my managing partner. Although I have an age long interest in the Real Estate business, I would however rely on your advise on any fitable/low risk business venture since you as a citizen of your country would be more accurate as to the best type of business to venture into.Should this proposal be of any interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact me immediately.I will provide the complete details of this business proposal as soon as I hear from you.

    I need an invitation letter / Accommodation letter to come and see the land before i pay.

    best Regards,
    Johnson Opie.
    Contact Email : joseph_yohanna@I’ll take all your money.com (edited obviously)

  3. Well I made the decision to put off buyign a house for a few years, and unfortunately, I saw the market double in price!!! I live in the ACT, and I sadly watched smallish 1 bedroom units go from round $120,000 to $250,000. And in the ACT, you don’t even own the land! You have to lease it from the ACT Government…

    The only way you’ll get a large bit of land for a reasonable amount is to buy either in some remote town in the middle of nowhere, or buy in a dodgy neighbourhood.

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